JWU College of Arts & Sciences

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: 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

Topics: Providence

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: 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

The State of RI Media & Politics: Fung, Diossa & McGowan at JWU

This is an academic year of firsts for the College of Arts & Sciences on Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus: September marked the launch of JWU's Political Science program, this coming May, the first class of Media & Communications Studies students will graduate, and on October 27 JWU hosted its first Media & Politics Café, featuring Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, and WPRI reporter Dan McGowan. 

Topics: Media Studies Providence Political Science

Saving Superman: One Student's Plan for a Providence Landmark

One of Providence's most iconic buildings has sat vacant since 2013. Rhode Island native Greg Miller '17 hated to see this staple of the city's skyline—located at 111 Westminster Street and affectionately dubbed “The Superman Building”—grow dark.

“Downcity felt more like a neighborhood when Bank of America [the most recent tenant of the building] was there,” Miller said. “After they left, there was a noticeable shift.”

Topics: Providence

Cultural Life Series Kicks Off with Pollster John Zogby

“Let's start where all good things start—with a Zogby poll,” John Zogby joked as he took the stage in Schneider Auditorium on JWU Providence's campus on September 28. 

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series

Students Honored at 2016 Academic Symposium

Students and faculty members from across our Providence campus convened at the Grace Welcome Center on May 4 to celebrate the exemplary academic work of five undergraduate students.

Topics: Providence Arts & Sciences Academic Symposium