Category Archives: Global and Diverse Perspectives

Bryant scientists Hong Yang and Qin Leng report breakthrough discovery on world’s longest land surface temperature record

Science Professors Hong Yang and Qin Leng, working with an international team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Hong Kong, collaborated to report on the world longest (800 thousand years) land surface temperature record. Their article titled “800-kyr land temperature variations modulated by vegetation changes on Chinese Loess Plateau,” was published in Nature […]

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, […]

Women’s Panels in science and technology spotlight important issues, opportunities

Bryant recently hosted two panels focusing on women in science and technology. The Women in Science panel, “Perspectives on Addiction,” a faculty-student collaboration with Science Professor Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., Psychology Professor Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D., and Colby Norris ’19, featured prestigious panelists representing multiple facets of science and healthcare focusing on how to combat addition. The Women in Technology panel, led […]

Accomplished Bryant seniors heading to graduation with great jobs

Meet a few of the many Bryant seniors who have already secured impressive positions and are ready to excel: Madeline McLaughlin ’19, Assistant National Bank Examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Shane Vyskocil ’19, Economic Associate at Regional Economic Models Inc.; and Yuliandra Henriquez ’19, Travelers Human Resources Leadership Development […]

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 […]