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  • Into the Wild

    11/12/2012
    Lucy Spelman, a biologist and veterinarian with a taste for adventure, teaches The Art of Communicating Science this fall.

  • Plankton Portraiture

    11/14/2012
    Working alongside University of Rhode Island oceanographers, Foundation Studies Critic Cynthia Rubin explores the fascinating behavior of plankton.

  • Entrepreneurs Show and Tell

    11/02/2012
    RISD's Entrepreneur Mindshare brought together experts in design and technology to offer tricks of the trade to students, alumni and others.

  • Gebbia Thinks Big

    10/25/2012
    “Designtrepreneur” Joe Gebbia 05 GD/ID, cofounder of Airbnb, spoke at RISD last week to launch the Career Center’s Mindshare 2012.

  • An Exceptional Mad Man

    10/31/2012
    Dick Jones, a new exhibition featuring the RISD library’s latest acquisition to its Archive of Graphic Design and Illustration, celebrates America’s golden age of advertising.

  • Bridging the Brain Divide

    10/23/2012
    A recent panel discussion involving participants from RISD, Brown and the local performing arts group Everett focused on the natural connections between art and science.

  • Pixilerations Plays with our Wired World

    10/19/2012
    The annual fringe fest lets audiences peer into the wondrous world of digital media.

  • Painting What the Eye Can’t See

    10/16/2012
    While studying at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab (MBL), Lizzie Kripke 14 PT created a cutting-edge animation that allows scientists to visualize complex skin structures in ways previously unseen.

  • Experimenting with Work, Money, Love

    10/15/2012
    Students enrolled in an experimental graduate studies course ponder how they will sustain their creative practices – and what those choices mean for the larger artistic community.

  • STEAMy Discussion at Alumni + Parents’ Weekend

    10/10/2012
    A panel discussion centered around the ongoing STEAM initiative drew plenty of interest at RISD by Design 2012.

  • Natural Fiber Chairs

    09/12/2012
    Professor Seth Stem works with BASF to develop new uses for an eco-friendly, hemp-based alternative to plastic.

  • RISD Reads WAO – Together

    09/07/2012
    All incoming undergrads are reading Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as part of the 2012 Common Reading Program – and then meeting the author in November.

  • Recognizing a Living Legend

    09/06/2012
    RISD is working to raise funds for an endowed scholarship in honor of Professor Emeritus Malcolm Grear, an internationally known graphic designer who was also one of the school’s most highly respected teachers. 

  • Clay in Context at Hope High

    08/22/2012
    In a collaboration that reflects RISD’s commitment to critical making and community engagement, students in Ceramics and TLAD worked with local teens to create new tile murals for Providence's Hope High School.

  • Reimagining Medical Communications

    08/17/2012
    In the spring studio Communicating Medical Risk, Brown undergraduates teamed up with RISD art and design majors to look at better ways of disseminating medical information.

  • BEASTS Benefits from RISD Work

    07/31/2012
    In the breakthrough film Beasts of the Southern Wild, an apocalyptic fairytale comes to life thanks to amazing contributions from Annie Evelyn 99 FD/MFA 07, Sophie Kosofsky 06 FD, Jonathan Mosca 07 PR and Eliza Zeitlin 07 SC.

  • Fallen Star Stuck on Rooftop

    07/26/2012
    Passersby are hoping the 35-ton house Do Ho Suh 94 PT has placed teetering off a seven-story building in southern California is more illusion than reality. But it’s actually a bit of both.

  • Yoga Works

    07/16/2012
    Increasingly more RISD students have turned to yoga to help them relax, focus and tap into their creative strengths.

  • Picturing Infinity

    07/09/2012
    The first comprehensive museum survey of work by glass alum Josiah McElheny 89 GL is attracting well-deserved attention at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

  • Students Propose Public Art for Providence

    06/26/2012
    Students in a spring Sculpture studio taught by Professor Ellen Driscoll are creating public art for Kennedy Plaza as part of a major initiative funded by the NEA.

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.