JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Political Science Students Present Real Solutions to City's Issues

Students in assistant professor Kevin DeJesus' Political Science 1001 recently presented Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and City Council President Robert Ferri with solutions to real challenges the city is facing. As Diossa and Ferri listened intently from the front row of the oak-paneled City Hall chambers, student groups addressed issues such as domestic violence, community building, education and abandoned buildings.

Topics: Political Science Arts & Sciences

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Jeffrey Scott Hornoff Story

It takes a lot to share the most difficult parts of your life to a room full of strangers — but last week Jeffrey Scott Hornoff stood on stage in front of a packed audience at JWU’s Providence Campus and told the story of how he was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder.


Topics: Criminal Justice Arts & Sciences Providence

Immigration, Storytelling and Self-Discovery: Grace Talusan Shares Her Memoir

The power of storytelling is often underestimated, and no one knows that better than Grace Talusan. For the second year in a row, Talusan visited JWU’s Providence Campus to speak to students about her life, her travels and her writing.

Topics: Arts & Sciences First Year Reads

Students Honored at 2016 Academic Symposium

Students and faculty members from across our Providence campus convened at the Grace Welcome Center on May 4 to celebrate the exemplary academic work of five undergraduate students.

Topics: Arts & Sciences Academic Symposium Providence

National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward Visits JWU Providence

2011 National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward visited our Providence campus as this academic year's final Cultural Life Series speaker. Ward's latest work, The Men We Reaped, and the effort it took to put together such a personal piece of work, were the focus of her lecture.

Topics: Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences 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

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 Arts & Sciences Providence