JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Christina Casinelli

Recent Posts by Christina Casinelli:

Author Grace Talusan Shares Stories with JWU Students

As a child, Grace Talusan assumed her only career option was to become a doctor. It wasn't until the end of her undergraduate career that her eyes were opened to different and much wider horizon. 

Topics: Cultural Life Series

Liberian at Heart: A JWU Professor's Trip to Africa

“I'm Liberian at heart, for sure.”  

Assistant Professor Carla White Ellis, PhD returned recently from the small West African country with an even more profound appreciation for its culture and population.

Topics: Providence Faculty

2017 Arts & Sciences Senior Spotlight

Johnson & Wales University awarded 8 honorary doctorate degrees and a total of 3,279 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies, across the university’s 4 campuses. Below, meet 5 of our graduating Arts & Sciences seniors.

Exploring the Search for Identity with Andrew Solomon

 The love for your children is unlike any other love in the world, and until you have a child, you have no idea what that feels like, Andrew Solomon said, sharing a quote from his mother that would prove to be a recurring theme throughout his lecture on JWU's Providence Campus

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series

Author Laila Lalami Kicks Off JWU Goes Global 2017

"Whenever I open the newspaper, or listen to the radio, I read or hear about Muslims around the world and those things seem almost alien to me, in that I don't see myself reflected in anything I see or hear," award-winning author Laila Lalami said. "So there is a sense of invisibility. I see everything reflected back to me in the generic. Muslims are viewed as an undifferentiated mass instead of as particulars."

Topics: Cultural Life Series

Uncovering the Underground Girls of Kabul with Jenny Nordberg

 

Investigative reporter Jenny Nordberg never suspected a casual conversation she had with the children of an Afghan parliamentarian would lead to a groundbreaking story, let alone an award-winning book that would eventually be translated into more than 10 languages.

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series

‘Reclaiming Conversation’ with Author Sherry Turkle

“I think it's particularly important to write a love letter to conversation at this point in time,” founder and director of MIT's Initiative of Technology and Self, Sherry Turkle told the students assembled in Schneider Auditorium earlier this month. In addition to being the author of this year's freshman summer reads book, “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age”, Turkle was the second Cultural Life Series speaker to visit JWU's Providence Campus.

Topics: Cultural Life Series

The State of RI Media & Politics: Fung, Diossa & McGowan at JWU

This is an academic year of firsts for the College of Arts & Sciences on Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus: September marked the launch of JWU's Political Science program, this coming May, the first class of Media & Communications Studies students will graduate, and on October 27 JWU hosted its first Media & Politics Café, featuring Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, and WPRI reporter Dan McGowan. 

Topics: Media Studies Providence Political Science

Saving Superman: One Student's Plan for a Providence Landmark

One of Providence's most iconic buildings has sat vacant since 2013. Rhode Island native Greg Miller '17 hated to see this staple of the city's skyline—located at 111 Westminster Street and affectionately dubbed “The Superman Building”—grow dark.

“Downcity felt more like a neighborhood when Bank of America [the most recent tenant of the building] was there,” Miller said. “After they left, there was a noticeable shift.”

Topics: Providence

Cultural Life Series Kicks Off with Pollster John Zogby

“Let's start where all good things start—with a Zogby poll,” John Zogby joked as he took the stage in Schneider Auditorium on JWU Providence's campus on September 28. 

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series