JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Politics, Race + Gender in Media Before, Between and Beyond Election 2016

 

Television journalists Steph Machado, from WPRI, and Michelle San Miguel, from NBC10 Providence, were on campus to discuss the role of politics, race and gender in media as part of the Media & Politics Café series, a joint initiative to engage students in the Political Science, Media & Communication Studies, Psychology and Sociology programs. The event focused on the pair’s experiences in a world of growing media distrust, and highlighted the best ways for students to report news and consume media.

Topics: Providence Political Science

A World Awash With Hate: Alex Neve Talks Human Rights with Students



Today’s global politics seem tense when it comes to just about any subject. But, perhaps the biggest issues of late have centered around immigration, refugees and human rights. Last week, Assistant Professor Kevin Dejesus's Introduction to Global Politics and International Relations class got the chance to talk about these difficult topics with Alex Neve, the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada.

Topics: Providence Arts & Sciences Political Science

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: Providence Arts & Sciences Criminal Justice

The World as Your Lab: Science Writing with Avory Brookins

When you picture a career in science, you may think of people in lab coats hovering over Bunsen burners and microscopes. But science careers are so much more varied than that.

This was the message of Avory Brookins, an environmental reporter with The Public’s Radio (formerly Rhode Island Public Radio). She spoke recently to students majoring in Biology, Health Science, and Media & Communication Studies about “Life Outside the Lab: Where Science Meets Journalism.”

Topics: Media Studies Providence Biology

Rebuilding Public Trust with Mayor James Diossa

If you ask the mayor of Central Falls James Diossa what advice he’d give to a young person considering going into politics, his answer would be two words: do it.

Topics: Providence Political Science

Understanding Why We Do What We Do With Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky

Stanford neuroscientist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky is fascinated by the biology behind human behaviors — including his own best and worst impulses. He opened his recent talk at JWU’s Providence Campus by vividly describing an oft-recurring fantasy of arresting and torturing Adolf Hitler.

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series

Building Bridges, Not Walls: NPR's Eric Deggans Shares Insights on Media & Race

“I have a pretty great job. I get paid to watch TV and talk to cool people,” Eric Deggans told a packed Schneider Auditorium after snapping a photo of the crowd during his Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture on Johnson & Wales' Providence Campus. “I don't think you heard me—I get paid to watch TV and tell people what I think about it. You guys do that for free!” 

Topics: Providence Distinguished Visiting Professor

What is the Gender Agenda? Millennials and Gen Z in Media & Politics

The most recent Media and Politics Café brought together three diverse panelists and over 120 students and faculty to discuss a myriad of topics, including: how the media and society defines the Millennial generation and Generation Z, how social media has affected our culture, the use of social media by elected officials, gender in politics, and more.

Topics: Providence Political Science

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

Wildcats Go Behind the Scenes at Harry Connick Jr. Show in NYC

Johnson & Wales University Media & Communications Studies student Omar Rivero '20 visited a live taping of “Harry,” a talk show hosted and produced by Harry Connick Jr., in New York City with several other JWU Providence students. Rivero, a Miami, Fla. native, hopes to one day be a director. Read about his experience below.

Topics: Media Studies Providence