science

  • Alice Robb on Story in the Public Square

    Why We Dream with Alice Robb

    Air Dates: February 26 – March 3, 2019 Poets, rock stars, authors—and even we mere mortals—all share a nightly sojourn—a temporary stay–in the land of dreams. Alice Robb argues they are not just flights of fancy, but critical to health and happiness in our waking hours too. Robb is a science writer whose work has been published in The New Republic where she was a staff writer, The New York … Read More

  • A Climate A(wake)ening: Responding to the 2018 IPCC Report

    A Climate A(wake)ening: Responding to the 2018 IPCC Report For a number of years, climate experts and prognosticators have been working with the idea that a 2 degree Celsius increase in global temperature above pre-industrial levels should be avoided at all costs given the negative impacts on both human communities and the overall environment. The October 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report now suggests that the increase should … Read More

  • Alan Lightman on Story in the Public Square

    The Battle Between Science & Spirituality with Alan Lightman

    Air Dates: November 3-5, 2018 The tension between faith and reason is an ancient one, made even more distinct in the West by the scientific revolution that preceded the era of the Enlightenment. Alan Lightman is a scientist whose personal transcendent experience shapes his view of spirituality today. Alan Lightman is an American writer, physicist, and social entrepreneur. Born in 1948, he was educated at Princeton and at the California … Read More

  • Kenneth Miller on "Story in the Public Square"

    Common Ground Between God & Science with Kenneth Miller

    Air dates: April 28-30, 2018 One of the most important stories in human history is the creation story of the Hebrew bible. Its impact can still be felt today in debates over the proper role of creation and evolution in American classrooms. Kenneth Miller is a respected scientist whose published work seeks common ground between God and science. Kenneth R. Miller is Professor of Biology at Brown University. He did … Read More

  • Warrior Women

    Warrior Women: Science and Tech Edition

    Panelists: Dr. Andrea Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, Endgame Dr. Elizabeth Prescott, Director of Curriculum for Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Moderator: Jennifer McArdle, assistant professor in the Department of Administration of Justice and a Fellow in Defense Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council Throughout history, cycles of technological innovation have fundamentally altered society, with profound implications for national security. From … Read More

  • Sunshine Menezes on set at "Story in the Public Square" with hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller

    Sunshine Menezes on “Story in the Public Square” September 23, 2017

    Science tells us that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were stronger because of climate change. That view is politically controversial, even if it is based on sound science. Guest Sunshine Menezes helps scientists communicate more effectively. Sunshine Menezes, Ph.D. has served as executive director of the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO) and associate director for communication in the URI GSO Office of … Read More

  • Photograph of a full crowd intently listening to panelists at the Laudato Si event in Bazarksy Lecture Hall.

    Fall 2017 Lecture Series Announced

    The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced a variety of events for the Fall 2017 semester, with topics ranging from U.S. foreign policy to women in science and technology, and many in between. Tickets to Pell Center events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 or email [email protected] with any questions or … Read More

  • Combat boots on the ground next to a small American Flag

    Climate Change is a National Security Threat: Picks of the Week

    Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies | The New York Times Trump’s Climate Change Shift is Really about Killing the International Order | The Washington Post Solar Employs More People in U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal and Gas Combined | Forbes For more than a decade, I have studied climate change—not because I am a tree-hugger, polar-bear-loving, environmental activist, but because I am a national security analyst trained to identify … Read More

  • Woman receives a delivery from Meals on Wheels

    A Budget is a Moral Document: Picks of the Week

    Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen   American First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again | Executive Office of the President of the United States What Trump cut in his budget | The Washington Post The U.S. foreign aid budget, visualized | The Washington Post A budget is a moral document. It communicates in very real terms the values of the organization or individual who creates … Read More

  • Dan Fagin on set of Story in the Public Square

    January 28, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    Journalist, professor Dan Fagin discusses the power of science to explain the world around us.