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Into the Wild

For most people, tending to gorillas in the midst of lush African greenery is the stuff of adventurous dreams.

New Directions in Teaching

Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.

Fostering Environmental Literacy

This fall RISD will launch a new concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS).

Understanding the True Impact of War

As the situation in the Central African Republic goes from bad to worse, students who completed last semester’s Combat and Culture: War in Public Consciousness, a course taught by Senior Lecturer Tom Roberts, are responding to the news with a heightened awareness and a new understanding that war is endemic to human civilization, a chain of violence reaching back through time.

Exploring Biodiversity in Guyana

Seven students traveled to the steamy Caribbean nation of Guyana during Wintersession as part of RISD’s South American travel course Exploring the Art + Science of Biodiversity in Guyana.

The Beauty of Being Open Minded

Chicago native Claire Niederberger 14 GD says that when she first came to RISD, she was planning to major in Sculpture.

Connecting with Kids

Elizabeth Early von Oehsen 14 IL understands firsthand the unbridled creative power waiting to be unlocked within a young mind.

Cultural Historian Earns High Praise for New Book

Long before music fans in the US listened to songs on iPods, they listened to music while also seeing it performed in concert halls and makeshift coliseums.

Artists Seeking Science

As an institution, RISD has been leading the way in advocating for art and design as integral to – not separate from – science and innovation, with major recent initiatives likeSTEM to STEAM and the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR grant.