Category Archives: Purposeful Collegial Community

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

TEDxBryantU 2019 will explore the “Keys to the Future”

TEDxBryantU on Feb 23, 2019 will bring together 10 presenters, drawn from faculty, students, alumni, and friends of Bryant University, to share their ideas devoted to identifying “The Keys to the Future.” A student-run initiative that is independently organized by Bryant students and licensed by the TED media platform, TEDxBryantU provides the University community with an opportunity to […]

Alumni mentors enrich student learning at IDEA

The entire Bryant community mobilizes for IDEA, including about 100 alumni who come from all over the country to share their experience and perspective with first-year students. Alumni mentors offer feedback and guidance on students’ concepts, and in the process, many report they learn a lot too.

Gearing up for Bryant IDEA 2019, preparing innovative leaders for the future

Bryant’s annual IDEA (Innovation and Design Experience for All) will take place January 21-23, 2019, when approximately 900 first-year Bryant students return to campus for a three-day design thinking boot camp that prepares students to think, create, and bring their best ideas to life during their time at Bryant and beyond.

Ghosts of the past: Students survey an historic cemetery for a course taught by Professor Gail Mohanty

Centuries-old cemeteries near the Bryant campus are reminders that the town of Smithfield has a long and storied past. As part of a Special Topics in History course taught by Adjunct Professor Gail Mohanty, Bryant students recently surveyed a cemetery adjacent to campus. The materials they gathered – photographs, maps, transcriptions, gravestone rubbings, and more – […]

Bryant grads attend prestigious post-grad programs

In addition to professional outcomes that other colleges envy—a $59k median first-year salary with 99 percent employed and/or enrolled in post-graduate programs within six months—Bryant University alumni are accepted into some of the most rigorous and prestigious graduate schools across the country and around the world, including our own.