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KENT KLEINMAN will assume the role of Rhode Island School of Design provost effective in March. Kleinman's appointment comes seven months after the resignation of the most recent provost, Pradeep Sharma. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Kleinman succeeds Sharma as RISD provost

PROVIDENCE – Kent Kleinman has been appointed provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, the Providence-based art school Thursday.Concluding an international search, Kleinman’s...
EXPECTED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER, the Massachusetts Design, Art and Technology Institute will be led by Executive Director Lindsay Miś. / COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS DESIGN, ART AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

New Bedford welcomes 21st-century art space/museum DATMA

NEW BEDFORD - The Whaling City is home to a new art museum and exhibition space dedicated to technological innovation in the art and...
PROPERTY PLANS: Christine M. West, principal at KITE Architects in Providence, looks at some residential plans for a property in Exeter with Albert Garcia, principal.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude

Business continues to be good for most Rhode Island companies, and a majority expect that to continue, though their optimism is tempered by uncertainty...

Art schools aren’t doing so badly while other colleges struggle

Sculptor Eleanor Tomlinson had doubts about art school. The tuition looked costly, there was no guarantee of a job and she wondered whether a...
AMY KULPER / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Five Questions With: Amy Kulper

Amy Kulper took up the mantle as Rhode Island School of Design’s head of the architecture department effective July 1, 2017. Previously, Kulper served...

Five Questions With: Phil Tobey

Rhode Island School of Design alumnus and honorary trustee Phil Tobey, an architect with SmithGroupJJR, was honored by the U.S. Army June 7 with an...

O’Neil Outar Named RISD’s Vice President for Institutional Engagement

(Providence, Rhode Island) July 03, 2018 – After an extensive international search, O’Neil A.S. Outar joined Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in January...

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...
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...
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