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  • Epic Plankton

    07/30/2014
    Summer interns at the Nature Lab are making an animated educational program about the importance of marine plankton.

  • Dancing on the Ceiling

    07/18/2014
    Designer, educator, retail expert and curator Matthew Bird 89 ID takes his cues from the weirdness of life. 

  • Designing Homes of the Future

    07/17/2014
    Students are positively exhilarated by the entire 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe experience.

  • Nurturing Young Talent

    07/15/2014
    Ghanain painter and community artist Munir Mohammed MA 99 finds joy and serenity in teaching.

  • RISD Appoints Two New Deans

    07/02/2014
    Sheri Wills and Daniel Cavicchi accept leadership positions in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts, respectively.

  • The Feeling of Flight

    06/24/2014
    For their final project in a studio sponsored by Cessna, students created an installation that transports viewers to a place where time and space seem to disappear.

  • New Directions in Teaching

    06/18/2014
    Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.

  • RISD Honors Excellence in Teaching

    06/13/2014
    Longtime Professor of Illustration Jean Blackburn 79 PT and History of Art and Visual Culture Lecturer Dalia Linssen each earn the 2014 John R. Frazier Award.

  • Love Is All You Need

    06/03/2014
    Speakers at RISD’s Commencement ceremony on May 31 reminded students to build on their achievements by focusing on doing what they love. 

  • Fostering Environmental Literacy

    05/20/2014
    RISD is launching a new interdisciplinary concentration this fall focused on escalating interest in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies.

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Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.