Newport’s famous Cliff Walk is now smart-phone friendly. The tourist attraction has added 16 trail markers with quick response codes. Visitors can get historic and geological information with a quick smartphone scan.
Salve Regina University Professor Jon Marcoux worked with students to create the app.
“This is a great example of something that was doable for an undergraduate, and they did it, but hopefully it will have a big payoff for folks who are visiting.”
Marcoux said using technology increases the breadth of information available to tourists.
Michelle Kwan, the most celebrated figure skater in U.S. history and spouse of unsuccessful R.I. gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell, has been chosen to deliver the commencement address at Salve Regina University in Newport.
Kwan, now a U.S. State Department official and a U.S. public diplomacy envoy, was recently nominated to serve on the board of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
A graduate of the University of Denver, Kwan also earned a master’s degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, majoring in international relations.
This week an estimated 5,ooo ceramic artists, educators and industry professionals gathered in Providence for the 49th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
Rhode Island Public Radio's weekend host Chuck Hinman talked to two of those involved; Jay Lacouture, on-site liason and ceramics professor at Salve Regina University, and Jo-Ann Conklin, Director of the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University.
The Rev. Dr. Bernard O’Reilly has been chosen as the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Providence St. Patrick’s Day parade. A native of Ireland, O’Reilly served as a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence for 45 years until his recent retirement.
A charismatic, witty and erudite clergyman, O’Reilly is well-known in Rhode Island. He spent 20 years as an assistant pastor, 25 years as a pastor and taught philosophy and theology at Aquinas College in Newton, Mass.; Providence College; and Salve Regina University in Newport.
All of us have known someone in the midst of deep, relentless despair, someone whose challenges in life seem so intractable, so overwhelming that there doesn't appear to be a way out. Sadly some people feel so hopeless that their will to live evaporates. Others somehow manage to move forward toward whatever light glimmers at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Brian Shanley is living proof of what it means to have hope -- real hope -- in the throes of agonizing anguish.
Brian Shanley grew up in Attleboro, Massachusetts, attended Providence College, and, for graduate school, Salve Regina University, where he now serves as associate dean of admissions. Shanley lives with his wife and son in Newport, Rhode Island.