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May 23, 2018

Campus Announcement

Alarm and Sprinkler Testing

Facilities Management will be conducting fire alarm and sprinkler testing throughout the Harborside and Downcity campuses from June 4 to June 15. These tests will occur sporadically and throughout all of our buildings, including residence halls. The fire alarm will set off short beeps. The sprinklers will not discharge, and no alarms will sound. We apologize in advance for the disruption. If you have any question, please call Andre Vafiadis in Facilities Management on his cell phone at 401-741-3287.


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NBC 10 cameras were rolling as students from the JWU student organization Student Activists Supporting Sustainability (SASS) and the College of Business collected items from departing students and their families as part of the university’s third annual Move Out & Donate campaign. Watch now. (pictured right)

The Providence Journal captured the sights of JWU’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, which were published in an online photo gallery. Also published was a brief write up noting JWU’s graduation stats and commencement speakers. Read more.

The 99th National Restaurant Association Restaurant (NRA), Hotel-Motel Show wrapped yesterday, May 22, in Chicago. A contingency of JWU faculty and staff attended. College of Hospitality Management Associate Professor James Griffin presented on the rising popularity and benefits of seaweed. Read the coverage in Nation's Restaurants News.

On Saturday, May 19, Chef Frank Terranova discussed his decision to conclude his weekday Cooking with Class segments on NBC 10 on the WPRO Saturday Morning News with Steve Klamkin.

Graduating nutrition students Audrey Sweetwood ’18 and Hannah Corvene ’18 stepped into the spotlight by joining Chef Terranova on Cooking with Class for the week of May 14-18. Audrey prepared carrot cake pancakes on Monday and seared scallops with strawberry salsa on Tuesday. Hannah shared her recipes for summer quinoa salad on Wednesday and chocolate chip banana bread on Thursday.

On May 19, Kevin DeJesus, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, joined WPRO’s Steve Klamkin by phone to discuss President Trump’s foreign policy decisions.

In a recent Providence Business News ‘5 Questions With’ column, Frances Mulligan, a sophomore software engineering major in the College of Engineering & Design, discussed winning hackathons, pitching her business concept to venture capitalists, and the importance of women in the technology field. Read more.


Eat Healthy

Lifestyle Medicine Symposium Offers Healthy Recipe to Healthcare Pros

Prevention is the best medicine. When healthy eating is part of everyday choices, individuals can prevent diseases such as inflammation, diabetes, and cancer from developing into medical issues that require treatment. Healthcare professionals know this, but few can prescribe the recipe to their patients.

That was the focus of the "Third Annual Lifestyle Medicine Symposium," held for the first time at Johnson & Wales University on April 26, 2018. Presented by the Women's Medicine Collaborative at Lifespan, the symposium offered members of the Rhode Island health care community a three-hour educational program with insight into Lifestyle Medicine.

Chef Todd Seyfarth, RD, CSSD, associate professor and department chair, College of Health & Wellness, was instrumental in bringing the symposium to campus, as part of JWU's ongoing effort to bridge its expertise in food and nutrition with medical programs. Read more.

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