JWU College of Arts & Sciences

RI Attorney General Encourages Students to Embrace Change

"Recognize opportunity. Pursue what you're passionate about, even if you don't know what that is today," Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin told the students assembled in Schneider Auditorium on Johnson & Wales' Providence campus. 

Topics: Providence Distinguished Visiting Professor Criminal Justice

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: Providence Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

Warwick Mayor Avedisian Brings Learning to Life

During this past Winter term, students in Professor Larry LaFauci's Macroeconomics class got to see their classroom lessons brought to life through the experiences and stories of Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian.

Topics: Providence

Student Org Spotlight: JWU Live

October 19, 2015 is a day James Amaral '17 and Arden Antes '17 will be hard pressed to forget. After years of hard work and persistence JWU Live, Johnson & Wales' first ever radio station, officially launched. 

Topics: Media Studies Providence Campus Life

Industry Veteran Shares Insights on Breaking into TV

“TV is where the writing is,” William Rabkin told a room full of Media & Communications Studies students on our Providence campus. “TV is where you can tell a story about anything.”

Rabkin, the assistant director of the MFA for Writing and Producing for Television program at LIU Brooklyn, visited JWU to deliver a talk titled “Breaking into Television—And Staying in Once You’re There.” With more than 30 years of experience in the television industry, if there’s anyone that can talk TV, it’s Rabkin. His many writing and producing credits include “Monk,” “Psych,” “Spencer: For Hire,” “Martial Law,” and “Diagnosis Murder,” among many others.

Topics: Media Studies Providence

Sut Jhally Discusses Advertising's Social and Cultural Impact

The title of Professor Sut Jhally's Cultural Life Series lecture was a bit ominous—“Advertising & the End of the Worldbut the closing message that he delivered to the students assembled in the Pepsi Forum on JWU's Providence Campus was anything but. 

Topics: Advertising & Marketing Providence Cultural Life Series

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

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