JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Amanda Cody

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For Emma Goldberg, Change Means Opportunity at JWU

When the best-laid plans went awry, Emma Goldberg ’21 found her calling. Goldberg, who came to JWU as a Baking & Pastry Arts major,comes from a family of scientists and loves science experiments involving flour and sugar. However, once entrenched in the culinary labs at the 82,000 square foot Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence, the aspiring pastry chef realized that she would rather play with food than adhere to recipes.

Topics: Internships Arts & Sciences Political Science law

Political Science Internships Open Doors to Opportunity

At JWU, we're rethinking issues that impact people’s lives, and we’re studying the way leaders and forms of government contribute to the well-being of societies. The Political Science program is a perfect example of this approach. In addition to work inside the classroom, students are given access to life-changing internships and study abroad trips that further influence their careers.

Topics: Study Abroad Internships Arts & Sciences Political Science

More Than a One-Trick Pony: Training Dressage Horses

Growing up in Blue Point, NY, Emma Davern was always active. She played volleyball for her school, surfed during the warmer months in the Long Island Sound, and rode her horse nearly every single day.

Topics: Internships Arts & Sciences Equine Equine Business Management Dressage Experiential Education

The Power of Communication in Conflict

Today’s world is full of conflict and demands for opinions. Whether it's 24-hour news cycles or pressures to pick a political side, almost no topic, however benign, seems to be off-limits for debate.

Topics: Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary Academics Gender Equity Communication

Finding Beauty in Science at JWU

Three years ago, a prospective biology student visited the John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation during Accepted Student Day. As one of only two potential biology candidates, Madelyn King ’19 received a personal tour thanks to Associate Professor Michael Budziszek, Ph.D. “In the midst of him touring me around the property, we discussed and came across my love for art,” she says. “I told him that I had completed some anatomy drawings in high school, and he said, ‘send them my way.’ I did.” And that is how the Arts in Sciences club at JWU began — before she even enrolled in the program.

Topics: Biology Arts & Sciences

Making an Impact: Changing the Economy, One Wildcat at a Time

How much of an impact can JWU students have on the local economy? Can they really affect change when it comes to policy-making? According to Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee, JWU students can and do hold the power — and all it takes to improve the economy is a little grassroots involvement.

Topics: Arts & Sciences Political Science Economics

The Path to JWU’s PA Program: Anthony DiMauro '19

Anthony DiMauro’s path to medicine started before he even realized it; as a high-school athlete, he found himself in the orthopedist’s office quite often with broken bones. Despite the circumstances that brought him there, he found that he enjoyed seeing his x-rays up on the screen and learning where the breaks were, how they affected growth plates, and more. By his final year of high school at Bishop Hendricken, he was shadowing a doctor in his hometown of Johnston, RI for his senior project. He enjoyed the experience so much that he continued on with it in his first few years of college.

Topics: Biology Health & Wellness Arts & Sciences

Student Research Shines in Academic Symposium

Experiential education is, at its core, interaction — interaction with a field of study, a skill set, or a colleague or mentor. A big part of classroom work, however, involves papers and research projects — things that aren’t always so interactive. So how does Johnson & Wales challenge that typical learning model?

Topics: Arts & Sciences Academic Symposium

#ecig: How Social Media is Changing the Ad Game

Tobacco advertising often evokes images of the Marlboro man or Joe Camel: old-school print ads that drew crowds both young and old. However, today’s advertising is different, and more camouflaged — you may not even blink as you scroll through your Instagram feed and pass an ad for e-cigarettes. Your favorite YouTube star might be hawking them through sponsored ads, or you may see creative and clever memes related to vaping.

Topics: Advertising & Marketing Arts & Sciences Economics Digital Media law

Fake News and its Effects Beyond Journalism

We hear the term "fake news" so often about every topic imaginable: politics, celebrity death hoaxes and which shows are leaving Netflix (don't worry — The Office is safe, for now). The term has become so vague that it's become difficult to gauge its impact on news media and its consumers, and brings a unique set of worries to students studying journalism.

Topics: Arts & Sciences Academic Collaborations