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Students to take spring break bus tour of civil rights movement

NEWPORT, R.I. – About 20 Salve Regina students will spend their spring break (March 7-15) aboard a rolling classroom community tour of the civil rights movement aimed to expand their understanding of one of the most important social movements of our time. Students...


Lee Mun Wah, Traciana Graves present public talks as part of Multicultural Education Week

NEWPORT, R.I. – Lee Mun Wah, an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian folk-teller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer, will serve up one of his “Stirfry Seminars” on diversity training when he visits Salve...


Documentary screening reveals America as the ‘land of the addicted’

NEWPORT, R.I. – “American Addict,” the documentary film depicting our nation’s frightening obsession with prescription pills and narcotics will be screened at Salve Regina University on Thursday, Feb. 27, and followed by a moderated discussion. The 7 p.m. screening at...


Student filmmakers invited to submit project addressing child poverty and vie for $1,000 prize

NEWPORT, R.I. -High school and undergraduate college students are being challenged to address the pressing issue of childhood poverty in a filmmaking contest. The competition is part of Story in the Public Square, a joint initiative of the Pell Center at Salve Regina...


Madrigals serve up meal, entertainment at Cabaret Dinner on Feb. 21

NEWPORT, R.I. – The public is invited to an evening of fine dining and entertainment when Salve Regina’s department of music, theatre and dance will host its 16th annual Cabaret Dinner on Friday, Feb. 21 in Ochre Court. The evening begins at 7 p.m. in the state dining room...


Extensions Dance Company presents spring concert Feb. 27-March 1

NEWPORT, R.I. – Extensions Dance Company, Salve Regina University’s select group of dancers, will be presenting their annual spring concert with performances Feb. 27-March 1 at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Open to the public, performances will be held at 8 p.m. on...


Ned Handy, Washington Trust president, to talk to students about careers

NEWPORT, R.I. – Edward “Ned” Handy, president and chief operating officer of Washington Trust, will present the first in a three-part “Professional and Leadership Development Speaker Series: What Students Should Know.” Handy will talk to students about what skills are...


‘Picturing War’ exhibition of photographs opens Feb. 13 at Hamilton Gallery

NEWPORT, R.I. – “Picturing War: Photographs by Claire Beckett and Suzanne Opton” will be on display at The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery through Friday, March 7. The exhibit, curated by Michelle Lamuniere, is free and open to the public at the gallery, located in the Antone...


Justin Dyer’s Atwood Lecture topic focuses on MLK’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

NEWPORT, R.I. - Justin B. Dyer, assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri, will present a lecture on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s  “Letter from Birmingham Jail” at Salve Regina University on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public...


'Antigone' production reflects more realistic (colorful) portrayal of the ancients

NEWPORT, R.I. – Contrary to our traditional visions of white toga-clad citizens in a bleached out ancient landscape, new research has revealed evidence that the Greeks in fact created a vividly colorful world for themselves, a world that has been shrouded by theatrical...