Education

  • SOLA Co-Founder to Speak about Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

    On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Co-Founder of the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) Shabana Basij-Rasikh will be speaking at Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare Academic Center at Salve Regina University. The event is co-sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and the Office of International Programs. Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning: this was Afghanistan under the Taliban … Read More

  • Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century

    Can we teach innovation? Innovation requires whole-brain thinking — left-brain thinking for creativity and imagination, and right-brain thinking for planning and execution. Our current approach to education in science and technology, focuses on the transfer of information, developing mostly right-brain thinking by stressing copying and reproducing existing ideas rather than generating new ones. I will show how shifting the focus in lectures from delivering information to team work and creative … Read More

  • Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Pell Grant

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Newport, RI—To mark the 40th anniversary of the Pell Grant, Dr. Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, issued the following statement: Forty years ago, in the middle of the Nixon Administration, the United States Congress created Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, later renamed Pell Grants.  This bipartisan investment in America’s young has provided a remarkable return on its investment. The Pell Grant … Read More