Category Archives: Education of the Whole Person

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.

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 […]

AI course: Where robots outplay and students outperform

In Bryant’s “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics” course, taught by Professor of Science and Technology Brian Blais, Ph.D., theory becomes practice, and practice becomes reality. The class mixes lessons about key issues and ideas in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence with hands-on experience. “Sometimes students will come up to me and ask, ‘Will this […]

Danielle Sturgeon ’19, making a difference as a successful businesswoman

Danielle Sturgeon ’19 is already putting skills acquired as a Management major and Global Studies minor to good use at the Granby Farmers Market, which she co-founded. The skills she’s learning are helping her to achieve a larger goal: helping people. “I came to Bryant to be a successful businesswoman,” she says, “but I also […]

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.

Voting Rights Act celebration emphasizes right and responsibility to vote

Students and faculty gathered Nov. 1 in the Janikies Family Innovation Forum for a discussion and celebration of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. The event was organized by Professors Antoine Joseph, Ph.D., and Nicole Freiner, Ph.D., and Kevin Martins, assistant director of the PwC Center for Diversity & Inclusion. “People fought many battles, people fought […]

Mixing business and the liberal arts to reach out to others

For Jillian Buckley ’19, life is all about connections. A Human Resource Management and Communication major, she’s working toward a career helping others reach their full potential. A high-achieving student, Buckley’s studies inform her artistic endeavors, and vice versa. “When I was looking at schools, I applied to liberal arts colleges and I applied to business schools. What I […]

Bryant faculty members enrich their teaching through Harvard collaboration

A group of Bryant faculty recently attended a course at Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, which featured thought leader discussions on the principles of teaching in higher education. “The course is a way for faculty to continue to broaden their tool belt with evidence-based approaches, which coincidentally, are a natural fit […]