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December 10th, 2013

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Bryant partnerships in Spain create study-abroad/internship program for IB students

August 29th, 2012

On Aug. 28, Bryant University signed an agreement with the University of Salamanca, the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce, and the study-abroad organization API establishing a specialized study-abroad program for Bryant students enrolled in International Business. This program adds value to the traditional study-abroad program with its inclusion of a business course taught in Spain, an intensive study of business Spanish, and an internship set up and monitored by the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce.


How to avoid tripping when you manage walking around

August 28th, 2012

In this column for Philanthropy Journal, Prof. Michael A. Roberto offers managers five tips for getting positive results when they practice management by walking around. (Prof. Lynda St. Clair assisted with writing the article.)

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Management Prof. Roberto named a top prof on Twitter

August 22nd, 2012

Leadership, Innovation and Strategy, an online think tank, names Professor Michael A. Roberto (@michaelaroberto) a top professor on Twitter on the topic of leadership.

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Bryant among Princeton Review’s ‘Best 377 Colleges’

August 20th, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Bryant University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to "The Best 377 Colleges," the 2013 college guide released by The Princeton Review  Aug. 21.

The rankings are based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 324 per campus on average) attending the 377 colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences.

In the two-page profile of Bryant, students praised the curriculum's hands-on experiences, which "provide you with a sense of how business operates." The students also noted that the faculty "are highly accessible outside of the classroom and very passionate about what they teach" and "bring a lot of real-world experience in their field to the classroom," which helps to "make learning interesting rather than a chore."


MEDIA ADVISORY: Supply chain experts will discuss global issues at annual conference Aug. 23 at Bryant U.

August 20th, 2012

WHAT:  Reporters are invited to cover the fifth annual supply chain management conference, which draws businesses from throughout the Northeast for sessions on issues of global supply chain management. A copy of the agenda is available here.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE: Bello Center, Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield

WHO: Senior executives, supply chain management and operations professionals, and business owners

Journalists: Not all sessions are open to media. To attend the summit, contact Tracie Sweeney, director of public relations, Bryant University, for credentials.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Aug. 20, 2012) — The fifth annual Northeast Supply Chain Summit will be held at Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.

This year's conference, "From My Supply Chain to Yours: A Global Perspective," will include global supply chain experts from many of New England's most renowned corporations, including CVS/Caremark, Raytheon, FM Global, Arrow Electronics, VIBCO Vibrators and Hope Global. The conference is sponsored by Banniker Industries.



The top supply-chain issues keeping U.S. executives awake

August 20th, 2012

"Business faces its own struggles in its own trenches trying to make goods cross borders, whether these are company, state or international borders," Michael Gravier, assistant professor of marketing, writes in this Providence Business News commentary. He and his co-author, Prof. Ted Farris of the University of North Texas, list 10 challenges businesses face today in trying to make trade work better:


Indicators show R.I. stalled, no relief soon

August 17th, 2012

The Providence Journal reports that economic growth in Rhode Island slowed down over the first half of 2012 and the rate is expected to remain sluggish in the next quarter, according to the latest report by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.

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Report: R.I. economic recovery is slowing

August 15th, 2012

The Providence Business News reports on the latest Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI), which for the second quarter of 2012 grew 0.4 percent. The data show that the Ocean State's economic growth has slowed significantly in the first half of 2012.

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Portfolio managers’ success fades over time

August 14th, 2012

The Aug. 14 issue of BoardIQ published an article about research conducted by Bryant Professor of Finance Jack Trifts and his colleague, Gary Porter, associate finance professor at John Carrol University, in which the team found that even the best solo mutual fund managers seem to get worse at their craft the longer they practice it.

"While the evidence supports the notion that there may be a very small group of managers who can outperform the market over a period of 10 to 15 years, we see no compelling evidence of improvement with experience," the professors wrote. "The evidence is more indicative of a random process."

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