Category Archives: Academic Excellence

Digital disruption, the focus of Inaugural Sales Symposium

Bryant University’s Inaugural Sales Symposium on Digital Disruption drew nearly 150 guests, including students and faculty from Bryant and other universities, as well as alumni and corporate sponsors. In his remarks, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy noted that “it’s so important to hold events like this where we learn from our experts and ensure that […]

Professor’s “Kafka Komix” is a work of transformation

“Kafka Komix,” an art installation by Bryant’s English and Culture Studies chair Professor Martha Kuhlman, Ph.D., currently on display in Bryant’s Krupp Library, represents a synthesis of teaching, scholarship, and artistic expression. The work draws on the power of innovative transformation to tell a well-known tale in a fascinating new way.

Professors Coakley and Roberto discuss design thinking in the digital age in AMA Quarterly

In the American Management Association’s AMA Quarterly, Bryant Management Professors Lori Coakley, Ph.D., and Mike Roberto, D.B.A., focus on the “power and importance” of the human connection at a time when artificial intelligence and big data are getting most of the attention. “No matter the technology, the most successful product and service innovations will hinge on the ability of managers […]

Bryant scientists work with students and colleagues around the world to study climate change

With the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment report in November, Science and Technology Department Chair Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., highlights how Bryant faculty from a wide variety of disciplines are investigating the effects of climate change. Brian Blais, Ph.D., Gaytha Langlois, Ph.D., Chris Reid, Ph.D., Qin Leng, Ph.D., and Hong Yang, Ph.D., are making important contributions to better understand and find solutions to […]

Economics Professor Edinaldo Tebaldi talks about his work at the World Bank and how he brings that experience into the classroom

Professor of Economics Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D. returned to Bryant this fall after more than a year working as an economic development consultant for the World Bank. He talks about his role helping to tackle global challenges such as addressing climate change, alleviating poverty, and promoting economic growth around the world. He also reflects on how he brings […]

Annual Ethics Event explores potential, and perils, of artificial intelligence

James Barrat, documentary filmmaker and author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era,” spoke to students at Bryant’s annual Ethics Event, a signature element of the University’s award-winning First-Year Gateway Program. “We’re living in a time when it’s more important than ever before to take stock of what we […]