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  • Rhode Island Students Awarded 2019 Pell Medal for Excellence in U.S. History

    Newport, R.I. — Fifty-nine students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. The medal, originally presented by Senator Claiborne Pell and his wife, Mrs. Nuala Pell, recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History. “The study of history is essential to understanding and protecting our republic,” said Pell Center Executive Director, Dr. Jim Ludes. … Read More

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    Ludes and Miller Honored with “History Starts Here” Award

    Join the Newport Historical Society on Thursday, June 20th, at 4:o0pm at the Colony House, Washington Square, Newport, RI to celebrate making history today in a new annual award program. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP on NewportHistory.org or by calling 401-846-0813 x110. The Newport Historical Society has initiated a new awards program which builds upon its interest in how historical perspectives help us think … Read More

  • Elizabeth Kolbert 2019 Pell Center Prize Winner

    Elizabeth Kolbert Named 2019 Recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Elizabeth Kolbert, best-selling author and staff writer for The New Yorker, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. Awarded annually since 2013, the prize honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. Kolbert’s most recent book, “The Sixth Extinction,” a masterpiece of environmental writing, received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015 and … Read More

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    Spring 2019 Event Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced the Spring 2019 event series. Tickets to Pell Center events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and stay informed about … Read More

  • Pell Center and Rhode Island Center for the Book

    Rhode Island Center for the Book to Reside at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

    Newport, RI – The Rhode Island Center for the Book will operate from the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University beginning in January 2019. Dedicated to promoting reading and celebrating community, the RI Center for the Book sponsors innovative programs each year.  Their signature program—Reading Across Rhode Island—focuses state-wide attention on one book each year, encouraging book discussions and providing thousands of books at … Read More

  • Senator Claiborn Pell

    Celebrating the Centennial of Claiborne Pell’s Birth

    NEWPORT, R.I. – One hundred years ago, on November 22, 1918, Claiborne Pell was born in New York City.  In his 90 years, the late-Senator’s life traced the arc of the American experience.  One century after his birth, we can see the familiar milestones of American history set against the Senator’s remarkable life. After graduating from Princeton, he witnessed the outbreak of World War II in Europe, first hand, and … Read More

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    “Story in the Public Square” set for weekly broadcasts across America starting September 2018

    Updated: December 11, 2018 NEWPORT, R.I. – The Telly Award-winning series Story in the Public Square will be broadcast in major markets across America beginning September 10, 2018, the show announced on Tuesday. The show has been a fixture since January 2017 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and in southeastern New England from its flagship TV station, Rhode Island PBS. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, … Read More

  • Image from a Fall 2016 Lecture on Pope Francis' encyclical.

    Fall 2018 Lecture Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced the Fall 2018 event series. Tickets to Pell Center events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and stay informed about … Read More

  • IRS TAX Forum 2018 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

    IRS Training Thousands on Cybersecurity Best Practices with Help from Pell Center Experts

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are currently underway with educational sessions, training, and networking for tax professionals across the country. Hundreds of individual tax preparers attending the Forums are receiving dedicated cybersecurity training thanks to a three-year grant the Pell Center at Salve Regina University received from the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights (ACTR) to devise and deliver these specific sessions. Pell Center Senior Fellow Francesca … Read More

  • "Story in the Public Square" receives Bronze Telly Award

    “Story in the Public Square” awarded Bronze for Best Political/Commentary in Television in the 39th Annual Telly Awards

    NEWPORT, RI – “Story in the Public Square” has been awarded Bronze for Best Political/Commentary in Television ​in the 39th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens as judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.  “Story in the Public Square” was honored, specifically, for its year-end “Story … Read More