JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Caitlin Isles

Recent Posts by Caitlin Isles:

JWU Hosts International Film Festival

There’s always something going on at JWU — even in the summer.

From August 7-10, JWU hosted screenings for the world-renowned Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), a film festival that has taken place in Providence for the last 23 years. RIIFF brings filmmakers from all over the world to Rhode Island in celebration of independent filmmaking. It’s a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards in three categories (Live Action Short, Animation Short and Documentary Short), meaning their grand prize selections in these categories are considered for Oscar nominations. In other words, they’re kind of a big deal in the filmmaking world.

Topics: Providence Media & Communication Studies

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

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

Law, Politics & Public Trust in the Digital Age

Bringing a cop, a politician, and a journalist together to talk about public trust might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but that is exactly what happened at the most recent Media & Politics Café at JWU Providence.

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