SAMPLES

Young undergrads on a first photoshoot.  Cynthia (in Hijab) wears jeans and boy's sneakers; Lisa, from North Sumatra (the tall girl to Cynthia's left) is a Christian.  They're all eager to become journalists and write about Indonesia's future.

To be a Fashion Plate, Wear the Hijab

It’s been three weeks so chock full of Indonesian experience.  Each day new lectures, close encounters with medical and comm students, children, security guards, cooks, geophysicists, random athletes and mop-haired photojournalists and artists.   It’s as though I’m being flooded with torrents of images, data, and experiences and I can’t stop the flow. Surprisingly, at…

From Jakarta to Bandung to Jatinagor

March 4 2015:   First jet lagged impressions… It’s been quite a trip to Bandung, Indonesia: a 24 hour unexpected furlough in Japan, arrival at midnight in Jakarta, strange languages, 1 AM rides through shanty squalor fronted by modern highways. We drove down a single lane into a hotel courtyard, trees swaying with Christmas lights.…

Seeing Raptors for the First Time (with Avery)

When sparks go flying, When raptors fall with injured wings, When little girls reach out beyond the frame to crows and ravens, singing; a chirp and caw of destiny evermore, the flutter of black wings. Oh friend I shall be leaving But not forgetting why I came to this place — Reminded of the beak…

Data Center Operators Take Chances with Floods

by Arielle Emmett Given the dire warnings about climate change, some business leaders and IT professionals are pondering this question: How should data center managers handle the crop of so-called 100- and even 500-year storms, coastal floods and other ecological disasters that climatologists predict are heading our way? Some experts suggest that managers of mission-critical…

Chungking Mansions (student video)

Village Democracy Spreads the Wealth

A 2012 article on studies of village democracy in China, published in the popular China blog, ChinaGeeks: by Arielle Emmett (aemmettphd@gmail.com) Last December’s spectacular ten-day confrontation between Wukan villagers and local CCP riot police in Guangdong amply demonstrated how organized grassroots protest can morph quickly into organized electoral politics. Three months after the rioting, in…

Arielle Emmett wins Fulbright Specialty Grant to Develop Online Visual Journalism in Indonesia

Washington, D.C., September 2014.  Arielle S Emmett, Ph.D. has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in Communications and journalism at University Padjadjaran, West Java Indonesia for spring 2015. As a Fulbright specialist, Dr. Emmett will be involved in a class project related to digital journalism and visual storytelling.  She will be devising an online…

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What I Meant to Tell you about Mongolia

What I Meant to Tell You About Mongolia Hello friends and family– Chapter 1: Mongolia. After waiting in Beijing Capital Airport October 1 for 18 hours for a flight to Outer Mongolia, and having been bumped again from another Mongolian Airlines flight that actually did fly and told to come back at 3 AM to…

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Zero Tolerance, Zero Intelligence

Philadelphia Inquirer 05-13-2003 Zero Tolerance Zero Intelligence By Arielle Emmett NETHER PROVIDENCE – About a month ago my 13 year-old son took a swing at a sixth grader who yelled obscenities at him. The middle school dean left a message on my voice mail indicating the punishment was an out-of-school suspension for three days, which…

Biocomplexity: A New Science For Survival

The Scientist 14[19]:1, Oct. 2, 2000 This article originally appeared in The Scientist with an accompanying interview with Dr. Colwell.  NEWS Biocomplexity: A New Science For Survival? NSF director Rita Colwell sees great potential in integrating the physical universe with biology By Arielle Emmett Going beyond biodiversity and traditional ecology, the new research field called…