JWU College of Arts & Sciences

JWU Professor Publishes Debut Novel

It's no secret that a writer's work is strongly influenced by the world around thempeople they meet, places they visit, stories they read. For JWU professor Tamara Valentine, it was a combination of all of these elements that led her to write "What the Waves Know," her debut novel that will hit shelves on Feb. 9. 

Topics: Media Studies Providence

Author Helene Wecker Speaks at JWU

“I can honestly say, this is the best smelling university I’ve ever spoken at,” said Helene Wecker as she greeted the packed HAC Amphitheater on October 28 for the second installment of JWU Providence’s 2015-16 Cultural Life Series. During a tour of the Harborside Academic Building before her presentation, Wecker found herself “pressing [her] nose against the windows of the classrooms,” watching the culinary students and recalling her own childhood culinary arts aspirations. 

Topics: Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

The Glass Castle Author Jeannette Walls Speaks at JWU


Author and former journalist Jeannette Walls visited JWU’s Providence campus last week to kick off the College of Arts & Sciences 2015-16 Cultural Life Series. Walls spoke to a packed Schneider Auditorium and received a standing ovation from the audience.

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series

Media & Communications Studies Students Visit RI PBS


Students in Professor Christopher Westgate’s Media, Culture and Society class recently got a behind-the-scenes look at an operational broadcast studio earlier this month when they visited Rhode Island’s PBS station. These Media & Communications Studies students were given a guided tour of the station, which included stops in the control room, production control booth, editing suite, green room and dressing room, and the set of “A Lively Experiment”.

Topics: Media Studies Providence Arts & Sciences

Students Honored at 2015 Academic Symposium

Students and faculty members from across the Providence campus convened at the Grace Welcome Center on May 6 to celebrate the exemplary academic work of six undergraduate students.

The sixth annual Academic Symposium, organized by the College of Arts & Sciences, recognized the work of students from a variety of majors, including international business, culinary nutrition, baking & pastry arts, equine business management, and liberal studies.

Topics: Providence

JWU + RWU Law Announce Unique 3+3 Program


A newly-signed agreement between Johnson & Wales University (JWU) and Roger Williams University School of Law (RWU Law) provides a pathway for JWU students to complete undergraduate and law studies in 6 years. The “3 + 3” program becomes the first agreement of its kind between a Rhode Island university and RWU Law.

Topics: Providence