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RISD Common Reading Program

This summer RISD has joined colleges and universities across the country in assigning a selected book to all incoming freshmen, a kind of book club bonding experience that hastaken off in higher education in the last decade.

NEA Grant Cultivates Public Art

RISD partners with Providence and local arts groups to reimagine downtown as a destination for the arts .

Making HUGO

In his seventh collaboration to date with film directorMartin Scorsese, cinematographerRobert Richardson 79 FAV shot the much-anticipated new movie Hugo, helping to create the wonderful atmosphere that makes the director’s first foray into 3D so successful.

Twitter Founder Inspires Students

Jack Dorsey, the self-made billionaire who has banked a fortune developing the microblogging site Twitter and the mobile payment system Square, has a piece of advice for future entrepreneurs: keep it simple.

Creative energy at Commencement 2011

The first sign that RISD Commencement might be a little different was the group of Landscape Architecture graduates covered head to toe in a shaggy mass of unkempt fiber.

Students Read, Write and Teach Poetry

Given the notorious time commitment of Poetry in Service to Schools and the Community, you might imagine that few students would register for the English seminar taught by Rick Benjamin.

Lynda Barry

Visiting artist Lynda Barry is a strange combination of artist/author/teacher/cartoonist/comedian – and probably most importantly, a source of total inspiration.

Running Away with the Gypsies

My cobblestone dead-end driveway is not along RISD’s fashionable Benefit Street.

Poetry for Life

In her latest book, Mairéad Byrne parcels her poems into tidy little subsets she succinctly summarizes with words like calendar, everyday lunacy, war, family, instructions.