JWU News

Why Apply for a Fulbright? Ask Visiting Scholar Anna Palliser.

11/5/19 | This past August, Anna Palliser traveled more than 9,500 miles to study at JWU’s Providence Campus. But she isn’t a JWU student — she’s a scholar-researcher from New Zealand’s Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) who is on a Fulbright grant to document issues of food security and food sovereignty in Rhode Island.

Because SIT and JWU are Study Abroad exchange partners, the marketing department at SIT suggested that Palliser apply for a Fulbright to JWU.

Topics: Arts & Sciences Academic Collaborations

JWU Dedicates New Center for Science and Innovation

9/1/2016 | Johnson & Wales dedicated its newest academic building on the Providence Campus this morning. The John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation is now home to the School of Engineering & Design and the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences’ biology program.

Topics: Providence Engineering + Design Arts & Sciences

‘Helping Different Kinds of Minds’: Temple Grandin Visits JWU Providence

3/22/16 | “Autism is an important part of who I am, but my career is my identity,” professor of animal science and autism activist Temple Grandin told students during JWU Providence's most recent Cultural Life Series lecture. 

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

Alumni Spotlight: Elyzabeth Estrada '14

Topics: North Miami Arts & Sciences Criminal Justice

JWU Opens New Criminal Justice Lab

11/12/15 | “In the area of criminal justice, a strong relationship between our educational institutions and the professional law enforcement community is vital to continuing advancements in the field,” said Tom Dwyer, university vice chancellor and provost, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Johnson & Wales' new Criminal Justice Lab.“This is a great day and a real step forward for JWU.”

Topics: Providence Arts & Sciences

Author Helene Wecker Speaks at JWU

11/2/15 | “I can honestly say, this is the best smelling university I’ve ever spoken at,” said Helene Wecker as she greeted the packed HAC Amphitheater on October 28 for the second installment of JWU Providence’s 2015-16 Cultural Life Series. During a tour of the Harborside Academic Building before her presentation, Wecker found herself “pressing [her] nose against the windows of the classrooms,” watching the culinary students and recalling her own childhood culinary arts aspirations. 

Topics: Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

How Professor Mari Dias Is Saving the World, One Student at a Time

How Fulbright specialist and Professor Mari Nardolillo-Dias makes activists out of students.

Topics: Community Service Providence Arts & Sciences Counseling + Psychology

‘The Glass Castle’ Author Jeannette Walls Speaks at JWU


Arts & Sciences 

Author and former journalist Jeannette Walls visited JWU’s Providence campus last week to kick off the College of Arts & Sciences 2015-16 Cultural Life Series. Walls spoke to a packed Schneider Auditorium and received a standing ovation from the audience.

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

Cultural Life Series Brings ‘Glass Castle’ Author Walls, Animal Behaviorist Grandin & More to JWU

10/1/15 | Arts & Sciences

Memoirist and former MSNBC gossip columnist Jeannette Walls, animal behaviorist Temple Grandin and documentary film producer Sut Jhally will all be speaking at JWU as part of the university’s 2015-16 Cultural Life Series, sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Topics: Providence Cultural Life Series Arts & Sciences

What Does It Take to Be a Counselor? Ask Professor Mari Dias.

A co-founder of the Counseling Psychology program at JWU’s Providence Campus, Professor Mari Nardolillo-Dias '03, EdD, makes activists out of students. The outspoken and dynamic Dias answers questions about what it takes to be a good counselor, as well as her own community involvement.

Topics: Providence Arts & Sciences Counseling + Psychology