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Seeing Science: NSF Backs RISD Research

For the last year, a consortium of nine Rhode Island colleges and universities—including RISD, Brown and the University of Rhode Island (URI)—has been engaged in a joint, multiyear project to investigate the impact of climate change on marine life.

Design Treatments for Cancer Care

At the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, physicians and scientists are encouraged to collaborate, with the idea that the marriage of minds will drive effective strategies to prevent, control – and ultimately cure – cancer in the future.

Maharam Fosters Creative Infusion

In recognition of RISD’s commitment to broadening the reach of art and design thinking, the New York-based textile companyMaharam will fund a new summer internship opportunity for up to 10 RISD students each year for the coming five years.

Responding to Natural Disasters

In the face of a natural disaster, what is the role of an artist or designer? When earthquakes erupt or tsunamis strike thousands of miles away, how can creative thinkers and makers best respond?.

Learning the Art of Paper Preservation

Every RISD student knows the pain of returning to old sketchbooks only to find the drawings dulled and the pages crumbling.

Big Sky in the Big City

Construction sites may be “a reality of a healthy, growing city,” as New York City MayorMichael Bloomberg puts it, but not many people would call them anattractive reality.

Following Dreams by Following Ideas

Tino Chow 09 ID calls himself a designer, thinker, activist, storyteller and troublemaker.

Architecture Trio Wins New Recognition

Last year architecture alumsDavid Getty MArch 10, Stephanie Gunawan MArch 10 and Matthew Jacobs BArch 11 accomplished a rare feat for any newly minted art school graduate: In their very first project as the design teamTinder, Tinker, the trio earned international recognition by winning the Jury Prize inSukkah City 2010, a global design competition held in New York City.

Opportunities to Make It Better

Last spring RISD hosted the groundbreakingMake It Better symposium, a forum designed to spark innovations in health care by bringing artists and designers together with policymakers and leaders in the healthcare world.