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Bryant University in the Media
Jan 30, 2020, by Staff Writer

Bryant's innovative, future-facing education and world-class faculty continue to attract the attention of top media and academic journals, including AdweekThe Atlantic, The CRISPR Journal, ForbesFortune, Investor’s Business Daily, Nature Communications, U.S. News & World Report, and Wall Street Journal, to name a few. 




January 12, 2021

NBC 10 I-Team: Colleges in Rhode Island ready to reopen, despite rising coronavirus cases

Rhode Island colleges are ramping up coronavirus protocols this spring, after thousands of cases this past fall. Bryant University is testing students weekly and will also offer rapid tests on campus. Some students, including athletes, will be tested three times a week. “We are going to increase testing of vulnerable groups, commuter students, student athletes and some frontline employees,” Bryant University President Ross Gittell said. Read more>>>


January 8, 2021

Providence Business News

Seize the moment

By Ross Gittell

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. For many universities with long histories, this was not the first time facing a difficult challenge. They have prevailed through previous global crises and difficult times and continued educating the next generation of business, government and nonprofit leaders through world wars, economic downturns and natural disasters. What have we in higher ed learned this year? Read more>>>


January 8, 2021

Providence Business News

Banks on higher alert for credit weakness

Preparing for an influx of bad loans during the economic slowdown triggered by the pandemic, banks have spent 2020 building their loan-loss provisions – funds set aside in anticipation of a higher rate of defaults. Peter Nigro, Sarkisian chair in financial services at Bryant University, offered a different perspective. Small community banks may be most at risk in a crisis because they are more likely to lend to the small businesses prone to default, he said. Read more>>


January 5, 2021

Trader Joe’s is the ‘anti-grocery store’ — so why do fans love it so much?

If rumors are to be believed, the Harrisburg-area will soon be getting its first-ever Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store with a cult following. Trader Joe’s has been on the wish lists of central Pennsylvanians for years. But why?Michael Roberto is a professor in management at Bryant University. He’s known for his lectures on Trader Joe’s, having spoken about the store on CNBC and Freakonomics. Read more>>>


January 4, 2021


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. “Data and new developments on COVID come out so rapidly, it can be overwhelming,” she said. “But people can instantly connect with these anecdotes. They raise awareness of the infection and its potential impacts.” Read more>>>


January 4, 2021

Yahoo! Finance

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. This is the first step in teaching the more complex step of an actual budget. “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>>>


December 28, 2020

Huffington Post UK

The Vaccine Doesn't Necessarily Stop You Spreading Covid-19

This week, HuffPost UK reader Lyn asked: “If I get the vaccine can I still transmit the virus to others?” The short answer is: we simply don’t know yet. Kirsten Hokeness, director of Bryant University’s Centre for Health and Behavioural Sciences, in Rhode Island, told Men’s Health there is a “theoretical risk” that you could pass the virus on to others despite being vaccinated. But it’s not a foregone conclusion. Read more>>>


December 26, 2020

The Providence Journal

Here's why it may take years for Rhode Island's economy to recover from COVID

“The economic downturn exacerbated social divides, inflicting significant pain to less-educated and lower-income workers,” said Edinaldo Tebaldi, an economist and professor at Bryant University. He added that Rhode Island should “smartly support the most important driver of economic prosperity: its people. It’s time to boldly invest to transform Rhode Island’s labor force into an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial society.” Read more>>>


December 20, 2020

The Boston Globe

What Rhode Island college and university leaders learned from COVID-19

As Rhode Island colleges and universities send their students home for winter vacation, their presidents, deans, and provosts are taking a collective deep breath. Some colleges avoided major outbreaks, while others weren’t so lucky. But for the most part, the fall semester in the Ocean State was a success story. The time students spent away from campus in the spring reaffirmed the value of the residential college experience, said Ross Gittell, president of Bryant University. Although students had to readjust, they were grateful to be back on campus and followed public health regulations accordingly. Read more>>>


December 9, 2020

Providence Business News

Moody’s economist: R.I. job recovery could take 6 years

An estimated three-year recovery to pandemic-related job losses nationally could take double the time in Rhode Island, Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi said in a panel discussion entitled “The Challenges after a Historic Election,” organized by Bryant UniversityBryant President Ross Gittell, who also spoke on the panel, credited the university for its continued focus on skills-based training in in-demand industries, and partnerships with major employers as reasons why its students continue to find jobs in a challenging economy. Read more>>>


December 9, 2020

The Providence Journal

Economist warns RI on brink of 'double-dip' recession

The resurgence of COVID-19 and government restrictions to stop the spread have put Rhode Island and the country in danger of a deep, double-dip recession without a new infusion of federal stimulus funds, said Mark M. Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. Zandi and other speakers, including Ross Gittell, an economist and Bryant’s president, said improved education and skills training, from K-12 through higher education, could lessen the impact of any recession by preparing students for a changing economy post-COVID-19. Read more>>>


December 4, 2020

Men's Health

Can You Still Spread the Coronavirus Once You're Vaccinated?

There are more fundamental questions about the post-vaccine future, including whether people who’ve been vaccinated may be able to spread the virus to others. That particular aspect hasn’t been studied yet. “There is a theoretical risk that you could pass the virus on to others despite being vaccinated,” says Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., director of Bryant University’s new Center for Health and Behavioral Sciences. And we definitely need more answers before people stop wearing masks. Read more>>>


December 3, 2020

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>>>


December 2, 2020


CDC chief warns Americans face 'rough' winter from COVID-19 surge

U.S. health experts on Wednesday welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, a sign that U.S. regulators may soon follow suit. The British approval is also likely to “put a little pressure on” U.S. regulators to move swiftly, said Kirsten Hokeness, an immunology and virology expert at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Read more>>>


November 30, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

The Era of Value in Supply Chains

By Michael Gravier

Supply chains are changing and becoming more fragmented. There’s another big change coming: inflation. The maturation of multiple middle class economies across the world has already begun to drive competition for resources. COVID provides a lull before the storm; in a year or two, economies will begin to recover and pent up consumer demand will create a whiplash of order and price increases. This isn’t just a temporary inflation. Read more>>>


November 23, 2020

Huffington Post

How To Close Up Your Pandemic Bubble Without Losing Friends

More and more, health experts warn that COVID-19 is being transmitted at the intimate get-togethers many of us believed were relatively safe: Dinner parties with close, trusted friends. Game nights with family members who live in different households. “Right now, we are seeing rampant increases in transmission of the virus within the community, often tied to small gatherings or small outbreaks in controlled settings,” said Kirsten Hokeness, professor and chair of the Department of Science and Technology at Bryant University. Read more>>>


November 23, 2020

Providence Journal

Is Black Friday still a thing, or a drag during COVID?

Like everything else during the pandemic of 2020, this year's Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season on the day after Thanksgiving, will be very different in Rhode Island. To better manage the crowds, stores over the last few years had spread out deals over the entire week of Thanksgiving, according to Teresa M. McCarthy Byrne, a marketing professor at Bryant University. "It's Black November; it's not just Black Friday anymore," she said on Sunday. Read more>>>


November 12, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant’s Chafee Center receives $305.9K STEP grant

The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University has received a $305,894 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program, the center announced on Thursday. The center was the sole recipient of the grant program in the state. STEP is a national export initiative that grants matched-funds to states to assist small businesses to expand to foreign markets. Read more>>>


November 12, 2020

Don’t panic: Advice for college grads on navigating pandemic job market

Graduating college and heading out into the workforce is usually an exciting time. But when the pandemic hit, it caused the nation’s economy to shut down and had a dramatic effect on job opportunities. WPRI interviewed Kevin Gaw, executive director of Bryant University’s Amica Center for Career Educatio,n and Edinaldi Tebaldi, a Bryant University Professor of Economics who currently serves on Gov.Gina Raimondo' economic advisory committee, for their thoughts on navigating the pandemic job market. Read more>>>


November 10, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant University raises record $1M at its annual Giving Day

In a year marred by a health pandemic and colleges trying to restart their campuses in a safe manner, Bryant University had no shortage of donors willing to help Oct. 28. The third annual Giving Day saw the university be the beneficiary of $1,058,977 in 2,717 gifts from a little more than 2,000 donors during the 24-hour fundraiser. Read more>>>


November 10, 2020

Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Kirsten Hokeness and Joseph Trunzo

Kirsten Hokeness is a professor and chair of the science department at Bryant University. Joseph Trunzo is a professor and chair of the university’s psychology department. The two have have been respectively named director and deputy director of Bryant’s new Center for Health and Behavioral Sciences. Hokeness and Trunzo spoke with Providence Business News about the center and the programs it will offer students. Read more>>>


November 10, 2020

The Providence Journal

RI economy sprang back this summer, but lags region, nation

The Current Economic Indicator does not forecast the future direction of the economy, but national data shows the momentum in July, August and September slowed in October and early November after a spike in COVID-19 cases prompted governments, including Rhode Island’s, to reimpose restrictions on travel, gatherings and business. “There are indications that job creation moving forward is flattening out and will be slower,” said Dr. Edinaldo Tebaldi, an economist and professor at Bryant University who helped calculate the CEI. Read more>>>


November 3, 2020


Anti-Trump Ads Are Targeting Conservatives With Varying Levels of Success

The U.S. election season... has seen a category of political advertising that some experts believe is unique to the times: ads produced by third-party organizations aiming to discourage conservative voters from reelecting Republican incumbent President Donald Trump. Sukki Yoon, a professor of marketing at Bryant University, studies how consumer behavior changes according to political leanings. Read more>>>


October 16, 2020

Providence Business News

Fed’s loan program missing mark

Across Rhode Island and the country, the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program has not lived up to its potential. Peter Nigro, Sarkisian chair in financial services at Bryant University, was not surprised by the lack of interest – nationally or within the state. The first-of-its kind program, in which the Federal Reserve set up a special purpose vehicle to purchase 95% of the loans with the remaining 5% taken on by lenders, has a number of constraints that make it unappealing to borrowers and lenders alike. Read more>>>


October 15, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

Global Supply Chain Disruption and Future Strategies Survey Report Shows Less Reliance on China

The adaptation of supply chains to the new global world economy had already started before the U.S.-China trade war and COVID started, and these events have accelerated the process of redefining global supply chains. These findings mirror observations recently made in SCMR by Michael Gravier, a Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Bryant University. Read more>>>


October 14, 2020


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

While no one is immune from catching Covid-19, mounting evidence seems to suggest that blood type could play a role in the risk of infection and how severe the symptoms are. “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>>>


October 9, 2020

The Providence Journal

Some R.I. colleges have become COVID hot spots, others haven’t. Testing might be the reason.

When Johnson & Wales University, the University of Rhode Island and Providence College saw recent upticks in COVID-19 cases, each said they’d test all students for the new coronavirus. Other colleges in Rhode Island had already been doing that all semester. Still, there’s more work to be done. Bryant President Ross Gittell, interviewed from his office via Zoom, quoted a New York Yankee legend when talking about catching cases. “We feel pretty good about where we are right now,” Gittell said. “But we have to be persistent. As Yogi Berra said: It ain’t over until it’s over. And sometimes it’s not over. We can’t loosen up.” Read more>>>


October 5, 2020

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>>>


October 3, 2020

The Providence Journal

Is Congress ready to rein in Big Tech?

Is Congress ready to rein in Big Tech? “There is no one-stop regulation for these companies,” said Andrea Boggio, associate professor of legal studies at Bryant University. “Big Tech falls in a bit of a legal vacuum” because some are regulated only as websites and some as online retailers. If they were treated as media companies, the Federal Trade Commission could be given a broader mandate to regulate them, Boggio said. Read more>>>


September 24, 2020

The Providence Journal

Where does Rhode Island’s economy go from here?

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March, they have struggled through record job losses, historically high unemployment and the start of a comeback that slowed in late summer and is still leaving many people behind. Edinaldo Tebaldi, an economist and professor at Bryant University, said the recession has accelerated changes in consumer behavior. For example, the shift toward online shopping will kill more retail businesses faster. That will cost jobs that may never return to pre-pandemic levels. Read more>>>


September 11, 2020

Providence Business News

For some businesses, coin shortage a test of their mettle

While the Fed recently upped its coin allocation to depository institutions as of Aug. 31, it warned that unless coin deposits increase, it would need to lower its allocation again in September. Peter Nigro, Sarkisian chair of financial services at Bryant University, doesn’t think consumers would truly begin spending coins again in earnest until the pandemic ends and they feel safe to return to stores. However, he thinks the disruption could also expedite the transition to a cashless society, having shown the havoc wreaked by an antiquated reliance on change. Read more>>>


September, 2020

Health Magazine

How to Boost Immunity

We wash our hands and wear masks, but what can we do to keep our immune systems strong from the inside out? Health spoke to various experts to hear how they are caring for their own health now. For Kirsten Hokeness, Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology at Bryant, it's prioritizing sleep. “Data has consistently shown that lack of sleep and increased stress can have a negative impact on the ability of the immune system to function properly." Read more>>>


August 21, 2020

Hartford Courant

As campuses prepare to deal with the return of students during coronavirus, the teachers are rising to the occasion

In an op-ed, Glenn M. Sulmasy J.D., LL.M., Bryant University's Provost and Chief Academic Officer, wrote, "The challenges of the virus for the fall semester of 2020 seem to have had an unintended consequence: Faculty have re-discovered their love of teaching. As my faculty have noted, it is what inspired them to become academics — not just to research or publish, but the love of teaching has been rediscovered, and is some cases re-imagined." Read more>>>


August 13, 2020

Men's Health

Are Neck Gaiters Really ‘the Worst’ COVID-19 Face Covering?

The researchers suspect that the gaiter broke the respiratory droplets into smaller particles, which is why they measured so many of them. And smaller particles can generally travel longer distances. Kirsten Hokeness, PhD, immunity researcher and professor and chair of the department of science and technology at Bryant University, says, "Before deciding on whether gaiters are effective, it would be prudent to see if other types of gaiters that have a more layered construction would perform better and more closely in line with what was seen with the masks." Read more>>>


August 11, 2020

U.S. News & World Report

What Does Trump's Executive Order Mean for You?

Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and Sarkisian Chair in Financial Services, shared his expertise on the executive order. It's bad news if you have private student loans, which make up a substantial part of the student loan market, Nigro says. In that case, those payments are probably still due. Of this executive order, in general, Nigro says: "Helps some, but not really a game-changer." Read more>>>


August 7, 2020

Logistics Management

Quest for Quality 2020: Third-Party Logistics

“Given the massive coronavirus windfall for omni-channel and e-commerce companies, some might think that 3PLs have a tremendous opportunity,” Michael Gravier, associate professor of marketing and supply chain management at Bryant University, told Burnson last month. “Even before this disruption, the world was a volatile place with tariffs and raw material costs fluctuating as quickly as a Twitter blast.” Read more>>>


August 7, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant University helps people stay connected through a health crisis

In addition to an abundance of current health initiatives such as flu clinics and arthritis and bone health programs, ­Bryant University stepped up its employee health and wellness game during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Bryant implemented a work-from-home preparedness affinity support group in which people could talk about their concerns and offer tips. Read more>>>


August 6, 2020

University Business

Rapid results a key element in aggressive campus testing plan

As with many higher ed campus reopening plan recipes, the ingredients for Bryant University in Rhode Island involve preparedness, prevention, education, screening, laboratory testing, case identification and contact tracing, staffing, and mitigation. The testing commitment for Bryant—including weekly on-site testing for all—has required a nearly $3 million investment. Read more>>>


August 6, 2020

Rhode Island offers rapid COVID-19 testing after other states impose restrictions

Rapid testing is up and running for Rhode Island travelers, and Bryant University is bringing back all students with its own testing protocol.With a $3 million investment, the university will test all students and staff once per week, 4,000 in all, with results from an MIT Harvard lab back within 24 hours. Read more>>>


August 6, 2020

Associated Press (picked up by

Bryant University invests in COVID-19 testing for students and staff

Bryant University has invested nearly $3 million to conduct weekly on-campus COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff this fall. Test results will be available within 24 hours for asymptomatic individuals, said a representative with Bryant University. For symptomatic individuals, the university says it purchased a system that is highly sensitive and can have test results in less than 45 minutes. Read more>>>


August 4, 2020

Providence Journal

Bryant to spend $3 million on coronavirus testing

Bryant University has invested nearly $3 million to conduct weekly on-campus COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff. Bryant hired the Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT to conduct the laboratory testing for this program. Test results will be returned within 24 hours. Read more>>>


July 24, 2020

Providence Business News

Keck receives first Kati Machtley Businesswoman of the Year Award

Kim A. Keck received the first Kati Machtley Businesswoman of the Year Award at the virtual Bryant University Women’s Summit on June 10. Read more>>>


July 8, 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Wirecard Probe Brings Scrutiny to How Fintech Companies Are Audited

Auditors’ potential failure to detect Wirecard’s misstatements violates a basic auditing task: confirming information directly with an outside party, said Charles Cullinan, an accounting professor at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. "The different types of transactions within a fintech company could require a more complex application of accounting principles." Read more>>>


July 6, 2020

770 CHQR Global News Radio

The Morning News

While masks have become the ‘new normal’ – it can be quite a polarizing topic. Sue Deyell and Andrew Schultz of The Morning News interviewed Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Bryant University, on the mindset of people who refuse to wear face masks. Listen to the interview>>>


July 6, 2020

Providence Business News

PBN names 2020 Healthiest Employers honorees

Twenty-one companies and organizations, including Bryant University, have been named as honorees in Providence Business News 2020 Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards program. Read more>>>


July 2, 2020

The Providence Journal

From the Navy to Congress and remaking Bryant University: Ron Machtley ends his remarkable career

The sun set this week on a legendary – and unlikely – Rhode Island career. Unlikely that a kid from coal mining country named Ron Machtley achieved such heights here. Congressman, Naval officer and the man who turned Bryant University around. On Wednesday, Machtley left the office keys on his Bryant desk, strolled with his wife Kati across the campus he’d transformed, and drove home to Portsmouth to begin whatever comes next. Read more>>>


July 1, 2020

The Huffington Post

The Psychology Behind Why Some People Refuse To Wear Face Masks

“Any human behavior — even seemingly simple behavior, such as wearing a mask or not — is determined by multiple factors: political beliefs, ideology, social factors, education,” said Joseph J. Trunzo, a professor and chair of the psychology department at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. “When faced with uncertain situations over which we have no control, we tend to exercise it wherever we can, so we feel safe,” he said. Read more>>>




June 30, 2020

Great Providence Chamber of Commerce

A Chamber Conversation with Outgoing Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley

Chamber President Laurie White caught up yesterday with the outgoing president of Bryant University, Ronald K. Machtley, as he concludes 24 years at the helm - transforming Bryant from a regional business college to a top ranked national university. Read more>>>


June 30, 2020


The CFO Essential Summer Reading List

Summer vacation is an ideal time for executives to catch-up on books they have missed during busier times. Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets, a book by Mike A. Roberto, D.B.A., Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University, made the list of CFO Essential Summer Reading. Read more>>>


June 30, 2020

International Business Times

Bryant University Virtual Summer Research and Innovation Village fills need for student experiential opportunities

International Business Times, Financial Times, and Yahoo! Finance were some of the many media outlets to pick up the article "Bryant University Virtual Summer Research and Innovation Village fills need for student experiential opportunities." Read more>>> 


June 30, 2020


Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley steps down after 24 years, leaving a transformed institution as his legacy

Many media outlets, including MarketWatch, International Business Times, and Morningstar, picked up the press release "Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley steps down after 24 years, leaving a transformed institution as his legacy."  Read more>>>


June 30, 2020

Two-thirds back pace of reopening RI's economy, Bryant University poll says

Bryant University released a poll showing how Rhode Island voters feel about reopening the state's economy, as it transitions into phase three on Tuesday. While many people want to jump right into phase three, others are saying not so fast, according to the Hassenfeld Institute poll, which was conducted by telephone with 400 registered voters from June 18-22. Read more>>>


June 30, 2020

USA Life Sciences

"What if I'm the one?" Bryant Psychologist Heather Lacey leads study on health risk perceptions and behavior

Many media outlets, including USA Life Sciences, Financial Times, and MarketWatch, picked up the Q+A article, ""What if I'm the one?" Bryant Psychologist Heather Lacey leads study on health risk perceptions and behavior." Read more>>>


June 30, 2020

Poll: 66% in RI support Raimondo’s coronavirus reopening plan

A majority of Rhode Island voters say Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has been taking the right approach to reopening the state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll released Tuesday. The survey by Bryant University’s Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership found 66% of Rhode Islanders think Raimondo is moving at the right pace, while 25% think she is going too slow and 8% think she is going too fast. Read more>>>


June 30, 2020

Yahoo! Finance

Bryant Scientist Christopher Reid secures University's first independent grant from the National Science Foundation

Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, and International Business Times were some of the many media outlets to pick up the article "Bryant Scientist Christopher Reid secures University's first independent grant from the National Science Foundation." Read more>>>


June 26, 2020

Outgoing Bryant president reflects on 24 years at the helm

When Ron Machtley was named the president of Bryant University in 1996, the institution was still considered a college. Throughout his 24-year tenure, Machtley built up what was previously known as a regional business school into a nationally ranked university. Read more>>


June 26, 2020

Providence Business News

Machtley: ‘We will lose our competitive advantage’ if colleges don’t reopen in fall

As local colleges are putting together their respective reopening plans for the fall semester after having to close their campuses in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, outgoing Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley made it clear Thursday to Providence Business News the importance of campuses reopening to students in the fall. Read more>>>


June 25, 2020

Interview with Kristen M. Berkos, Ph.D. - Director of Graduate Studies in Communication at Bryant University

Kirsten Berkos, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies in Communication, was interviewed by and asked to provide an overview of Bryant’s Master of Arts in Communication program. "The flexibility of our program’s curriculum is a highlight, as well as the customizable nature of students’ culminating experience." Read more>>>


June 24, 2020

Smithsonian Magazine

The Multiple Truths in the Works of the Enslaved Poet Phillis Wheatley

By Drea Brown

In this endearing homage, poet-scholar Drea Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University, finds ancestral and personal healing. Read more>>>


June 10, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant Women's Sumit speaks to expanded vision in tumultuous times

In her keynote address at the Bryant University Women’s Summit on Wednesday, Mae Jemison shared advice for women leaders across the state about how to take charge through self-empowerment and achieve their goals despite the challenges posed by gender discrimination. Read more>>>


June 10, 2020

Supply Chain 24/7

Transportation Intermediaries Association announces leadership change

Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Bryant University, said, "Even before this disruption, the world was a volatile place with tariffs and raw material costs fluctuating as quickly in response to Twitter blasts. And it was pushing companies to focus more on innovation based on core competences and allowing 3PL’s to take more charge of supply chains." Read more>>>


June 2, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

The Sidelines Are the Frontlines

By Michael Gravier

Every company has a culture, and leadership determines that culture. It’s time to recognize that in this battle, the sidelines are the frontlines. Even from my ivory tower I’ve observed a similar denial of our humanity in order to focus on the “mission” in corporate America. Read more>>>


June, 2020

Good Housekeeping Magazine

5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

"Some vitamin C is helpful, but a large amount (there are products that contain over 1,000% of your RDA) has not be proven togive any extra protection, says Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., an immunology expert at Bryant University. Garlic seems to boost immunity in lab animals, says Hokeness, but you'd probably have to eat a huge amount to see any benefit. Read more>>>


May 29, 2020

U.S. News & World Report

7 Best Sector Funds to Buy for a Recession

Technology sector funds can become dark horses during a recession. For example, the pandemic increased demand for tech that made remote work easier, giving the sector a boost. There's continued opportunity for innovative firms to fill in remaining technology gaps, says David Louton, finance professor at Bryant University. Read more>>>


May 28, 2020

The Boston Globe

The clash between the pandemic and public finances in Rhode Island

Perhaps there’s no more fitting image for a panel discussion on public finances and the pandemic than The Clash “Out of Control” poster that was visible over Paul L. Dion’s shoulder during Wednesday’s Zoom conference. Dion, chief economist for the state Department of Revenue, joined three other panelists in the virtual event, “COVID-19 and Public Finance in Rhode Island,” organized by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Foundation. Read more>>>


May 26, 2020

The Boston Globe

Just how bad is R.I.'s unemployment rate? Pretty horrible.

"Hawaii and Nevada are in the same bucket as we are — highly dependent on leisure and hospitality,” Bryant University economics Professor Edinaldo Tebaldi said. “So it’s not a surprise we are among the hardest hit.” The question now is whether Rhode Island can find a way to break the pattern of being among the first states in and last states out of recession, Tebaldi said. Read more>>>


May 26, 2020

Bryant University and Rhode Island Foundation to host Office of Revenue Analysis chief during virtual panel series

R.I. Office of Revenue Analysis Chief Paul L. Dion will take part Wednesday, May 27 in the Zoom series "Pandemic Economics: What does it mean for Rhode Island?" hosted jointly by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Foundation. The panel discussions with leaders and policy makers intend to help Rhode Islanders understand the economic impact of COVID-19 and how the state can move forward toward recovery and growth for all. Read more>>>


May 26, 2020

NBC 10 I-Team: Jobs hit hardest during pandemic

As for those industries and jobs least affected by COVID-19: finance and insurance, state and local government, construction, and manufacturing. But, Edinaldo Tebaldi, Professor of Economics at Bryant University, warns as the economy opens up, those jobs and sectors which made it through the early stages unscathed, could see increases in job loss."There is no way for the state to keep operating at the same level, they may have to make cuts, the same with cities across the state," said Tebaldi. Read more>>>


May 13, 2020

Harvard Law Today

How do you protect against indirect discrimination?

In one essay on employment, religion, and indirect discrimination, Katayoun Alidadi LL.M. ’05, assistant professor of legal studies at Bryant University, called indirect discrimination confusing for lawyers, much less the members of civil society who must comply with antidiscrimination law in an employment setting. “How do we expect H.R. professionals to comprehend what even the fledging legal mind cannot?,” she asked. Read more>>>


May 12, 2020

The Boston Globe

Amid pandemic, R.I. looks to avoid being first in and last out of recession

A panel discussion -- part of a series titled "Pandemic Economics: What does it mean for Rhode Island?” -- brought together (via Zoom conference) outgoing Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley, incoming Bryant President Ross Gittell, Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg, and Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor.  Read more>>>


May 12, 2020

The Dan Yorke Show

Ronald Machtley [President Bryant Univ.]: COVID handling/opening campus in the fall

Looking for insight as to how higher education institutions in RI are handling Covid-19 challenges? Do they have plans for opening up in the fall? Dan Yorke spoke with the presidents from each college in RI, including Bryant President Ronald Machtley, to hear how they've handled these challenges.  Read more>>>


May 9, 2020

The Huffington Post

Is The Coronavirus Mutating And Becoming More Contagious?

Kirsten Hokeness, Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, weighed in on the question on everyone's mind, "Is The Coronavirus Mutating And Becoming More Contagious?" According to Hokeness, "There is no evidence in the literature that suggests that this mutant strain would be or could be worse by increasing the infection rate, hospitalization or even deaths." Read more>>>


May 8, 2020

International Business Times

Collegiate Sales Hopefuls Brave COVID and Tornados to Compete in Largest World-Wide Sales Competition

"Sales acumen requires practice and application, knowledge isn't enough," says Stefanie Boyer, Associate Professor of Marketing at Bryant University, 2017 AMA Sales Educator of the Year and RNMKRS Co-Founder ("Rainmakers"), "and as we face new economic realities and distance learning requirements, there is a need for more free technology-based training for students." Read more>>>


May 8, 2020


Collegiate Sales Hopefuls Brave COVID and Tornados to Compete in Largest World-Wide Sales Competition

The COVID-19 pandemic couldn't stop over 1,300 students at 49 colleges and universities from competing in the RNMKRS global virtual sales competition.  "Sales acumen requires practice and application, knowledge isn't enough," says Stefanie Boyer, Associate Professor of Marketing at Bryant University, 2017 AMA Sales Educator of the Year and RNMKRS Co-Founder ("Rainmakers"), "and as we face new economic realities and distance learning requirements, there is a need for more free technology-based training for students." Read more>>>


May 8, 2020

Virtual Strategy Magazine

Collegiate Sales Hopefuls Brave COVID and Tornados to Compete in Largest World-Wide Sales Competition

“Sales acumen requires practice and application, knowledge isn’t enough,” says Stefanie Boyer, Associate Professor of Marketing at Bryant University, 2017 AMA Sales Educator of the Year and RNMKRS Co-Founder (“Rainmakers”), “and as we face new economic realities and distance learning requirements, there is a need for more free technology-based training for students.” Read more>>>


May 6, 2020

The Valley Breeze

Bryant University applies for another antibiotic patent

Ten years of research has led to a second patent application from Bryant University, one meant to lead to a new antibiotic to combat treatment-resistant bacteria. Bryant biochemistry and chemistry professor Christopher Reid began working on a new molecular compound a decade ago. He enlisted the help of dozens of students along the way, including Pascoag resident Joseph Prete, of the Class of 2021. Read more>>>


May 5, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

The Power of Incentives in Post-Coronavirus Supply Chains

By Michael Gravier

"It is time we shifted the incentives in supply chain management away from fixing today’s priority to creating sustainable, adaptable, and resilient systems for the long run. The next disruption may not treat us so gently." Read more>>>


May 4, 2020

The Boston Globe

How tiny Rhode Island became a central player in the coronavirus saga

Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics told The Boston Globe that employment in Rhode Island has become “more concentrated in sectors that are sensitive to demand-shocks,” like leisure and hospitality, retail, and transportation. Read more>>>


May 4, 2020

U.S. News & World Report

The Ultimate Guide to Mutual Funds

Jack Trifts, Ph.D., Professor of Finance told U.S. News & World Report, "To get reasonable diversification, you should be in (at least) 40 or 50 securities." According to Trifts, this can be challenging – or even impossible – to do on your own if you have limited resources. Read more>>>


April 24, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: How to help senior citizens

Kirsten Hokeness, Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, shared with NBC News how we mighth help senior citizens. According to Kirsten, blood supplies in hospitals are low, and by donating, you help seniors who “are not only at risk for COVID-19, but other conditions. Having a stocked blood supply will be beneficial to all.” Read more>>>


April 23, 2020

The Boston Globe

Poll: 84 percent of Rhode Islanders trust Raimondo on coronavirus; only 35 percent trust Trump

A Bryant University poll released Thursday shows that 84 percent of Rhode Island voters trust the information Governor Gina M. Raimondo is providing about the coronavirus outbreak, compared to 35 percent who trust what President Donald Trump is telling them. Read more>>>


April 23, 2020

Providence Business News

Poll: Most R.I. voters approve job performance of state leaders during COVID-19 pandemic

Most of the 410 Rhode Island voters surveyed by Fleming & Associates rate the job performance of state elected leaders during the current COVID-19 pandemic as doing an “excellent or good” job, while only about one-third of those voters felt the same way about national elected leaders’ job performances. The findings were released Thursday by the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University. Read more>>>


April 23, 2020

Providence Journal Online

Poll: Rhode Islanders praise Raimondo, pan Trump on coronavirus response

Governor Raimondo gets high grades from the vast majority of Rhode Islanders for her handling of the coronavirus crisis, while two-thirds basically flunk President Trump, according to a newly released Bryant University poll. Read more>>>


April 23, 2020

NBC 10 I-Team: Raimondo job approval soars amid pandemic

A poll released by Bryant University Thursday shows voters are rallying around state elected leaders during the coronavirus crisis. Read more>>>


April 23, 2020

Poll: 81% of RI back Gov. Ramindo's handling of coronavirus crisis

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s approach to battling coronavirus is winning over a significant number of voters who haven’t supported her in the past, a new poll shows. The survey by Bryant University’s Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership found 81% of Rhode Islanders say Raimondo has done either an excellent job (44%) or a good job (37%) dealing with the pandemic, while 14% described her efforts as “just fair.” Only 4% called her work “poor.” Read more>>>


April 20, 2020


195 RI kids and teens had COVID-19, but none hospitalized

Kirsten Hokeness, Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, was interviewed by WPRI and discussed the cases of children with coronavirus in Rhode Island. "It’s a possibility that the level of the degree of the receptor changes over time,” Hokeness said. “And so if children have less of that receptor, less of that lock, the virus won’t be able to infect to the great degree that it does in older adults.” Read more>>>


April 17, 2020

The Huffington Post

Why Some Coronavirus Patients Get Sicker Than Others

Kirsten Hokeness, Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, discussed why some coronavirus patients worsen in week two. "Around week two is when the immune system should be resolving, and the virus should be just about cleared. For those that have underlying conditions, or who are older and whose immune system may not be functioning properly, they may not be able to handle this balance. There may initially be some relief, but then the virus escapes and persists and the immune response goes somewhat out of control.”  Read more>>>


April 14, 2020

The Boston Globe

What will it take to reopen R.I.'s economy? Planning, partnership, and a little bit of luck.

Edinaldi Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, shared insights with The Boston Globe on what it would take to reopen R.I.'s economy. According to Tebaldi, while it’s understandable that Raimondo is eager to restart the economy, policymakers “must resist the temptation" to move forward based solely "on business pressure or economy needs only. Read more>>>


April 13, 2020

Associated Press

Tapping into your employees' creativity in a time of need

The Associated Press, Financial Times, and Yahoo! Finance were some of the many media outlets to pick up the article, "Tapping into your employees' creativity in a time of need, written by Michael A. Roberto, D.B.A., Trustee Professor of Management. Read more>>>


April 13, 2020

Financial Times

History, not dismal science, forecasts hope, says Bryant University Economist Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D.

Financial Times, MarketWatch, and Yahoo! Finance were some of the many media outlets to pick up the article, "History, not dismal science, forecasts hope," written by Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics. Read more>>>


April 7, 2020

What is a vaccine? Why vaccines are important and how long they last

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, shared her perspective on some of the most historically important vaccines. "The visions of children using iron lungs to survive are permanently ingrained in our history of infectious disease." Read more>>>


April 5, 2020

Malaysian Bernama TV

Live with Professor Ramesh Mohan

Ramesh Mohan, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, was interviewed by Malaysian Bernama TV about the impact of the coronavirus. Read more>>>


April 2, 2020

Lawmakers Mull Small-Biz Tax Relief For Next Pandemic Bill

Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and Sarkisian Chair in Financial Services,  told Law360 the loan program would not be “sufficient to help out most small firms” and likely would put “less-sophisticated, smaller ones in the most need at the back of the line.” Read more>>>


April 1, 2020

Is Wearing Contacts During the Coronavirus Pandemic a Bad Idea?

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, told Shape reporter Renee Cherry, "To mitigate any risk, experts suggest that those wearing contact lenses can discontinue use out of an abundance of caution, but it is not something to be overly worried about as long as people are continuously practicing good hygiene and washing their hands prior to touching their eyes." Read more>>>


March 30, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

Supply Chain Workers Save the Day

By Michael Gravier

"Supply chain leaders: be appreciative of your people. Continue to protect them from the next wave, and the one after that. Listen to their needs. And remember while you sit in your office and in your meetings—a no-less necessary job—people are going out into the world to do the work of feeding and distributing people’s needs." Read more>>>


March 26, 2020


The Long and Troubled History of Uncle Sam’s Corporate Rescues—Just Don’t Call Them ‘Bailouts’

Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and Sarkisian Chair in Financial Services told Adweek, “In our lifetimes, we’ve never seen anything close to this." The crisis of 2008, Nigro pointed out, was “primarily the financial system, and the Fed counteracted that [and] did a fairly good job of pulling us out of that. Now, monetary policy will not be enough.” Read more>>>


March 26, 2020

The Huffington Post

Is It Possible That You Had The Coronavirus Earlier This Year?

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, previously told the Huffington Post, “The only way for the virus to leave the population, in a sense, is to either infect everyone or [for us to] limit the ability of the virus to spread from person to person.” Read more>>>


March 26, 2020

Sputnik News Washington

US Coronavirus Stimulus Offers Bankruptcy Shield, Not Recession Proof

Ramesh Mohan, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, provided insights on the coronavirus stimulus package, "With lockdown and schools closed, travel and hospitality industries drastically at a standstill demand, eventually all sectors will be impacted badly. Unemployment could go up to 20 percent." Read more>>>


March 24, 2020


Opinion: Bailouts must serve American workers and taxpayers first

By Peter Nigro

In an op-ed for MarketWatch, Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Profesor of Finance and Sarkisian Chair in Financial Services, wrote "For the good of the economy, it’s not a matter of if there will be bailouts in the coming months, but when and how. The real question is: who should get them and how they should be structured?" Read more>>>


March 23, 2020

The Huffington Post

The Most Common Ways The Coronavirus Is Transmitted

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, shared the most common ways the coronavirus is transmitted. "Once in the air, the particles can be dispersed by way of air currents from ventilation or fans, which help them move beyond their immediate space." Read more>>>


March 23, 2020

University Business

Bryant University president names

The head of the Community College System of New Hampshire will be stepping down after nine years in the role to become president of Bryant University in Rhode Island. Ross Gittell says he’s been able to accomplish a lot with the help of a strong faculty and staff at the state’s seven community colleges. Read more>>>


March 20, 2020


What The Relationship Between Blood Type And Coronavirus Susceptibility Means For Future Treatments

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, commented on a new study that suggests people with type A blood may be more susceptible to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). “At this point, people with blood type A do not need to be worried since this does not appear to be any concrete driver of infection.” Read more>>>


March 20, 2020


Financial crisis looms large as corporate America presses Washington for coronavirus bailout

Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Profesor of Finance and Sarkisian Chair in Financial Services, commented on the need for bailout restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Any type of bailout has to come with very strict restrictions.There has to be a firm set of agreements ahead of time in terms of dividends. Equity holders may have to be wiped out, and employees have to come first.” Read more>>>


March 20, 2020

The Huffington Post

Why You Shouldn't Go To Your Friend's House While Social Distancing

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, comments on why you shouldn't go to your friend's house while social distancing. "Seeing your friends IRL right now is kind of like playing a game of pool where coronavirus is the cue ball. If the white ball is the virus and you have a table full of balls to target, the ‘virus’ has a lot of options. Your friend, people your friend lives with, including anyone who’s older or has underlying conditions who’s more susceptible.” Read more>>>


March 19, 2020 (NBC)

How physician assistants are helping in the fight against COVID-19

Chris Ferreira, Director of Clinical Education at Bryant's Physician Assistant Program, talked about how physician assistants are helping in the fight against COVID-19. Read more>>>


March 18, 2020

The Huffington Post

Act Like You Already Have Coronavirus

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, shares a new COVID-19 study with Huffington Post reporter Jenna Birch. “Stealth transmission refers to the fact that people who have mild, non-discrete symptoms or are asymptomatic are contributing greatly to the spread of the virus," says Hokeness. Read more>>>


March 17, 2020


Opinion: These steps are crucial to help small businesses survive until the pandemic passes

By Peter Nigro

In an op-ed for MarketWatch, Peter Nigro, Ph.D., Profesor of Finance and Sarkisian Chair in Financial Services, wrote "small businesses are the economic engine of the U.S. — and they are about to seize up because of lack of oil." He provides six specific steps to help small businesses survive until the pandemic passes. Read more>>>


March 17, 2020

Educause Review

Culture Shock: Teaching Online in a Pinch

Bryant's Director of Online Learning Bonnie Budd shares tips on Educause Review to help people survive and thrive in the transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>>>


March 17, 2020


The role of supplier performance evaluations in mitigating risk: Assessing evaluation processes and behaviors

In his latest research, Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, evaluates the role of supplier performance in mitigating risk with colleagues from the University of North Texas and Naval Postgraduate School. Read more>>> 


March 16, 2020

USA Today

What to expect when you get a coronavirus test: Stay calm, don't wiggle and it will take just 10 seconds

Kirsten Hokeness, Bryant Professor and Chair of the Department of Science and Technology, told USA Today what you can expect during a coronavirus test. “If you were to open your mouth and say ‘Ahh’ and look straight back, that’s the region, right where the respiratory (tract) meets the back of your mouth. The virus likes to latch on there and start replicating.’’ Read more>>>


March 12, 2020

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Transitions: DePauw U. and U. of Wyoming Name New Presidents

Chief Executive Appointments: Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, has been named president of Bryant University. He will succeed Ronald K. Machtley, who plans to retire in May. Read more>>>


March 12, 2020


The 6 Mindsets You Need to Become More Creative

Michael Roberto, D.B.A., Trustee Professor of Management, shares his six mindsets that can help entrepreneurs and business leaders spark creative thinking. “Too many organizations are filled with people always finding the reason why things won’t work. They’ve taken the idea of the devil’s advocate, which I argue is a very effective technique for enhancing critical thinking, a step too far, into naysaying, into blocking ideas," says Roberto. Read more>>>


March 9, 2020

From chatty employees to $5 wine: How Trader Joe’s turns customers into fanatics

Michael Roberto, D.B.A., Trustee Professor of Management, discusses the success of Trader Joe's on CNBC Make It. “People understand that well, this is unique... This is not something I’ll get potentially elsewhere.” Read more>>>


March 9, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant student-run investment fund hits $2M

Bryant University’s student-run investment fund surpassed $2 million for the first time as of December, according to a news release. The Archway Investment Fund, started in 2005 with a $200,000 cash investment, serves as a capstone learning opportunity for students in the university’s finance department. Read more>>>


March 2, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

The Great Simplification

By Michael Gravier

A lot has been written about the novel corona-virus impacts on supply chains. Yet of course much of what companies will do will play out over the next decade because supply chains are rooted in physical facilities and capital investments. The real impacts will be to supply chain strategy, such as facility locations, political considerations, long-term financial trends, and regulatory environments. Read more>>>


February 12, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

Getting Ready for the Future

By Michael Gravier

Inventory has always been the lifeblood of supply chains—and its management is about to get much more competitive. The main reason is technology, and a lot has been written on the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IOT), robots, and other technologies. Soon a lot more is going to be written on the lack of talent skilled enough to use the technology. Read more>>>


February 3, 2020

Yahoo Lifestyle

Coping With the Ongoing Trauma of Chronic Illness

Joseph Trunzo, a psychology professor at Bryant University as well as a practicing psychologist, wrote a great article on ACT. While he treats patients with a variety of psychology issues, he has a particular interest in helping chronic disease patients live fuller lives and recently wrote a book to help those living with Lyme disease. Read more>>>


January 14, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant's Chafee center seeking participants for trade mission to Germany

The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University is seeking businesses to participate in a trade mission to Germany that will take place in May. The mission, run in partnership between the Chafee center and R.I. Commerce Corp., will include market research for participating companies, a promotional campaign in local markets, receptions and networking with local businesses, and education events and briefings. Read more>>>


January 13, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant's capital campaign concludes with record $111M raised

The capital campaign that Bryant University launched in 2014 reached a defining moment at the end of 2019: Setting a record for most money raised in the university's 156-year history. The campaign, titled “Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future,” raised $111 million as of Dec. 31, 2019. Read more>>>


January 13, 2020

Supply Chain Management Review

2020: The Year of Supply Chain Labor

By Michael Gravier

Marketing Professor Michael Gravier's article for Supply Chain Management Review predicts that 2020 will be the year of supply chain labor.  The future depends on mixing and matching knowledge and skills of individuals. Supply chain leaders will focus on worker productivity because it will become so visible, as well as “mass customization” of worker relationships. Read more>>>


January 6, 2020

Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Peter Nigro

Peter Nigro is the Sarkisian chair in financial services at Bryant University. He spoke to PBN about the economic outlook for 2020 and the possibility of an economic downturn. Read more>>>


January 3, 2020

Providence Business News

Bryant professor named Geological Society of America fellow

Hong Yang, a professor of science and technology and vice president for international affairs at Bryant University, was recently elected as a 2019 fellow of the Geological Society of America. The society works to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth and the geosciences profession. Read more>>>




December 12, 2019

The Boston Globe

When will Rhode Island shake its 38 Studios hangover?

For many Rhode Islanders, “38 Studios” not only rings a bell, it represents a shorthand for the type of special deals and know-a-guy political culture that can stir a deep well of skepticism.“It’s hard to let something like that go,” Bryant University economics Professor Edinaldo Tebaldi said of the state’s $75-million loan guarantee for the former Red Sox star’s bankrupt business. Tebaldi said the lesson from 38 Studios is straightforward: “Guarantees of public money for the private sector should not be on the table,” he said. “Don’t write a check to the private sector.” Read more>>>


December 4, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Supply Chain Talent: A Thousand Ways to Do What You're Told

By Michael Gravier

Marketing Professor Michael Gravier's article for Supply Chain Management Review discusses the problems that have impacted supply chain workers, from warehouses totruck driving, to IT infrastructure and beyond. Read more>>>


November 20, 2019

The Boston Globe

Which R.I. college offers the best ROI? The answer might surprise you.

It’s no secret that college gets more expensive every year, so it’s more important than ever to understand whether your investment in a degree will pay off or if you’re still going to be drinking Natty Ice when you’re 40 because you can’t find a job. So which Rhode Island school offers the best return on investment? If you’re thinking Brown, try again. Hello Bryant University. Read more>>>


November 19, 2019

Providence Business News

Report: Bryant tops R.I. colleges in long-term ROI

A report measuring return on investments for colleges in the United States has found that Bryant University bachelor’s degrees have the highest long-term return on investment of any school in Rhode Island 40 years after enrollment. Bryant was said to have a 40-year net present value of $1.39 million (No. 73 of all colleges in the report), just edging out Brown University at $1.38 million (No. 83). Read more>>>


November 11, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Supply Chain Visibility Has a Problem

By Michael Gravier

Marketing Professor Michael Gravier's article for Supply Chain Management Review discusses the two major hurdles that companies will have to overcome to harvest the benefits of supply chain transparency. Read more>>>


November 8, 2019

Providence Business News

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners may play big role in future of primary care

Rhode Island is facing a shortage of primary care physicians, but increasing the roles of physician assistants and nurse practitioners might ease the problem, said panelists at the Providence Business News 2019 Health Care Summit. Robert Jay Amrien, founder and director of the physician assistant program at Bryant University, said patients are often discharged from hospital emergency rooms with instructions to consult their primary health care provider. Read more>>>


November 8, 2019

Providence Business News

Machtley's influence clear at Bryant and beyond

Machtley, Bryant University president since 1996, has devoted his life to public service, including a stint as a Naval officer, serving in the Navy for five years and the Naval Reserve for another 20 years, and being a U.S. congressman from 1989-1995. Read more>>>


November 6, 2019


Four Not-So-Obvious Ways To Foster Innovation In The IT Workplace

The information technology industry is known for promoting strong cultures of innovation in which employees can participate in a wild assortment of programs and extracurricular activities. In his book Unlocking Creativity, Michael Roberto explained that the benchmarking curse is when companies fall into a habit of observing and copying competitors (and doing so poorly much of the time); ergo, you could see poor innovation. Read more>>>


October 24, 2019


Lyme Disease: Best Tips For Coping With Disease

MSN featured tips from Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, on how to manage the psychological aspect of Lyme disease, based on his recent byline in Psychology Today. The MSN article also appeared in Medical Daily. Read more>>>


October 24, 2019

Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study

2020 Writing Fellows

Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study selected Amber Day, Ph.D., Professor of English and Cultural Studies, as a 2020 Writing Fellow. The group of 15 was carefully selected from over 400 applications from exceptional scholars, artists, and writers from all over the world. Read more>>>


October 23, 2019


Online Learning: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Third-Party Partnerships

By Bonnie Budd

According to Bonnie Budd, Bryant's Director of Online Learning, deciding whether to develop or outsource the expertise and technological infrastructure necessary to launch an online degree program requires a thorough evaluation of costs and careful consideration about which approach will provide a solution that aligns with institutional mission, values, and culture. Read more>>>


October 22, 2019

Psychology Today

Tips for Coping With Lyme Disease

If caught early and treated properly, Lyme disease can be a relatively simple bacterial infection to treat. However, if the infection goes untreated for a period of time, it can become a debilitating illness. In his article, Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D., offers tips for comping with complicated presentations of Lyme Disease. Read more>>>


October 22, 2019

Rhode Island Small Business Journal

SBA Awards State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant to the John H. Chafee Center for International Business

For the 8th time, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the John H. Chafee Center for International Business has been selected as the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant recipient for the state of Rhode Island. The Chafee Center’s work involves export entry and growth among small business in Rhode Island. Read more>>>


October 21, 2019

Providence Business News

Chafee Center receives $347k in federal funds for export initiative

The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University has received a $374,002 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration under the State Trade Expansion Program. The grant was matched by a state grant from the R.I. Commerce Corp. of $124,667, according to the SBA. The funds will be used to help small businesses to enter the global market or to expand their global exports. Read more>>>


October 8, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Don't Work the Good Horse to Death

By Michael Gravier

Marketing Professor Michael Gravier's article for Supply Chain Management Review cautions supply chain managers, "Don't work the good horse to death. The upcoming election cycle will mean a lot of ideas and initiatives being tossed about to address the challenges of our times. Just as with a horse, focusing on the fundamentals—training, proper resource investment, basic research into supplier and customer markets, efficient use of resources—are the supply chain manager’s best tools.” Read more>>>


October 8, 2019

Podcast: Global Canada's Super Awesome Science Show

Don't Fall for Fake News

A Global Canada podcast, the Super Awesome Science Show featured commentary from Amber Day, Ph.D., English and Cultural Studies Professor, on how fake news has a base in satire and parody, although it has devolved into something more troubling. Read more>>>


October 1, 2019

Aeon Magazine

The Best Life Possible

By Joseph Trunzo

Aeon Magazine published “The best life possible” by Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, an in-depth piece about living with chronic illness, and the psychological techniques its takes to thrive when ill. "You might not have a choice about your illness, but you do have choices about how to live with it," says Trunzo. Read more>>>


September 27, 2019

Providence Business News

White, Machtley lead honorees in 2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards

Joining White as an individual honoree in the BEA program is Ronald K. Machtley, president of Bryant University, who is being recognized with the Corporate Citizenship award. Machtley is set to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. His collegiate presidency is one of the longest-running in the country and he has been praised widely for leading the institution through a transformation from a struggling college to a thriving university. Read more>>>


September 24, 2019

Marine Trader Journal

Deep tech has been a long time coming, and it will be a golden era for the resurgence of small business, especially those in the supply chain says Michael Gravier

Marine Trader Journal featured the supply chain expertise of Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, in an article examining how deep tech will be a golden era for the resurgence of small businesses. According to Gravier, "Deep tech will redefine supply chain management away from a focus on managing an end-to-end process."  Read more>>>


September 20, 2019

How to Help Ramp Up Your Supply Chain Before the Holiday Season featured expertise from Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, in the article "How to Help Ramp Up Your Supply Chain Before the Holiday Season." According to Gravier, "The process of tuning up a business for the holidays starts with supply chain planning. And that begins with examining what has happened in holidays past." Read more>>>


September 14, 2019

U.S. News & World Report

Study Shows $4.3 Billion Impact from Quonset Business Park

U.S. News & World Report and a number of national and local outlets, including the Associated PressProvidence Business News, WPRIThe Independent, and the American Journal of Transportationfeatured the Quonset Economic Impact report by Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics. The study found $4.3 billion is pumped into the economy by businesses at Quonset Business Park. Read more>>>


September 9, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Risks and Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Michael Gravier

Marketing Professor Michael Gravier's article for Supply Chain Management Review  focuses on the risks and opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. "We are entering new territory where, to succeed, we must fundamentally understand how we as human beings think about our world and our relation to our technology. Smart companies will focus on innovation in these three areas in order to gain a competitive advantage." Read more>>>


August 28, 2019


Target's Tariff Strategy Might Haunt the Retailer

Adweek called upon Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, to comment on Target's pass-the-cost-to suppliers tariff strategy. Although it has been a common tactic among retailers through the years, Gravier calls the strategy, "short sighted. The core issue is that retailers don’t see themselves as part of the supply chain, but rather they focus only on the end consumer at the end of the line." Read more>>>


August 5, 2019


Here's How Trumps Tariffs Could Hurt Amazon More Than Its Peers

Adweek featured commentary from Marketing Professor Michael Gravier on the ongoing trade war with China and how Trump’s newly-announced tariffs could hurt Amazon. “Many Amazon purchases are not necessities like food, but rather discretionary—and this could hurt the platform if there’s a downturn in the economy.” Read more>>>


July 16, 2019

Best American Essays

Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2018

The 2019 Edition of "Best American Essays" included Writing Instructor Mary “M.J.” Andersen’s essay,  "Leaving the Paper"among the "Notable essays of Non-Fiction of 2018." Her paper originally appeared in the publication Politics/Letters. Read more>>>


July 15, 2019

NPR: Wisconsin Public Radio

The State of American Satire

Wisconsin Public Radio called on Amber Day, Ph.D., English and Cultural Studies Professor and author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate, to discuss satire in American politics in light of Mad Magazine's announcement to scale back its operations. Read more>>>


July 10, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Supply Chain Opportunity Costs about to Explode

By Michael Gravier

Marketing Professor Michael Gravier's article for Supply Chain Management Review warns that supply chain opportunity costs are about to explode. “Tariffs are survivable, if painful. Increasing opportunity costs or outright denying other countries opportunities is a much more dangerous game that, unfortunately, will prove the next challenge to supply chain managers.” Read more>>>


July 2, 2019

6 River Systems

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems tapped 26 supply chain professionals, including Marketing Professor Michael Gravier, to share the most effective ways to create a winning supply chain strategy. Gravier suggests, “Many highly successful companies like Amazon and Walmart have succeeded in supply chain management because they owned the entire data process, and they are investing heavily in the integration component, such as Walmart vertically integrating chicken and dairy farms and Amazon investing in web services. The future will be the sharing of information and supply chain integration across companies.” Read more>>>


June 25, 2019


The 6 Key Mindsets Behind Creative Thinking

Forbes contributor Bryant Collins tapped Michael Roberto, D.B.A., Trustee Professor of Management, on the six mindsets that can help entrepreneurs and business leaders spark creative thinking. These mindsets – the Linear Mindset, Benchmarking Mindset, Prediction Mindset, Structural Mindset, Focus Mindset, and Naysayer Mindset – are featured in Roberto’s latest book, Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets. Read more>>>


June 21, 2019

The CRISPR Journal

The Human Right to Science and the Regulation of Human Germline Engineering

Andrea Boggio, J.S.D., Professor of Legal Studies, co-authored a paper proposing a human rights framework for regulating human germline in The CRISPR Journal. The authors suggest that in order to move forward, the human right to science is an ideal starting point for building consensus, at the national and international levels, on governing principles that promote responsible scientific and technological advancements. Regulatory frameworks must recognize the international nature of modern germline genome engineering research, the need for shared governance rather than tech-locked prohibitions, and the fact that humans are not their germline. Read more>>>


June 21, 2019


Tebaldi: Rhode Island's Path for Prosperity: Significant Improvement, But Challenges Persist

Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, shares valuable insights on Rhode Island’s economy with GoLocalProv. "In my assessment, while our economy still has vulnerabilities resulting from decades-old structural problems that require attention, it is undeniable that the state’s position has improved significantly." Read more>>>


June 21, 2019

Providence Business News

PBN announces 2019 Healthiest Employers

Bryant University was named one of the healthiest employers in Rhode Island. Read more>>>


June 14, 2019

Providence Business News

Bryant University's school in China awards its first degrees

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley awarded bachelor's degrees to 130 graduates of Bryant Zhuhai last Saturday, the first graduating class of Bryant's four-year school in Zhuhai, China. The commencement follows more than a decade of strategic efforts by Bryant and Machtley to establish a four-year school in China.  Read more>>>


June 12, 2019


Ask the Experts

WalletHub featured Stefanie Boyer, Associate Professor of Marketing, in its “Ask the Experts” section. Boyer speculated on the types of applicants that credit cards are likely to attract, that give bonus rewards on mobile-wallet purchases, such as Wells Fargo Cash Wise. According to Boyer, they should be able to attract tech savvy individuals who value efficiency, perhaps entrepreneurs in a hurry and more of the generation Z and millennial markets. Read more>>>


June 8, 2019

Psychology Today

The Psychological Implications of Lyme Disease

By Joseph Trunzo

Psychology Professor Joseph Trunzo's article in Psychology Today examines both the psychology and psychiatric implications of Lyme and other tick-borne infectious diseases. “It can be exceedingly difficult to untangle the medical and psychological causes of behavioral health symptoms. Building awareness is our best bet for helping ourselves and others now and moving forward.” Read more>>>


June 1, 2019

Public Affairs Council

Uncertainty Creates Risk for Companies

Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, provided expert commentary for the Public Affairs Council magazine, Impact, on how the uncertainty of trade situations and tariffs negatively affects business. Suggests Gravier, “I think it is time for U.S. companies to engage more with their elected representatives. Companies need to be involved in this process. They need to be telling their elected representatives how this is causing them pain. The faster they get the word out, the bigger influence they can have.” Read more>>>


May 30, 2019

Nature Communications

Germline ban and human-rights law

Andrea Boggio, J.S.D., Professor of Legal Studies, submitted an op-ed to Nature Communications, on the proposed international moratorium on clinical uses of human germline editing. "In my view, basing policy on transparency and accountability would be more promising and better aligned with the human-rights framework." Read more>>>


May 29, 2019


Rare Earths, Bonds, and Permit Hell: 3 Weapons China Can Use to Escalate the Trade War

Fortune called up Michael Gravier, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing for expertise on Chinese pharma supply chains for an article examining the ongoing trade war. According to Gravier, "China makes around 40 percent of the basic chemicals (API’s [or] active pharmaceutical ingredients) needed in pharma. Any of these measures could prove painful to China, either through the loss of U.S.-backed industry, investment value, or important export markets. What might have been considered unthinkable becomes all the more plausible as the trade war drags on." Read more>>>


May 24, 2019

Providence Business News

Bryant sees pluses of military service

Providence Business News featured how Bryant supports veterans in the transition from a military to civilian workplace. This year, Bryant was named second best in the U.S. by Military Friendly Schools, a veteran-owned business that ranked schools based on campus climate, post-graduate placement and other statistics.Read more>>>


May 16, 2019

The Chronicle of Higher Education


The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Ronald Machley's retirement as President and the hiring of James Shanahan as Professor of Data Science and leader of the Data Science Initiative at Bryant University. Read more>>>


May 14, 2019


Why Advergames Can Be Dominant On Social Media -- Lessons From Popsockets

Forbes included commentary from Marketing Professor Sukki Yoon on the new advertising technology in the Facebook advergame from Popsockets. “It is pretty clear that the Facebook advergame ‘Swappable PopGrips’ is a good example of how advergaming subtly but surely enhances brand awareness. The products embedded in a match game is among the few places that receive the full attention of the psychologically unarmed consumer.” Read more>>>


May 9, 2019

NBC 10

Heart health program shows young students impact of choices

NBC10 featured the PA Program's partnership with the American heart Association of Southern New England for a new heart health pilot project. It aims to teach Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy students about smoking, diabetes, and blood pressure in seven weekly lessons, all developed and taught by Bryant PA students. Read more>>>


May 9, 2019

Newport Daily News Online

SPARE CHANGE: Machtley winds down a fine career

I’m pretty sure the first time I met Ron Machtley, he was involved in converting the old Armed Services YMCA. A Portsmouth lawyer, he was new to public life. Since then he’s lived in the public eye nonstop. Machtley is retiring next year as president of Bryant University, after 23 years. It was a graceful second act for a guy who’d served three terms in Congress. And by most accounts, Machtley embraced the shift into academia. Read more>>>


May 6, 2019

U.S. News & World Report

Bryant University President Announces Retirement

The president of Bryant University in Rhode Island has announced that he will retire next year after more than two decades on the job. Ronald Machtley in a letter to the Bryant community Monday said he will continue to serve through the Smithfield school's May 2020 commencement. Read more>>>


May 6, 2019

Providence Journal

Ronald Machtley to retire as Bryant University president next year

After 23 years at the helm of Bryant University, President Ronald K. Machtley announced Monday that he will retire after the school's 2020 commencement. Read more>>>


May 6, 2019

Providence Business News

Bryant President Machtley announces plan to retire in 2020

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley, who has led the university for 23 years, announced Monday that he will retire as president after commencement in May 2020. “It has been an honor to serve as president of Bryant University and Kati [his wife] and I are extremely grateful,” the former Rhode Island congressman said a letter to the Bryant community. “We love this institution, its faculty, staff and students. It is simply time to start a new chapter in life. Kati and I would like to pursue creative interests and travel while we’re still in good health, rekindle old friendships, and spend much more time with our children and grandchildren.” Read more>>>


May 6, 2019

Bryant President Macthley will retire in 2020

The president of Bryant University, Ronald K. Machtley, who's held the post since 1996, told the university's community Monday he would be stepping down next year, after the class of 2020 graduates. Machtley, 70, made the announcement in an open letter. "It is simply time to start a new chapter in life," he wrote. Read more>>>


May 6, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Technology is Supply Chain's Greatest Threat

By Michael Gravier

Lots is written about the promise of technology in supply chains these days, yet technology also represents the greatest threat to supply chains. And it’s changing the nature of our industry. Supply chain management has long leveraged information and slick logistics for inventory strategies. The result has been amazing business efficiency and customer service levels unimagined a generation ago. This has resulted in part from leveraging technologies, but in greater part from viewing supply chains holistically, like a system. Read more>>>


May 3, 2019

Yahoo! Finance

James Shanahan, Ph.D., to lead Bryant University Data Science Initiative

Bryant University announces the appointment of James (Jimi) Shanahan, Ph.D., as the inaugural John '01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science, effective summer 2019. Shanahan brings 30 years of leading-edge entrepreneurship, data science expertise, and academic accomplishment to the new role. Read more>>>


April 29, 2019

Nature Communications

800-kyr land temperature variations modulated by vegetation changes on Chinese Loess Plateau

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’s longest (800 thousand years) land surface temperature record. Read more>>>


April 29, 2019

Commencement 2019: Who's who at the podium

The address for Bryant University’s Graduate Programs Commencement on Thursday, May 16, will be delivered by Edward “Ned” O. Handy III, chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. Read more>>>


April 24, 2019

The Enterprisers Project

How to Make the Case for Design Thinking

Organizations do not need to make big bets on design thinking to see returns. “It’s ironic, actually, that some organizations have made huge bets right out of the gate, when the ethos of design thinking is ‘experiment and test,’” says Mike Roberto, management professor at Bryant University and author of "Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets." Read more>>>


April 22, 2019


Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

"Credit card companies do not lose money by not charging foreign-transaction fees. Credit card companies consistently make money their cards are used by the customers, whether domestically or internationally," says A. Can Inci, Ph.D. and Professor of Finance at Bryant University. Read more>>>


April 7, 2019

The Wall Street Journal 

The Perils of After-Hours Stock Trading

Professor David Louton weighs in on “The Perils of After-Hours Stock Trading” in the Wall Street Journal. "Extended-hours trading could help long-term investors by allowing them to buy at lower prices. But short-term attempts to time the market “are very speculative propositions, with at least as much opportunity for loss as for gain,” he says. Read more>>>


April 3, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Some Supply Chain Managers Just Don't Get It

By Michael J. Gravier, Ph.D.

Evidence that most leaders don’t “get it” is the fact that the top 10% “superstar” companies accrue 80% of the economic value in their industries. Most supply chain leaders don’t really understand what’s so different about the changes underway thanks to technology, or are simply unable to afford the technology. Whether you call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution or give it some other name, the source of competitive advantage is about to change, and your current strategy is most likely going to kill your business unless you prepare. Read more>>>


April 2, 2019

This Tech Can Help You Master Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management technology once reserved for large enterprises now increasingly sports price points and setup requirements suited to small and medium-sized companies.“Information is king in supply chain management," says Michael Gravier, a professor at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. “If you're a small-business owner, consider small steps toward using more technology to at least manage inventory. That will be fundamental to adopting future technologies as their costs come down," he says. Read more>>>


April 2, 2019


Sailing into the storm: Acceptance and commitment therapy teaches us how to live a values-driven life even in the face of dark emotions and traums

By Joseph Trunzo, Ph.D.

Before she even knew what was happening, he was already on her. He punched her in the face, smashed her head against the wall, and dragged her through the corridor by her hair. The pain was searing; the fear, overwhelming. When help finally arrived, after what seemed like an eternity, the damage had already been done. The effects of the beating were both physical and psychological. Read more>>>


March 27, 2019

Inside Higher Ed

Discussion Boards: Valuable? Overused? Discuss.

At Bryant University, discussion boards consist of a mix of written “essay-like” responses, usually informed by research, with “experiential” video posts that express an opinion or tell a story, according to Bonnie Budd, Bryant’s director of online learning. Read more>>>


March 25, 2019

Providence Journal

Bryant University capital campaign surpasses $100 million

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley said its capital campaign has exceeded its original goal of $75 million and now surpassed a larger target of $100 million with several months to go. “When we launched this historic capital campaign, the entire Bryant community shared ambitious goals and the conviction that this campaign would be the catalyst to take Bryant to the next level of excellence,” Machtley said. Read more>>>


March 25, 2019

Providence Business News

Bryant exceeds $100M sretch goal for capital campaign

Bryant University’s capital campaign has exceeded its stretch fundraising goal of $100 million, the university announced Monday. The original goal of the capital campaign, titled “Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future,” was $75 million and the university said that the campaign still has several months before completion. Read more>>>


March 20, 2019

The Valley Breeze

Bryant Women's Summit empowers local women, students

Ten female Smithfield High School students attended the 22nd annual Bryant University Women’s Summit last week, sitting in the front row at an event intended to promote professional, personal and financial empowerment. Read more>>>


March 15, 2019

Providence Journal

At Bryant University women's summit, lessons in sisterhood

One is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress and the other is an award-winning sociology professor, but these sisters know that they would not be where they are today without each other. "My sister's life as a feminist and as a sociologist and as a teacher and as an educator have really influenced the way I interpret the roles that I read," said Mary McDonnell, a television, film and stage actress, as she sat next to her sister, Judith McDonnell, who is a professor at Bryant University. Read more>>>


March 15, 2019

Two-time Oscar nominee speaks at Bryant women's summit

 For the twenty-second year in a row, Bryant University hosted a Women's Summit on Friday, featuring leaders in business and culture to promote empowerment and inspire women. Among the keynote speakers was Mary McDonnell, an actress, producer, podcast host, and 2018 winner of Trinity Repertory Company's Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Read more>>>


March 15, 2019

Providence Business News

Ghazal named Businesswoman of Year at Bryant Women's Summit

Rhode Island Free Clinic CEO Marie Ghazal was recognized as the New England Businesswoman of the Year for 2019 Friday at the 22nd Bryant University Women’s Summit. Head of the clinic since 2010, Ghazal has led the center, that offers free, comprehensive health care, through growth in both size and clinical offerings. Read more>>>


March 2, 2019

Providence Journal

Netflix co-founder tells Bryant University audience how he scored a hit

Blockbuster Video long ago became the stuff of nostalgia for people who crowded its stores in the 1990s and aughts, but Mitch Lowe’s memories of the chain are not pleasant. “I owned a video store, and Blockbuster opened up right across the street from me,” the co-founder of Netflix, former Redbox CEO and current CEO of MoviePass said on Saturday. “They hired all my employees, took all my customers and closed my store down.” Read more>>>


March 1, 2019

Investor's Business Daily

How Joe Coulombe Built The Culture Behind Trader Joe's Cult Status

Trader Joe's founder Joe Coulombe learned the ropes in retailing the hard way. Bryant University's Trustee Professor of Management Michael Roberto says Coulombe chose not to do what a lot of traditional grocery stores were doing. Trader Joe's didn't have promotions. And they didn't sell a lot of branded goods. Instead, they have plenty of private-label goods on their shelves. Read more>>>


March 1, 2019

Providence Business News

Editor's Choice: Bryant University to host entrepreneur conference

Bryant University will host its eighth annual Northeast Entrepreneurship Conference, which will feature an array of entrepreneurs, business leaders and motivational speakers, and offer attendees an opportunity to discuss entrepreneurship through various breakout sessions. Mitch Lowe, co-founding executive of Netflix, CEO of Movie Pass and former Redbox president, will be a keynote speaker. Read more>>>


February 28, 2019

Rhode Island Catholic

Members of different congregations come together as one during annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

On nearly the opposite side of the world, this very same spirit of fraternity between faiths was in full display in Smithfield on Tuesday, Feb. 12, where Bryant University celebrated its 23rd annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. The event attracted 188 attendees from more than 30 different congregations and organizations across the state, including representatives from Rhode Island’s Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu communities, as well as students, educators and civil servants from several local fire and police departments. Read more>>>


February 11, 2019

National Security Institute

NSI Experts Weigh In: “Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence” Executive Order

Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy comments on President Trump's Artificial Intelligence Executive Order. "...The American AI Initiative (AAII) – is welcome news to many within national security circles, as well as academics and administrators in higher education.  We need bold policy statements, such as this, to be the catalyst for Americans to recognize the importance AI will play in ALL of our lives within the next two-to-three years, and beyond." Read more>>>


February 8, 2019


Ultimate Software acquisition won’t be immune to turnover, culture clash

Ultimate Software, an HR vendor, may face a clash of cultures and a spike in turnover as the result of its acquisition by a private equity firm. "Employees will always be inclined to leave after an event like this," said David Louton, professor of finance at Bryant University. "For Ultimate Software employees, the top-rated HR vendor in Glassdoor's recently released Best Places to Work listing, the incentives to move on could be significant," Louton said. Read more>>>


February 4, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Leadership and the Democratization of Supply Chains

By Michael J. Gravier, Ph.D.

Industry is shifting from “produce to compete” to “adapt to compete.”  To make this happen, the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are about to tap into the greatest untapped and neglected resource: the labor force! Read more>>>


January 30, 2019


University program grooms students as future innovators

A program at Bryant University is preparing the next generation to be the innovators of the future. The Bryant IDEA program is now in its 7th year on campus. The 3-day design thinking boot camp gave freshmen the opportunity to solve real life problems for businesses in the area and pitch what they've come up with to alumni, faculty and staff. Read more>>>


January 28, 2019

Logistics Management

Q&A: Michael Gravier, Associate Professor of Marketing and SCM at Bryant University

Most people underestimate the massive changes to logistics/distribution network strategy. Where traditional logistics and materials management focused on the manufacturing and production end of the supply chain, e-commerce focuses more heavily on the end consumer. Where facility location decisions used to change on a decade scale, e-commerce now must respond to fickle consumer markets. Read more>>>


January 25, 2019

Providence Business News

Bryant University’s IDEA 2019 seminar focuses on user experience

In its seventh annual iteration, Bryant University’s Innovation and Design Experience for All, or IDEA, 2019 seminar added a focus on user experience during the three-day event. Based on steps from empathizing, defining and ideating to creating a prototype and testing, the IDEA model was advanced this year by the school’s administrators to include analysis of the user experience, the first step in the model’s process. Read more>>>


January 25, 2019

Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Daniel Ames

As associate dean of the Bryant University College of Business, Daniel Ames oversees the school’s graduate business programs and assists with recruiting and accreditation. Here, he answers five questions for PBN on Bryant's new online MBA program. Read more>>>


January 25, 2019

Providence Business News

Are N.E. unemployment rates too low?

By Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph. D.

The end of the Great Recession has been followed by a slow but steady economic expansion that led to a significant drop in unemployment rates across the nation, particularly across New England states. Read more>>>


January 25, 2019

Providence Business News

Business Best-sellers Jan. 25, 2019

Trustee Professor of Management Mike Roberto's book, "Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets" is named to PBN's Business Best-sellers list. Read more>>>


January 25, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

Solving the e-Commerce Puzzle: An interview with Michael Gravier

According to Michael Gravier, Associate Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Bryant University, "Most people underestimate the massive changes to logistics/distribution network strategy. Where traditional logistics and materials management focused on the manufacturing and production end of the supply chain, e-commerce focuses more heavily on the end consumer." Read more>>>


January 21, 2019

Supply Chain Management Review

2019: The Year of Supply Chains Living Dangerously

By Michael Gravier, Ph. D.

“Uncertainty” has been the operative word for the past few years, yet that’s no longer the case. The new American foreign and domestic policies have become much more clear, and many supply chain managers need to change their “wait and see” approach to take action. Read more>>>


January 13, 2019

The Jordan Times

How to stop losing the fight against malaria

By Andrea Boggio

When it comes to fighting infectious diseases, progress cannot be gauged by the availability of resources; the most important metric is the number of lives saved. By this measure, the world is on the verge of losing its battle with malaria. Read more>>>


January 11, 2019

The Diplomat

Pacific Trade Norms Established as US Producers Fear Losses

By Nicole L. Freiner

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) also known as TPP-11 entered force on Sunday, December 30, 2018 ushering in a new set of trade rules for the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for over 15 percent of global trade and 500 million consumers. The agreement establishes new rules for trade, specifically in the areas of intellectual property rights and e-commerce that will benefit both large and small firms, assisting with access to important information needed to do business and comply with its rules. Read more>>>


January 10, 2019


Michael Roberto: How To Solve Any Problem By Shifting Your Creative Mindset

I spoke to Michael Roberto, trustee professor of management at Bryant University and the author of the new book Unlocking Creativity (Wiley, January 2019). In this interview, we chat about how anyone - individuals and organizations - can use the insights in Michael’s book to overcome barriers to creativity and unlock their very best decision making and problem solving. Read more>>>


January 4, 2019

Khaleej Times

3 ways to win the fight again malaria

By Andrea Boggio

When it comes to fighting infectious diseases, progress cannot be gauged by the availability of resources; the most important metric is the number of lives saved. By this measure, the world is on the verge of losing its battle with malaria. Read more>>>



November 28, 2018

Freakonomics Radio

Should America Be Run by… Trader Joe’s?

Trustee Professor of Management Mike Roberto discusses Trader Joe's: the quirky little grocery chain with California roots and German ownership that has a lot to teach all of us about choice architecture, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, and team spirit. Read more>>>


November 28, 2018

Science Advances

Molecular fossils from phytoplankton reveal secular Pco2 trend over the Phanerozoic

By Brian Blais, Ph. D.

Past changes in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (PCO2) have had a major impact on earth system dynamics; yet, reconstructing secular trends of past PCO2 remains a prevalent challenge in paleoclimate studies. Read more>>>


November 28, 2018


Fossil algae reveal 500 million years of climate change

By Brian Blais, Ph. D.

Scientists have succeeded in developing a new indicator (proxy) of ancient CO2 levels, using the organic molecule phytane, a debris product of chlorophyll. This new organic proxy not only provides the most continuous record of CO2 concentrations ever, it also breaks a record in its time span, covering half a billion years. Read more>>>


November 28, 2018

Fossil algae reveal 500 million years of climate change

By Brian Blais, Ph. D.

Earth scientists are able to travel far back in time to reconstruct the geological past and paleoclimate to make better predictions about future climate conditions. Read more>>>


November 18, 2018

AMA Quarterly

The Human Center of Design Thinking

Michael Roberto, Ph.D., Trustee Professor of Management, and Lori Coakley, Ph.D., Professor of Management, co-authored a paper on design thinking's human-centered approach to innovation. Read more>>>


October 13, 2018

The Atlantic

Letters: When the Production of Knowledge Gets Messy

By Sarah E. Kruse, Ph. D.

There can be some value to publishing seemingly outrageous ideas. After all, all ideas seem outrageous at first. Sometimes it’s only by putting them out there for discussion that we can start to separate the important innovations from the truly outrageous. Read more>>>


September 9, 2018


In Boston’s Shadow, Rhode Island Fights for Life Science Jobs, Respect

While biotech has boomed in the Boston area just north and in other major clusters, Rhode Island’s biosciences community has shed 10 percent of its jobs since 2014, according to the BIO national trade organization. Bryant University Economist Edinaldo Tebaldi warns against government favor for one subsector or another. "There’s no denying that without space for wet labs and animal facilities, biotech startups will go elsewhere, even though life science jobs are now as much about crunching data as they are about swirling beakers and dissecting tissues." Read more>>>


August 27, 2018

Rhode Island Monthly

Dr. Joseph Trunzo Talks Chronic Lime

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with Lyme disease, and many suffer from the physical and emotional effects of the disease for many years. Rhode Island has the fourth highest rate in the nation, with the majority of cases being reported in South County. Dr. Joseph Trunzo, professor of psychology at Bryant University and founder of Providence Psychology Services, discusses his new book Living Beyond Lyme: Reclaim Your Life from Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness. Read more>>>


August 22, 2018


Five reasons Bryant’s PA Program Accreditation is Important to the Region

Bryant University's Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program is the first in Rhode Island to be granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), earning "Accreditation-Continued" status. Read more>>> 


August 15, 2018

Providence Business News

Bryant launching online MBA program designed for working professionals

Bryant University has launched a fully-online Master of Business Administration program designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers, the university announced. Read more>>>


August 2, 2018

Chronicle of Higher Education

How New Classrooms Can Help Professors Think More Deeply About Teaching

Institutions like the Universities of Maryland and Arizona and Bryant University have built or renovated ambitious spaces that foster active learning. These spaces, which often have movable furniture and whiteboards and other interactive technology, are designed to encourage professors to change how they teach and students to participate more frequently during class. Read more>>>


July 31, 2018

Providence Business News

Bryant University College of Business Appoints Daniel Ames, Ph.D., as Associate Dean

Bryant University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn M. Sulmasy, J.D., LL.M., and College of Business Dean Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D., have announced the appointment of Daniel Ames, Ph.D., as Associate Dean of the College of Business. Ames will begin his position on July 31, 2018, joining an academic leadership team that has garnered national recognition for developing innovative graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Business. Read more>>>


July 23, 2018

Providence Business News

Bryant’s physician assistant program receives full accreditation

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Bryant University has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc., or ARC-PA, the university announced Monday, noting it was the first physician assistant program in the state to receive the distinction. Read more>>>


July 16, 2018

Supply Chain Management Review

The Half-Life of Supply Chain Knowledge

By Michael Gravier, Ph.D.

It hasn’t been true for decades that Westerners are the only ones living a middle-class lifestyle. It has been a long time coming but the world is finally updating its perspective on trade and international relations for the first time since the Cold War ended. Read more>>>


July 5, 2018

When Cognition Interferes with Innovation: Overcoming Cognitive Obstacles to Design Thinking

Research-Technology Management Journal,

By Allison G. Butler, Ph.D., and Michael A. Roberto, D.B.A.

Design thinking can fail when cognitive obstacles interfere; appropriate cognitive countermeasures can help disarm the traps. Many organizations have become enamored with design thinking. As breakthrough innovation becomes the default mode for corporate growth, design thinking offers a structured methodology for generating innovation—a clear process that begins with ethnographic research to develop empathy and define user needs, then moves to ideation to explore possible solutions for improving the user experience, then refines concepts through an iterative process of prototyping and testing. Proponents such as IDEO founder David Kelley suggest that design thinking means innovation need not be the sole domain of the creative genius (Kelley and Kelley 2013). Read more>>>


June 28, 2018

How ESG Investing Increases Risk-Adjusted Returns

featuring Asli Ascioglu, Ph.D

Many investors view ESG as just another means of socially responsible investing, but ESG investing can – and many experts say should – serve another role in your portfolio: that of risk reduction. "ESG reports highlight all these risks, [plus] controversies such as lawsuits, in detail and provide rankings among peers in the same industry," says Asli Ascioglu, a professor of finance at Bryant University. "Academic studies have shown that companies with better ESG scores have lower share price volatility and fare better in times of crisis." In short: "Companies with good ESG practices are just managed better," Ascioglu says. And adding them to your portfolio can increase your risk-adjusted returns. Read more>>>


May 19, 2018

Bryant: U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao to grads: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

Providence Journal

Without once mentioning the president’s name, President Trump’s Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao ventured from Washington, D.C., to blue-state Rhode Island on Saturday to tell Bryant University graduates they are graduating “at a very good time” in the nation’s history.Her first applause line: “Three million net new jobs have been created in the last year alone. And in April 2018, the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest in more than 17 years.” Read more>>>


May 10, 2018

University Business

Higher ed experiencing a boom in hurdle rooms

Whether you call them huddle rooms, breakout rooms or collaboration rooms, small group spaces cropping up in various campus buildings are changing the way academic facilities are used. The trend has extended beyond the campus library, where these spaces were traditionally located. Now small breakout rooms for student collaboration are becoming a mainstay in engineering labs, business schools, medical schools and other facilities where classrooms are prominent. Read more>>>


May 1, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

6 Money Mistakes College Students Make

featuring Finance Professor Professor Peter Nigro

“Between paying college tuition and covering the cost of room and board, managing money as a college student can be a challenge. Between paying college tuition and covering the cost of room and board, managing money as a college student can be a challenge.” Read more>>>


April 30, 2018

Providence Journal

9 People to be inducted in R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame

Nine people have been selected by the board of directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame for membership, according to a news release…Ronald K. Machtley. Attorney, naval officer, three-term congressman and then longtime president of Bryant University. Inducted by Albert R. Beauparlant. Read more>>>


May 9, 2018

Two Aquidneck Islanders inducted into R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame

Newport Daily News

Portsmouth resident and Bryant University President Ronald Machtley and screenwriter and playwright Ken Dooley of Newport were among nine people inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame on May 5. The 2018 inductees were honored for their significant contributions to the heritage of the state during the organization’s 54th annual induction ceremony. Read more>>>


April 28, 2018

Attracting Companies with Consultancies

BizEd May/June 2018

Organizations love student consultancy projects for good reasons—they allow companies both to develop the next generation of leaders and to have their biggest business problems solved by student teams. Likewise, business schools turn to student consultancies to deliver experiential learning to students—and, of course, to attract corporations to campus.

Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, has taken the power of the student consultancy to heart. By integrating consultancy projects at different stages of the curricula, the school has significantly increased corporate involvement on campus. Read more>>>


April 27, 2018

Supply Chain Management Review

Bryant University’s Global Supply Chain Management Program Worth Noting

One fundamental innovation is the inter-disciplinary nature of our faculty. We considered housing the program in a single department, it makes the administration easier. But real-life supply chain managers don’t live in that world. Our faculty must keep their expertise (and connections) in logistics, operations, marketing, finance, and information systems—and we demand that our students consult with different faculty to get different perspectives when they complete major projects. This teaches them that there’s no “right” answer, and instead they must consider trade-offs rooted in analytics and justified in performance outcomes. Read more>>>


April 3, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

The Ultimate Guide to Bonds

Featuring Professor Kevin Maloney

Why buy bonds? There are generally three reasons investors buy bonds, says Kevin Maloney, visiting professor of finance at Bryant University. Some investors use bonds to create a steady stream of income. Since a bond's coupon payments are guaranteed, investors know when and how much they'll receive. This also makes bonds useful for funding specific future liabilities such as retirement or college. A bond’s principal repayment can be timed to coincide with major expenses or purchases. Read more>>>


February 2018

University Business

The power of an integrated business and liberal arts curriculum in higher ed

By Ronald K. Machtley

What’s more important in higher education: preparing for a profession or attaining a well-rounded liberal arts education? The answer is that in today’s world both are critical. Read more>>>


March 29, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

7 Lessons to Teach Your Kids for Financial Literacy Month

Every purchase has an opportunity cost. Children also need to know money is finite, even for wealthy families. That means money used to purchase one item won't be available to purchase other items. "Make them aware of trade-offs as soon as possible," says Peter Nigro, professor and chair of the finance department at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Read more>>>


Bryant President, Provost, and Faculty Experts Sought by National Media 

  • U.S. News & World Report, March 16, 2018 – "4 Retirement Distribution Strategies That Will Make Your Money Last," featuring Professor Mara Derderian. Read more>>>
  • U.S. News & World Report, March 15, 2018 – "How to Prepare for 5 Unexpected Costs of Retirement," featuring comments from Professor Dave Louton. Read More>>>
  • Supply Chain Management Review, March 9, 2018 – "Global Supply Chains Depend on People," by Professor Michael Gravier. Read more>>>
  • Chicago Tribune Retire Ahead Newsletter, March, 2018 – "Suddenly disabled. Why a financial backup plan isn’t just for seniors," featuring comments from Professor Maura Dowling. 
  • U.S. News & World Report, February 26, 2018 – "Emerging Markets Bonds Draw Investors," featuring Professor Kevin Maloney. Read more>>>
  • U.S. News & World Report, February 20, 2018  – "The Best Guide to Mutual Funds," featuring Professor Jack Trifts. Read more>>> 
  • U.S. News & World Report, February 8, 2018 – "Look for MBA Courses on Artificial Intelligence," featuring Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy Read more>>>
  • U.S. News & World Report, March 3, 2018 – "Find MBA Programs That Teach Prediction Skills," featuring comments by Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley. Read more>>>
  • U.S. News & World Report, January 4, 2018 – "Will We Say Goodbye to Cash in 2018?" with comments from Professor Peter Nigro. Read more>>>


March 23, 2018

Providence Business News 

Women’s Summit hosts 1,000, names N.E. Businesswoman

reports on the 2018 Women's Summit®. "The 21st Bryant University Women’s Summit was once again a sold-out event, as the program designed to empower women in their careers as well as in their lives welcomed more than 1,000 women to the college campus for a day of seminars and lectures." Read more>>>


March 16, 2018

Providence Business News

Young named Bryant’s data science executive in residence

“I’m excited to move into this unique role at Bryant,” said Young in a statement. “Helping to train the next generation of data scientists is very appealing and a great way to continue to contribute to a field that is increasingly important to the global economy. There’s a huge gap in supply and demand for qualified analysts and data scientists, and Bryant is taking steps to help address this marketplace need.” Read more>>>


March 16, 2018

Rhode Island Monthly

12 Empowering Quotes from the 2018 Women's Summit

There’s nothing quite like walking into an auditorium filled with hundreds and hundreds of women. Bryant University’s annual Women’s Summit, a sold-out conference for professional women in New England held on Friday, was rife with nuggets of wisdom from regional and national leaders — from the governor of Rhode Island to the co-founder of Rent the Runway to Telemundo’s first Latina CEO. Here are some gems that will motivate us to reach for success, even in the face of failure: Read more>>> 


March 16, 2018 

Providence Journal: At Bryant Women’s Summit, media mogul Nely Galan preaches value of fear and failure

Reporter G. Wayne Miller covered Women's Summit® 2018: Rise to the Challenge & Reach New Heights. "Bestselling author, businesswoman and media mogul Nely Galan brought a message of empowerment Friday to a sellout crowd of about 1,000 attending Bryant University’s annual Women’s Summit®." Read more>>>


March 8, 2018

Dan Yorke Show: Bryant U. President talks contract extension, university strategic plan on "State of Mind"

Bryant University President Ronald Machtley joined Dan Yorke just a week after the university announced his contract extension through 2022. President Machtley discussed the administration’s plan to continue to make Bryant competitive in a digital age. The former Congressman also shared his view on Trump-era politics after openly supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich in the presidential primary. Watch here>>>


March 3, 2018 

U.S. News & World Report: Bryant University Extends President's Term Through 2022

U.S. News & World Report and a number of national media outlets, including SF Gate, the Washington Times, and Houston Chronicle, picked up the news about President Machtley's term extension. The Providence Business News also reported the story. In an interview with the region's top business news publication, President Machtely said, "We must find solutions for the cost and the educational aspects of what we’re doing and how we’re going to deal with what I believe is the fourth industrial revolution in artificial intelligence and big data." Read more>>>

February 28

AB6 News, WLNE

Danny Amendola Visits Bryant University, Talks All Things Patriots

Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola speaking at Bryant University Tuesday night. Among the tops the Pats star talked about were the reported turmoil in the organization, the offseason & Bill Belichick as a coach & as a "style expert." Read more>>>


February 27, 2018

Providence Business News

Steve Forbes to speak at Bryant entrepreneurship conference

– In a Providence Business News story announcing Steve Forbes' appearance at Bryant's BUNEEC event, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy said, “Having Steve Forbes here at Bryant University as the keynote speaker for this major conference is yet another example of the incredible efforts of our students and faculty.” 


February 8, 2018 

U.S. News & World Report

Look for MBA Courses on Artificial Intelligence

In an article in U.S. News & World Report, Provost and Chief Academic Officer was asked, "Does the curriculum address ethical dilemmas related to AI?"  He said, "Some inventors of AI technologies have had "builder's remorse" and regretted the impact their inventions have had on society.He says it's important for MBA students to learn about engineers who have expressed concern that the AI technology they created may be so addictive that it is psychologically harmful." Read more>>>


January 26, 2018 

Providence Business News

Bryant IDEA program allows students to work with local businesses

"Now in its sixth year, Bryant University’s three-day design-thinking boot camp, known as Innovation and Design Experience for All, or IDEA, saw students develop and apply innovative solutions to problems put forward by local businesses." Read more>>>


January 18, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

Find MBA Programs That Teach Prediction Skills

In U.S. News & World Report, Ronald K. Machtley, president of Bryant University, says the present-day tech revolution that is transforming many U.S. industries is just as disruptive as the historic Industrial Revolution. He recommends every MBA student take courses that provide guidance on how to adjust to rapid innovation.Find MBA Programs That Teach Prediction Skill, said President Machtley. Read more>>>


January 4, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

Will We Say Goodbye to Cash in 2018? 

Peter Nigro was sought out by U.S. News and World Report Money for his expertise on currency and the economy. Many people appreciate the convenience these systems offer. "I like using my phone and not taking out cash," says Peter Nigro, professor and chair of the finance department at Bryant University. Read more>>>




November 2, 2017

Chronicle of Higher Education 

Daily Briefing Newsletter: Can Design Thinking Redesign Higher Education 

During a visit this week to The Chronicle's offices, Ronald K. Machtley, president of Bryant University for 22 years, discussed how design thinking has shaped the Rhode Island institution. Freshmen are required to take a three-day design-thinking boot camp, to try to solve community problems. Design thinking has also shaped a redesign of the university’s curriculum, to focus on instilling innovation skills in students, and a continuing effort to rethink teaching itself.


October 24, 2017

Valley Breeze

College leaders: We must do a better job preparing workforce

Innovation is a critically important skill for the future, and one businesses and academic institutions champion, said Bryant University President Ronald Machtley. In response to his own question “How do you teach innovation?” he said Bryant has identified five key traits of innovation, which the university has incorporated into learning: curiosity, creativity, collaboration, integrative thinking and grit, which includes perseverance and the ability to overcome failure, he said. Read more>>>


September 28 to October 6, 2017

Dunhuang Exhibition Attracts Media Attention

Bryant's Dunhuang Exhibition of Ancient Silk Road Treasures attracted media attention around the region. Here are the highlights: 

  • WJAR NBC 10: Take a trip to China at Bryant University through modern technology
  • RI NPR: Loca Residents Experience A Piece of Ancient China Through Traveling Art Exhibit. 
  • Providence Journal: A new exhibit at Bryant University provides a glimpse into a 6th-century Chinese cave known for its collection of Buddhist artwork.
  • SinoVision: The perfect fusion of culture and science and technology show the first large-scale Dunhuang Art North America


September 22, 2017

Providence Business News

Bryant’s Innovation Center is transforming teaching, learning

Bryant University’s visually striking Academic Innovation Center, which opened September 2016, is designed to shun passive learning and lengthy lecturing. Instead, the AIC embraces design thinking – a way to solve problems from a more empathetic, idea-generation-type protocol – active and experiential learning, and dynamic teaching methods. Read more>>>


September 8, 2017

Supply Chain Management Review

Is Your Technology Stuck in the Last Industrial Revolution?

Michael Gravier, Ph.D.

The upshot will be the dissolution of the current leaders of the global economy with their long supply chains that are too costly and unresponsive compared to the new generation of companies that will be smaller, organized for rapid reconfiguration, and far lighter on capital requirements. Read more>>>


August 30, 2017

USA Today/College Factual

Bryant Rises in USA Today/College Factual Rankings 

USA Today/College Factual. Bryant’s innovative education continues to climb in national rankings, and the University has most recently been ranked in the top 10 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities in the 2018 USA Today /College Factual  rankings. Bryant’s prestigious programs in Business, International Business, and Marketing are each ranked at no. 3, with Accounting at no. 4. in the country.


July 3, 2017


Six Steps to Innovation

While all leaders recognize the need for innovation in product, process, and services, the word innovation has many meanings. It is perhaps the most ubiquitous word in both business and higher education lexicons today, yet there is seldom a common meaning of the term. Everyone wants an "innovative business model," but what exactly does that mean? Read more >>>


July/August 2017

AACSB BizEd Magazine

Cultivating Campus Cultures of Teaching.  Ways to encourage faculty to innovate in the classroom.

How can a business school encourage faculty to refresh and rethink their teaching practices? Put systems in place that make it easier for faculty to adopt pedagogical innovation. At Bryant University, a management-focused institution in Smithfield, Rhode Island, administrators and faculty have implemented initiatives to create a culture of teaching innovation. Read more >>>


June 14, 2017 

Times Higher Ed (UK). Trust academics to design classrooms of future, says president

How do you create a university building that will encourage outstanding innovative teaching? That question has vexed architects, educationalists and higher education leaders throughout the world for years despite billions of pounds being poured into flashy campus facilities. However, one U.S. University believes that it has found a relatively simple answer: ask academics to design their own classrooms. Read more>>>


June 3, 2017

Inc. Magazine: 22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life

President Ronald K. Machtley was one of 22 top CEOs (the only university president) to give book recommendations. “Isaacson explains that innovation is a lengthy process; it takes a long time to go from an innovative idea to full discovery and the successful culmination of a concept.” Read more>>>


May 20, 2017

Providence Journal: GE Chairman to Bryant Grads, “Go do things. Don’t tweet so darn much.”

With a tip of the hat to other college graduation speakers this season — from rocker Stevie Van Zandt to Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, Jeffrey R. Immelt looked out over the Bryant University Class of 2017 and said: “A lot of you wish you could have had a rock star, somebody more exciting than a business stiff.” But “I’m the only person up here today that could actually give you a job,” the chairman and chief executive of GE said to laughter, cheers and applause from the 870-plus graduating seniors and their families gathered on Bryant’s campus, in a state where GE Digital is just starting to gain a toehold. Read more>>>


April 6, 2017 

Providence Journal

Wozniak Formula for Success? Direction, Engineering, Marketing + Video

One of the founders of Apple, Steve Wozniak, spoke Thursday afternoon at Bryant University, describing the early days of the computer giant and passing lessons along to a largely student audience. Wozniak told a large gathering of students and guests that his path to designing the first Apple computer started with mathematics, in third grade.  Read more>>> A New Architecture for the University Campus of the Future

March 22, 2017 – As schools innovate and transform what teaching and learning look like on their campuses, the design of academic buildings is likely to change in dramatic ways as well...Bryant University, a private university located in Smithfield, Rhode Island with academic programs that integrate business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective, offers a glimpse of what the future of campus design could look like. Read more>>>


March 18, 2017

Providence Journal

Nobel Laureate, Oscar-winning actor urge global women’s empowerment

Leymah Gbowee and Geena Davis speak forcefully at Bryant Women’s Summit.  A Nobel Peace Prize laureate and an Academy Award-winning actor and advocate made powerful arguments for gender equality and elimination of pervasive barriers facing girls and women around the world during Bryant University’s 20th annual  Women’s Summit, which drew a sold-out crowd of more than 1,000 Friday. Read more>>>


March 17, 2017 

Providence Business News

Women seeking mentors, support and inspiration flock each year to Bryant's campus for summit

Almost 20 years ago, when Anne Szostak led what was then Fleet Bank Rhode Island, she had the demanding career of an executive and a family that included two children. Over time, she came to view the pursuit of a work-life balance as an illusion. Read more>>>


March 1, 2017

College Planning & Management Magazine

Future Focused, Bryant’s Academic Innovation Center

As the Grand Prize winner of last year’s CP&M Education Design Showcase, Bryant University’s Academic Innovation Center in Smithfield, RI, is ground-breaking, forward-facing and evocative. Its more than 48,000 square feet holds a variety of teaching spaces calculated to accommodate multimodal presentations and learning. Read more>>>


January 20, 2017

University Business

Bryant IDEA Marks Five Years Teaching Design Thinking Methods 

Bryant’s Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA) is new way of teaching and learning that has catalyzed a movement at Bryant. Now in its 5 th  year, IDEA has evolved to far more than a design thinking course for students. It’s part of a larger institutional initiative to reimagine higher education through design thinking and innovation.  Read more>>>


December 13, 2016

The Hill

Exploring the post-election market rally 

The incoming administration’s unique ability to make major policy shifts without so much as a blink is turning out to be both a source of uncertainty and reassurance at the same time...Call it quantum politics if you like, but we seem to have gone through the looking glass and discovered that we like it there. Read more>>>


December 13, 2016

International Business Times

Fed moves affect homeowners, young people

Professor Peter Nigro: That upward trend is already well underway.  Interest rates on various forms of debt have sprung up "dramatically" since Donald Trump's Nov. 8 election upset, as higher demand for U.S. government bonds has pushed up their yield, said Peter Nigro, a Bryant University School of Business professor and former senior financial economist at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency.  Read more>>>


December 9, 2016

Providence Journal

Alpert Foundation grant to further Bryant’s health sciences programs

The Warren Alpert Foundation has given Bryant University a $2.5-million “challenge grant” to support its School of Health Sciences, which was established two years ago and continues to grow, according to the university. Read more>>>


December 1, 2017 

College Planning & Management 

Education Design Showcase Grand Prize: Bryant’s Academic Innovation Center

Bryant University has a 153-year tradition of innovation – anticipating and adapting to changes in the world to prepare students for success. Bryant’s Academic Innovation Center (AIC) is the pinnacle achievement in a 20-year period of unprecedented growth, innovation, and transformation at Bryant University. Read more>>>


November, 2017

Academic Leader Magazine: 

Framing the Future of Higher Education: A Four-Part Syllabus for Innovation. 

The corporate world understands that success requires innovation. For their students’ sake—as well as their own—colleges and universities must break free of academia’s standard operating procedures and embrace innovation. If we don’t innovate, our students will suffer in the competitive global job market. And, on a global scale, organizations and economies will suffer from a workforce that is unprepared for the challenges of our times. >>>


August 24, 2017

Education DIVE

Promoting a culture of innovation on campus means rethinking total approach

Machtley says it starts with building observation skills, which his campus does for students as freshman with a one-credit hour immersive class that teaches them to challenge real-world problems. Encouraging and creating space for feedback and for students and staff to ideate is also key to getting all stakeholders in on the process. Read more>>>




September 28, 2016 

University Business

Bryant Builds initiative culminates with two cornerstone projects

Two premier projects of the historic Bryant Builds initiative, which has already generated record philanthropic support and resulted in the completion of more than 250,000 square feet of new facilities, will be celebrated and dedicated on September 23-24, Bryant’s homecoming weekend. Under the leadership of Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley, in his 21st year at the University, Bryant Builds is the largest and most transformative facilities initiative since Bryant’s move from Providence to Smithfield 45 years ago.

How to Invest in Q4 2016: The Best Ideas from 5 Stock Market Pros 

September 29, 2016 –  Professor David Louton: It has become increasingly clear that monetary intervention alone will not be sufficient to put us back on a healthy path, during this extended era of recovery from the financial crisis, featuring modest growth that never really matures into a robust economic expansion.  Read more >


September 18, 2016

Providence Journal

Bryant ready to show off its Academic Innovation Center

The days of using the lecture-hall-style classroom may be fading...This traditional format is shifting at least at Bryant University, now that it has launched its new Academic Innovation Center, or AIC. The spacious, light-filled and mostly-glass building has all the trappings worthy of a high-tech Silicon Valley office — mobile workstations, multiple remote monitors, glass rooms and whiteboards galore. Read more>>>

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