JWU College of Arts & Sciences

‘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

RI Attorney General Encourages Students to Embrace Change

"Recognize opportunity. Pursue what you're passionate about, even if you don't know what that is today," Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin told the students assembled in Schneider Auditorium on Johnson & Wales' Providence campus. 

Topics: Providence Distinguished Visiting Professor Criminal Justice

National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward Visits JWU Providence

2011 National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward visited our Providence campus as this academic year's final Cultural Life Series speaker. Ward's latest work, The Men We Reaped, and the effort it took to put together such a personal piece of work, were the focus of her lecture.

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

Warwick Mayor Avedisian Brings Learning to Life

During this past Winter term, students in Professor Larry LaFauci's Macroeconomics class got to see their classroom lessons brought to life through the experiences and stories of Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian.

Topics: Providence

Student Org Spotlight: JWU Live

October 19, 2015 is a day James Amaral '17 and Arden Antes '17 will be hard pressed to forget. After years of hard work and persistence JWU Live, Johnson & Wales' first ever radio station, officially launched. 

Topics: Media Studies Providence Campus Life

Industry Veteran Shares Insights on Breaking into TV

“TV is where the writing is,” William Rabkin told a room full of Media & Communications Studies students on our Providence campus. “TV is where you can tell a story about anything.”

Rabkin, the assistant director of the MFA for Writing and Producing for Television program at LIU Brooklyn, visited JWU to deliver a talk titled “Breaking into Television—And Staying in Once You’re There.” With more than 30 years of experience in the television industry, if there’s anyone that can talk TV, it’s Rabkin. His many writing and producing credits include “Monk,” “Psych,” “Spencer: For Hire,” “Martial Law,” and “Diagnosis Murder,” among many others.

Topics: Media Studies Providence