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    Exploring the Gray Areas

    New Assistant Professor of Political Economy Alero Akporiaye brings much-needed perspective to the understanding of the global economy.

    Mississippi Music Stories

    In his work with the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Dean of Liberal Arts Dan Cavicchi has shed new light on how the state's musicians helped define pop music – and how pop music has changed the world.

    Critical Design Can Change the World

    In early May members of the RISD and Brown communities came together to share thoughts at the second annual Critical Design/Critical Futures symposium.  

    Understanding Holography

    In a course on optics, students  learn the complexities of creating 3D imagery through the process of making holograms. 

    Faculty Foster Global Engagement

    Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities.