JWU News

JWU Serves: A Day of Making a Difference

4/27/16 | “Individually we create change; together we make an impact.” That’s the tagline used to promote JWU Serves: A Day of Impact, a new volunteer program co-sponsored by JWU Providence’s office of Student Involvement & Leadership + the Student Government Association (SGA).

Topics: Community Service Providence

Sustainability Week: Making Earth Day Every Day at JWU

4/22/16 | To kick off Sustainability Week at JWU Providence, the BRIDGE Center and JWU Student Activists Supporting Sustainability (SASS) recently co-hosted a panel discussion titled “Rising Tide: Sustainability + Water Quality in RI.”

Although the topic was ostensibly sea-level rise — a crucial one for coastline-rich Rhode Island — the discussion constantly looped back to strategies for improving the JWU community’s waste-reduction efforts.

Topics: Sustainability Providence

2016 Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

4/21/16 | Johnson & Wales University will award 9 honorary doctorate degrees along with 3,277 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2016 commencement ceremonies across all 4 campuses. See below for a list of honorary degree recipients, which includes two JWU alums, Paul Damico '86 and Champe Carter Speidel '00.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Alumni Commencement

Denver Campus Appoints New President

4/14/16 | Richard Wiscott, PhD, the current dean of academic affairs and vice president of Johnson & Wales’ Denver campus will take over as campus president on June 1.

Topics: Denver

A Tech Company with a Passion for Travel: Orbitz’s Hari Nair Visits JWU

4/13/16 | “My parents would be so proud people actually showed up to hear me speak!” Hari Nair, vice president and general manager of Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com, joked before snapping a selfie on the stage of Schneider Auditorium.

Topics: Hospitality Providence Distinguished Visiting Professor

Doctoring the Menu: Food as Medicine


Clad in a crisp white apron and chef’s hat, Eric Sharer ’08 zips around a gleaming kitchen setting mixing bowls, utensils and ingredients on the island countertop. Butternut squash, cumin, paprika, chickpeas, kale — the foods and spices pile up beside the cutting board as Sharer consults his recipe. “We’re going to make something really fun today,” he tells his aproned co-chef, “using things you typically have on hand at home.”

Topics: Culinary Nutrition Providence Brown University Nutrition & Wellness Academic Collaborations

From Concept to Execution: JWU Senior Design Portfolio Review

4/11/16 | Each term, Graphic Design & Digital Media students at JWU Providence’s School of Engineering & Design show off their design chops at a portfolio review.

Topics: Careers Graphic Design Providence Engineering + Design

Meet the 2016 Sharkfest Entrepreneurship Competition Winners

4/6/16 | Now in its fifth year, JWU Providence’s annual Sharkfest competition tests the business acumen, creativity and ambition of student entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of majors.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Business Entrepreneurship