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  • CyberSecurity and Your Business

    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

  • The Case for the New Congress to Restore Defense Earmarks

    Pell Center Executive Director Dr. Jim Ludes and Ms. Kelly Mendell, President of MIKEL, a RI based defense company, published an op-ed today calling for the restoration of Congressional earmarks for defense research and development.  An excerpt is below.  The full piece is available at at RollCall.com. A Rose by Any Other Name: It’s Time to Bring Earmarks Back to Defense R&D  By James M. Ludes and Kelly Mendell Nov. … 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

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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

  • Perception of Immigration, U.S. Policy and Islamic State | Picks of the Week

    Immigration and the Economy Government, Economy, Immigration Are Top U.S. Problems | Gallup The data on white anxiety over Hispanic immigration: What drives American views on immigration is often not pretty | The Washington Post Facts About Immigration and the U.S. Economy | Economic Policy Institute A Gallup poll released last week says that Americans currently feel that immigration is one of the top problems facing the United States. The finding, … Read More

  • RI International Film Festival, Pell Center Co-Host “War and Peace”

    2014 RIIFF partners with Story in the Public Square for documentary screenings NEWPORT, R.I.− The Pell Center at Salve Regina University’s Story in the Public Square program will partner with the Rhode Island International Film Festival for an afternoon of cinematic storytelling featuring the documentaries “The War Photographers” and the festival world premiere of “The Newport Effect” on Saturday, August 9 at the Jane Pickens Theater in downtown Newport. “Although folk … Read More

  • The Valley Breeze | Officials: Program is bringing efficiency, savings

    Earlier this month, The Valley Breeze newspaper wrote an article about Pawtucket leaders crediting the Leadership Matters program to increased efficiency in the city: PAWTUCKET – Using new leadership tools and problem-solving skills, city leaders say they are achieving greater efficiency, smarter use of budgets, and improved relationships between departments. “Not all of Pawtucket’s bridge improvements are built of concrete and steel,” said Mayor Donald Grebien. “Building bridges between our … Read More

  • Verizon Foundation Supports Cybersecurity Initiative for RI Businesses

    Pell Center at Salve Regina University to Use Grant to Support Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative Newport, RI — The Pell Center has received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to strengthen cybersecurity in Rhode Island’s corporate community. The $15,000 grant will support the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI) during the 2014-2015 academic year. “The headlines over the last year alone underscore the reality that information security is an executive … Read More

  • “An Evening with Senator McCain” to Stream Live

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Arizona Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain will present “An Evening with Senator John McCain” during an evening lecture Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC). The event is being co-hosted with Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. McCain served for 22 years in the Navy as a naval aviator and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy … Read More

  • Pell Center Announces Inaugural Nuala Pell Fellowships

    12 Salve Regina University Students Selected for Leadership Program named for Mrs. Nuala Pell Newport, RI—The Pell Center has named the inaugural class of Nuala Pell Fellows—members of the Salve Regina University class of 2017 who have been selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to receive leadership development training over the course of their sophomore year at the University. Salve Regina University President Sister Jane Gerety, RSM, praised … Read More