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  • Recap: Reading Across Rhode Island Kick-Off Event: “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You”

    On March 11, 2021 Salve Regina University’s Pell Center and the Rhode Island Center for the Book hosted a virtual kick-off event for the 2021 “Reading Across Rhode Island” statewide read, “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.” The floor was opened to audience members to ask questions for guest speakers Providence Rhode Island Mayor Jorge Elorza, Valerie Tutson, a founding member and executive director of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers, and … Read More

  • Recap: “The Future of U.S.-India Relations with Ambassador Richard Verma”

    The relationship between the United States and India has long been complicated. On March 3, 2020, Salve Regina’s Pell Center Executive Director Dr. Jim Ludes hosted Ambassador Richard Verma, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to India during the Obama administration.  Verma addressed the current relationship between the U.S. and India, India’s role in global and regional affairs, and how the Biden administration might approach India on everything from China … Read More

  • Jonathan Karp Matches Books with Their Audiences

    Air Dates: May 10-16, 2020 Books have always seemed like self-contained worlds to me.  Pick up a book, and you can transport yourself to any time in history—or the future. Delve into the mystical or the romantic.  Books help us to open our minds and our hearts, and over the last 30 years, Jonathan Karp has put more of those books into hands than just about anyone else. Jonathan Karp … Read More

  • Creating a Collective Urban Experience with Julian Chambliss

    Air Dates: May 3-9, 2021 The analytical mind can explain the world around us, but the creative mind can help create our future. Dr. Julian Chambliss explores the power of Afrofuturism in comic books, the expression of creativity in the midst of the pandemic, and the way we think about and process history as a society. Chambliss explores the real and imagined city. From planning and community development to comic … Read More

  • Continuing the Creative Process during the Pandemic with Ida Darvish and Josh Gad

    Air Dates: April 26-May 2, 2021 The pandemic has had a profound effect on the entertainment industry, disrupting live performances and posing challenges for production in both film and television.  Ida Darvish and Josh Gad are two of the bright lights of Hollywood and they tell us that the creative process continues. Ida Darvish is a producer and actor who has played multiple characters in the “Assassin’s Creed” video game … Read More

  • Covering the 2021 Academy Awards with Pete Hammond

    Air Dates: April 19-25, 2021 In the midst of a year that saw pandemic disease, social unrest, and bare-knuckled politics, Hollywood churned out a tremendous body of work—even while theaters closed and films created for the big screen streamed directly to our homes.  Pete Hammond says this year’s Academy Awards reflect the issues facing Americans. Hammond is currently Chief Film Critic for Deadline Hollywood, where he has been the Awards … Read More

  • Remembering Vartan Gregorian

    In the last quarter of the 20th century, and the first quarter of the 21st, few figures in the worlds of philanthropy and higher education tower as large as Vartan Gregorian.  An immigrant who understood the power of America’s role in the world, a champion of peace, international dialogue, and social justice, the institutions Dr. Gregorian led—including the New York Public Library, Brown University, and the Carnegie Corporation of New … Read More

  • Nuala Pell Leadership Program Selects Fellows for 2021-2022 Academic Year

    Newport, RI—Eleven rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Salve Regina University have been selected as fellows for the Nuala Pell Leadership Program for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Named in honor of the late Nuala Pell, wife of Sen. Claiborne Pell and an avid supporter of public service, the program is made up of a select number of diverse, high-achieving student fellows at Salve Regina. Directed by Dr. Martha McCann Rose, the … Read More

  • Telling the Stories of the Greatest Generation with Tim Gray

    Air Dates: April 12-18, 2021 Stories from the Second World War continue to educate, fascinate, and even entertain audiences around the world. Tim Gray tells those stories to educate a new generation about the horrors of war and the heroism of the generation that saved the free world. Gray is a national award-winning documentary film director, producer and writer who has produced and directed 17 documentary films on the personal … Read More

  • Addressing the Impacts of our Changing Climate with Michael Oppenheimer

    Air Dates: April 5-11, 2021 Some call it climate change, others call it a crisis, and still others call it a hoax.  Dr. Michael Oppenheimer tells us to take seriously the impact climate change will have in all of our lives. Oppenheimer is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), the Department of Geosciences, and the High … Read More