October 23, 2018


Eat Healthy

An Argument for the Imperfect
By Chef Matthew Britt, CEC

When choosing ingredients, perfection should never be the enemy of good. We’ve all done it. You're in the produce section of the grocery store and you squeeze every avocado, looking for that perfect ripeness, unaware of the damage this causes to the fruit. In the dairy section, you inspect each gallon of milk for a magic date. The irony is that sell-by or expiration dates are assigned by the producer and have little to do with quality. The reality is that in our search for perfection, we are adding to the nation's growing food waste problem. Read more.

Video of the Week

JWU staff and faculty continue their work to make sure every interaction with a prospective student and family is a positive and memorable experience. Last Saturday, October 20, JWU hosted its first open house for the 2018-19 year. One of JWU’s largest recruitment events is the open house. The program began with an overview of the institution and college in which the prospective student is interested. This year, new videos featuring JWU students and faculty have been produced for this audience only. Each week, This Week at JWU will share one of the six college videos. Stay tuned!

Next up: John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences

JWU Newsmakers

  • Last week, Chris Cosentino '94 was our 183rd Distinguished Visiting Chef. Rhode Island Monthly reported on one of his two demo-lectures. Read now.

  • With a record $1 billion dollar jackpot at stake on October 19, people around the country were buying their Mega Millions tickets. Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, shared financial tips for potential winners with WPRI 12 reporter Steve Nielsen (watch) and ABC 6 reporter Chloe Leshner (watch).

  • In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, discussed the risks associated with trying on Halloween masks and wigs when shopping. Watch now.

  • Jonathan Harris, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, led a collaboration between JWU graphic design students, the City of Providence, the Wickenden Street Merchants Association, and others, which resulted in the installation of 15 benches in the Fox Point neighborhood. The benches were designed by JWU alum Ali Aljassas ’17. Read more in the Providence Business News.

Campus Announcements

October 29 Lockdown Emergency Drills
On Monday, October 29, 2018, Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus will be conducting two lockdown emergency drills. The university’s lockdown procedures, specifically the “HIDE” aspect, will be the focus of the drills.

All JWU students, faculty and staff are expected to participate in the drills and implement “HIDE” functions as if the situation were real.

Please reference the FAQ and memo for details specific to this drill.

Inclement Weather Procedures
Read a recent memo about JWU’s inclement weather procedures from LeRoy Rose, director of Campus Safety & Security.

Thank You from John J. Bowen ’77
In his closing memo to the JWU community as chancellor, John J. Bowen ’77 extended an invitation to faculty and staff to spend some time with him and his wife Kathie during the times below:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from noon-2pm
Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence
Harborside Campus

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 3:30-5pm
John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation
Downcity Campus