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2011–12 Fulbright Winners Explore Global Culture

For the second year in a row, RISD has been named a top performer by the US State Department's Fulbright Program, the country's most competitive and prestigious merit-based awards for study abroad.

Opening Doors That Change Lives

One day in 2005, a group of boys from Providence’s Hope High School found their way to the basement at 20 Washington Place.

Etsy Entrepreneur Gets Off to a Flying Start

A year-long series of RISD entrepreneurship initiatives is culminating in a trip to Berlin, Germany for one creative and enterprising young alum.

Sustainable Design in Six Minutes or Less

“I have never met an engineer who willfully set out to damage ecosystems,” saysDawn Danby 00 ID, sustainable design program manager for the international software company Autodesk.

Brown + RISD: Improving Transportation in Developing Economies

The inspiration for eMotive, an ongoing collaboration between RISD designers and Brown University engineers, first hit Associate Professor Khipra Nichols [BID ’78] during a trip to Cambodia.

Designing the Ultimate User-Friendly Kitchen

In an unprecedented partnership between academia and industry, more than 100 RISD students in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design set out to challenge 50-year-old assumptions about residential kitchens, an everyday example of poor design.

Schools for Haiti

Architecture alumnus and faculty member Jack Ryan BArch 00 lost no time in figuring out how he could best help Haiti to rebuild after the devastating earthquake in January.

Analog Analysis: To Digital or Not to Digital

John Maeda is well aware of the limitations of technology.

Seduced by Sugar

Melissa Armstrong 07 ID is the first to admit that candy isn’t the easiest material in the world for making art – especially when it involves actually growing the crystalline sugar most of us know as rock candy.