University Press Releases

04/08/22 | The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Higher Education Challenge (HEC) grant program has awarded Johnson & Wales University (JWU) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) more than $270,000 in funding to support food systems research initiatives.
03/24/22 | JWU today announced plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies this May. The University will hold its commencement exercises on May 6, 2022 and May 7, 2022 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
12/21/21 | JWU today announced that the university will require all students, faculty and staff who do not have an exemption approved by health services (students) or Human Resources (faculty and staff) due to medical or religious reasons to receive a COVID-19 booster shot if it has been six months since their last vaccine dose.
11/04/21 | Johnson & Wales University today launched a new strategic plan focused on academics, industry, and communities. The 10-year master strategic plan, known as the Powered By series, features three components spanning that time frame.
10/27/21 | Johnson & Wales University, a global leader in food innovation and technology education, recently launched an exclusive ‘Executive-in-Residence’ partnership with Ecolab Inc. to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to work closely with industry experts.
09/22/21 | The Rhode Island Free Clinic has started a new partnership with the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Johnson & Wales University.
08/10/21 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) has appointed Sandra Affenito, Ph.D., as the vice chancellor of academic administration, and has named Mary Meixell, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Business.
07/29/21 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) today announced that all faculty and staff are now required to be fully vaccinated.
06/23/21 | The Johnson & Wales University (JWU) Board of Trustees formally elected four new members at its annual meeting on June 22: Shivan S. Subramaniam; M. Teresa Paiva Weed, J.D.; Chef Lorena Garcia ’00, ’14 Hon.; and Rob Palleschi ’86, ’14 Hon.
06/23/21 | Projects examine equity in the prison system; healthcare disparities; emergency response training
05/11/21 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) today announced that, after careful consultation with government and public health officials, the university will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their arrival to campus for the fall semester.
05/05/21 | Korina Ramsland Short, director of the Johnson & Wales University (JWU) Gender Equity Center, has been selected to present a 90-minute workshop at Massachusetts Children’s Alliance’s (MACA) eleventh annual statewide conference, “Healing, Hope & Justice: An Advanced Conversation.”
04/20/21 | Late this afternoon, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Even as some – ourselves included – feel relief that justice has prevailed in this specific case, this is not a moment for joy. This case was not a victory for anyone: the circumstances of George Floyd’s death – and the dozens like it since – have widened a chasm in our nation.
04/05/21 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) will launch a new Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science in fall 2021. The program, which is part of the university’s growing College of Health & Wellness, focuses on the human body, injury recovery and how nutrition, psychology and exercise come together holistically for optimum health.
03/23/21 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) has announced its intention to return to full operations in the fall, inviting all students back to campus, with courses being offer in-person as well as through hybrid delivery.
03/18/21 | We are horrified by the violent shootings earlier this week in Atlanta and we stand together in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Johnson & Wales University condemns racism and hatred in all forms, and we recognize with one voice that over the last year, Americans of Asian descent have been and continue to be the targets of increased harassment, discrimination and violence.
01/25/21 | Aligned with its strategic focus as an evolving comprehensive university, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is expanding its world-renowned culinary education with an interdisciplinary approach to food and its impact on people, industries and the world.
01/07/21 | In response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, JWU Chancellor Mim L. Runey LP.D., joined with her fellow campus leaders to issue the following statement to the university community.
12/01/20 | JWU’s new Bachelor of Science degree in Cannabis Entrepreneurship is the first degree program in the Northeast to integrate cannabis science and business entrepreneurship.
10/15/20 | JWU Providence is the only college in Rhode Island to be honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management with 2020 Tree Campus USA® recognition.
10/14/20 | JWU has announced plans for a phased restart of in-person classes after conducting baseline testing on roughly 2,400 students.
10/05/20 | Following 38 confirmed off campus students testing positive for COVID-19 last week, Johnson & Wales University has been working collaboratively with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to mitigate the situation and prevent a widespread outbreak. At RIDOH’s urging, JWU will conduct a baseline test for its entire student campus community.
09/16/20 | JWU Providence has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support the university’s “Alternative Academic Delivery Super User Program.”
08/28/20 | Fogg appointed Vice President of Planning and Research; Raia named Vice President of Strategic Communications
08/06/20 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) today announced plans to realign its varsity athletics through the discontinuation of Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Volleyball, and Club Football.
07/29/20 | In response to the latest government mandates, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) has announced updated plans for its fall semester.
07/20/20 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) today announced the appointment of Kyle J. McInnis Sc.D., FACSM, as the next provost of Johnson & Wales University. McInnis begins his service to the university today
07/13/20 | JWU, in partnership with the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), has launched a new 3+3 program that creates a pathway for qualified JWU students to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree in 6 years.
07/01/20 | Nearly 1,800 students were named to the Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus dean’s list for the spring 2020 term.
06/25/20 | Times have changed in higher education across the country, and so too must Johnson & Wales’ strategic direction as we build for the future.
06/22/20 | We at JWU Denver remain committed to doing our part to recognize that diversity is an essential asset to our community.
06/15/20 | JWU today announced its plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester.
05/18/20 | In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the expected continuation of restrictions on large gatherings, JWU will not hold the Providence Campus Commencement ceremonies that had been rescheduled for August 22.
04/20/20 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) junior Brian Thornber, an integrated product design major, was awarded $5,000 to support his Bloodhound Mask, a mask that alerts first-responders to harmful contaminants.
04/08/20 | In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, JWU has announced a special summer session for College of Culinary Arts labs interrupted in the spring term and a new commencement date.
03/17/20 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) today announced that academic classes will continue to be delivered online through the remainder of the spring term.
03/12/20 | JWU today announced that non-culinary lab academic classes will move to online and remote instruction starting Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 12.
03/10/20 | JWU faculty in Culinary Nutrition and Dietetics & Applied Nutrition share their advice during March, which is National Nutrition Month.®
03/09/20 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) will offer free tax preparation services to individuals who earned $64,000 or less in 2019 through the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
01/15/20 | A long-established leader in food education, JWU will introduce a new bachelor of science degree in Sustainable Food Systems in the fall of 2020.
12/13/19 | More than 2,425 students were named to the JWU Providence dean’s list for the fall 2019 term.
11/05/19 | Thanksgiving is a day to spend with family and friends to share thanks, stories, food, and hopefully, no foodborne illnesses.
10/21/19 | This summer, JWU was temporarily removed from the U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings. It was the best thing to happen to the university, according to Chancellor Mim L. Runey, LP.D.
10/04/19 | JWU today celebrated the opening of its new Center for Media Production, a studio space that supports the institution’s Media & Communication Studies program.
10/03/19 | JWU North Miami Ranks #1 in the Southeast and #4 in the US for Environment in 2020 WSJ/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
09/12/19 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) today held a ribbon cutting ceremony with Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. and members of the Providence Police Department to celebrate the opening of a new police substation on the JWU’s Harborside Campus.
06/17/19 | Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is expanding its presence and influence in the health arena by offering the first entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program in Rhode Island.
06/12/19 | More than 2,300 students were named to the Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus dean’s list for the spring 2019 term.
05/31/19 | For the fifth consecutive year, Twin River Casino Hotel contributed $2,500 to the JWU College of Hospitality Management for the Food & Beverage Management student fellowship and faculty internship programs.
05/06/19 | This summer, Johnson & Wales University is offering kids and teens an alternative to traditional summer camp.
05/01/19 | Can art be a tool to heal trauma? Natalie Frazier Allen, executive director of the Arts Empowerment Project, shares her mission at JWU Charlotte’s annual Leadership Day.
04/29/19 | JWU’s 2019 Tiefel Scholars recently showcased their research about diversity and inclusion in the hospitality industry.
04/16/19 | At its 2019 commencement ceremonies, Johnson & Wales University will confer honorary doctorate degrees to seven individuals in recognition of their distinguished careers and positive influence on their industries and communities.
03/20/19 | More than 2,400 students were named to the JWU Providence Campus dean’s list for the winter 2018-2019 term.
03/19/19 | Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., '92, has been appointed president of the Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales University.
03/07/19 | On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, a new chapter in JWU's history will be written with the Investiture Ceremony of Mim L. Runey, LP.D. as the university’s chancellor.
02/19/19 | JWU today announced the launch of two new 3+2 programs that offer qualified students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling in five years.
01/22/19 | Boston Bruins and Celtics fans are gaining a culinary experience direct from JWU. The university's culinary arts students have created menu items available for a limited time to the patrons of Legends, the private, members-only restaurant and bar located in TD Garden.
12/10/18 | More than 2,650 students were named to the JWU Providence Campus dean’s list for the fall 2018 term.
12/07/18 | Professor Mari Dias, Ed.D., examines anxiety and grief during the holidays and ways to cope and enjoy the spirit of the season.
11/12/18 | JWU, RISD and Farm Fresh RI will share a 2018 New England Food Vision Prize, a $250,000 award from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation to encourage colleges and universities to increase the amount of regionally-produced food on campus menus.
11/07/18 | JWU Faculty Experts are available to discuss a wide range of topics related to the holiday season.
10/10/18 | The Boston Bruins and Johnson & Wales University have announced a five-year, multifaceted partnership naming JWU as the Official Education Partner of the Boston Bruins and TD Garden
10/01/18 | Mim L. Runey, LP.D., has assumed the position of chancellor of Johnson & Wales University. She becomes the university’s third chancellor in its 104-year history.
08/20/18 | As universities nationwide continue to support the global demand for an educated workforce, JWU's College of Online Education is building its corporate partnerships, most recently with Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
05/23/18 | National and regional authorities of the sustainable seafood movement and past James Beard nominees to share thoughts on the future of aquaculture.
05/16/18 | On Wednesday, May 23, during NBC10's News at Noon broadcast, viewers will hear JWU Chef Frank Terranova sign-off for the last time with his signature, "Now that's Cooking with Class," when the culinary segment takes its final bow.
05/15/18 | Six luminaries representing a range of industry and academia will receive honorary degrees at the 2018 JWU commencement ceremonies.
05/09/18 | College of Business Associate Professor Oscar Chilabato has been named the 2018 Distinguished Advertising Educator by the American Advertising Federation.
04/18/18 | Nine luminaries representing a range of industry and academia will receive honorary degrees when the 2018 Commencement Ceremonies are held at the four Johnson & Wales University campuses nationwide.
04/03/18 | Ray McCue, associate professor in the Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts, has earned certification as a Worldchefs Certified Master Chef. The credential, one of the highest within the culinary arts profession, is issued by the World Association of Chefs Society.
03/29/18 | JWU has completed a purchase and sales agreement for its hotel property located at 2081 Post Road, Warwick, R.I., including the land and building that houses Legal Sea Foods, to Pinnacle Hotel Management, a Florida-based developer, for $7.5 million.
03/26/18 | A team of JWU students secured first place at the 2018 US Pastry Competition’s Junior Pastry Chef Challenge with their motorcycle-themed showpiece titled “The Race of Gentlemen.”
03/22/18 | JWU has officially launched FOCUS 2022, a new, “bold and ambitious” strategic plan that builds on the university’s previous strategic plans that have guided JWU’s academic and physical expansion.
03/20/18 | JWU’s latest strategic plan focuses on an ambitious expansion of its innovative interdisciplinary programs.
03/05/18 | This fall, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) will expand its online academic catalog, adding 21 new programs to its College of Online Education.
02/12/18 | For 3 days, 150 artisan international bakers, educators, chefs, and food professionals will convene at Johnson & Wales University’s Providence Campus.
01/22/18 | Explore the ways that JWU Charlotte’s bachelor’s degree in Applied Food Science combines creativity and the science of food.
01/11/18 | Johnson & Wales University Chancellor John J. Bowen '77 today announced that he will retire on December 31, 2018.
12/14/17 | Johnson & Wales is expanding its academic offerings to welcome student cohorts in two new, fully-online doctoral programs starting in the fall of 2018.
11/20/17 | JWU Charlotte Professor Alistair Williams wants to improve North Carolina’s laws regarding craft beer distribution.
11/15/17 | Associate Professor Katie Davin offers advice to take the stress out of family visits during the holidays.
10/20/17 | JWU has achieved nearly $4 million in savings over 4 years through the implementation of energy conservation measures + sustainability initiatives across the Providence Campus.
08/01/17 | JWU’s North Miami Campus ranks Number 1 in environment for the region, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
07/18/17 | For the second year in a row, all students enrolled in the two-year Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies have graduated on time and passed the board certification exam administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
07/01/17 | JWU Denver is proud to have been selected as an exploratory member of NCAA Division III.
06/27/17 | JWU Charlotte Chef on Assignment Peter Reinhart has created an incredible forum where the worlds bread experts are able to share their knowledge.
06/27/17 | JWU Charlotte Chef on Assignment Peter Reinhart shares big ideas and takeaways from JWU Charlotte’s first annual Bread Symposium.
05/10/17 | How JWU supports our military veterans in their pursuit of higher education.
11/01/16 | JWU’s Talent Advancement Program (TAP) hands North Miami students the requisite tools for academic and social success.
06/01/16 | Each year, event management + business majors put their skills into action by organizing the SEEM Leadership Conference.