JWU News

Nina Tandon: Building with Biology

Science + Liberal Arts

“Close your eyes and imagine a world where…bridges repair themselves and batteries are alive,” Nina Tandon told the Johnson & Wales students that filled the Pepsi Forum on April 22. “That world exists right now.”

Topics: Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

JWU Campuses Welcome their Big Cats

Last year, JWU’s Providence Campus installed its newest symbol of spirit, a massive bronze Wildcat sculpture. Now the university’s regional campuses — North Miami, Denver and Charlotte — are gearing up to welcome their own big cats.

Topics: Campus Life

ProJo Editorial: JWU Is Breaking New Ground

Engineering + Design

“Rhode Island is about to see the first tangible sign of what many envisioned for the former highway land,” begins a Providence Journal editorial praising the April 22 groundbreaking of JWU’s $40M, 3-story academic building to house the university’s School of Engineering & Design and a new biology program.

Topics: Engineering + Design

Ad Team Places First at AAF Districts


Update: The Ad Team won the second round of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) and are now District Champions. In June, the group will head to Las Vegas for the the national competition ADMERICA2015.This is our fifth year in row of qualifying for Nationals. Congratulations to the team, and to coaches Oscar Chilabato and Christine Ure. (May 8)

JWU Providence’s Ad Team has another award for the shelf: They took first place at the district level National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) held at Simmons College in Boston.

Topics: Competitions Advertising & Marketing Business

Prune’s Gabrielle Hamilton Speaks at JWU

04/09/14 | Professional Studies

“I’m from the fine state of New Jersey,” began Prune chef-owner Gabrielle Hamilton, eliciting a large round of applause from the full house at JWU’s Schneider Auditorium.

Hamilton was at JWU to talk about “Blood, Bones, & Butter,” her gritty memoir tracing her lifelong love affair with cooking and writing. She candidly spoke to students about her roundabout journey from chef to travel writer, restaurant owner, and busy mom.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

Internship Spotlight: Karen Gudmundsdottir

Karen Gudmundsdottir | Hotel & Lodging Management

Topics: Hospitality Providence

2015 Sharkfest Winners


Now in its fourth year, JWU Providence’s annual Sharkfest tests the mettle of student + alumni entrepreneurs from the business, culinary and hospitality fields. Out of 12 finalists — including representatives from each JWU campus, and two alumni — here are this year’s winning business pitches:

Topics: Business Entrepreneurship