RISD http://ripr.org en And the Honorary Degree Recipients Are... http://ripr.org/post/and-honorary-degree-recipients-are <p>This year, Brown University plans to honor acclaimed authors Jeffrey Eugenides and Lois Lowry, both Brown alums, along with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and seven other Brown graduates.</p><p>At the Rhode Island School of Design, commencement festivities will include an honorary degree for designer Todd Oldham and a keynote speech from designer Bruce Mau.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:57:21 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 32254 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-picks-rhode-island-artist-official-portrait <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has selected the artist who will paint his official portrait. The Rhode Island artist beat out 123 others in the national search.</p><p></p><p>Julie Gearan said there was something about the fact that she’s not a traditional portrait painter combined with Chafee not being a traditional politician that drew her to apply for the job of painting his official portrait.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:51:48 +0000 Catherine Welch 31655 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait RISD, Brown Team Up To Build A Solar House http://ripr.org/post/risd-brown-team-build-solar-house <p>Leave it to a team of the brightest students in Rhode Island to design a solar-powered house made almost entirely out of high-quality fabrics.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students from Brown, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Applied Sciences </span>Erfurt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Germany are competing as one team, called Team Inside Out, in the <a href="http://www.solardecathlon2014.fr/en/">2014 Solar Decathlon Europe</a>, taking place in Versailles, France in July.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:53:34 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29863 at http://ripr.org RISD, Brown Team Up To Build A Solar House Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-artscape-designing-better-ballots <p>In Rhode Island a group of design students barely old enough to vote are working on projects that could potentially affect the future of Presidential elections.</p><p>For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender profiles a class that is trying to tackle the problem of a better ballot.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On the third floor of a building in downtown Providence, a group of a dozen or so students from the Rhode Island School of Design, also known as RISD are giving their final presentations for a class called VoteLab: Designing for Democracy.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:48:26 +0000 John Bender 29740 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots Weekend Arts: A Preview Of The Providence Children's Film Festival http://ripr.org/post/weekend-arts-preview-providence-childrens-film-festival <p>The Providence Children's Film Festival is now in it's fifth year, and has recently expanded to eight days of programming.</p><p>Anisa Raoof, the executive director of the festival sat down with Rhode Island Public Radio's weekend host Chuck Hinman to speak about the festival, and what makes a good kid's film.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Chuck Hinman 29154 at http://ripr.org Weekend Arts: A Preview Of The Providence Children's Film Festival RISD Names Interim President http://ripr.org/post/risd-names-interim-president <p>The Rhode Island School of Design has announced that Provost Rosanne Somerson will take over the duties of president while the board seeks a replacement for John Maeda.</p><p>Last Wednesday, Maeda announced that he will step down at the end of the semester to take a job at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers.</p><p>RISD Board Chair Michael Spalter says he is confident that Somerson is the right person to lead RISD through the transition.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:29:29 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 25978 at http://ripr.org Maeda Bids Farewell to RISD Faculty http://ripr.org/post/maeda-bids-farewell-risd-faculty <p>Outgoing Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda addressed RISD's faculty on Wednesday, the day he released a surprise announcement that he is stepping down at the end of the semester. Many RISD professors expressed profound shock at the news, although Maeda was not popular with some professors.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:50:30 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 25969 at http://ripr.org Maeda Bids Farewell to RISD Faculty Maeda's Fundraising Numbers http://ripr.org/post/maedas-fundraising-numbers <p>As he prepares to step down, Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda has been touting his record as a fundraiser. RISD has provided the following numbers to RIPR in support of his claim:</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:08:13 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 25856 at http://ripr.org After Six Years, Maeda Leaving RISD http://ripr.org/post/after-six-years-maeda-leaving-risd <p>Faculty from the Rhode Island School of Design say they’re not surprised that President John Maeda is stepping down, but they were surprised by the timing of his announcement.</p><p></p><p>Maeda, in a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSG3J01nILc&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">YouTube video</a>, announced Wednesday that he is leaving at the end of the semester, for a job at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:05:36 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 25799 at http://ripr.org RISD President Maeda Leaving For Job In Silicon Valley http://ripr.org/post/risd-president-maeda-leaving-job-silicon-valley <p>Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda announced Wednesday that he is leaving the school for a job in Silicon Valley.</p><p></p><p></p><p>In a released statement, Maeda said he’s leaving RISD to take a job as a design partner with the top-tier venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Maeda leaves campus at the end of this semester, starting his new job next month. Maeda calls the move quote, “an irresistible pathway to strengthen design’s place in the digital age.”</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:20:08 +0000 Catherine Welch 25770 at http://ripr.org RISD President Maeda Leaving For Job In Silicon Valley