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  • RISD Welcomes $1M Gift

    03/01/2013
    RISD has received the single largest gift ever from an international donor to create a new visiting scholar position in Painting.

  • TEDActive Sparks Student Brainstorming

    02/27/2013
    RISD students maintained a breakneck work schedule to craft impactful projects now being presented this week at TEDActive 2013.

  • Twitter Founder Inspires Students

    02/22/2013
    During a recent visit to RISD, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey told aspiring entrepreneurs that simplicity is the key to success.

  • STEAM Hits Capitol Hill

    02/18/2013
    Last week RISD co-hosted the official launch of a new bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus advocating for inclusion of art and design in the national educational agenda.

  • Charismatic Cartoonist Leaves Her Mark

    02/13/2013
    When Lynda Barry visited RISD for a recent talk and a workshop, she left students feeling ecstatic – and profoundly inspired.

  • Common Knowledge in the Info Age

    02/13/2013
    Hal Abelson, a leader in the global movement to democratize intellectual resources, kicks off RISD’s 2013 Shared Voices series on February 20.

  • Designing for Deep Space

    02/12/2013
    In an interdisciplinary design studio, RISD students are testing out innovative prototypes to improve the dexterity of NASA space gloves.

  • Reconnecting Providence

    01/31/2013
    Architecture Professor Emeritus Friedrich St. Florian led an advanced urban design studio to reimagine a vital intersection of downtown Providence. 

  • Mind Meld

    01/31/2013
    Beautiful tapestries, smart installations and inventive furniture designs are now on display in Full, the fifth annual Brown/RISD dual degree exhibition.

  • Mentoring Matters

    01/30/2013
    Painter Paula Martiesian 76 PT on The Mentor Project and accompanying exhibition she organized at the Newport Art Museum.

  • Davis Educational Foundation Funds New Research

    01/29/2013
    RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize teaching and learning initiatives across campus.

  • Art + Business Meet at Harvard xDesign

    01/24/2013
    As an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School, RISD alum Jonathan Arena 09 GD has organized the first-ever Harvard xDesign conference.

  • Sharing King-Sized Values

    01/23/2013
    RISD's 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Series – a week of events honoring the legacy of the influential civil rights leader – is inspiring many to reflect and serve their communities.

  • Wintersession Wanderlust

    01/15/2013
    Students enrolled in the Wintersession travel course Creating an Archive are studying photography in Vrindavan, India – a holy pilgrimage site brimming with cultural curiosities.

  • Now Showing: New Work by New Faculty

    01/14/2013
    Painters Angela Dufresne and Craig Taylor, two new assistant professors in the Painting department, are interested in innovation and integration.

  • Creating Sustainable Solutions in Central America

    01/10/2013
    RISD students developed a prototype off-the-grid schoolhouse for rural Costa Rica in collaboration with Earth University – the world's foremost research institute for sustainable agriculture.

  • Game On

    12/21/2012
    The RISD athletic community – a group known for rowdy gameplay, clever mascot costumes and team names laced with innuendo – welcomes two new sports organizations into the fold.

  • Documenting Truth

    12/21/2012
    Faculty member Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH exposes a diverse set of students to the world of documentary photography.

  • Furnishing Resonance

    12/20/2012
    Furniture Design students developed innovative design concepts for Steinway & Sons – the New York-based company widely known for making the world's finest pianos.

  • Decorating the Capitol

    12/13/2012
    Students involved with RISD's Project Open Door were invited to create ornaments for this year's National Christmas Tree display – a luminous holiday celebration held in the nation's capitol.

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The men in this 1903 portrait class were serious about the business at hand.