For the second consecutive year, a team of Bryant accounting majors is one of five teams from around the country competing in the national finals of xTAX, a taxation case competition that is part of the annual xTREME Games sponsored by PwC.
Crystal Jiang, assistant professor of management, and research colleagues investigate how important the concept of guanxi is to the Chinese and how foreign executives might overcome the challenge. The role that trust plays in forming bonds across cultures and national borders is key, they say.
Stephen M. Bannon, who has had a distinguished 25-year career with the Rhode Island State Police, has been named director of the Department of Public Safety. His "unique blend of ground-level skills, labor relations experience and executive-level leadership made him the ideal candidate," said Thomas Eakin, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Chuck LoCurto, former executive vice president and chief information officer of Textron Financial Corporation, will join Bryant as its vice president for information services and chief information officer.
Rhode Island has lost most of the economic momentum it had in the first two quarters of 2011, according to Bryant economists' research. "Recovery will not be smooth or straightforward," says the executive director of RIPEC. "If the pace of economic growth does not accelerate soon, employment creation will stagnate."
Alex Perullo has received a grant to create the African Digital Archive, an interactive, multimedia resource about African people who have immigrated to Rhode Island. Learn about the genesis and goals of the archive in this podcast.
The University ranks among the top 15 colleges and universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad programs, coming in 14th in its classification.
Navyn Salem, executive director of Edesia, is the 2012 Bryant University New England Businesswoman of the Year. She created Edesia after a trip to Tanzania made her aware of the toll malnutrition can take on a country.
The Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies specializes in statistical and econometric analysis, including policy impact assessment and economic outlook. Its annual conference is discussed in this video.
In this podcast, Tom Roach, assistant professor of English and cultural studies, discusses his view that "the politics of friendship are at the heart of activist movements and socialist movements."
Nearly 40 people representing school committees and municipal leadership gathered for a special program on collaborative leadership led by faculty affiliated with the Bryant Institute for Public Leadership.
Rocina Dalzell '13 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is honored for her efforts around issues surrounding child welfare and HIV/AIDS.