Upcoming Events

Professor Yun Xiao invites you to several class presentations. Students in CH401 will be giving presentations to demonstrate their  knowledge and appreciation of Chinese language and culture,  and their understanding of Chinese social and historical contexts. Students in ML271 will showcase their understanding of Chinese culture and civilization in the context of social developments and economic reforms. Times/dates are:

ML271 (English as the presentation language): 11-11:50 am, 12/6 and 12/9, Unistr. 362

CH401 (Chinese as the presentation language): 10-10:50 am, 12/4 and 12/6, Unistr. 362


Honors Scholars Thesis Presentations – by December 2019 Graduates

Lauren Abbott – ¡Basta! ¡Este es Real y tu Voz es Importante!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:00 PM, MRC3

Aaron Bonsu – London Moves East: How the Olympics Impacts Host Communities
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:00 PM, MRC3

See the program here.


Faculty Research Talk – Ganga Urumutta Hewage | Department of Marketing

Preference for Experiences: Regulatory Focus and the Tradeoffs between Experiential and Material Purchases

Consumers often make tradeoffs between experiential and material purchases, which have important implications for consumers as well as marketers. The current research explores the impact of regulatory focus on such tradeoffs. We find that promotion focused individuals have a stronger preference for experiential purchases than those with a prevention focus. This effect is demonstrated in a set of seven studies using both real-world data from Instagram (Study 1) and Google Trends (Study 2) and experimental data (Studies 3—7) that utilize different operationalizations of regulatory focus (trait vs. primed) and purchase type (a wide variety of choice sets as well as purchase framing). Furthermore, we show that the influence of regulatory focus on the material—experiential tradeoffs is driven by consumers’ focus of attention. Finally, we discuss the theoretical significance of our results as well as their practical applications in designing effective advertising and digital marketing strategies.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Please register: https://bookme.bryant.edu/event/6078684


Professor Rich Holtzman invites you to…

“Democracy is in trouble. Make people care.”

From that prompt, seventeen Politics & Law (PLW) seniors created a semester-long, problem-driven, learning and doing experience. Working collaboratively, the students took on the responsibilities of determining what people should care about, the lasting artifacts they would construct to accomplish this task, and how they would organize themselves in pursuit of their goals.  

You’re invited to come see and hear what grew from this unique educational experience. 

Wednesday, December 11 (“Reading Day”)

AIC 212

Refreshments provided


Professor Alex Perullo

On December 11th, students in the qualitative research methods course (LCS 389: Fieldwork Methods) will present the museum exhibit  “Discrimination and Inclusion.” The exhibit features student research videos of people talking about discrimination; student posters about issues of discrimination and inclusion; exercises in empathy; as well as forty portraits of members of the Bryant community. There were also be several interactive parts of the exhibit.

The exhibit will be in Bello 102 in the Bryant library from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Please come by to see the work done by Bryant students and learn more about these important issues.