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  • Rethinking Education in the Digital Age

    03/13/2014
    Education innovator Cathy Davidson discussed new approaches to higher ed in the final talk in RISD’s Mapping Learning series.

  • Art for Action

    03/11/2014
    Interdisciplinary artist and social activist Favianna Rodriguez creates powerful prints promoting social justice and championing immigrant rights.

  • Freedom to Focus

    03/10/2014
    A MacColl Johnson Fellowship is giving Associate Professor of Foundation Studies Leslie Hirst the freedom to pursue exciting new studio work while on sabbatical.

  • Sustainable Strategies for Sri Lanka

    03/07/2014
    Students in the Northern Visions Landscape Architecture studio traveled to Sri Lanka during Wintersession to sow the seeds of long-term growth.

  • Eco-friendly Construction in Costa Rica

    03/03/2014
    RISD students recently traveled to Earth University, a Costa Rican research institute focused on sustainable agriculture, to build a functional and energy efficient prototype of a one-room schoolhouse.

  • Shaping Flight

    02/24/2014
    In a two-part studio sponsored by Cessna, students are exploring the nature of flight and ways to improve the experience of aviation.

  • Picturing the True South

    02/24/2014
    A former NCAA basketball player, RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH is now capturing the quiet moments that offer a rare glimpse into the Alabama Black Belt.

  • High-Tech HAUS Takes Shape

    02/24/2014
    Students from RISD, Brown and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Germany are now focused on constructing their entry for the summer Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles, France.

  • Exploring Biodiversity in Guyana

    02/21/2014
    A new interdisciplinary travel course in Guyana focuses on ecological conservation, cross-cultural communication and the arts. 

  • Extraterrestrial Experimentation

    02/14/2014
    Students in Creature-Creation recently suited up into their self-made puppet costumes and descended on downtown Providence to film impromptu interactions with the public.

  • Making Magic

    02/14/2014
    Students in RISD’s first-ever theatrical design studio create sets and costumes for the Providence Ballet Theatre’s spring premiere of an all-new ballet.

  • Exploring the Thisness of a That

    02/11/2014
    Show Tell/Tell Show, a half-day event co-sponsored by RISD’s Academic Commons Program and the Writing Center, expands upon the notion of ekphrasis.

  • The Synergy of Discovery

    02/07/2014
    Scores of scientists, mathematicians and engineers connect with artists and designers at RISD’s fourth biennial design science symposium. 

  • Sharing South African Legacies

    02/06/2014
    Students who explored the global slave trade and traveled to South Africa last fall are now sharing their insights in Unearthing Legacy, a powerful exhibition on view through February 27 at RISD’s Red Eye Gallery.

  • Marian Wright Edelman Inspires

    01/31/2014
    Renowned educator Marian Wright Edelman implored the RISD community to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking action.

  • An Artful Tribute to Dr. King

    01/30/2014
    As part of RISD’s MLK Day of Service, paint-smeared students led art workshops at a local elementary school.

  • Beyond Bumper Stickers

    01/27/2014
    Students enrolled in Votelab: Designing for Democracy are applying design thinking to help solve some of the systemic kinks in the US election process.

  • Public Art in Motion

    01/23/2014
    Headed by Sara Kellner 89 PT, Houston’s Arts in Transit program brings the vision of local artists to the city’s expanding metro system.

  • Acquiring a RISD Accent

    01/21/2014
    Having earned her undergraduate degree at RISD, Project Open Door alumna Sara Pollard 13 IL/MAT 14 is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching and looking forward to becoming an art teacher.

  • Shechet’s Shenanigans at the RISD Museum

    01/21/2014
    Celebrated ceramist and RISD alumna Arlene Shechet MFA 78 CR plays with the classic tradition of high-end Meissen porcelain.

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The men in this 1903 portrait class were serious about the business at hand.