A gift to Bryant can be a life-changing experience for generations of Bryant students to come. An immediate impact on students is made by gifts to facilities, which include new buildings, residence halls, and improvements to the campus landscape.
The U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University forges academic, business, and cultural partnerships between Bryant University and higher learning institutions, business enterprises, and governmental offices in China.
In 2008, Bryant and the U.S.-China Institute announced that the first authentic replica of the Forbidden City's Shu Fang Zhai to be built outside of China with the permission and cooperation of the Chinese government will be built on the Bryant campus.
The proposed new structure will solidify the capabilities of the U.S.-China Institute and promote Bryant as a leader in Chinese education . The facility will feature:
- A reception chamber
- Stage and outdoor theatre
- Gallery for Chinese arts
- Library for Chinese literature and other print culture
- Office space for Bryant's China related programs as well as possible archival space for historic documentation from the National Committee on U.S.-China relations.
The project is expected to cost approximately $15 million.
Science LabsThe new science labs support Bryant's growing Science and Technology Department which recently added three degrees: undergraduate and graduate degrees in Global Environmental Science, and an undergraduate degree in Biology. Beyond science majors, the new space impacts the entire student body as all students must take two science courses, one involving a laboratory as part of our graduation requirements.
The 8,300 sq. ft. science complex features two large wet labs able to accommodate 24 students each and an advanced wet laboratory, which accommodates 16 students.
Surrounding the analytical room and common area are six individualized research labs , tailored for faculty/student collaborations as part of an undergraduate research initiative.
Although Bryant is not religiously affiliated, we recognize the great need to provide an inspirational place for people of all faiths to come together to express their spirituality and learn from one another. The Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center serves this vital function.
Designed by award-winning firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, the Interfaith Center will inspire all who enter and occupy a central place in the life of Bryant, affording opportunities for reflection, worship, and learning.
Inside the Interfaith Center, natural elements including stone, wood, water, and light combine to create a reverential space. Moveable seating and a state-of-the-art sound system accommodate various configurations and events. While Bryant has always provided a holistic education for students, support for the spiritual dimension is now reinforced by this sacred space on campus.