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Building Aspirations

After getting a taste for the field through the Great Gumdrop Pasta Tower Challenge, local high school students participating in the Rhode Island ACE Mentor Program are continuing to learn about space, scale, planning and building.

Biennial Showcases Teachers’ Talents

Despite the bone-chilling winter weather, hordes of art lovers turned out last Thursday evening for the opening of the RISD Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum.

Glover Connects with Campus Community

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover wrapped up his visit to RISD last Friday with a heartfelt, stream-of-conscious talk delivered to a packed house in RISD’s main auditorium.

Sound Vision

Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology.

Making a Living Making Art

Late last summer Tomas Hernando Kofman 16 PT climbed a ladder and wriggled his way into a tiny white-walled room in the center of a Brooklyn art studio.

Iron in Winter

Students in a Sculpture studio learn about the surprises of working with molten metal during a full-day “iron pour.”

Rosanne Somerson Named 17th President

Four decades after first coming to campus as a student, this award-winning designer and academic leader is well poised to lead RISD.

The Synergy of Discovery

More than 350 scientists, engineers, students and educators ranging in age from 18 to 86 and from as far away as Poland converged on campus last weekend for STEM to STEAM thru Synergy, the fourth design science symposium RISD has hosted since 2007.

The Seduction of Skin

Students in a cross-disciplinary studio make visceral works inspired by our largest – and perhaps most alluring – organ.