Salve Regina University

  • 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

  • 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 Panel Discussion | The First World War at 100

    The First World War at 100: Understanding the Cost, Legacy, and Meaning of the “Great War” The defining event of the 20th century was not the Second World War, but the first.  The spark that became an inferno was lit 100 years ago this year.  The war itself was industrial slaughter on a global scale.  It ended empires, ushered in the American century, and redrew maps across Eastern Europe and … 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

  • The Human Side of Cybercrime (OpEd)

    What do cyber criminals, Greek gods, and Facebook have in common? They are all connected to “Zeus,” a Trojan horse malware program first identified in 2007, when it was used to steal information from the U.S. Department of Transportation, and that now may be lurking in a link on rigged Facebook pages. Along with phishing campaigns, Trojans are the principal method chosen by cyber criminals to attack users, allowing them … Read More

  • The Warmth of Other Suns—Using Narrative Nonfiction to tell the American Story*

    Isabel Wilkerson, who spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism and was the first black American to win for individual reporting. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted fifteen years to the research and writing of this book. She interviewed more than 1,200 … Read More