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Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
Rhode Island School of Design's master plan, made public Thursday, sets out three stages of construction and renovation with expected completion dates of as soon as 2022 and 2035. / COURTESY RISD

3-stage construction timeline released in RISD Master Plan

PROVIDENCE – Transitioning parking lots to new facilities, renovation of existing buildings and unnamed new construction opportunities are at the heart of Rhode Island...

Shenoda named first social equity and inclusion vice president at RISD

PROVIDENCE – In the first-ever appointment to the position, Matthew Shenoda was named vice president of social equity and inclusion at the Rhode Island...

Preservation Society of Newport County, RISD put on augmented reality exhibit

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has partnered with the Rhode Island School of Design to put on an augmented reality exhibit...
MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY: Alex Inoue is the general manager of Shiru Cafe in Providence. Shiru provides free coffee, tea and juice for college students, and makes its money from companies that advertise recruitment on in-store displays, cups and through staff members. Behind Inoue is a pastry case. / PBN PHOTO/KATE TALERICO

Free java the lure for students

A new cafe has come to Providence’s College Hill with a no-cost pitch some patrons can’t afford to pass up: free coffee, tea and...
DESIGNING PARTNERSHIP: Half a year after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo revealed Infosys’ plans to create a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, the company announced it was partnering with RISD to build a training curriculum here. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Design talent a major lure for Infosys decision to come to...

When Infosys announced its intention late last year to hire 500 people and create a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, it was only...
INFOSYS WILL PARTNER with the Rhode Island School of Design to develop a curriculum for the company's designers and to collaborate on academic projects. Above, Salil Parekh CEO of Infosys. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SAMYUKTA LAKSHMI

Infosys to partner with RISD, open design hub this summer

PROVIDENCE - Infosys Ltd. is "doubling down on its investment in Rhode Island," according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Wednesday, as the company announced a...
LASTING LETTERPRESS: Dan Wood, owner and founder of the Dan Wood Rhode Island letterpress print shop, works with Lois Harada, shop manager, on the Polyman 50 automatic-fed cylinder letterpress at the shop’s headquarters in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ancient print process still impresses

For Dan Wood, owner of Dan Wood Rhode Island letter­press print shop, “anytime the linotype runs, that’s an achievement.”The 1994 Rhode Island School of...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design held a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Their announcement of the symposium came more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

Rosa Parks House Project endures

At one point, it looked like the Providence tenure of the Rosa Parks House Project would be over before the public ever got the...
NEW ­DESIGNS: Elana Carello, owner of Elana Carello Sweaters, sketches new designs. She has found success in pop-up shops and artisan shows and has seen her sales grow.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Designer experiments, reinvents, hits stride again after returning to R.I.

Honoree | Elana Carello, Elana Carello SweatersElana Carello of Elana Carello Sweaters – a Cranston designer who came back to the Ocean State...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am