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Articles by Rebecca Carcieri (12)

Both Johnson’s classes and her activism at Brown, urging the University to divest their money from South Africa due to apartheid, informed her documentary filmmaking career by opening her eyes to the larger world.

Arts & Culture

Documentarian Kirsten Johnson ’87 reflects on Brown’s influence on her career

November 18, 2020 0 comments

When an 18-year-old Kirsten Johnson ’87 arrived at Brown in the fall of 1983, she had never even picked up a film camera, let alone imagined a future where she would travel the world for her career as a filmmaker.

During a panel on her newest documentary, “TIME,” filmmaker Garrett Bradley drew connections between supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and individuals impacted by incarceration.

News, University News

Filmmaker Garrett Bradley joins Watson Institute for conversation about “TIME”

November 10, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs welcomed director Garrett Bradley for a Monday evening conversation about her new documentary “TIME.” Bradley was joined by Associate Professor of Sociology Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve and Director of the Watson Institute Edward Steinfeld.

University organist Mark Steinbach, dressed as Dracula, performed for over 300 people via Zoom on Halloween.

Arts & Culture

Steinbach haunts in first virtual Halloween Midnight Organ Recital

November 1, 2020 2 comments

University Organist Mark Steinbach, dressed as Dracula, virtually emerged from his coffin in a live-streamed rendition of the annual Halloween Midnight Organ Recital Saturday night. Over 300 people enjoyed the recital — which commenced at midnight — from the comfort of their own electronic devices.

Clubs have used Zoom meetings, the virtual career fair and taped video auditions to recruit new members in spite of restrictions on in-person meetings.

Arts & Culture

On-campus organizations at Brown transition to virtual recruitment for fall 2020

October 7, 2020 0 comments

The University’s extracurricular organizations have approached recruitment in different ways this fall in light of COVID-19.

Outside of buildings at the Rhode Island School of Design, groups of students draw, sketch and paint while sitting six feet apart from each other.

Arts & Culture, News

RISD holds some classes outside amid pandemic

September 29, 2020 0 comments

Outside of buildings at the Rhode Island School of Design, large white tents are spread across various corners of campus. Under these tents, groups of students are seen drawing, sketching and painting while sitting six feet apart from each other.

List Art Center, where many VISA courses normally take place, is now empty, while the courses are changed to both online and hybrid models to meet students' needs.

Arts & Culture

Students respond to taking hybrid, remote visual art classes

September 20, 2020 0 comments

Upon hearing the University’s announcement that classes would operate mostly online, Rebecca Ho ’21, visual art and biology concentrator and co-head Herald photo editor, was worried that she would not be able to complete her visual art concentration requirements.

Underground Thursdays returned in the form of a two-part Zoom series in place of their in-person format (pictured above). From spoken word poetry to Chinese harp, student performers joined from around the world to showcase their talents to the Brown community.

Arts & Culture

Underground Thursdays: Back from Quarantine unites performers, audience members over Zoom

September 15, 2020 0 comments

Underground Thursdays returned to the Brown community with its online showcase, Underground Thursdays: Back from Quarantine on Sept. 3 and 10. The two-part series included performances from locations scattered throughout the world. 

Mezcla, which was founded in 1995, seeks to represent varied Latin styles ranging from Afro-Caribbean to contemporary hip-hop and urban techniques in their dance performances.

Arts & Culture

Mezcla celebrates 25th anniversary with spring show

March 3, 2020 0 comments

The University’s Latinx dance troupe, Mezcla, hosted two high-energy, sold-out shows Friday and Saturday night in Alumnae Hall. The shows celebrated the group’s 25th anniversary as a campus organization.

The world at our fingertips: A decade of smartphones on campus

Arts & Culture

The world at our fingertips: A decade of smartphones on campus

December 6, 2019 1 comment

To get a ride downtown, you call the taxi dispatcher. To find a date, you sit at a bar. To share the details of your weekend, you call a friend. In 2007, this was life on a college campus.

High schoolers involved in Young Entrepreneurs of Providence spent eight weeks developing business ideas. Their work culminated Thursday when they pitched their ideas to a faculty and student-led panel at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Metro, News

Local high schoolers pitch entrepreneurial ideas at Nelson Center

November 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The 17 Providence high school students who participated in the Young Entrepreneurs of Providence program presented a variety of original products ­— from a health tracker for dogs to an audio note taker — during Pitch Night at the Nelson Center of Entrepreneurship Thursday.

Multimedia by Rebecca Carcieri (2)