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  • Eco-friendly Construction in Costa Rica

    03/03/2014
    RISD students recently traveled to Earth University, a Costa Rican research institute focused on sustainable agriculture, to build a functional and energy efficient prototype of a one-room schoolhouse.

  • Shaping Flight

    02/24/2014
    In a two-part studio sponsored by Cessna, students are exploring the nature of flight and ways to improve the experience of aviation.

  • Picturing the True South

    02/24/2014
    A former NCAA basketball player, RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH is now capturing the quiet moments that offer a rare glimpse into the Alabama Black Belt.

  • High-Tech HAUS Takes Shape

    02/24/2014
    Students from RISD, Brown and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Germany are now focused on constructing their entry for the summer Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles, France.

  • Exploring Biodiversity in Guyana

    02/21/2014
    A new interdisciplinary travel course in Guyana focuses on ecological conservation, cross-cultural communication and the arts. 

  • Extraterrestrial Experimentation

    02/14/2014
    Students in Creature-Creation recently suited up into their self-made puppet costumes and descended on downtown Providence to film impromptu interactions with the public.

  • Making Magic

    02/14/2014
    Students in RISD’s first-ever theatrical design studio create sets and costumes for the Providence Ballet Theatre’s spring premiere of an all-new ballet.

  • Exploring the Thisness of a That

    02/11/2014
    Show Tell/Tell Show, a half-day event co-sponsored by RISD’s Academic Commons Program and the Writing Center, expands upon the notion of ekphrasis.

  • The Synergy of Discovery

    02/07/2014
    Scores of scientists, mathematicians and engineers connect with artists and designers at RISD’s fourth biennial design science symposium. 

  • Sharing South African Legacies

    02/06/2014
    Students who explored the global slave trade and traveled to South Africa last fall are now sharing their insights in Unearthing Legacy, a powerful exhibition on view through February 27 at RISD’s Red Eye Gallery.

  • Marian Wright Edelman Inspires

    01/31/2014
    Renowned educator Marian Wright Edelman implored the RISD community to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking action.

  • An Artful Tribute to Dr. King

    01/30/2014
    As part of RISD’s MLK Day of Service, paint-smeared students led art workshops at a local elementary school.

  • Beyond Bumper Stickers

    01/27/2014
    Students enrolled in Votelab: Designing for Democracy are applying design thinking to help solve some of the systemic kinks in the US election process.

  • Public Art in Motion

    01/23/2014
    Headed by Sara Kellner 89 PT, Houston’s Arts in Transit program brings the vision of local artists to the city’s expanding metro system.

  • Acquiring a RISD Accent

    01/21/2014
    Having earned her undergraduate degree at RISD, Project Open Door alumna Sara Pollard 13 IL/MAT 14 is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching and looking forward to becoming an art teacher.

  • Shechet’s Shenanigans at the RISD Museum

    01/21/2014
    Celebrated ceramist and RISD alumna Arlene Shechet MFA 78 CR plays with the classic tradition of high-end Meissen porcelain.

  • RISD Honors King Legacy

    01/16/2014
    Members of the campus and local communities are invited to get involved in the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Series of lectures, workshops and exhibitions, which runs from January 18–29.

  • Raw Reality of Juvenile Justice

    01/15/2014
    As part of RISD’s 2014 MLK series, photojournalist Richard Ross will exhibit and speak about his riveting work, which sheds light on major problems in America’s juvenile justice system.

  • Poetry Made Physical

    01/13/2014
    Furniture Design major and Literary Arts + Studies concentrator William Lenard 14 FD finds his true voice in the spaces in between.

  • Understanding the True Impact of War

    01/13/2014
    Students in Tom Roberts’ Combat and Culture liberal arts class develop a deep understanding of war and a new relationship with the world beyond their studios.

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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.