Events

  • Upcoming Roundtable | ISIS and Social Media

    Challenging the power of traditional news outlets, social media networks have given those involved in international conflicts access to rapid-fire distribution methods and a worldwide audience. But as extremist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also called ISIS or ISIL) use YouTube, Twitter, and other social media networks to distribute violent content that some call visual terrorism, a number of questions arise: Do social media companies have … 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

  • Upcoming Roundtable | Divided America

    Divided America: Can Americans with different political beliefs still work together? Based on polls and studies, Americans seem more politically divided than ever. More of us declare that we are “strongly” conservative or liberal than in the past, and more of us distrust people on the other side. Then again, other polls show that the majority of us are not really so far apart on lots of specific issues, from … Read More

  • Free Performances of “Ajax” to Launch Statewide Conversation about Veterans

      The Pell Center uses reader’s theater to discuss veterans’ issues in honor of Veterans Day NEWPORT, RI – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will be hosting a reader’s theater production of the Greek tragedy “Ajax” in five cities and towns in Rhode Island. As a part of the Pell Center’s Story in the Public Square initiative, the play will serve as a vehicle for opening community conversations … Read More

  • Remembering World War I and its Legacy

    It was a full house at Bazarsky Lecture Hall this past Tuesday at Salve Regina University. A lecture was being held to discuss the legacy of World War I, with five speakers from Salve’s own faculty. Speakers included, William Leeman, Ph.D., Jim Ludes, Ph.D., Timothy Neary, Ph.D., John Quinn, Ph.D., and Maureen Montgomery, Ph.D. Each panelist spoke about a different element of the First World War, reminding the audience of … 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

  • Upcoming Roundtable | What Is Art?

    Is art something that you have to go to a museum to see, or is it all around us?  Is there a difference between the Mona Lisa and graffiti art?  Is art just about personal expression, or can it be used as a vehicle of political action and change?  Does art have to be pretty?  Can art make the world a better place? These are some of the questions that … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | Is There a Right to Healthcare?

    Is there a right to healthcare? If so, what is the basis for this right, and how much is the government obligated to provide? Right now there is a big debate going on as to whether or not the federal government should guarantee healthcare for every citizen. Join the Pell Center and the other Salve Regina faculty, staff and students on Friday, September 26 from 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM … Read More

  • Upcoming Film Screening | “Captain America–Winter Soldier”

    Starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. The movie also includes stars Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. This event is part of the “Story in the Public Square” series and is open to Salve Regina University students only. Date:   September 24, 2014 Time:   7:00 … Read More

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