Stories about studios + projects

Shaping Flight

Without a hint of hesitation, Caitlyn Au 15 GL zips herself into a protective jumpsuit, takes a deep breath and enters a pressurized wind chamber at SkyVenture, an indoor skydiving facility in New Hampshire.

Historical Perspective

If rising senior Cait Cannon 14 GL had to point to one thing that has changed about her since coming to RISD, it would be her newfound sense of self-confidence.

Making Speedbumps 4 Eels

Like a synchronized school of fish, a group of Glass students in RISD’s Hot Shop circle around the casting furnace to check on a collection of newly formed bell-shaped jars.

Mapping Learning Reflects on RISD’s Essence

Mapping Learning, a series of public talks and workshops reflecting on RISD’s core mission, has been stimulating dialogue among students, faculty and staff this fall.

RISD Recognizes Excellence in Teaching

Two exceptionally talented and dedicated faculty members have been recognized with RISD’s 2013 Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching, an annual award presented at Commencement.

RISD Fulbright Winners Head to Four Continents

This year, of the 20 RISD students and alumni who applied for Fulbright grants to support research and study abroad, four have been fully funded and a fifth won a Core Scholar Grant via Holy Cross College, where she teaches visual arts.

Under the Arctic Ice

Can the medium of glass open up new ways of thinking about the complexities of silence and sound? As a 2012–13Fulbright grant recipient, Mara Streberger MFA 12 GL spent the winter months of her year abroad in Baffin Bay, Greenland, exploring this question as she learned the ways of the Inuit.

Annealing Research Down Under

Matthew Perez MFA 10 GL is among seven recent RISD alumni to win Fulbright grants for study abroad during the 2010–11 academic year.

Fulbright Cites RISD as a Top Producer of Scholars

RISD has emerged as a top producer of students who qualify for Fulbright grants, according to the US government’s leading sponsor of international exchanges.

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