Posts Tagged with “José-Marie Griffiths”

Bryant VP among nation’s scholars concerned about training of future R&D workforce

July 18th, 2012

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The cover of the new report from the National Science Board

Recent trends in the U.S. government's capacity to educate and train the future R&D workforce are cause for concern, according to Vice President for Academic Affairs José-Marie Griffiths.

Griffiths was among the scientists and scholars behind "Research and Development, Innovation, and the Science and Engineering Workforce," a new report from the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation. The report was released July 16.

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Bryant VP at head of National Science Board study on U.S. competitiveness in science, technology

January 20th, 2012

José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academics at Bryant University, was quoted in scores of media outlets this week regarding a new study of trends in U.S. global competitiveness in science and technology.

The study was conducted by the National Science Board, the policy-making body for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Griffith, who chaired the committee charged with producing the biennial report, took part in two press briefings held in Washington, D.C., the day the study was released.

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Data demonstrate that public libraries are essential — particularly in recessions

July 27th, 2011

Abundant evidence demonstrates that libraries and the services they provide are especially important during times of recession,  José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs and an expert in information sciences, writes in this op-ed.

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New NSF survey tries to separate knowledge and belief

July 22nd, 2011

In this article in Science, José-Marie Griffiths, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and chair of the National Science Board's Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators, discusses the board's plans to revise a biennial science literacy survey by including questions on acceptance of evolution and the big bang.

The proposed questions have drawn fire from critics who view the changes as surrendering scientific ground to religion.

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University’s Confucius Institute in the spotlight at annual conference in Beijing

December 20th, 2010

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — The quality of Bryant University's Confucius Institute was showcased at the fifth Worldwide Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing Dec. 9-12.

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People on the move: Jose-Marie Griffiths

September 19th, 2010

The Providence Journal's business section reports on the appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs José-Marie Griffiths to the National Technical Information Service Advisory Board.

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Bryant V.P. of Academic Affairs appointed to National Technical Information Service Advisory Board

September 13th, 2010

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has appointed Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University, to a three-year term on the advisory board of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

NTIS helps the Department of Commerce promote the nation's economic growth by providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery. As such, it is the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. The advisory board is charged with reviewing general NTIS policies and reporting its findings to the secretary of commerce and the NTIS director.

This is the second time Dr. Griffiths, an acclaimed policy expert, researcher and administrator, has been appointed to the advisory board. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed her to a term on the National Science Board. She previously held two presidential appointments, one to the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee and the other to the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.

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Jose-Marie Griffiths named vice president of academic affairs

May 9th, 2010

The Providence Journal's At the Colleges section includes the announcement of Jose-Marie Griffiths' appointment as Bryant's vice president of academic affairs.

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Griffiths appointed as leader of academic affairs at Bryant

April 6th, 2010

The Daily Tar Heel reports on the appointment of UNC Prof. José-Marie Griffiths as Bryant's next vice president for academic affairs.

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Bryant names new vice president for academic affairs; José-Marie Griffiths of UNC will succeed V.K. Unni

April 5th, 2010

Jose-Marie Griffiths

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley today announced the appointment of José-Marie Griffiths, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (left) as Bryant's next vice president of academic affairs, effective June 2010.

Dr. Griffiths is an acclaimed policy expert, researcher and administrator with more than 30 years of experience in academic, corporate and government settings. She currently is a professor in the School of Information and Library Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and deputy director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. (A copy of her CV is available as a .pdf here.)

Bryant's vice president for academic affairs is responsible for all academic and research programs within the University's College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences. Griffiths will play a major role in the University's upcoming strategic planning process, reviewing both the undergraduate and the graduate education curricula to ensure continuing and increasing excellence, strengthening selected academic and research areas, and recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty.

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