Category Archives: Global and Diverse Perspectives

Power of networking brings Kwesiga’s scholarship to the attention of U.N.

Last year, Professor of Management Eileen Kwesiga, Ph.D., set out on a yearlong sabbatical in Africa to conduct research on sustainable development and indigenous knowledge systems. In the process, she discovered a platform to raise visibility of stigmatized workers and to advocate for women’s rights at the United Nations. After speaking at the Phenomenal Women’s Conference in […]

Bryant’s International Business Practicum puts learning to the test

Bryant’s International Business Practicum is an intensive, semester-long capstone project where students apply everything they’ve learned to develop solutions for regional businesses with a global reach. IB Program Director and Finance Professor Andres Ramirez, Ph.D., compares the Practicum to a consulting operation working on discrete projects with businesses. “This is very real, and the companies we’re working with […]

Behind Bryant’s No. 7 ranking for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” in U.S. News & World Report

When U.S. News & World Report asked top academic officers to name the schools with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, Bryant University came to mind time and time again. “Bryant faculty have a passion and love for teaching that’s evident in the classroom,” says Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy, J.D., LL.M. The University places a […]

Students benefit from Professor Katayoun Alidadi’s global perspective

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Katayoun (Katie) Alidadi, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, researcher, and international expert on human rights, anti-discrimination law, and labor law. She’s also a dedicated and passionate educator who applies her research and global perspective in her teaching. “I believe you’re not just there to teach [students] the knowledge in a certain […]

The transformative power of Bryant’s IDEA program

Last week, about 800 freshmen and 200 faculty, staff, student and alumni mentors, and 130 judges (nearly 1,200 participants in all) came together for the seventh annual IDEA, Bryant’s three-day, high-energy, design thinking boot camp for all first-year students. The entire campus was transformed into a Silicon Valley start-up environment, where students learned to shift […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bryant faculty contribute leadership, expertise at Academy of International Business Conference

Four Bryant International Business (IB) faculty members were featured presenters and panelists at the 2018 Northeast Academy of International Business (AIB NE) Conference in Philadelphia. Associate Professor of Management Crystal Jiang, Ph.D., co-chaired the conference and served on a panel at the Bryant-sponsored event. Also presenting were Andres Ramirez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance and […]

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.