Bryant scientists Hong Yang and Qin Leng report breakthrough discovery on world’s longest land surface temperature record

Science Professors Hong Yang and Qin Leng, working with an international team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Hong Kong, collaborated to report on the world longest (800 thousand years) land surface temperature record. Their article titled “800-kyr land temperature variations modulated by vegetation changes on Chinese Loess Plateau,” was published in Nature […]

Data Science students’ analysis adds value at AAA-sponsored Hackathon

A group of six top Data Science and Analytics students teamed up to tackle a real-time business challenge for AAA Northeast. At a daylong Hackathon on April 5, students conducted s data analysis aimed at developing a predictive model that could reduce roadside assistance fraud. The Hackathon was part of AAA’s sponsorship of Bryant’s Data […]

Nicole Freiner’s latest book examines impact of global trade on Japanese agriculture and identity

Political Science Professor Nicole Freiner’s latest book, Rice and Agricultural Policies in Japan: The Loss of a Traditional Lifestyle, chronicles the experiences of Japan’s rice farmers through original interviews conducted in Japanese. Examining how Japan navigates through these competing forces is instructive for the leaders of these countries, as well as individuals and organizations who face similar concerns. […]

Finance students gain edge as they prepare for valuable certifications—CFP, CFA, and CAIA—ahead of graduation

Bryant’s Finance program stands out among competitors for offering students the opportunity to prepare for important certifications before they graduate. The Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) certifications reflect the highest level of excellence and are the most respected designations in the finance and investment industry. Bryant’s world-class faculty enrich classroom learning with decades of real-world experience and […]

Professor Maura Coughlin elected Vice President of Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

Professor of Visual Studies Maura Coughlin, an award-winning scholar and educator, was recently elected Vice President of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA). Coughlin has been involved with NCSA, an interdisciplinary association for the study of nineteenth-century world cultures, since 2006. Founded in 1979, NCSA membership includes scholars whose disciplinary focus ranges from art, architecture, and […]

Living-Learning Community for first-year women to open this fall

Bryant University has announced the creation of a Living-Learning Community (LLC) for first-year women. Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Wendy Samter, and Kelly Boutin, assistant director of Bryant’s PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion, will oversee a variety of special interest programming for students living in the space. “This specifically dedicated […]

Honors Program students integrate learning in senior research thesis

Honors program theses give Bryant students the opportunity to integrate and synthesize what they’ve learned by exploring an issue though a long-term research project. This year’s Honors theses ranged from examining health care efficiencies to writing an original novel. “This is not only one of the most in-depth and intellectually rigorous projects our students complete, but […]

James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., appointed inaugural John ’01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science

Bryant University announces the appointment of James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., as the inaugural John ’01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science, effective summer 2019. Shanahan brings 30 years of leading-edge entrepreneurship, data science expertise, and academic accomplishment to the new role. Bryant’s curriculum, with its unique integration of business and liberal arts, is perfectly […]

Pushing Innovation Boundaries: AI and Human-Machine Interaction

In their second TEA Talk about the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, President Machtley, and Finance Professor Hakan Saraoglu, Ph.D., discussed “Developing Human Capital in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and how game-changing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and other fields will reshape the world. The transition, they suggested, has started – and we need to […]

RED19 showcases research, teaching innovation, student-faculty collaboration, and more

Research and Engagement Day, RED19, is happening April 17. One of Bryant’s signature academic events, RED19 is a dynamic display of how the Bryant experience creates innovative leaders and problem solvers. The year’s program features more than 75 sessions and involves more than 500 students and 70 faculty and staff through roundtable discussions, best practices sessions, […]