Published 04/07/17

Research and Engagement Day celebrates Bryant's culture of inquiry

“Fostering Innovation through Creativity and Scholarship” is the theme for RED17 — Research and Engagement Day. The day-long symposium on April 12 highlights the academic and creative accomplishments of students and faculty, and industry and community partners.

“This is a celebration of the diversity of scholarship,” says Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy, J.D., LL.M. “We are a learning environment that focuses on applied scholarship, that values creativity in all of its forms, that encourages collaboration between faculty, staff, and students, and that has been on the leading edge of innovation since its founding in 1863."

The day's agenda includes research presentations, roundtable discussions, and showcases of creative expression. Undergraduate and graduate day classes have been cancelled so that all members of community can participate.

The day’s keynote speaker is Robert Schlesinger, Managing Editor for Opinion at U.S. News and World Report. His 2008 book White House Ghosts: Presidents & Their Speechwriters, explores the role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history. His presentation begins at 2:45 in Janikes Theatre.

Schlesinger will also meet with students and faculty throughout the day.

Read about last year's event here.

Download RED17 program