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Inspiring Ideas

Senior Jessy Lu 15 TX finds fodder for her studio practice in the liberal arts classes she takes as a Literary Arts + Studies concentrator.

Davis Educational Foundation

RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize the teaching and learning initiatives identified in its 2012 Strategic Plan.

The State of the Art in Healthcare

“Health is too important to be left to the health secretary alone,” said Dr.

Sharing South African Legacies

On a sunny day in late November, a group of adventuresome RISD students caught a ferry to a remote island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa used as a prison during the days of Dutch colonial rule – visiting Robben Island to pay tribute to one of the world’s most iconic civil rights leaders.

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).

Rethinking Education in the Digital Age

At the final presentation in RISD’s 2013–14 Mapping Learning series on March 11, technology historian Cathy N.

Chronicling the Global Slave Trade

When researching the history of the New England slave trade, students enrolled in a RISD course Dialogue Across the Diaspora made a perplexing discovery.

Exploring the Thisness of That

On February 6 the artists and writers invited to participate in Show Tell/Tell Show, a half-day event co-sponsored by RISD’s Academic Commons Program and the Writing Center, expanded on the notion of ekphrasis (from the Greek prefix ek, meaning “out of” and phrasis, meaning “speech” or “expression”).

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