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New Masters

Capping two to three years of intensive research, experimentation, critical thinking and perfecting their craftsmanship in a particular field, more than 170 RISD master’s degree candidates are showcasing their work in the2011 Graduate Thesis Exhibition.

Reaching New Heights of Creativity

For an architectural project manager overseeing some of the (literally) highest profile projects in the country,Kenneth Lewis BArch 83 is surprisingly down to earth.

Global Luminaries Honored at Commencement 2012

When RISD holds its 2012 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 2, approximately 448 undergraduates and 197 graduate students and their families will celebrate the completion of their hard-earned degrees.

The State of the Art in Healthcare

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

RISD Dean Named to Lead MassArt

Dawn Barrett has been named president of MassArt.

SURFing Underwater

Visitors to Wander, a recent exhibition hosted by RISD’s Nature Lab, were pleasantly surprised to enter a darkened room filled with soothing sounds, swaths of blue tulle and dreamy projections of gelatinous sea creatures.

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.

Experiments in the Arctic

Bundled into a suit of thick neoprene, Ming-Yi Wong MArch 10 edged herself off the side of the Zodiac and lunged toward the massive piece of floating ice.

Sustainable “Shelter” for Indian Women

Can design change the lives of dozens of Indian sex workers and their children, breaking the cycle of dependency and despair? Alumni Colleen Clines MLA 10 and Devon Miller MLA 10, co-founders of a nonprofit called Anchal, believe it can.