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Bryant University experts featured in top national and regional media
Sep 14, 2021, by Staff Writer
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SMITHFIELD, RI - Effective leadership and communication; innovation, entrepreneurship; healthcare heroes and behavior strategies; the impact of the pandemic and lessons learned for global supply chains; financial literacy and banking, and strategies for economic recovery.

These are just a few areas where members of the Bryant community contributed expertise or garnered coverage in major national and regional media.

Below are recent highlights of Bryant leaders, faculty, students, and alumni appearing in top media. Visit the Bryant in the Media page to see a full report on expert commentary, perspectives, and stories on the most important issues of the day. 

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Lyme Disease Can Wreak Havoc on Mental Health

"Lyme disease can exact a significant mental toll as well as a physical one on its sufferers, a new study confirms. Joseph Trunzo, chair of the department of psychology at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., said it isn't clear if the disease causes mental disorders or if they result from battling the other symptoms of Lyme infection." Read more>>>


Bryant University’s International Business program cracks top 20 in U.S. News & World Report 2022 national rankings

In the U.S. News & World Report 2022 College Rankings released today, Bryant’s AACSB-accredited International Business (IB) program joins the prestigious top 20 in the nation (No. 20), rising five places since its last national ranking. Read more>>>

Bryant University secures $650,000 National Science Foundation grant to fund STEM Scholars program

Bryant University has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program. The grant will support Bryant’s new STEM Scholars program, which funds scholarships and programming to remove barriers to success in STEM education for academically talented students with demonstrated financial need, particularly women, minorities, and low-income students. Read more>>>


Five Questions With: Inge-Lise Ameer

“Inge-Lise Ameer is the vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Bryant University. As part of Bryant’s Welcome Week, Ameer recently created programming specifically designed for students whose high school experience was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic – both academically and socially. Ameer spoke with Providence Business News about how the university helped students adjust to life on campus.” Read more>>>



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Pandemic isn't over, but there's hope — and confusion

"The government officials want to give people hope and tell people that things are improving. But the minute they start doing that, there's a fear people might swing back to having parties and going back to the way things were circa 2019," said Chris Morse, a communications professor at Bryant University in Rhode Island and a member of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare. Read more>>>


ABC News

The risks unvaccinated Americans are weighing

Dr. Christopher Morse, a professor of crisis communication at Bryant University in Rhode Island, discusses COVID-19 vaccine messaging for college-aged adults. "The typical kind of guilt, you know, 'it's your duty to do this or if you don't do this, bad things will happen' that we've kind of been using so far, it doesn't work on that group," Morse said. " Read more>>>


He helped run a R.I. field hospital. Now he’s getting an honorary degree

Day after day over the winter COVID-19 surge in Rhode Island, Dr. Paari Gopalakrishnan would stand at a white board in the Cranston field hospital with a marker in hand, running down the numbers. Now, a few months later, Gopalakrishnan will have another degree to his name, when he becomes an honorary doctor of letters during the graduate commencement ceremonies at Bryant University Thursday. Read more>>>

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Your Freshman is Off to College: An Interview with Authors Laurie Hazard and Stephanie Carter

In this College Parent Central podcast episode, co-authors Laurie Hazard, Ph.D., Bryant’s Assistant Dean for Student Success, and Stephanie Carter, Director Academic Center for Excellence Director, discuss about their book “Your Freshman Is Off to College: A Month-by-Month Guide to the First Year.” “Hazard and Carter highlighted information about healthy transitions from high school to college, how to support students in their growing independence, and how parents can shift into their new coaching role.” Read more>>>


An in-depth look at entrepreneurship amid the pandemic in Rhode Island, featuring Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Bryant University. Read more>>>


Please Start Posting About Your COVID-19 Symptoms on Social Media

Twitter threads like Powers’ and Haliti’s ― or Instagram stories detailing symptoms ― are not just easily digestible for readers; they also put a human face on the rising numbers of cases. They drive home the severity of COVID-19 in a way that statistics can’t, said Kirsten Hokeness, a professor and chair of the department of science and technology at Bryant University. Read more>>>


Does Covid-19 Risk Depend On Blood Type? More Research Points To Yes

“Better understanding how the virus gets access to host cells, could help in treatment development,” Kirsten Hokeness, an immunologist at Bryant University, told Forbes in an interview. Read more>>>

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6 Tips for Getting Your Kids Involved in the Family Budget This Year

“In order to fully appreciate how money works, kids need to learn that money is not infinite and that spending it on one thing means it is no longer available to spend on another… “Make them aware of trade-offs as soon as possible,” Peter Nigro, professor and chair of the finance department at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, told U.S. News & World Report.” Read more>>>


Seize the moment

By Ross Gittell, PhD., President of Bryant University

“More than 4,000 institutions of higher education in the United States serve approximately 20 million students and this year the pandemic confronted them all. What have we in higher ed learned this year?” Read more>>>

Bryant receives $650K from National Science Foundation to support STEM Scholars program

“Bryant University’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars program is getting a six-figure boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The university announced Friday that the foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program awarded Bryant a $650,000 grant to help fund its STEM Scholars initiative.” Read more>>>

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New Bryant U. president discusses unique start to tenure

“Bryant University’s current president began his tenure in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. In his first television interview in Rhode Island since taking the helm, Dr. Ross Gittell said he couldn’t have possibly imagined this is what his first semester would look like — but his goal for the university is unwavering.” Read more>>>

Your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic can be part of Rhode Island’s history

“Students in Bryant University’s freshman writing workshop shared their unique perspectives on graduating high school amidst a pandemic. “There were a lot of moments in the essays where they said ‘I didn’t know this was the last day I would be doing these normal things and then everything would be different,'” Prof. Martha Kuhlman said.” Read more>>>


Innovating by Example

By Michael Roberto, D.B.A.

“Over the last year, the global pandemic has forced seismic changes throughout the world, requiring individuals and organizations to pivot fast, and continuously, to meet the challenges and opportunities of the moment. At Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, we knew we had to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and the challenges our students faced because of it.” Read more>>>


Supply Chain Management Review

Connecting with the Future of Supply Chains

By Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing

“If we want to avoid scenarios where a single ship can stop a significant portion of global trade, and where one state has too many vaccines while another has not enough, or where global chip shortages happen, we need to think differently about how and why we connect.” Read more>>>

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University Business

Spotlight on 3 colleges that are controlling COVID

“COVID-19 clusters have made news on campuses this fall, but leaders at some colleges and universities have rallied their communities around safety to keep a lid on the virus. Bryant University, near Providence, Rhode Island, is reporting a 0.0% positivity rate from about 4,500 tests for the week ending Oct. 1, and a 0.09% positivity rate overall since the semester began.” Read more>>>


Posting less, posting more, and tired of it all: How the pandemic has changed social media

“One year in, Covid-19 has altered everything, including how we use social media. Those who’ve felt like they have a toxic relationship with social media may have the chance to break out of bad habits, says Thomas Roach, a professor of cultural studies at Bryant University.”  Read more>>>


Experts weigh in on current job market trends

“We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Read what Kevin Gaw, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Amica Center for Career Education at Bryant University, had to say.” Read more>>>

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