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  • Seeing Science: NSF Backs RISD Research

    02/14/2012
    RISD is the only art and design school in the US to be engaged with the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

  • Designing for America

    02/08/2012
    When Sami Nerenberg 07 ID discovered that a small group of like-minded people shared her dream of using design to foster social change, she joined their effort to launch a national design movement on college campuses.

  • Randall Illuminates the RISDsphere

    01/26/2012
    When particle physicist Lisa Randall visits RISD as part of the Shared Voices series, she’ll shed light on the very nature of reality.

  • Juan Enriquez Opens SHARED VOICES

    12/12/2011
    Author and life sciences expert Juan Enriquez talks about the game-changing impact of genomics in an open forum at the RISD Auditorium on Thursday, January 5.

  • Alum’s Neurotic Machines at Bell Gallery

    12/09/2011
    Quirky kinetic sculpture by Meridith Pingree MFA 03 SC injects a visceral immediacy to the work in a group show at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery.

  • Polymath Artist Anne Spalter Makes NYC Debut

    12/07/2011
    Inspired by computers, math and the complexity of contemporary life, Anne Morgan Spalter MFA 92 PT presents a new body of work in her first New York solo show, called Traffic Circle.

  • Opportunities to Make It Better

    11/18/2011
    A new healthcare internship program at the Department of Health and Human Services grew out of RISD’s 2011 Make It Better symposium.

  • Maeda Brings STEAM to MIT

    11/14/2011
    RISD President John Maeda and a number of RISD students, faculty members and trustees visited Maeda’s former academic home at the MIT Media Lab to speak about RISD’s STEM to STEAM initiative.

  • Local Collaboration Fosters Global Innovation

    10/04/2011
    A Better World by Design, a student-led conference organized by RISD and Brown University, addressed sustainable solutions to complex social issues such as food, health care and the built environment in the developing world.

  • Gathering STEAM in Rhode Island

    09/29/2011
    On September 26, artists, designers, scientists, educators, business leaders and policymakers came together to celebrate Rhode Island’s leadership role in advocating for the role of art and design in fostering innovation.

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.