Category Archives: Academic Excellence

Faculty rise to the challenge of online teaching and mentoring

Personal attention provided by mentoring faculty is a hallmark of the Bryant educational experience. Now that Bryant has become a virtual campus due to the COVID-19 crisis, faculty continue to rise to the challenge, recreating the Bryant learning experience with new methods while preserving the close connections with students that drive them to achieve their […]

Professor Stefanie Boyer pivots to take Bryant University Sales Competition virtual

The Bryant University Sales Competition (BUSC), originally scheduled to be an in-person event, proceeded as scheduled as a virtual competition on March 19. With the help of Carousel, the event’s presenting partner, the competition was hosted on WebEx, a video conferencing platform that enabled students and judges to meet in virtual rooms. “Everyone came together offering innovative […]

The mind-body connection in managing coronavirus with Psychologist Joe Trunzo, Ph.D.

The mind-body aspects of the human response to coronavirus are inextricably linked. As a follow up to a recent Q&A with immunology expert and Science Professor Kirsten Hokeness on the physical impact of coronavirus, Psychology Professor Joe Trunzo addressed the mental health perspective. Trunzo provides strategies for staying emotionally healthy during these challenging times.

Superior academics, real-world learning prep Bryant grads for CFP exam

Through the Certified Financial Planning track of Bryant’s Financial Services program, Evan Soraci ’19 and Savanah Miles ’19 received the intensive preparation they needed to pass the notoriously difficult CFP exam. The six-hour, 170-question exam covers everything from the underlying principles of financial planning to managing risk to ethics and professional standards of conduct, all […]

Bryant experts share perspectives about the virus and its far-reaching impacts

Bryant faculty have been generously sharing their expertise to help inform the broader community about the impacts of the coronavirus. Faculty experts such as Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Science and Technology, and Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing have provided expert commentary on the impact the virus has had on […]

Innovation and collaboration speed up transition to online classrooms

The switch to online learning in response to the coronavirus brought Bryant together to do what it does best: innovate as a team to find solutions that make an impact. The Bryant community has developed new ways to provide students with the same engaging learning experiences they have come to expect from the in-person classroom.

Archway Investment Fund surpasses $2 million

In December 2019, the combined value of Bryant’s Archway Investment Fund (AIF) surpassed $2 million, an impressive achievement for the student-run fund. Established as an equity fund in 2005 with an initial $200,000 cash investment, the AIF, led by N. Asli Ascioglu, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, is now a multi-asset program with separate equity and fixed income portfolios. “We […]

Scholar of technology and governance will discuss public entrepreneurship

Beth Simone Noveck, Ph.D., J.D., who fuses innovation with leadership to advance data transparency in government, will speak at the Bryant University Honors Program Speaker Series on March 17. Noveck will discuss public entrepreneurship, technology, and collaboration between government and its citizens. The presentation caps the inaugural year of the Speaker Series, which introduces students to scholars […]

Fresh angle, open access at the heart of professor’s textbook on statistical inference

“Statistical Inference for Everyone,” an open educational resource created by Brian Blais, Ph.D., Professor of Science and Technology, approaches the traditional introductory statistical inference textbook in a novel way. Innovative in both its content and distribution method, the resource’s creation was a learning experience for an educator who is always seeking new ways to teach […]