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  • 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.

  • RISD Honors King Legacy

    01/16/2014
    Members of the campus and local communities are invited to get involved in the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Series of lectures, workshops and exhibitions, which runs from January 18–29.

  • Raw Reality of Juvenile Justice

    01/15/2014
    As part of RISD’s 2014 MLK series, photojournalist Richard Ross will exhibit and speak about his riveting work, which sheds light on major problems in America’s juvenile justice system.

  • Poetry Made Physical

    01/13/2014
    Furniture Design major and Literary Arts + Studies concentrator William Lenard 14 FD finds his true voice in the spaces in between.

  • Understanding the True Impact of War

    01/13/2014
    Students in Tom Roberts’ Combat and Culture liberal arts class develop a deep understanding of war and a new relationship with the world beyond their studios.

  • From Tahoe to Rhino

    01/10/2014
    Before pursuing a master’s degree in Architecture at RISD, Joshua Bohar MArch 16 traveled the world as a professional snowboarder and an extreme sports photographer.

  • Finding Beauty in Everyday Struggle

    01/09/2014
    As part of the Photography department’s T.C. Colley Lecture Series, photographer Justin Kimball 85 PH recently returned to RISD to speak about his life behind the lens.

  • Harnessing the Sun

    12/20/2013
    Industrial Design students dreamed up interactive, solar-powered design elements for RISD’s 2014 entry in the Solar Decathlon Europe competition.

  • John Maeda Moves On

    12/18/2013
    Almost six years after becoming president of RISD, John Maeda is leaving to accept a new position in Silicon Valley.

  • Balls Stick Together

    12/16/2013
    In a heated home game, the RISD Balls made history by beating Cooper Union’s basketball team for the first time.

  • Revitalizing Riverside Park

    12/09/2013
    Graduate students are proposing eco-friendly architectural designs that radically reinvent Riverside Park, a waterfront esplanade in Providence.

  • Somerson Named Interim President

    12/09/2013
    Provost and alumna Rosanne Somerson 76 ID continues her 35-plus-year commitment to RISD as its interim president, effective January 1, 2014.

  • Remembering the Strangest Fruit

    12/06/2013
    Texas-based artist Vincent Valdez 00 IL mourns the violent past of men in Latino culture and spotlights their ongoing struggles for freedom and equality. 

  • Riley Really Shines

    12/04/2013
    As the founder and creative director of a motion graphics studio in Hollywood, Michael Riley 91 GD brings his versatile talents to the entertainment industry.

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At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.