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  • Election 2016 and the Pell Center

    If the election calendar holds, it’s less than one-year until Iowa holds it caucuses on January 18, 2016, the first round in a fifty state marathon to select the Democratic and Republican nominees for president. Already, the press is focused on the horse race: who’s up, who’s down, who’s surging, who’s fading. Will Hillary Clinton face any meaningful opposition? Will Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush split centrist Republicans and clear … Read More

  • Work Study Position | Research/Multi-Media Assistant

    The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy seeks a current undergraduate student to serve as a multi-media assistant. The principle responsibility in this job is to assist in the development and execution of the Pell Center’s visual brand. This will include supporting the Pell Center’s online presence, and helping imagine creative means to share the work and insights of the Pell Center. In addition, the successful candidate will … Read More

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    United We Stand?: Brief Thoughts on the SOTU

    Some of the strongest moments in last night’s State of the Union speech came when the President returned to a basic theme that helped propel him to the White House in the first place – that we are one nation, and that our shared interests are more important than our differences. This hopeful, unifying – not to mention constructive and accurate – perspective was most explicitly highlighted towards the end … Read More

  • Pell Center Cybersecurity Seminar Discusses Main Takeaways from the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

    NEWPORT, R.I. – As part of the ongoing Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), the Pell Center recently hosted a cybersecurity seminar in collaboration with Verizon focused on major cyber-attack patterns and how to help businesses improve their defenses in combating them. As identified by Verizon in the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), today’s cyber attacks happen faster and more frequently than ever. Thousands of breaches are attempted every … Read More

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    Advocates’ Academy Leads Communications Training for R.I. Non-Profit Organizations

    Pell Center Program helps Rhode Island non-profits with their marketing and communication strategies Newport, R.I. — Some of Rhode Island’s leading nonprofit organizations came together at the Pell Center this past Fall, to practice their skills and develop more effective strategies. The Pell Center’s “Advocates’ Academy,” led by Senior Fellow for Public Policy Joe Grady, helps advocates in both the nonprofit and public sectors find ways of connecting better with … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Ajax in Rhode Island

    Ajax In RI Receives Statewide Press Play Highlights the Tragedy of Veteran Suicide | The Newport Daily News Greek Tragedy Connects with Veterans | The Rhode Show Veterans Journal: Greek Tragedy ‘Ajax’ at Pell Center to Open Dialogue on Trauma of War | The Providence Journal ‘Ajax’ to Bring Veterans’ Issues Center Stage | The South County Independent Blackstone River Theatre Hosts Free Play, Community Forum on Veterans Issues | … Read More

  • Pell Center Seminar Provides Small and Medium-Size Businesses with Practical Solutions to Fend Off Cyber Attacks

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The Pell Center, in collaboration with CAI Managed IT, recently hosted a seminar on “Cybersecurity and Your Business: Security Strategies for SMBs.” The event, part of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), brought together representatives from over 20 different organizations across the state to explore cybersecurity and business continuity solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).     Securing a business against increasingly sophisticated … Read More

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    “Ajax” Cast Member Raises Awareness of Veterans’ Issues

    Salve Regina student cast member of “Ajax” discusses the importance of supporting veterans Jacob Fernandes ’17, an involved student in Salve Regina University’s theatre community, will be playing the role of Menelaus in the Story in the Public Square’s reader’s theatrical production of “Ajax.” Fernandes, 19, is a social work major and theatre minor from Westbrook, Conn. Fernandes says he is amazed by how relevant the Greek tragedy is in today’s conversation … Read More

  • Did Al Gore Invent the Internet?

    In the course of researching topics occasionally I will find a source that says exactly what I was looking to say. Often though they are either too technical, synthesized into a greater topic or just better used as a secondary source. When I first decided to write on Al Gore I was excited. “Did Al Gore invent the internet?”  was a question that I knew I absolutely had the answer … Read More

  • 21 and Up: A Snapshot of Computer History

    I recently turned twenty-one years old, which is a bit of a milestone in the United States. Many hours were spent thinking about how old I had become and how I could relate my new found age to this blog. Occasionally my academic path and my interest in technology intersect; today we will be going over a snapshot of technology history. Imagine what it would be like buying your first … Read More

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