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  • Fresh Perspective

    04/29/2015
    Teaching at RISD allows Andrew Robarts, a recently hired assistant professor in History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences, to approach Middle Eastern history from a new angle.

  • Breaking Through

    04/16/2015
    A visit from photojournalist and activist Richard Ross inspires RISD students to pursue social justice projects.

  • Mining the Margins

    04/14/2015
    Students work with the Raqs Media Collective to explore notions of narrative, counter-narrative and the power of marginalia.

  • Sharma Sheds Interim Title

    04/13/2015
    Design strategist, teacher and researcher Pradeep Sharma accepts a permanent appointment as provost.

  • Talking Tools

    03/23/2015
    Students, faculty and visiting artists consider the link between digital interfaces and the imagination as part of RISD’s new tool ( ) series.

  • Uncreative Practices

    03/16/2015
    Poet and provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith 84 SC leads a cross-disciplinary discussion about questions of plagiarism and originality in art, design and higher ed. 

  • Building Aspirations

    03/09/2015
    Professor Jim Barnes BArch 69 works with graduate students in Architecture to inspire teens to pursue related fields.

  • Sound Vision

    03/03/2015
    Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology. 

  • Biennial Showcases Teachers’ Talents

    02/23/2015
    The 2015 Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum presents an enticing mix of vibrant work – including crowd-pleasing surprises.

  • Painting from Life

    02/03/2015
    Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.

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Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.