On Tuesday, July 24, Roger Achille, professor in the College of Business, was a guest on the Matt Allen Show on WPRO radio to discuss the mechanics and legal requirements for mediation and arbitration during labor disputes and Rhode Island Hospital's operations during and after the three day strike. Listen now. Later that day, he also spoke with ABC 6 reporter Kainani Stevens about how strikes can encourage parties involved in labor disputes to return to the negotiating table. Watch now.
Back in 2007, Maureen Pothier, associate professor and department chair in the College of Culinary Arts, mentioned to Bruce Newbury, a Providence Business News reporter, that there was "a large influx of women students in the Johnson & Wales culinary program and the future for women was bright." Read his update on that trend in "Women in the lead in hospitality."
Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, spoke with WPRI 12 consumer investigator Susan Campbell about augmented reality and the impact it is having on consumer behavior and retail. Watch now.
Chef Neath Pal was recently interviewed for SYSCO Shape Newsletter. Read and share the article - "Spicing up the menu" in the Sysco SHAPE June 2018.
Javier Montañez ’11, who now serves as principal of Leviton Dual Language School in Providence, was recognized by NBC 10 for his leadership. Watch now.
Nicholas Tella, director of information security, was interviewed by ABC 6 reporter Melissa Randall about the privacy risks users encounter when searching for illnesses and symptoms online. Watch now.
Providence Business News published a five questions interview with Oscar Chilabato covering his recent recognition by the American Advertising Federation, the success of JWU’s advertising program and its students. Read more.
The June 30 edition of The Providence Journal featured a profile of Officer Giana Valletta ’13, who is now serving in the Providence Police Department: Eye-opening ride with one of the city's finest. She is a graduate of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences criminal justice program.
Three RI State agencies were hit by malware this weekend. Nick Tella, JWU's director of information security and former commander of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit, appeared on local news to explain the situation and offer preventative measures. View his interviews on NBC10 and ABC6.
JWU is changing the way the PawSox players, staff and visitors eat. Just an internship away from her bachelor's degree in Culinary Nutrition, Hannah Corvene ’18, shows NBC10’s Alison Bologna what goes into fueling the team. Watch now.
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.
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.
VIDEO: Students from the College of Engineering & Design appeared on the May 14 television episode of The Daily Planet on Discovery Canada, demoing the capabilities of their robotic air hockey table created in JWU’s Innovation Lab. Tech correspondent Lucas Cochran also took part in the action and tested the skills of a robotic opponent. Watch now (fast forward to the 13:30 minute mark).
The Society for Human Resource Management published a commentary by Roger Achille, professor in the College of Business, examining a recent employee discrimination claim related to inconsistently applied attendance rules. Read more.
On April 28, Jennifer Pereira, associate professor in the College of Culinary Arts, joined Steve Klamkin on his Saturday morning WPRO radio show to discuss JWU’s partnership with the Isle Brewers Guild for the craft brewing certificate program. This program is also featured in the Providence Business News. Read more.
In its business round-up section, The South County Independent highlighted the recent partnership between JWU Design students and the South County Art Association, noting, “This experiential education opportunity has become a cornerstone of the JWU design program.” Read more.
On April 26, Providence Business News held its annual C-Suite Awards, recognizing outstanding business leaders in Rhode Island. Mim L. Runey, LPD, chief operating officer and Providence Campus president, was recognized with the Career Achiever Award. In a recent article, PBN editor Mark Murphy discussed how challenges define success among this year’s winners (read morearfzavdax). The publication also interviewed President Runey about her career and efforts to steer JWU toward food’s global influence (read more).
JWU was included in an American Heart Association's online article, “How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?” and it featured students from Brown University’s medical school taking part in JWU’s Food + Health course. Read more.
On April 18, NBC 10 highlighted the spring Media & Politics Café hosted by the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences during its 6pm newscast. The discussion panel included NBC 10 I-Team reporter Parker Gavigan, Providence City Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune and Providence Police Major Michael Correia. Watch now.
The Narragansett Times published an article highlighting the ongoing partnership between JWU design students and the South County Art Association (SCAA). JWU students worked with SCAA leadership as part of a re-branding effort, which included a new logo and collateral, as well as ongoing web design. Read now.
On April 13, College of Business faculty Barbara Norris, Deborah Doonan, Carlos Diaz and VITA student Kimberly Gonzales, visited NBC 10 studios to conduct a phone bank to answer tax questions ahead of Tax Day. They were featured during the 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm and 7pm newscasts and received more than 80 calls from viewers. See them in action.
On April 14, Kevin DeJesus, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, joined ABC 6 to discuss the recent airstrikes in Syria and the need for a long term strategy. Watch now.
As part of a Providence Business News 5 Questions column, JWU junior accounting student Olivia Tourony recently discussed her scholarship from The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, her journey at JWU and her career aspirations. Read more.
Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, examined the future of Bertucci’s restaurants during a radio interview with Boston NPR on 89.7 WGBH. Listen now.
Sophomore software engineering major Frances Mulligan was part of the team awarded most entrepreneurial hack at the SheHacks Boston competition. Frances and her team earned the opportunity to present their product to venture capitalists for the potential of up to $25,000 in seed funding. Read more.
Nicholas Tella, director of information security, spoke with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz about the decision by credit card companies to no longer require signatures on purchase receipts. Watch now.
JWU has completed a purchase and sales agreement for its hotel property located at 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI, including the land and building that houses Legal Sea Foods, to Pinnacle Hotel Management, a Florida-based developer. The Warwick Beacon covered the news of the sale in the article, “Radisson property bought by Pinnacle for $7.5M.”
Providence Business News (PBN) editor Mark Murphy joined WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Frank Coletta for his Coffee Break segment to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story, “End of era coming at JWU.” This article is an extensive interview with Chancellor John J. Bowen ’77. Watch now.
Chief Operating Officer and Providence Campus President Mim L. Runey, LPD, was announced as the recipient of Providence Business News’ 2018 C-Suite Career Achiever Award. Congratulations! Read more.
Chief Operating Officer and Providence Campus President Mim L. Runey, LPD, was announced as the recipient of Providence Business News’ 2018 C-Suite Career Achiever Award. Congratulations! Read more.
O Jornal/The Portugese Jornal interviewed faculty and students who participated in the spring term study abroad sessions of Volcanic Island Wines and Volcanic Island Tourism, and the study abroad component of the International Hotel Operations, Development and Management course. Read about their experience in Portugal and see their photos in "Trips to Portugal enhance JWU students’ experience."
Students of the Design Solutions Team I and II courses in the College of Engineering & Design, led by Deana Marzocchi, associate professor, and Jeff Drury, assistant professor, were featured in the Warwick Beacon. Read about their re-branding project for Mentor RI.
Kevin M. DeJesus, PhD, assistant professor, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, joined WPRO’s Steve Klamkin on his Saturday morning news show to discuss the impact of President Donald J. Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
A commentary written by Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, was published by Total Retail in its Total Retail Report and on its website. The piece outlined strategies to survive the retail apocalypse. Read more.
Americans are eating better…and that’s bad news for Mexican chains specializing in high-calorie burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Chef Matthew Britt, CEC, instructor in the College of Culinary Arts, offers an insightful perspective in this month's FSR Magazine, "Can Mexican Chains Keep Pace with the Health-Conscious Movement?"
Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, spoke with NBC 10’s Danielle Kennedy about the announced closure of all 800 Toys R Us stores across the United States, and the potential economic impact on Rhode Island and Hasbro. Watch now.
Chris Harwood, director of emergency management, discussed the importance of preparing for potential threats to college campuses with the Brown Daily Herald. Read more.
Providence Business News published a story highlighting the growth of JWU's College of Online Education and the new programs available as of this fall. Read more.
On Saturday, February 3, Oscar Chilabato, associate professor in the College of Business, joined WPRO’s Steve Klamkin on his Saturday Morning News program to discuss the cost of advertising during the Super Bowl.
While U.S. burger and pizza chains have expanded exponentially, where are all the barbecue eateries? Brian Warrener, CHE, professor in the College of Hospitality Management, points to millennials' preferences for hipster vs. chain establishments as one reason. Read more.
The Providence Journal covered JWU’s debut on the Providence Performing Arts Center’s stage in the Downtown Showdown in this pre-event article. Following the event, the Providence Journal posted an online photo gallery of the matches. Read more.
Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, joined WPRO’s Steve Klamkin on his Saturday morning news show to discuss projected consumer spending for Valentine’s Day 2018.
JWU’s Culinary Arts Museum was included in Atlas Obscura’s, “The Most Unusual Menus From Libraries Around the World,” online article, featuring the menu for the Presidential Ball celebrating Lincoln’s second term in office. Take a look.
In an interview with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, discussed the National Retail Federation’s consumer spending projections for Valentine’s Day and detailed the most popular and unpopular gifts for men and women. Watch now.
The last time you went out for dinner, did you order spiny dogfish, scup, sea robin or tautog? Were any of these types of fish on the menu? Bill Idell, assistant dean, thinks they should be. Find out how you can replenish the ocean in this month's edition of Sysco Shape. Read more.
Junior accounting major Olivia Tourony was spotlighted in The Uxbridge Times for receiving a $10,000 merit based scholarship from the Public Company Accounting and Oversight Board. Read more.
On Friday, February 23, Providence Business News published a story highlighting JWU accounting major Olivia Tourony for receiving a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Read more.
Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, joined WPRO’s Gene Valicenti to analyze Subway’s decision to bring back its $5 foot-long sandwiches and the impact the decision is having on franchisees. Listen now. Howes was also quoted in a FSR Magazine article about how steakhouses continue to remain popular as other dining trends change. Read more.
Marion Gagnon, professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the life and legacy of Ida Lewis, a famous lighthouse keeper at Newport Harbor, on a CSPAN TV special in Newport, Rhode Island. Watch now.
During her bi-weekly tech segment on ABC 6, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, shared technologies that can be used to help track your fitness and eating habits.
Providence Business News published a “5 Questions With” column featuring Tom Dwyer. In the column Dwyer discusses how higher education has changed over the years and what’s ahead for Johnson & Wales University. Read more.
NBC 10 reporter Danielle Kennedy interviewed Diane McCrohan, associate professor in the College of Business, about research she conducted about NFL fans. The research examined fan loyalty, knowledge and the importance of team apparel, and the feelings men and women have about the sport. Watch now.
Paul McVety, EdD, dean, College of Hospitality Management and Susan Marshall, EdD, interim dean, College of Culinary Arts, provide an academic perspective in the National Culinary Review's "The Education Edge." The article profiles educators and professionals, including JWU graduate Will Gilson '05, who credit success in the food service industry to an education that includes more than cooking skills.
On January 24, Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, shared his thoughts with 630AM/99.7 FM WPRO on the recent decision by Toys R Us to close 180 stores, including Babies R Us in Warwick.
On December 21, students from the College of Engineering & Design, along with associate professor Jonathan Harris and associate professor Karyn Jimenez, visited Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in Providence to deliver customized playhouses and toy packages to first graders. ABC 6 spoke with Jimenez about the project. The Providence Journal also attended and took photographs that appeared in the December 22 issue. Read more.
The editorial in the Providence Journal’s December 5 issue, “A hotel boom in Providence,” endorses city and state officials for their part in moving new hotel projects along and acknowledges College of Hospitality Management Assistant Professor Bryan Lavin for his remarks in the story that spurred today’s editorial.
In the most recent edition of Providence Business News, Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, says retailers can emerge from the “retail apocalypse” if they stick to the 3 E’s: ease, experience and execution. Read her commentary.
College of Hospitality Management professors Paul Bagdan and Brian Warrener have achieved much media coverage following their research on the controversial elimination of tipping in the food service industry. At this time of year, however, they offer timely tips on how much to tip for a variety of services in "The Ultimate Tipping Guide for the 21st Century," published on the website Lifescript.
WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell spoke with Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, about the potential privacy risks posed to children by smart toys with microphones and cameras. Watch now.
If you missed Steve Klamkin's interview with Katie Davin, associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management, on The Saturday Morning Show heard over WPRO 630am / 99.7fm this past Saturday, you can read all of the tips she shared in "When ‘Home for the Holidays’ is Your Home: Tips From a Hospitality Pro."
Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, shared tips on how to set a budget and stick to it during the holiday with WPRI 12 Consumer Investigator Susan Campbell. Watch now.
In an interview with WPRI 12, Tim Howes analyzed the potential sales of 29 Benny’s store locations. Watch now. Howes also discussed Carpionato Group’s plans to revitalize the 29 Benny’s store locations it recently acquired with NBC 10.
On December 4, Tim Howes spoke with WPRO’s Tessa Roy about the pending CVS-Aetna deal.
Brian Warrener, professor in the College of Hospitality Management, joined Steve Klamkin, host of The Saturday Morning Show heard over WPRO 630am / 99.7fm, this past Saturday to share tips on tipping.
Providence Business News published a story highlighting JWU’s addition of two online doctoral programs, which start in fall 2018. Read more.
Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LPD, senior vice president of administration and enrollment, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report’s article, “Use Cambridge Qualifications to Study in the U.S.,” about JWU’s protocol to accept Cambridge qualifications from international students for college credits. Read more.
Bridget Sweet, executive director of food safety, is one of several experts interviewed for a Boston Globe story that looks into the science behind the trend in foraged and fermented foods. Read "Are chefs trying to kill us?"
Linda Pettine, associate professor, College of Culinary Arts, spoke with Steve Klamkin, host of The Saturday Morning Show heard over WPRO 630am / 99.7fm this past Saturday about wine and spirits. The professor said to think of "wine as food," and to enjoy and serve in moderation.
In his Street Stories segment on WPRI 12, Walt Buteau highlighted Food 4 Good, a nonprofit food truck owned and operated by JWU alum Julius Searight. Watch now.
As part of her biweekly technology segment on ABC 6, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, discussed technologies that can be used to make your home smarter. Watch now.
Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, spoke with AM630/99.7FM WPRO’s Gene Valicenti about the rumored purchase of Dunkin Donuts by JAB Holding Co., the parent company of Panera Bread.
Nicholas Tella, director of information security at JWU, spoke with Legaltech News about Hyatt’s most recent data breach. Read more.
At the beginning of the fall term, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian visited professor Emily Lynch’s introduction to political science class and sought input from students on issues facing the City of Warwick. On November 1, the class visited Warwick City Hall, met city employees and presented their findings to the Mayor. Read more in an article published by the Warwick Beacon.
College of Hospitality Management Assistant Professor Bryan Lavin, CHE, was interviewed for an extensive article in the Providence Journal, "Up they go: Hotels and residency rates are steadily climbing in Providence".
JWU Faculty Experts shared Thanksgiving tips on The Saturday Morning Show heard over WPRO 630am / 99.7fm. Chef Matt Britt, instructor, spoke about the return of vintage traditions, including a goose as the main course, and Bridget Sweet, executive director of food safety, gave helpful advice on how to apply food safety techniques to leftovers. Did you know that the flour in raw cookie dough is just as dangerous as raw eggs?
Kristen Regine, professor in the College of Business, discussed the National Retail Federations Thanksgiving weekend holiday spending projections with WPRI 12’s Susan Campbell (watch), and NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz (watch). Regine also spoke with WPRO’s Dan Paquet about Black Friday expectations in 2017.
On Friday, November 24, Kevin DeJesus, assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, discussed the recent terrorist attack in Egypt with WPRO’s Steve Klamkin.
In a recent article, ecoRI News covered waste diversions across Rhode Island higher education campuses. The publication noted that Johnson & Wales University “shines in its recycling practices.” Read more.
During her biweekly tech segment on ABC 6, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, highlighted technologies popular among children this holiday season.
Elizabeth A. VanPatten, PhD-C, CHE, associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management, is an expert on event risk operations & security management. Hear what she had to say on the impact the shootings in Las Vegas could have upon the hospitality industry. She was interviewed on WBUR radio and ABC6.
You've heard of a "selfie" but what's a "plate-y?" Susan Marshall, Ed.D., interim dean, College of Culinary Arts, explains in New York Times article, "Lights! Camera! Culinary School will teach Instagram skills."
Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, highlighted communications technology during her biweekly segment with ABC 6 anchors Melissa Randall and Doreen Scanlon. Watch now.
Providence Journal crime reporter Amanda Milkovits recently visited JWU to learn about the university’s criminal justice program and see the crime lab in action. She spoke with James Desmarais, associate professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, and four JWU criminal justice majors as they completed their lab work. The story was featured prominently on the front page of the paper on Friday, October 13. Read now.
President Mim L. Runey, LPD, was named as the new president of the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council Board of Directors and Trustees. She will begin her term on April 1, 2018. This announcement was recently published in Providence Business News. Read more.
Oscar Chilabato, associate professor in the College of Business, shared his thoughts on Rhode Island's advertising and marketing efforts to gain consideration from Amazon for its new corporate headquarters with the Providence Journal. Read now.
Jeff Tagen, assistant professor in the College of Engineering & Design, offered his perspective on the state of 3D printing in 2017 in an article published by Business News Daily. Read more.
Professor Brian Warrener, CHE, College of Hospitality Management, spoke to a Restaurant Insider reporter on the topic of the viral receipt – a trend that is growing in restaurants. Consumers or the restaurant use the customer's check as a place to post a message – and these days, the comments are extending beyond the traditional "come again." Read more in "When the restaurant receipt goes viral."
JWU has achieved nearly $4 million in savings over four years through the implementation of energy conservation measures and sustainability initiatives across the Providence Campus. Providence Business News noted this accomplishment in this article.
On Friday, September 1, Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, joined ABC 6 to highlight useful technologies for high school and college students returning to school. Watch now.
The Valley Breeze published a story highlighting the ADTEAM’s National Student Advertising Competition victory and the participation of Lincoln, RI resident Lorianna Logan. Read more.
Tim Howes, associate professor in the College of Business, discussed how some airlines have increased the cost of airfare, while others have capped prices during Hurricane Irma evacuations with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz (Watch) , WPRI 12 (Watch), and AM630/99.7FM WPRO News. More recently Howes also spoke with Providence Journal reporter Patrick Anderson about Benny’s decision to close all 31 stores in southern New England. Read more.
President Mim Runey, LPD, and other Rhode Island higher education leaders offered their reactions to President Trump's decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a Providence Journal article. Read more.
JWU has maintained its position as one of the highest ranked MBA programs in New England. See the Providence Business News 2016-2017 enrollment list.
Diane Santurri, associate professor in the College of Engineering & Design, shared her insight on Apple’s recently announced iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X with NBC 10 Consumer Advocate Emily Volz (watch), AM630/99.7 FM’s Gene Valicenti (listen), and ABC 6 anchors Doreen Scanlon and Melissa Randall (watch).
Included in URI’s recent news coverage in the Providence Journal and The Associated Press about the university working toward a tobacco-free campus, JWU was noted as being the first college campus in Rhode Island to go tobacco-free.