• Roundtable – Dysfunction in Washington

    Washington, DC—the name of the capital city is more often a punch line for late night comedians than it is a place associated with serious people.  And for good reason.  Amidst sequesters, government shutdowns, and the threat of a looming default on America’s debts, the public is left to wonder if Washington will ever work again. Join us Friday, October 18, 2013   TIME:    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   … Read More

  • 29 Days With Foxtrot Company, Fort Knox, KY – 08JUL2013 – 05AUG2013

     08 July 2013 – Even though I was surrounded by 50 other people, all I can remember is being lost with my own thoughts as we travelled down the highway to our final destination, Fort Knox. I was already caught off guard at the sweltering heat; even though it was sunny, the air felt wet on my skin like it had just rained outside, and this was in shorts and … Read More

  • Fall 2013 Lectures and Events

      The Pell Center is proud to sponsor the events listed below for Fall 2013. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to [email protected] or 401-341-2927:   Strategic Advantage:  Why American Corporations Should Care About Cybersecurity Melissa Hathaway November 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall—O’Hare Academic Center   Shabana Basij Rasikh, Founder of School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) November 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Bazarsky Lecture Hall—O’Hare Academic Center Co-Sponsored with … Read More

  • Pell Center Hosts Women’s Fund RI FMLA 20th Anniversary

    On Monday, the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island hosted a panel discussion at the Pell Center on “Work, Life, and Family Policies” with Senator Chris Dodd and Author/Activist Ellen Bravo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To open the panel, Senator Jack Reed gave remarks about Rhode Island’s history of supporting FMLA, as well as Senator Dodd’s early involvement to pass FMLA into legislation in 1993.  The … Read More

  • Risk-Taking, Authentic Problem Solving Encourages Innovation, says Harvard Professor

    On Tuesday, September 17th, Harvard Physicist and Educator Erica Mazur gave a dynamic talk, Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century, about how to reinvent higher education in order to encourage innovation and advancement. The event was hosted by the Pell Center and Salve Regina University. Read the full coverage of Eric Mazur’s talk on Storify.

  • New Event: Attack Syria?

    A Conversation about the Strategy and Politics of the Crisis in the Middle East Thursday, September 5, 2013 | 6:00 PM RSVP to [email protected] or 401-341-2927 DiStefano Hall, Antone Center (Corner of LeRoy and Lawrence) on the campus of Salve Regina University Featuring Timothy D. Hoyt, Ph.D. Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College and author of the recent article, “How to Attack Syria,” in The National Interest … Read More

  • Growth of Pell Center Fellows Program Continues with Naming of Two New Fellows

    Newport, RI—The Pell Center at Salve Regina University today announced the appointment of two new fellows. Joining a growing group of scholars and policy innovators are Dr. Robert Hackey and Ms. Carolyn Deady. Robert Hackey is Program Director and professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College. “We’re lucky to have Dr. Hackey join the fellows at the Pell Center,” said Dr. Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell … Read More

  • New Study: Senior U.S. Military Schools Struggle to Include Cyber Education in Curricula

    New study finds mismatch between the challenges posed by cyber threats to national security and the limited exposure students receive at the nation’s senior military schools Newport, R.I. – America’s military graduate programs are struggling to integrate cyber education within their curricula and to reorient their academic objectives and outcomes to prepare senior military officers to lead in the cyber age. In a new study, “Joint Professional Military Education Institutions … Read More

  • “Pell Grants” Documentary at the 2013 Rhode Island International Film Festival

    On Wednesday, August 7th, the Rhode Island International Film Festival will host an advanced screening of “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education” at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, R.I. at 7:00 pm. “Pell Grants” is a documentary about the creation of the Pell Grant during the 1970s and the positive effects the Pell Grant has had on today’s leaders. The film also “dives into the compelling, often suspenseful behind-the-scenes battles privately … Read More

  • Big Brother is Watching

    Even though PRISM is now out in the open, there are still many more surveillance programs collecting private information and communications without the owner’s knowledge or permission.  Over the past few weeks many of these programs have also come under a new light following Snowden’s big reveal. Here are a few government programs like PRISM that we should be aware of. PRISM – Allows government analysts to legally access data … Read More

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