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New Grads Commence with Confidence

On Saturday, June 1, as 197 graduate and 462 undergraduate students waited restlessly in line for the start of RISD’s 2013 Commencement ceremony, many took the opportunity to adjust their eye-catching graduation paraphernalia – from papier-mâché creatures to fake flowers to unorthodox objects, all creatively incorporated into the overall look.

Love Is All You Need

“Love is our highest purpose,” noted design visionary Bruce Mau in delivering the Commencement keynote at last Saturday’s ceremony.

Ecocentric Practice

An experimental spring studio sheds light on changing ecosystems by focusing on migrating marine duck species that winter in Rhode Island.

Fulbright Winners Headed in All Directions

In our increasingly homogenized global society, artists and designers are exploring historical and ethnographic traditions in order to create meaningful, culturally significant work.

Perfect Plating

Birch, an award-winning restaurant in Providence, commissioned Ceramics students to create tableware to complement its menu and décor.

STEAM Map Debuts on Capitol Hill

Representatives from RISD returned to Capitol Hill this week to co-host an industry briefing in collaboration with US Congressional leaders Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Aaron Schock (R-IL), co-chairs of the House STEAM Caucus.

Conflict Hits Home in Syria

Syrian-American activist Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 spoke at RISD on Tuesday, May 6, imploring students not to ignore the devastation taking place in her home country.

Fostering Environmental Literacy

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

Zipcar Founder Applauds the Sharing Economy

When Robin Chase founded Zipcar to bring the European car-sharing idea to North America, she had only $75,000 in venture capital to invest.