University News

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

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

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

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

Smithfield, Bryant working together

Bryant has contributed to the Town of Smithfield economically, educationally and culturally. This opinion piece written by the vice president for advancement suggests that instead of imposing a new tax on the University, government leaders should collaborate with Bryant's administration in innovative ways.

06.13.12

Fighting flight of jobs overseas

The director of Bryant's Chafee Center for International Business tells the Providence Business News that American jobs once shipped overseas are now returning to Rhode Island because local companies are now able to better compete with their foreign counterparts with improved, cheaper products.

06.06.12

Taking cues from military health care

A plan and a means to impose order on many moving parts -- just two reasons the military is in a better position than the private sector is to deliver quality health care, global supply chain expert Michael Gravier, assistant professor of marketing, says in this interview with Defense News.

07.10.12

Data center has new name

Arthur S. Gloster, who retired as vice president for information services in 2011, spearheaded the creation of Bryant's green data center. Now that center bears his name.

07.10.12

3 P's of sustainable manufacturing

Apple's abrupt withdrawal from an important environmental standard, and then its just-as-abrupt reinstatement, may be due to the company's difficulty in balancing the three Ps: profit, people, and planet, says John Visich, associate professor of management.

07.11.12

How local is too local?

Professor of Management Michael Roberto takes a look at multinationals' localization strategies, which can come with some costs. "By constantly adapting their products for each country, firms fail to take advantage of potential economies of scale and learning," he says in this article.

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

Bryant launches curricular innovation

Bob Shea, director of faculty development, tells the Providence Business News that the University considers the First-Year Gateway "as an engine of change for the rest of our curriculum."

07.31.12