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.
As the administrator of the state's federal STEP grant, the Chafee Center for International Business is providing a range of services to R.I. businesses interested in exporting. The program is expected to be especially valuable for companies that have some export experience and want to explore new markets.
Bryant economists' research shows the pace of the state's economic recovery slowing significantly in the third quarter of 2011, creating a dark cloud looming over future growth.
For the fourth time in five years, Bryant's Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) has been named the best chapter in the country. The award recognizes the outstanding tools, workshops, guest speakers and hands-on learning activities the chapter has sponsored in the past year.
A Bryant initiative made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund is helping 53 public high schools and career technical centers in the Ocean State determine which renewable energy technologies can be installed at their facilities and how much energy would be generated.
Should Narragansett Beer build a Rhode Island brewery? An award-winning Bryant case study helps students explore this scenario and three others in order to learn about supply chain management.
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.