JWU College of Arts & Sciences

2017 Arts & Sciences Senior Spotlight

Later this week, Johnson & Wales University will award 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 in the first of a two-part Senior Spotlight series. 

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: jwu providence media and communications major

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: jwu 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

JWU Hosts 6th Annual Law & Technology Symposium

The Humanities Department on JWU's Providence campus held its sixth annual Law and Technology Symposium and attracted a full audience with a new and engaging topic: Revenge Porn: Who Controls the Publication of Intimate/Graphic Photographs? This year’s symposium was led by Guy Bissonnette, a humanities professor at the University who hooked the audience immediately by sharing that one in 25 Americans are victims of revenge porn, or the unauthorized disclosure of personal and graphic images. The event also consisted of two very knowledgeable and well-involved speakers.

Topics: jwu providence

A New JWU Writer in Session

Emily Lemieux features Marina DeAngelis in her latest installment of "People of JWU." Marina is a JWU Providence student majoring in English who is incredibly passionate about life and writing. Meet Marina. 

This blog was originally posted on our JWU Student blog. Read the original post here

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Poet Gregory Orr Visits JWU Charlotte

According to Gregory Orr, writing poetry saved his life. Orr, a master of short, lyric-free verse and the author of 11 collections of poetry, says, “Humans have the impulse to write because it’s a safe place to go to a page. You can speak there. Poetry makes you feel as if you’re not alone in the world.”

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: jwu providence Cultural Life Series

Investigating & Preventing Terrorism: Mike Rankin Visits JWU Denver

The threat of Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVE) is real, and unfortunately, not an unfamiliar term to Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director Mike Rankin.

Topics: Denver Criminal Justice

‘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