Pell Center

  • 2022 Fall Event Series Announced

    The Pell Center is pleased to announce our 2022 fall event series.  Tickets to these events are free and will be available approximately two weeks prior to the event date.  Please RSVP for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page and call 401-341-2927 or email [email protected] with questions.  Sign up for our mailing list on the right side of this page to be notified when tickets become available.  Event updates and … Read More

  • Nuala Pell Leadership Program Selects Fellows for 2022-2023 Academic Year

    NEWPORT, RI—Twelve rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Salve Regina University have been selected as fellows for the Nuala Pell Leadership Program for the 2022-2023 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. The Nuala Pell Leadership Program facilitates … Read More

  • Katie Langford Joins Pell Center as Associate Director

    Newport, RI—Katie Langford has been named the new Associate Director of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University.  An experienced researcher and writer, Langford joins the Pell Center at the start of its 25th anniversary year.  In her principal role, she will direct the Pell Center’s research agenda, contributing her own scholarship and supporting the work of fellows affiliated with the Pell Center. Langford brings a wealth of experience with … Read More

  • Examining Race, Class and Food in the American South with Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.

    Air Dates: July 4-10, 2022 Food is central to the daily existence of Americans, whether we are growing it, shopping for it, preparing it, or consuming it.  Dr. Joseph C. Ewoodzie, Jr. argues that, for many, food intersects with race and class to help form our identity as individuals. Ewoodzie is an associate professor of sociology and the Vann Professor of Racial Justice at Davidson College.  He uses qualitative research … Read More

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Pell Grants

    NEWPORT RI—Today marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Pell Grant Program.  In the spirit of Sen. Claiborne Pell’s commitment to ensuring all Americans had access to the transformative power of education, the grants provide students from low and middle-income backgrounds with funds to pursue a college degree.  The then-called Basic Educational Opportunity Grants were established by bipartisan legislation and renamed after Sen. Pell by his Senate … Read More

  • 62 Rhode Island Students Awarded Pell Medal For Excellence In U.S. History

    Newport, R.I. — Sixty-two students from across Rhode Island have earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year.  Originally presented by Senator Claiborne Pell and his wife Nuala Pell, the award recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History. Established by the Pell family, the Pell Medal is named for Representative Herbert C. Pell and his son, Senator Claiborne … Read More

  • Art Cullen on "Story in the Public Square"

    “Story in the Public Square” Honored with Its Sixth Telly Award for Excellence

    For the sixth time in five years, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University has been honored with a Telly Award for “Story in the Public Square.”  The 2022 Bronze Award in the Social Impact category is for an episode on the importance of local news featuring Art Cullen, publisher of The Storm Lake Times in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Telly Awards are the world’s largest honor for video and … Read More

  • Colin Woodard Named Visiting Senior Fellow at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center

    NEWPORT, RI—Best-selling author Colin Woodard has been named a Visiting Senior Fellow at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.  The author of six books, including “Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood” as well as “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America” Woodard will build a Pell Center initiative focused on the preservation of American … Read More

  • The 2021 Story of the Year with Dr. Evelyn Farkas

    Air Dates: December 13-19, 2021 2021 is the second year of the pandemic, and it began, almost immediately, with a violent insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Dr. Evelyn Farkas helps us put the big stories of the last 12 months in context even as we name the top story of 2021. Dr. Farkas has three decades of experience working on national security and foreign policy in the U.S. executive … Read More

  • Michael Paul Williams Named 2021 Recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I.—Michael Paul Williams, a long-time columnist for The Richmond Times Dispatch, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square.  Awarded since 2013, the prize honors storytellers whose work has a meaningful, positive impact on the public dialogue. Williams joined The Times Dispatch in 1982 and covered local government for a decade before becoming a columnist for the paper a decade … Read More