JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Understanding Why We Do What We Do With Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky

Stanford neuroscientist and primatologist Robert Sapolsky is fascinated by the biology behind human behaviors — including his own best and worst impulses. He opened his recent talk at JWU’s Providence Campus by vividly describing an oft-recurring fantasy of arresting and torturing Adolf Hitler.

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series

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

“I have a pretty great job. I get paid to watch TV and talk to cool people,” Eric Deggans told a packed Schneider Auditorium after snapping a photo of the crowd during his Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture on Johnson & Wales' Providence Campus. “I don't think you heard me—I get paid to watch TV and tell people what I think about it. You guys do that for free!” 

Topics: Providence Distinguished Visiting Professor

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

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

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: Media Studies Providence

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

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

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

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