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Speaking of Strange Behavior

On Saturday, April 20 Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist who loves speaking about his unorthodox research, is coming to RISD as part of Shared Voices: The RISD Presidential Speaker Series.

Snyder Wins a Guggenheim

Last week Professor Dean Snyder, head of the Sculpture department, learned that he is one of 175 scholars, artists and scientists in the US and Canada to earn a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship to support further work in their fields.

Good Graphics

Scott Stowell 90 GD, winner of a National Design Award, knows that aspiring entrepreneurs need to grab opportunities when they can.

Welcome to couscous

In the following interview,Associate Professor of Poetry + PoeticsMairéad Byrne speaks with Providence-based writer, editor and poetAmy Pickworth about the popularcouscous poetry, music and performance series she has been running since 2008 in various locations, but most recently at AS220 in downtown Providence.

Heyman Bears Witness

“I sit in this hotel room and draw the face of an Iraqi who is telling the most humiliating and degrading story of his life.

Natural Fiber Chairs

Professor of Industrial Design Seth Stem stands beside a custom-made mold in the machine shop of Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co.

Go Nads!

With the temperature outside below zero, the air inside the Meehan Ice Rink wasn’t much warmer as RISD’s ice hockey team, the Nads, faced off against the Narraganset Clams.

Scrotie Responds to Hands-on Attention

Most RISD students have had the pleasure of watching the eyes of our friends and families widen in disbelief when they first learn about Scrotie.

Exploring Entrepreneurs

In a course that explores the business of art as a design problem, Illustration faculty memberOren Sherman 78 IL helps students to bridge the gap between what goes on in the studio and the practical concerns of marketing, employment and business savvy.