Despite a significant slowdown in the U.S. economy in the first two quarters of 2011, Rhode Island sustained its economic recovery and expanded faster than the national economy. These are just some of the findings in the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) for the second quarter of 2011, released Bryant and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.
A three-year agreement with Sovereign/Banco Santander provides backing for Sophomore International Experience, which gives students the opportunity to travel abroad.
In less-developed countries, natural disasters offer unique opportunities to businesses, according to Bryant research.
"This collaboration not only brings WGBH's All Classical Service to Rhode Island, but affirms Bryant as a media technology leader in the region," President Machtley says.
An agreement between Bryant and WGBH helps WJMF become the first student-run station in the region to be available on a groundbreaking new mobile service, and restores full-time classical music to Rhode Island's airwaves.
Two Bryant faculty members -- Allison G. Butler and Jane McKay-Nesbitt -- win awards from the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Butler received a Distinguished New Faculty Award. McKay-Nesbitt received an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology.
A Bryant expert in human rights and international humanitarian law serves on the Law Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program.
In "Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies and Organizations," Michael A. Roberto draws from his expertise in leadership, managerial decision-making and business strategy to offer an ambitious 24-lecture overview of the techniques and tools leaders can use to create lasting impact. The lectures were released by The Great Courses.
Two Bryant faculty members -- Sam Beldona and Crystal Jiang -- were honored for their research that sheds new light on cultural factors contributing to the growth of women-owned businesses. They investigated how cultural differences influence resources and competence in the growth of women-owned businesses in the United States and in India.
Bryant is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to "The Best 376 Colleges," the 2012 college guide released by The Princeton Review. In the profile of Bryant, students say the University is "all about real-world application" and "prepares you in every way for a competitive job market and/or competitive graduate schools."
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Bryant University among the region's top 20 universities, coming in at No. 16 in the Regional Universities (North) category. This is second consecutive year Bryant has ranked 16th and is the seventh consecutive year of being ranked among the top 20 schools in its category.
The two-year-old Bryant team was the only North American group competing in the international tournament, in which they placed third.