JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Christina Casinelli

Recent Posts by Christina Casinelli:

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

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

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.

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

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: Providence Cultural Life Series

‘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