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Opportunities to Make It Better

Last spring RISD hosted the groundbreakingMake It Better symposium, a forum designed to spark innovations in health care by bringing artists and designers together with policymakers and leaders in the healthcare world.

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.

Celebrity Summer School

It’s like a mini RISD reunion at MoMA PS1 this month, whereGus Van Sant 75 FAV, James Franco 12 DM,media critic and theoristFrancisco Ricardoof RISD’s Digital + Media department and guest artistRyan Trecartin 04 FAVare avoiding the beach in favor of a series of master classes collectively billed asSummer School.

Desert Datascapes

These days, when people think about borders, fences and the American West, they can hardly help but think about the polarizing debate over illegal immigration.

Maeda Accepts AIGA Medal

On April 7 RISD President John Maeda accepted a 2010 AIGA Medal at a special event hosted by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) in New York City.

Extraordinary Honorees at Commencement

At its June 4 Commencement ceremony, RISD will confer honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees on three individuals who have made significant contributions to the worlds of art, design and education.

STEAMy Discussion

When technology and science merge with art and design, wonderful things happen.

Rich Brilliant Willing Still Winning

It’s the kind of name an A-list indie band would kill for: Rich Brilliant Willing.