Posts Tagged with “Alex Perullo”

Grant will help Bryant professor create African Digital Archive

February 18th, 2012

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To learn more about the genesis and goals of the African Digital Archive and Professor Perullo's work with the African Alliance of Rhode Island, listen to this podcast (12:37 min.) or download here.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Alex Perullo, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology and African studies in Bryant's College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $6,000 grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to create the African Digital Archive, an interactive resource containing images, interviews, videos and curriculum materials about African people who have immigrated to Rhode Island.

The archive is an outgrowth of the African Studies Workshops co-sponsored since 2007 by Bryant University and the African Alliance of Rhode Island. The annual workshops have served as a means to create conversations among Africans living in Rhode Island, university students, and the public.


PBN’s ‘40 Under Forty’ winners includes Bryant professor, four alumni

June 24th, 2011

Alex Perullo, associate professor of  anthropology, ethnomusicology and African studies, is among this year's winners of the Providence Business News'  "40 Under Forty" awards. He was selected for his research achievements and contributions to the state, including the African Studies Workshops.

In addition, the following Bryant alumni join Perullo on this year's winners list: Jessica David, RI Foundation, MBA; Anthony Mangiarelli, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd., MA '07 and BA '99; Basem Neseim, FM Global, '03, and Louis Simon, Sullivan & Co., MS '09 and BS '97.

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Bryant initiative leads to US Embassy’s donation of textbooks to Open University of Tanzania

January 20th, 2011

The U.S. Embassy has donated 92 textbooks worth $6,900 to the Open University of Tanzania. The contribution, an addition to 233 textbooks donated in 2009, was organized by Alex Perullo, a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania who is now associate professor of anthropology, ethnomusicology and African studies at Bryant, and his students.

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Bryant student named one of nation’s five Responsible Scholars for his volunteer work benefiting Tanzania

April 16th, 2010

"College students are the driving force behind change, and every act can have a significant impact," says honoree Chris Brida '12 of Southampton, Mass. "I think that being active with the local and global communities is imperative."


SMITHFIELD, R.I. - A Bryant University project that assists Tanzania's educational institutions has earned a Bryant student recognition from Liberty Mutual as one of five of the country's Responsible Scholars.

The Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars program challenges undergraduate students to demonstrate what it means to be responsible. The insurance company awarded a $10,000 scholarship to each of the five students whose award-winning sustainable service or volunteer program set them apart from the other 1,000 entrants.

Christopher Brida '12 of Southampton, Mass., a management major who is minoring in sociology and entrepreneurship, was selected for developing Project Tanzania, begun by Alex Perullo, assistant professor of anthropology, ethnomusicology and African studies, to provide textbooks and other materials to students in Tanzania's universities, colleges and schools.


Bryant students partner with African Alliance of RI to offer celebration of African heritage

November 6th, 2008

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - For several years, Bryant University students enrolled in anthropology Professor Alex Perullo's "African Cultures" course have worked with the African Alliance of Rhode Island to conduct research and forge relationships that move beyond stereotypes about Africa, its culture and its people.

This year, the students, Bryant University's College of Arts and Sciences, and the African Alliance of Rhode Island are partnering with the Providence Public Library to offer a workshop and celebration of African heritage from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the library's third-floor auditorium at 150 Empire St., Providence.