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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Making Speedbumps 4 Eels

    11/12/2013
    Students cast glass devices that will be used in a series of socially-charged experiments led by Natalie Jeremijenko, a NYU professor who facilitates whimsical interactions between humans and “non-humans.”

  • Aiming Big

    11/05/2013
    Accomplished designer Antonio Ciutto, a new associate professor in Apparel Design, is helping RISD students to see design as part of a larger, holistic system.

  • Chronicling the Global Slave Trade

    10/28/2013
    RISD students enrolled in Dialogue Across the Diaspora are traveling to South Africa to curate a powerful exhibition that communicates their incisive research on the global slave trade.

  • Mapping Learning Reflects on RISD’s Essence

    10/28/2013
    RISD’s 2013–14 Mapping Learning series is bringing members of the campus community together for candid discussions about pedagogy, critique and new paradigms for learning.

  • Back to the Source

    10/14/2013
    Newly appointed Assistant Professor Taylor Baldwin 05 SC is finding his place in RISD’s Sculpture department, where his journey began.

  • Illustrators Rally Around We Art Boston

    10/08/2013
    Illustrator and faculty member Joe McKendry 94 IL promotes healing through art in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. 

  • Documenting the Arab-Israeli Stalemate

    09/25/2013
    Evan Grothian 15 FAV will soon embark on a trip to Israel with Marian Marzynski, the renowned Polish filmmaker, to shoot a reflective documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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