Why is Silicon Valley called Silicon Valley?

This history byte is a Weekly What Is dedicated to the why and where of a technology name. When learning the geography of the American West Coast one realizes fairly quickly there are a lot of valleys. The San Fernando Valley, Santa Clara Valley, Death Valley, Mission valley, more than enough to go around. Most […]

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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 […]

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Pell Center Seminar Addresses Key Skills and Knowledge of Effective Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)

NEWPORT, R.I.—The world’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO) and renowned cybersecurity expert, Mr. Steve Katz, led the recent seminar on “Cybersecurity and Corporate Leadership: Connecting the Server Room and the Board Room” at the Pell Center.  The event, held on October 14, kicked off the second year of the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative […]

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