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  • Why is Silicon Valley called Silicon Valley?

    This history byte is a Weekly What Is dedicated to the why and where of a technology name. When learning the geography of the American West Coast one realizes fairly quickly there are a lot of valleys. The San Fernando Valley, Santa Clara Valley, Death Valley, Mission valley, more than enough to go around. Most areas in the American west are named for the Spanish, who actively explored and settled … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Cybersecurity Education for Children and The Battle Against Extremists

    Cybersecurity Education K Through Life Growing Up in a Connected World | Fraud Avengers Security Education K Through Life | Dark Reading Professionalizing Cybersecurity: A path to universal standards and status | Pell Center The bottom line with cybersecurity is that no country, industry, community, or individual will ever be fully secure against cyber risks. This is because we simply cannot eliminate all the vulnerabilities inherent to a realm as … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | Defining Feminism

    Last month, actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson gave a speech on feminism and gender equality at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. Watson was announcing the launch of the U.N. Women’s “HeForShe” campaign, but she offered her own personal commentary on the misconceptions of feminism. The speech sparked conversations about feminism across the world, but the ultimate question remains—what does it mean to be a feminist? … Read More

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    Pell Center Seminar Addresses Key Skills and Knowledge of Effective Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)

    NEWPORT, R.I.—The world’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO) and renowned cybersecurity expert, Mr. Steve Katz, led the recent seminar on “Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room” at the Pell Center.  The event, held on October 14, kicked off the second year of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), which was launched in 2013 and aims to bring together senior leaders from various … Read More

  • What is hardware and software?

    Almost forty percent of the world’s population uses the Internet in some capacity. The rapid influx of technology has not given slow adopters and even laymen time to become acquainted with the jargon surrounding it. For the unfamiliar it is taxing to see this technological flux as a necessity, especially when even as little as thirty years ago much of what we use today did not even exist. Weekly What … Read More

  • What are cookies?

    Almost forty percent of the world’s population uses the Internet in some capacity. The rapid influx of technology has not given slow adopters and even laymen time to become acquainted with the jargon surrounding it. For the unfamiliar it is taxing to see this technological flux as a necessity, especially when even as little as thirty years ago much of what we use today did not even exist. Weekly What … Read More

  • Pell Center Announces Dates for Upcoming “Ajax” Productions

    NEWPORT, RI − The Pell Center at Salve Regina’s Story in the Public Square initiative has announced the five upcoming tour dates for its readers’ theater production of the Greek tragedy, “Ajax.” The play, set during the Trojan War, will serve as a statewide conversation focusing on the issues veterans face when returning home. Each performance will be followed by a community forum on veterans’ issues. Tuesday, November 11 – … Read More

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    Upcoming Seminar | Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room

    The RI Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative is ready to kick off this year’s cybersecurity event series with the seminar “Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room.” Mr. Steve Katz, the world’s first Chief Information Office (CIO), will lead this seminar. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 14, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pell Center. A networking breakfast will precede the seminar at … Read More

  • What is the cloud?

    Almost forty percent of the world’s population uses the Internet in some capacity. Every minute YouTube receives over one hundred hours of uploaded material. Four hundred seventy million unique visitors read over thirty three million pages in two hundred and eighty six articles on Wikipedia. Two billion people send over one hundred billion emails every day. The computer itself has gone from the price of a Learjet, to the price of … Read More

  • Upcoming Panel Discussion | The First World War at 100

    The First World War at 100: Understanding the Cost, Legacy, and Meaning of the “Great War” The defining event of the 20th century was not the Second World War, but the first.  The spark that became an inferno was lit 100 years ago this year.  The war itself was industrial slaughter on a global scale.  It ended empires, ushered in the American century, and redrew maps across Eastern Europe and … Read More

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