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2018-2019

JWU Newsmakers


2019

JULY

  • Todd Seyfarth, '01, RD, CSSD, associate professor and department chair, Nutrition and Applied Dietetics, knows that simple, yet flavorful alternatives can make that burger on a grill a healthier option. It is as easy as adding a puree of onions and mushrooms or replacing some meat with cooked cracked bulgur wheat. Read his tips in Consumer Reports.

  • In an article published by the Washington Post, Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, offered tips on what to buy (and not to buy) when shopping at dollar stores. Read nowydwvyrcqbwsv.

  • If you are in a pickle trying to figure out the difference between foods that are fermented or pickled, Michael Makuch, associate professor and director of JWU's Ecolab Center for Culinary Science, alleviates some of the confusion in a recent Chowhound article. Read now.

  • FaceApp, a popular new app designed to age photos of users, is sparking security concerns due to the irrevocable permissions granted to the company by the user terms and conditions. Nicholas Tella, director of information security and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering & Design discussed these concerns and the recourse available to users with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell. Watch now.

  • JWU's Daylan Torres ’20 was featured in the July 14 issue of his hometown newspaper, The Herald News. Longtime food/lifestyle writer Linda Murphy brings him to life for her readers and shares the significance of the upcoming WorldSkills competition. Read, “Diman grad Daylan Torres showing off baking skills around the globe.”

  • Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D., assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, joined Steve Klamkin on his Saturday morning radio show to review the escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf.

  • With a rising number of tech-savvy tipping tools and calculators in recent years, there has been growing complexity and confusion associated with tipping. College of Hospitality Management professors Paul Bagdan and Brian Warrener explain when to tip or not, how much, to whom and why in US News & World Report’sTipping Etiquette: The Ultimate Guide to Tipping.”

  • ABC6 included news of JWU Wrestling Head Coach Lonnie Morris' induction into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame. Watch now.

  • In an interview with Nerdwallet, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, shared her insight on five good times to shop for almost anything. The story was published by numerous outlets throughout the United States, including the Washington Post. Read more.

  • Ann Kordas, professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, recently spoke with The Public’s Radio about the history of blue laws and efforts by some in Winchester, Massachusetts to try to ban the sale of ice cream on Sundays. Read and listen now.

  • Rehab Pub, a periodical covering industry and education news, covered the launch of JWU’s new entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. Read more. Providence Business News also published a story highlighting the unique components of JWU’s OTD program. This was the lead story in PBN’s Healthcare Newsletter.

JUNE

  • When reporters need a culinary expert to speak on Rhode Island traditions or Italian food, College of Culinary Arts Associate Professor Jack Chiaro can offer insight on the folklore and academics of everything from coffee milk to zeppoles. In USA Today's 10 Best, he explains why Rhode Island's recipe for clam chowder is clearly the original.

  • Is Olive Garden or Carrabba’s Italian Grill on your weekly dinner menu? Despite a tough restaurant economy, they are doing well. Brian Warrener, associate professor, College of Hospitality Management, is among an esteemed group of experts that address the ups and downs of this industry in Sapore magazine. Read, "The Italian industry’s big 3 hold their own."

  • In an interview with China DailyKristen Regine, professor, College of Business, said of cashless retail: "There has been a shift in consumer behavior over the past 20 years, where we are just using more plastic than we are cash." Read more.

  • JWU's Kid and Teen Summer Camps start in a month. Wyatt Maguire '03, instructor, College of Culinary Arts, is one of the chefs who will be teaching. Read how this Rhode Island native will take his students on an international journey through food in the Providence Business News.

  • In May, Cynthia R. Bigelow, president and chief executive officer, Bigelow Tea Company, became JWU's first Visiting Industry Professional and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration at the Graduate Studies Commencement. Bruce Newbury, food writer and radio personality, interviewed her for his Food Dude podcast. Take a listen – her portion begins at 13:43 minutes into the recording.

  • "We’re doing a course correction," Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, said during an interview with WPRI12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell about the closing of Dress Barn and the retail outlook for 2019. "In the '90s, we expanded like crazy and we have too much retail square footage." Watch now.

  • It's not too late to plan a summer getaway. College of Hospitality Management Professor Katie Davin has advice on landing the best hotel deal and cautions on expensive amenities and resort fees. Watch ABC6's Summer Kickoff series. Also lending expertise to the ABC6 series was JWU’s Bridget Sweet, REHS/RS, CP-FS, executive director of food safety. She busted some myths and recapped the safe temperatures to which meats should be cooked. Watch now.

  • In an interview with the Sarasota Herald-TribuneAmy Wagenfeld, associate professor of occupational therapy, said housing that is not properly designed can cause preventable disabilities and unnecessarily force seniors to live at lower levels of physical movement and independence. Read more.

  • A group of JWU College of Hospitality Management students got a big surprise recently. The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) awarded a total of $49,500 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Read about it in Lodging Magazine.

  • Inside Higher Ed highlighted the appointment of Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa. Read more.

MAY

  • This week on Rachel Ray’s TV program, Rachel presented a life-changing gift to a future JWU Wildcat, Corrine, who was accepted into JWU’s Baking & Pastry Arts program starting in the fall of 2019. Eight years ago, Corinne and her mother Kimya were ambushed by Kimya's ex-husband. The doctors told the family that Corinne wouldn’t survive more than 24 hours. Learn more about this inspiring young woman’s story, and watch her reaction to Rachel’s big news that will help Corinne achieve her dream of attending Johnson & Wales this fall.

  • Graduate student Drew DuBoff has been elected to a one-year term as an executive vice president of collegiate DECA. Read about it in his hometown newspaper The Cherry Hill Sun.

  • JWU's summer cooking camps received a mention in the Providence Journal's Food Notes column on May 15.

  • On The News with Gene Valicenti on AM630/99.7 FM WPRO, Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, discussed Burger King’s new #FeelYourWay campaign which aims to spotlight mental health by giving consumers the option of purchasing meals that align with their emotions. Howes also joined Mark Herz on WGBH Boston radio to review the merger of Boston Brewing Co. and Dogfish Ale.

  • Michael Sabitoni, CHE, department chair and associate professor, College of Hospitality Management, offered industry expertise and personal customer experience for an interview with FSR Magazine. Read his perspective following recent closings of an iconic brand of restaurants in Can Friendly's Rediscover the Magic?

  • Bruce Newbury, Rhode Island’s own "Food Dude," and a longtime local food journalist and radio personality, asks, " Who might be on stage to receive an honorary degree in the next decade or so?" in his tribute to JWU's HDR's and the regions burgeoning food scene. Read "Recognizing food achievers today and tomorrow," in the Providence Business News.

  • Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, discussed Burger King’s new ad campaign on mental health with Gene Valicenti on WPRO radio.

  • The Providence Journal featured one of the recipes College of Culinary Arts Instructor Rizwan Ahmed developed for Eating with the Ecosystem's "Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries," a cookbook focusing on underutilized seafood species. Read the story, and give the recipe for Skate with Capers and Butter a try.

  • MeetingsNet, which publishes an interactive magazine app and digital edition and several e-newsletters for the meeting industry, gave full-page coverage to the March International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) New England meeting held at JWU Providence. Read more.

APRIL

  • Kohl's is partnering with Amazon to accept the return of items purchased from the online retail giant. In an interview with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell, Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, explained why the partnership makes sense for both companies and is beneficial to consumers. Watch now.

  • According to a study conducted in 2017, 72 percent of all restaurant workers left their jobs compared to a 47 percent rate across all industries. Associate Professor Nicholas Makris, CHE, College of Hospitality Management, recommends that restaurant owners/managers keep three things in mind to combat this turnover rate. Read his comments in this month's FSR Magazine.

  • On Friday, April 18, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, reviewed the trends that influence Easter consumer spending. Read more.

  • Roger Achille, professor in the College of Business, joined Dan Yorke on April 17 on his television program Dan Yorke State of Mind to review the ongoing strike of Stop & Shop workers. Watch the full episode.

  • On Friday, April 12, Roger Achille, professor in the College of Business, discussed the Stop & Shop workers strike with ABC 6 reporter Dan Keith (read more); NBC 10 reporter Michelle San Miguel (watch now); WPRI 12 reporter Kim Kalunian (watch now); and The Public’s Radio’s Shane McKeon (listen now).

  • In an opinion piece published in the April 7, Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, explained why lawmakers must recognize that consumers and businesses no longer prefer to pay with cash. Read more.

  • Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D., assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, joined WPRO’s Steve Klamkin to review the aftermath of the Israeli election.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa’s appointment. Read more.

  • Culinary Nutrition student Amy Peralta ’19 was selected to work with the Boston Bruins’ executive chef to prepare a pre-workout breakfast and post-workout lunch for players and staff at Warriors Arena, the Boston Bruins’ practice facility. This is an opportunity made possible through the university’s education partnership with TD Garden and the Boston Bruins. A portion from the visit will appear on a short segment on NESN’s Behind the B Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30pm.

MARCH

  • Two JWU College of Engineering & Design students have been acknowledged by their hometown newspapers for their induction into JWU’s inaugural UPE class. Marquis Green ’19 was included on the Morning Call Lehigh Valley People Watch list. Read more. Jessica Bourke ’19 was recognized as an education achiever by the Pembroke Mariner and Express.

  • O Jornal published an article highlighting President Bernardo-Sousa’s appointment. Read more.

  • Two recent inductees into JWU’s chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon were featured in their hometown newspapers. Morgan Reilly ’19 was recognized in The Sandwich Enterprise. Bianca Ebanks ’19 was recognized by the Jamaica Observer.

  • Providence Business News published a story highlighting JWU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the services available to those in the community who meet income limits set by the IRS. Read more.

  • Did you know that some apps on your phone are capable of recording everything you do? In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, Nicholas Tella, director of information security and adjunct professor in the College of Business, shared tips on how consumers can protect their personal data. Watch now.

  • The appointment of Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., ’92, drew significant attention by the media across the country and throughout Rhode Island including: The Providence Journal, Providence Business News, WPRI 12 on air and online, ABC6, The New England Board of Higher Education, The Westerly Sun, GoLocalProv, Washington Times, WFXT (Boston), New Haven Register (Conn.), SFGate (Calif.)

  • Chef Susan Lagalle, CEPC, senior instructor, College of Culinary Arts, explored the history of Irish Soda Bread. She wrote about her discoveries in the spring issue of Pastry Arts magazine and included a recipe for Spotted Dog, the sweet version of Irish soda bread. Chef Lagalle converted the formula for the home-cook, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Read the full issue of the magazine or find her article here.

  • Katrina Herold, CWE, associate professor, College of Culinary Arts, knows the buzz when it comes to coffee. She provided an historical perspective on the caffeinated beverage which has become as revered as fine wine in the March issue of SO Rhode Island. Read more.

  • That's amore! CAST Alimenti, "the Italian culinary school," loves JWU. In January, Chefs Tim Brown and Stacy Mirabello travelled to Italy with a team of students for SIGEP 2019, an international trade show of artisan gelato and pastries. Read about the developing collaboration between the two schools.

 

FEBRUARY

  • Manal Jakhar ’19, an advertising and communications major, was recently honored by the American Advertising Federation as part of its Most Promising Multicultural Students program. She and Oscar Chilabato, associate professor, College of Business, commented on the recognition in the Newport Daily News. Read more.

  • ABC 6 covered JWU wrestling’s third straight NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Title win. Read more.  

  • Karen Silva, Ed.D., department chair of the Graduate Studies Program, shared her perspective on why areas of specialization are critical to choosing a program and career in nonprofit management with US News & World Report. Read, "How to Choose an MBA for Nonprofit Management."

  • Providence Business News columnist Bruce Newbury covered the TD Garden/Legends menu items in this week's issue with, "JWU students score with Boston fans."

  • The John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation was featured on the cover and in the most recent Society for College and University Planning newsletter article, “Out of the Shadows: Science and Technology Buildings Emerge as Campus Experience Hubs.”

  • In seeking the most popular diner desserts in the country, Food Network Magazine asked Matt Britt, CEC, instructor in the College of Culinary Arts, why these items have become such an integral part of diner fare. Read his answer in "America's favorite diner desserts."

  • In an interview with NerdWallet, Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, said Presidents’ Day offers consumers their first opportunity to take advantage discounts for various products available at retailers. The story was subsequently picked up by media outlets across the country. Read more.

  • The Korean beauty industry continues to grow in popularity. Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, sat down with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz to explain why the products are popular and how consumers can make informed purchasing choices. Watch now. Regine also recently discussed why retailers are considering going cashless in store with the Gotham Gazette. Read more.

  • Tim Howes, professor in the College of Business, was interviewed by the Providence Journal about the future of convenience stores and how companies are adjusting business models to compete with e-commerce. Read more.

  • In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, reviewed data published by the National Retail Federation which indicates that despite less U.S. consumers celebrating Valentine’s Day, sales are expected to reach a record $20.7 billion in 2019. Watch now.

 

JANUARY

  • In an interview before the Super Bowl with ABC 6, Oscar Chilabato, associate professor in the College of Business, discussed the changing landscape of the advertising industry and what viewers could expect to see during Super Bowl commercials. Watch now.

  • CBS News’ Mo Rocca visited JWU to film Super Bowl segment, which aired on January 31 during CBS This Morning. Watch now. Read more about the visit on blogs.jwu.edu.

  • Paul Boyd, professor in the College of Business, discussed how the odds are set for the Super Bowl, the difference between odds and probability and Super Bowl prop bets with ABC 6 and WPRO’s Steve Klamkin.

  • In an interview with WPRI 12 consumer investigator Susan Campbell, Nicholas Tella, director of information security and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering & Design, discussed a FaceTime glitch allowing users to eavesdrop on Apple iPhone and Mac devices. Watch now.

  • On January 29, The Providence Journal mentioned JWU’s partnership with TD Garden and the Bruins, and the contributions of JWU culinary students to the Legends’ restaurant menu in their weekly Food Notes column. Read more.

  • Elizabeth Covino, CHE, associate professor, College of Hospitality Management, weighs in on the renewed observations of the 2017 Fyre Festival's mishaps. See the International Live Events Association website for more expert perspectives.

  • CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca and the CBS News crew from New York City visited campus on Friday, January 25, as part of a profile about Rhode Island for an upcoming Super Bowl story. Filming took place at Harborside Campus in the Cuisinart Center of Culinary Excellence during College of Culinary Arts Associate Instructor Mark Soliday’s specialty cakes class, Instructor Matt Britt’s cooking in the global marketplace class, and Instructor Juergen Knorr’s craft of garde manger class. JWU was one of many stops along Rocca’s travels in the state. He made visits to the Big Blue Bug, The Providence Journal and the White Horse Tavern, among others. The segment is scheduled to air Thursday morning (January 31) on CBS This Morning.

  • During its evening newscast on January 22, ABC 6 noted the contributions of JWU culinary students to the menu of Legends restaurant at TD Garden. Watch now (starts at 0:06 seconds).

  • Katie Davin, CHE, associate professor, College of Hospitality Management, is a member of HSMAI’s Sales Advisory Board, The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, and recently published an article promoting the value of hospitality sales.

  • Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D., assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, joined Scott Rotondo on 99WBOB AM to discuss United States foreign policy under the Trump Administration. Listen now.

  • Amy Wagenfeld, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, FAOTA, associate professor and capstone coordinator in the JWU Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program, College of Health & Wellness, was recognized by OT Practice magazine for her fellowship in the Texas A&M University Center of Health Systems & Design, and co-authoring two articles related to prisons and landscape architecture. Read more.

  • With technology taking center stage at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, discussed the growing popularity of 5G technology with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell. Watch now.

  • Motif Magazine offered a clever headline with its coverage of the JWU student club Operation: Peace, Love & Bread’s (OPLB) holiday tree. Read, "Bad time to quit carbs."

  • Kevin DeJesus, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, joined John Loughlin on WPRO Radio to discuss United States foreign policy in the Middle East. Listen now.

  • In its newsletter, NASFAA (the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) shared the news that iGrad developed a classroom integration program to complement its online financial wellness platform for Johnson & Wales University. The article includes comments from Kathi Tavares, director of student billing and collections, Student Academic & Financial Services. It also notes that JWU was recognized as one of the Top 50 financial literacy programs in the country by LendEdu in 2017. Read more.

 

2018

DECEMBER

  • On Thursday, December 13, the Warwick Beacon published a commentary by Mari Dias, Ed.D., professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, examining anxiety and grief during the holidays and ways to cope and enjoy the spirit of the season. Read more.

  • James Griffin, Ed.D., '88, '92 M.S., associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management, presented on the rising popularity and benefits of seaweed at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show back in May 2018. His predictions on this topic were included in the article “6 food trend predictions for 2019,” recently published by Nation's Restaurant News. Read more.

  • Over the course of two days, Edible Rhody visited two JWU culinary classes to examine how flavor is taught within our curriculum. The writer observed Chef Jaime Schick's BPA 2020 Plated Desserts lab and Chef John Dion's CUL1115 Science of Cooking & Sensory Analysis lab. Chef Maureen Pothier, department chair and associate professor, was also interviewed. Read "In favor of flavor."

  • Mari Dias, Ed.D., professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, wrote a commentary examining anxiety and grief during the holidays and ways to cope and enjoy the spirit of the season. The piece was published in The Herald News and Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Dias was also a guest recently on The Saturday Morning News with Steve Klamkin on AM630/99.7FM WPRO. They discussed how to cope with grief during the holiday season after losing a loved one.

  • In an interview with NerdWalletDiane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, warned consumers that last minute shopping can result in exceeding your holiday budget. Read more.

  • If you were up early this past Saturday morning, you may have heard Liz Van Patten, Ed.D., CHE, associate professor, Sports, Entertainment, Event – Management (SEEM) on the Saturday Morning News, WPRO 630 AM /99.7 FM. She spoke with host Steve Klamkin about how to reduce stress for holiday party planning. Tips included making a budget and sticking to it and preparing food ahead of the event – simple tips that will reduce your stress so you can enjoy the party, too.

  • Kevin DeJesus, Ph.D., assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by WPRO’s Steve Klamkin about the lasting impact President George H. W. Bush has had on United States foreign policy.

  • With the recent passing of President George H.W. Bush, the media covered the story from many angles. TJ Delle Donne ’04, ’07, CEC, assistant dean, College of Culinary Arts, and Liz Covino, CHE, associate professor, College of Hospitality Management, are featured in a Providence Journal article. Delle Donne reflects on his first-hand experience cooking for the late president, and Covino provides insight into the myriad protocols for a funeral of this caliber. In addition, both Delle Donne and Covino were interviewed for WPRO 630AM/99.7FM 

 

NOVEMBER

  • Providence Business News examined the unique partnership between JWU and RISD as a result of the $250,000 Henry P. Kendall Foundation grant awarded in November. Read more.

  • Nicholas Tella, director of information security and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering & Design, tells University Business that computer users should be made aware of the importance of computer policies, and how they align with a university’s values and obligations. Read more. Tella was also recently interviewed by ABC6 reporter Rebecca Turco about how consumers can prevent porch pirates from stealing your online home deliveries and personal information. Read more.

  • In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, examined the return policies of retailers and the potential for consumers to be banned from making returns. Watch now.

  • On Friday, November 23, Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, talked about Black Friday and holiday retail with Dan Paquet on the WPRO Morning News. On Saturday, November 24, McCrohan was featured on WPRI’s Saturday Morning News with Steve Klamkin. She was also a guest in studio for 10 News Conference with NBC 10’s Gene Valicenti to discuss the changing retail landscape of Rhode Island and the United States. Watch now.

  • When Mark Soliday, associate instructor in the College of Culinary Arts, is not teaching at JWU, he and his wife run "Confectionery Designs," in Rehoboth, Mass. The Providence Journal ran a full feature on the artistry and design they produce. Read "Thankful for dessert."

  • Michael Budziszek, associate professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, sat down with WPRI 12 reporter Caroline Goggin to talk about the impact global warming is having on the more frequent and large scale fires occurring in California. Watch now. Budziszek was also a guest on the TV program Dan Yorke State of Mind to discuss the same topic and  the impact of climate change. Watch now.ydwvyrcqbwsv

  • The Providence Business News covered the recent Henry P. Kendall Foundation’s $250,000 grant awarded to JWU, RISD and Farm Fresh RI. Read now.

  • The Public’s Radio environmental reporter Avory Brookins interviewed Evan Villari, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, about his documentary on Providence Water and the history of the reservoir. The interview aired in its entirety on 89.3FM on November 14. Listen now.

  • "bake" magazine has directed the spotlight for its annual feature "Twentyfive" for 2018 on leading educators in the fields of baking, pastry and chocolate. JWU is proudly represented by five College of Culinary Arts faculty members. Congratulations to JWU Providence chefs Lauren V. Haas, Mitch Stamm and Richard Miscovich, and JWU Charlotte chefs Peter Reinhart and Harry Peemoeller. Read their profiles in the November issue.

  • Emily Lynch, Ph.D., assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, was a guest panelist along with ABC 6 anchor Christina Myers and The Public's Radio political reporter Ian Donnis for the ABC 6 Providence Mayoral Debate on October 30. Watch now. (pictured right)

  • On November 5, Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, spoke with Mark Herz at Boston NPR about the decision made by the parent company of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo’s to file for Chapter 11 and close locations across the country. Listen now.

 

OCTOBER

  • Evan Villari, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, is reaching the history of Rhode Island’s water supply system for a documentary he hopes to complete by 2020. He discussed his preliminary research and concerns about the reservoir’s future with The Public’s Radio reporter Avory Brookins. Read more.

  • 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.

  • Following the recently publicized deaths of two customers of the UK's Pret a Manger, College of Culinary Arts Bridget Sweet, executive director of food safety, describes the multiple challenges restaurants face when managing food safety measures in Forbes.

  • Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, shared her thoughts on the announced closure of Nordstrom at the Providence Place Mall, the pending move in of Boscov's, and the future of shopping malls with WPRI 12 reporter Steve Nielsen (watch), NBC 10 reporter Michelle San Miguel (watch) and the Providence Journal (read). Only a few days later, McCrohan also discussed the viability and long-term outlook of Sears after its decision to file for Chapter 11 and close over 140 stores with NBC 10 (watch).

  • Kristen Regine, professor, and Tim Howes, associate professor, both in the College of Business, also discussed Nordstrom’s decision to leave the Providence Place Mall and its impact on the mall and its other stores on WPRO radio.

  • JWU’s partnership with TD Garden and the Boston Bruins, announced on October 10, was featured by the following outlets: NHLBruins.com, Blackandgoldhockey.com and the Providence Chamber of Commerce.

  • On October 3, Nicholas Tella, director of information security in Information Technology and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering & Design, was interviewed by WPRO News reporter Steve Klamkin about the Presidential Alert test and the benefits of the tested technologies.

  • With the popularity of "The Great British Baking Show" among American television viewers, the website How Stuff Works asked JWU to clarify the confusion between British and U.S. baking terms. Chef Tim Brown, CHE, department chair and associate instructor, International Baking & Pastry Institute, College of Culinary Arts, sorted out the differences. Read “Great British Baking Terms: Know Your Scones From Your Biscuits.”

  • The Providence Journal published a story highlighting WhatsGood, the app created by JWU alum Matt Tortora ’15 to enable consumers to order goods from a variety of local farms and vendors and have them delivered to their kitchen. In the article, Tortora credits his time at JWU for giving him a jumpstart. Read now.

  • JWU alum Aura Fajardo ’17 of Aura’s Chocolate in Olneyville discusses her career in confectionery and her slow-but-steady plans for her artisanal chocolate company in the latest edition of Edible Rhody. Read now.

  • Paul Sylvestre, department chair and associate professor, Criminal Justice, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, discussed the importance of 9-1-1 response times with NBC 10 I-Team reporter Katie Davis. Watch now.

 

SEPTEMBER

  • Christine Ure, associate professor in the College of Business, was recognized by the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless as with the Educator of Change Award. Both GoLocalProv and Providence Business News covered this achievement. She will be recognized at the Coalition's 30th Anniversary Awards Breakfast, which will take place on October 1 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick.

  • "What do colleges-universities really teach hotel students today?" was the topic of a recent presentation by Debbie Howarth, EdD, professor in the College of Hospitality Management, delivered to the New England Inns & Resorts Association via a webinar. She spoked about both JWU’s on-ground and online programs. Watch the presentation.

  • Deana Marzocchi, associate professor and department chair in the College of Engineering & Design, is quoted in the most recent edition of DesignxRI magazine. The article is titled "Today's Revolution and the Design Workforce that Follows." She discusses the growing demand for a designer's ability to succeed in constantly changing environments while still delivering a single solution. 

  • A writer for the Chicago Tribune yearned for his home-state culinary traditions such as coffee milk. Jack Chiaro, associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts, shared an historical perspective and a bit of speculation on its origins in, “What's coffee milk? A Rhode Island specialty even kids drink — and you're going to want to try.” Read now.

  • On September 12, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, spoke with Gene Valicenti on AM630/99.7FM and on NBC 10’s 3pm news program about the new iPhone and other products announced by Apple. Watch now.

  • Oscar Chilabato, associate professor in the College of Business, joined Gene Valicenti on his 3pm news program on NBC 10 to talk about the buzz and fallout from Nike's 30th anniversary Just Do It advertising campaign. Watch now.

  • The recently announced educational partnership between JWU and Bloomin’ Brands was picked up by the Providence Business News. Read more.

  • In an interview with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell, Nicholas Tella, director of information security and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering & Design, explained the measures institutions and school districts must take to ensure sensitive student data is not compromised. Watch now.

  • In its People Watch section, University Business highlighted President Mim Runey’s appointment as Chancellor. Read more.

  • You’ve never seen an ear of corn like the one Chef Frank Vollkommer, CMPC, associate instructor, College of Culinary Arts, created for a step by step tutorial in So Good…magazine, the magazine of haute patisserie.

 

AUGUST

  • In an interview with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, reviewed national consumer spending projections for back-to-school shopping. Watch now.

  • As part of NBC 10's back-to-school coverage, Nicholas Tella, director of information security and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering & Design, discussed the measures institutions and school districts must take to protect student data from hackers. Watch now. Tella also spoke with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell about a new internet blackmail scam and what targeted users can do to protect themselves. Watch now.

  • Roger Achille, professor in the College of Business, published two commentary pieces for the Society for Human Resource Management, examining a recent class action for lost wages. Read now

  • Summer hasn't melted the enthusiasm of Chef Tim Brown, associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts. He was in Florida recently presenting one of more than a dozen boot camps on topics including jams, classic confections and puff pastry. Read about his lesson in a recent feature story that appeared in the Tampa Bay Times.

  • Nicholas Tella, director of information security, discussed the risks of sharing personal information in exchange for commodity items with Rhode Island Public Radio. Listen now.

  • Matt Samel, PhD, CHE, FMP, professor in the College of Hospitality Management, was one of 3 educators selected to participate in a comprehensive industry internship with The Club Foundation. He discussed the experience on Private Club Radio. His interview comes at about 6 minutes into the segment. Listen now. You can also listen to his 2017 interview where he gives interesting insights into the wants and needs of the next generation of hospitality professionals. He comes in at about 20:16 into the segment. Listen now.

  • President Mim Runey’s appointment as JWU’s next chancellor was covered in The Chronicle

  • The news of President Mim L. Runey, LP.D.’s appointment as JWU’s next chancellor spread both locally and nationally after the announcement hit on Tuesday, July 31, including the Associated Press, LA Times, US News & World Reports, Chicago Tribune, Connecticut Post, Boston Globe, and more. More locally this announcement was covered by the Providence Journal, Providence Business News, Sun Chronicle, ABC6.com, WPRI.com, and GoLocalProv. President Runey was also named to GoLocalProv’s “Who’s Hot” list on August 3. 

  • Bridget Sweet, executive director of food safety, and Bill Idell, assistant dean in the College of Culinary Arts, were interviewed for a feature story in the Providence Business News, “Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

  • Providence Business News featured JWU’s Craft Brewer Certificate program in a recent story, “Isle Brewers Guild Partners with JWU to Offer Online Craft Brewing Certificate.” Jennifer Pereira, associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts, was interviewed. She and Ed Korry, department chair and associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts, are pictured with members from Isle Brewers Guild.

  • Feature story, "Check, Please: The True Cost of Eating Out," in the latest issue of RI Monthly is now online. JWU alums featured include Ben Sukle, Derek Wagner and James Mark.

  • Providence Business News published a story highlighting the victories of 5 JWU undergraduates and 2 graduate human resources students in the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management Student Case Competition. Read more.

  • The August issue of The Rhode Island Medical Journal features the JWU Class of 2020 on the cover and articles written by Dr. George Bottomley, director of the Physician Assistant Studies program, PA faculty member Ashley Hughes, and a number of PA students.