Emily was the arts & culture section editor at The Herald in 2015. Joining the newspaper team as a freshman, she copy edited and wrote articles as a staff writer, before becoming a senior staff writer also covering arts & culture. Emily is a chemistry concentrator specializing in chemical biology. When not at The Herald, you can find her in lab testing the regenerative qualities of zebrafish vision, with the hope to identify drugs that promote regeneration for human benefit. If not in lab, she may be in the Blue Room, advising first years as a Meiklejohn Leader, or more likely, on the 3rd floor of the SciLi, attempting to study and stay warm. A conversation with Emily is likely to include a comment about the latest episode of RadioLab, or an anecdote from her travels in Europe.

Articles by Emily Passarelli (42)

During the “Circuit Bending and Hardwire Jacking” class recital, a student fiddles with a circuit board to produced electronic sounds.

Arts & Culture

Students deconstruct circuits, redefine music

November 7, 2014 0 comments

Student performers showcased the instruments they created during the first half of their semester in MUSC 1240F: “Circuit Bending and Hardware Hacking.”

Burnside Park played host to Providence’s Food Day festival, which celebrated local food producers like Narragansett Creamery on Sunday.

Arts & Culture

Food for thought: Sustainability on campus

October 31, 2014 2 comments

For many members of the community, thoughts about food extend beyond thoughts of where to go to get it cheap — and, if they’re lucky, good.

Students and community members alike flock to Thayer Street Sunday to admire an array of arts and crafts sold by over 100 vendors.


Art festival showcases diverse crafts

September 29, 2014 0 comments

Under the heat of an unseasonably bright September sun, vendors at the Thayer Street Art Festival pitched their signs and perfected their displays.

Arts & Culture

Refugee plays odes to freedom

September 19, 2014 0 comments

Atypically formal for a collegiate event, ushers dressed in black tie greeted concertgoers and a grand piano graced the stage of Salomon 101 Tuesday night.

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Collaborative exhibit reexamines Guantanamo Bay’s history

September 12, 2014 0 comments

Since its foundation in 2009, the Guantanamo Public Memory Project has promoted discussion about the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Radeke Restoration Project, which renovated three floors of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, cost $8.4 million in total.

Arts & Culture

RISD galleries undergo renovations

September 9, 2014 0 comments

Restoration of the Dainichi Nyorai Buddha and the newly displayed Egyptian priest Nesmin’s coffin are two changes in the renovated the RISD Museum.

The Battle of Kadesh came alive on the Quiet Green when EGYT 1430: “History of Egypt I” recreated scenes based on course material and research.

Arts & Culture

Creative class: thinking outside the finals box

April 24, 2014 2 comments

Final assignments for some classes, such as ancient battle reenactments and blogs, make Brown’s moniker of “unconventional Ivy” seem well-deserved.

Arts & Culture

Lapine ’07: ‘To feed my creativity’

April 15, 2014 1 comment

Phoebe Lapine ’07 is the blogger behind “Feed Me Phoebe,” a site that shares recipes, gives cooking advice and catalogues culinary adventures.

Afaa Michael Weaver MA’87 started a publishing company while working a day job at a factory. His versatile writing career includes 13 poetry books.

Arts & Culture

Weaver MA’87: ‘Poetry has been the vehicle for me to realize myself’

March 21, 2014 0 comments

Afaa Michael Weaver MA’87 became the most recent recipient of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award last week.

Writer Gazmend Kapllani, Director of Freedom-to-Write and international programs at PEN American Center Larry Siems, writer George Seremba and Vice President of PEN International Joanne Leedom-Ackerman speak as part of the “Urgent Witness: A Freedom-to-Write” conference.

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Persecuted writers ‘bear witness’ with stories

March 11, 2014 0 comments

At the “Urgent Witness: A Freedom-to-Write” conference, George Seremba and Gazmend Kapllani shared their stories at the McCormack Family Theater.

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