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  • New Directions in Teaching

    06/18/2014
    Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.

  • RISD Honors Excellence in Teaching

    06/13/2014
    Longtime Professor of Illustration Jean Blackburn 79 PT and History of Art and Visual Culture Lecturer Dalia Linssen each earn the 2014 John R. Frazier Award.

  • Love Is All You Need

    06/03/2014
    Speakers at RISD’s Commencement ceremony on May 31 reminded students to build on their achievements by focusing on doing what they love. 

  • Fostering Environmental Literacy

    05/20/2014
    RISD is launching a new interdisciplinary concentration this fall focused on escalating interest in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies.

  • Making Multimedia Magic

    05/13/2014
    This week 46 seniors in Film/Animation/Video are premiering their final live action and animated films at nightly public screenings.

  • Exploring the Future of Education

    04/30/2014
    The first recipients of RISD 2050 Fund grants imagine radical changes in art and design education in response to a rapidly changing world.

  • Exploring Subterranean Rome

    04/03/2014
    A new summer Continuing Ed class invites students to analyze the layers of Rome’s long history by exploring its underground infrastructure. 

  • Diving Deep

    03/28/2014
    Ceramics Department Head Katy Schimert searches the ocean’s depths and captures the public’s imagination with a solo show and residency at UMass/Amherst.

  • Mastering Materials

    03/25/2014
    Members of the RISD community welcomed a range of practitioners to campus last week for Material Lessons, a two-day symposium sponsored by Furniture Design.

  • 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.

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In a studio called Design Science students explore geometric patterns and relationships, in part by constructing models.