Posts Tagged with “events”

State making progress, but still has a way to go to cut export gap

May 27th, 2012

Ray Fogarty, director of the Chafee Center for International Business, discusses Rhode Island's export gap with the Providence Journal. He explained that "some states' export totals get a huge boost from one or two big manufacturers, which Rhode Island doesn't have" and that "Rhode Island is a state of small businesses that sell components used in products made by bigger companies in other states, which then get credit for the export."

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World Trade Day attendees learn about renaissance of ‘Made in the USA’

May 24th, 2012

A record 550 people attending the 27th annual World Trade Day learned about the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States. The Providence Journal reported on the keynote presentation by Justin Rose of Boston Consulting Group, who detailed how productivity gains have given the United States an edge over foreign producers.

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Bryant summit to focus on rebirth of manufacturing

May 21st, 2012

The Providence Business News talks with Raymond Fogarty, director of the Chafee Center for International Business, about this year's World Trade Day, which will focus on the renaissance of manufacturing in the United States.

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Economist Jeffrey Sachs receives honorary degree, calls Bryant’s blend of business and liberal arts ‘truly pathbreaking’

May 19th, 2012

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Jeffrey Sachs receives the hood of the honorary doctor of humane letters from Bryant Vice President for Academic Affairs José-Marie Griffiths during Bryant's 149th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 19.

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — The blended study of business and the liberal arts that is required of Bryant University graduates is "truly pathbreaking" and "just what society needs," Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability, told the 864 graduating seniors and their guests during the University's 149th Commencement ceremony held on campus Saturday, May 19.

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Claudio Del Vecchio receives honorary degree

May 19th, 2012

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Claudio Del Vecchio, right, accepts the diploma recognizing his honorary doctor of business administration presented by President Ronald K. Machtley, left, during Bryant University's 149th Commencement ceremony. Del Vecchio is the chairman and CEO of Brooks Brothers Group, Inc., and executive director of Luxottica Group. The degree citation saluted him for his business and philanthropic accomplishments.

Nina Zolt receives honorary degree

May 19th, 2012

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Nina Zolt, co-founder and chief learning officer at ePals Inc., received an honorary doctor of humane letters during Bryant University's 149th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 19. The degree citation said that as a pioneer in innovation in education, Zolt has "redefined who is a teacher and what it means to be a student" by "putting technology to excellent use."

27th annual World Trade Day May 23 examines the U.S. manufacturing renaissance

May 14th, 2012

Keynote speakers from Seven Revolutions and Boston Consulting Group, and panelists whose companies are part of the reinvention and rebirth of 'Made in the USA' will offer attendees a first-hand look at the steps they took to go from surviving to thriving in global marketplace

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - As world markets begin to show signs of recovery from a deep and long recession, companies throughout the United States are cautiously reinventing themselves in order to succeed in the global marketplace.

"Made in the USA," the 27th annual World Trade Day at Bryant University, offers participants opportunities to learn from area companies that are winning business back from overseas. The conference begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, on the Bryant University campus, 1150 Douglas Pike.

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Economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, will address 864 graduating seniors May 19 at Bryant U.

May 14th, 2012

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SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University who has been called "the most important economist in the world" by The New York Times, will address 864 graduating seniors and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters during Bryant University's undergraduate Commencement Saturday, May 19. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the University campus, 1150 Douglas Pike.

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Honorary degrees will be presented to R.I.’s general treasurer and CEO of Hope Global during Bryant Graduate School Commencement May 17

May 11th, 2012

Cheryl Merchant of Hope Global will address the 174 graduates and their guests

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SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Cheryl Merchant, left, president and CEO of Rhode Island-based manufacturer Hope Global, and Gina Raimondo, general treasurer of Rhode Island, will receive honorary doctorates of business administration during Bryant University's Commencement ceremony for its Graduate School of Business.

The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. and is expected to last until 6:30 p.m.

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Highlights from Research and Engagement Day

April 30th, 2012

Bryant's second annual Research and Engagement Day, held April 18, featured a daylong showcase of research, creativity, and innovative academic accomplishments, often a collaboration of faculty and students.

University Relation's multimedia specialist Paul DeWolf compiled these highlights of the event.