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Simulated Everest climb teaches leadership, team dynamics

Companies such as FedEx, The Hartford, and Union Pacific offer some of their leaders the opportunity to climb Mt. Everest. But the trek does not require specialized gear: It's a virtual exercise co-created by Professor of Management Michael Roberto.


The drought and what it means for food prices

This summer, the United States experienced one of the worst droughts in decades. Teresa McCarthy, associate professor of marketing, discusses what the drought will mean for food prices.


Changes in short-sale rules drive sales

Professor of Finance Peter Nigro, who follows mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, tells the Providence Business News that the new guidelines regarding short-sales appear to be geared toward mollify those in the government who are advocating for principal reduction.


Seven leadership skills that can come to the rescue

Collaborate and channel optimism. Those are just two of the key skills that leaders can use to manage during a crisis, Management Prof. Mike Roberto says in this article.


What's behind the candidates' courting of female voters?

Prof. Richard Holtzman is among the political analysts quoted in the Providence Journal regarding why the Cicilline and Doherty campaigns are courting the female vote.


New study abroad program includes three-month internships in Salamanca

The specialized program, under way with an inaugural group of 14 IB students, is a partnership among Bryant, the University of Salamanca and the city's chamber of commerce.


About that iPhone 5 bounce

The newest version of the iPhone will generate some economic juice, but there's more to the picture, Associate Professor of Economics Edinaldo Tebaldi tells


Specialized MBAs now available in global supply chain management, global finance, international business

MBA students also will gain international experience through Global Immersion Experience.


Bryant rises to 15th Best Regional University (North) in U.S. News rankings

The University is up one spot, from No. 16. This is the eighth consecutive year Bryant has ranked among the top 20 schools in its category.


Leadership lessons from favorite teachers in the movies

What can iconic teachers from "The Karate Kid," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and other movies teach about leadership? TheStreet posed the question to a number of business leaders, including Prof. Michael A. Roberto.


What's at the root of cheating?

Research shows that frequently reinforcing academic and ethical standards, to both students and teachers, can lessen cheating. But, as Laurie Hazard tells the New York Times, many schools fail to do so.


Pride in big ways

This article in The Rainbow Times points to an improved campus climate for LGBTQ students despite the spring 2012 theft of an LGBT photo exhibition. "With a campus Pride Center, various groups and activities for students, alumni, faculty and staff, and newly implemented gender-neutral housing, this small campus has shown that they will not let one incident define their school," the article reports.