University News

Bryant poised for major initiatives in China

Groundbreaking for the unprecedented Shu Fang Zhai project will be in spring 2013 as part of the University's 150th anniversary celebration; discussions continue for a joint venture with Beijing Institute of Technology, Zuhai.


Needed in R.I.: a skilled workforce

A "very large portion" of Rhode Island's population lacks the skills needed in the labor market, Bryant economist Edinaldo Tebaldi tells the Providence Business News.


The leadership qualities of a president

On the eve of the Nov. 6 election, Bryant faculty members Michael A. Roberto and James Segovis, who teach leadership and management, discuss the qualities that have led past U.S. presidents to success.


A look at unemployment in Rhode Island

In this New York Times video, Edinaldo Tebaldi, associate professor of economics, discusses how a shift in the construction sector affected Rhode Island's unemployment rate.


What it takes to lead during a crisis

General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian describe what they learned about leadership while dealing with crises and natural disasters. Their panel session was part of the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership's Oct. 23 conference.


$1 million gift supports Institute for Public Leadership

President Machtley, Bryant’s faculty and the Institute’s founding director are praised for creating "a world-class program that can make a tremendous difference in Rhode Island’s future.”


Accounting, healthcare, IT experts meeting at Bryant to explore models for healthcare information standardization

Professor of Accounting Saeed J. Roohani, who helped introduce XBRL to the international accounting community, believes its development and adoption might serve as a roadmap for the healthcare industry.


Retailers push aggressive deals to lure stingy holiday shoppers

Teresa McCarthy, associate professor of marketing and director of Bryant's Global Supply Chain Management program, offers the Washington Post her perspective on what's behind holiday season deals already being offered by retailers.


Bryant MBA is featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools”

Students consider the faculty very accessible, praised them for their ability to bring real-world experiences into coursework. Also praised: the distinctive cohort approach.


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.