News

Seeing Science

Rising senior Serena Wu 15 IL looks to her HPSS concentration in Scientific Inquiry to help ground her explorations as an illustrator.

Students Collaborate with National Park Service

In honor of National Park Week (April 16-24, 2011), an exhibition of work by RISD students opened at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Long Island home of America’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt.

Two Deans Appointed

Rhode Island School of Design has appointed film, video and digital media artist Sheri Wills to the position of dean of Fine Arts, effective on August 25, and has promoted cultural historian, author and scholar Daniel Cavicchi from acting dean of Liberal Arts to a permanent position as of July 1.

Into the Wild

For most people, tending to gorillas in the midst of lush African greenery is the stuff of adventurous dreams.

New Directions in Teaching

Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.

Fostering Environmental Literacy

This fall RISD will launch a new concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS).

Understanding the True Impact of War

As the situation in the Central African Republic goes from bad to worse, students who completed last semester’s Combat and Culture: War in Public Consciousness, a course taught by Senior Lecturer Tom Roberts, are responding to the news with a heightened awareness and a new understanding that war is endemic to human civilization, a chain of violence reaching back through time.

Exploring Biodiversity in Guyana

Seven students traveled to the steamy Caribbean nation of Guyana during Wintersession as part of RISD’s South American travel course Exploring the Art + Science of Biodiversity in Guyana.

The Beauty of Being Open Minded

Chicago native Claire Niederberger 14 GD says that when she first came to RISD, she was planning to major in Sculpture.

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