JWU College of Arts & Sciences

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

Meet the New Chair of the Criminal Justice Department: Paul Sylvestre

After serving for over 20 years on the Pawtucket Police department, Paul Sylvestre realized it was time for a change and academia was the perfect avenue for him to combine his passion for law enforcement and his desire to help influence the future of criminal justice education. In his new roll as the department chair of the Criminal Justice department at Johnson & Wales University, he has the opportunity to do just that.

Political Science Students Tackle  Major Issues with Warwick Mayor

Students in Emily Lynch's Introduction to Political Science class travelled to Warwick City Hall at the end of the fall term to present Mayor Scott Avedisian with potential solutions to real-life problems the city is currently facing. 

Topics: Political Science

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

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.

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

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