Bryant University and the Rhode Island Foundation are partnering on a series of moderated virtual panel discussions with leaders and policy makers to help Rhode Islanders understand the economic impact of COVID-19. Topics and dates are: A Time for Strategic Leadership, Mon., May 11.; COVID-19 and Public Finances in Rhode Island, Wed., May 27; and Jobs […]
For the students in Bryant’s Honors Program, the Honors thesis is often the biggest project they have ever undertaken – and may well be among their greatest research achievements. Known for their rigor, the research projects test every element of their education, from project management to researching and analyzing key data to presenting and often publishing […]
Stanley Baran, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, who has spent over 45 years in the communication field, knows the fundamentals and principles of success when it comes to communication. Baran is co-author of “Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture” (McGraw-Hill) and author of “Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future” (Oxford University Press). Considered to be the […]
With the magnitude of change that has occurred practically overnight, it’s more important than ever for leaders to tap into the creative power of each individual as organizations must reimagine the way they do business. “The answers will not always come from the top. The best leaders will tap into the creativity of all employees, […]
For experts in the quantitative disciplines, it can be challenging to translate detailed information about complex issues into key points that can be understood by non-experts. In a recent paper published in the Casualty Actuarial Society E-Forum, the cross-disciplinary team of Rick Gorvett, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Mathematics department; Christopher Morse, Ph.D., Professor of Communication; […]
Last fall, Michael Biskupic ’20 worked as a political and economic affairs intern with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany. He says his Bryant experience helped him make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Biskupic credits Jongsung Kim, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, as having been a “guiding light,” and for […]
As part of an enduring commitment to teaching excellence, Bryant University is offering faculty the opportunity to enroll in an online course offered by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), an organization that provides support to faculty in the use of evidence-based teaching practices to foster deeper levels of learning. “Higher education holds a great responsibility, […]
Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and former World Bank economist, says that “dismal scientists” (economists) who claim to know how the COVID-19 pandemic crisis will play out for the economy “are in a dark room looking for a black cat that is simply not there, yet still making assumptions about the cat.” He notes […]
Teresa McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and co-founder of Bryant’s Global Supply Chain Management program, recently served as a panelist for the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) webinar series, “Forecasting During a Pandemic.” In this informative discussion, McCarthy addresses issues such as trends and shifts in consumer demand caused by the pandemic-driven economic slow-down.
If one is not a statistician, it can be challenging to make sense of news reports about the data models used to analyze and predict the impact of COVID-19. In this Q&A, one of the country’s top experts in actuarial science, enterprise risk management, and predictive modeling, Rick Gorvett, FCAS, CERA, MAAA, ARM, FRM, Ph.D., helps shed some light.