Research

Training the future R&D workforce

Bryant's Vice President for Academic Affairs is among the scientists and scholars behind a national report that raises concerns about training the next generation of scientists.

08.06.12

Guns in America

Gregg Carter, the Bryant editor of "Guns in American Society," brings his expertise to the discussion in the wake of a mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 injured. Although "still a largely U.S. problem," he says instances of mass shootings are growing in other countries due, in part, to instant communication.

07.17.12

Depression and Internet use

In this New York Times "Gray Matter" article, researchers cite the findings of two Bryant professors who demonstrated that frequent checking of e-mail may relate to high levels of anxiety, which correlates with depressive symptoms.

06.15.12

Mutual fund prowess: luck or skill?

Mutual fund firms regularly imply that manager tenure and experience matter, but that may not be so, according to Jack Trift's research. More in this video.

06.11.12

A Union general on the edge

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was contemplating quitting the Army in June 1892. Bryant Lecturer Thom Bassett explores what happened to change Grant's mind.

06.06.12

Workplace stress goes global

A globalized economy requires a new approach to dealing with workplace stress, one that is more holistic and less influenced by Western culture. Faculty member James Segovis expands on the topic in this podcast.

06.04.12

R.I. economy lagging

An economic report prepared by Asst. Prof. Edinaldo Tebaldi and URI collaborator Prof. Edward Mazze indicates that Rhode Island will not recover as quickly as its New England neighbors due, in part, to the absence of an educated and skilled work force.

05.29.12

R.I. Current Economic Indicator: Q1 '12

A briefing released by Bryant's Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and RIPEC indicates that the state economy is stagnating. "Growth is predominantly the result of external factors, which are also showing signs of slowing," said RIPEC's executive director.

05.10.12

'Divine punishment'

"In the minds of many Southerners, the capture of New Orleans ... by Union forces ... raised the disturbing possibility that divine punishment was being inflicted on a spiritually wayward and sinful Confederacy," Thom Bassett writes.

04.25.12

Research and Engagement Day unveils surprising discoveries

“Have the courage to explore, to discover, to take in the novel, the unexpected, the uncomfortable," keynoter says. This video sampler offers a taste of the student presentations.

04.20.12

'Birth of a Demon'

In this podcast, Bryant's Thom Bassett examines some of the surprising contradictions of Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who had no problem applying the "hard hand of war," yet "absolutely hated" the destruction he left behind.

04.03.12

Philosophies of friendship

In this podcast, Tom Roach, assistant professor of English and cultural studies, discusses his view that "the politics of friendship are at the heart of activist movements and socialist movements."

03.23.12