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Photos + Video from 2012 College of Design Commencement

"Public interest design starts with a belief in the power of design to transform lives. It's a belief that everyone deserves good design and, in fact, it's a belief that every human being needs good design in order to live their best lives." John Cary (BA Arch '99), 2012 College of Design commencement address Congratulations to our Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Landscape Design and Planning, and Retail Merchandising undergraduate students, along with our Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design graduate students who received their degrees during commencement on May 12, 2012. 2012 College of Design Commencement College of Design Dean Tom Fisher with commencement speaker John Cary (BA Arch '99)Kate Maple, Assistant Dean of Student Services;…

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Monday Minute, May 7, 2012: Ending the Academic Year on a High Note

Colleagues, I know that everyone is wrapping up classes this week, but I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate you on another excellent academic year. Over the last week, I've had the opportunity to review in person and online much of the work our students in Rapson and McNeal have produced. I am continually amazed at the high-level, quality work on display. Thank you for your continued efforts to get the very best out of each of our students. As the year wraps up, I wanted to let you know about the investments the University has decided to make in our college through the compact process. I learned last week that three of our requests were given the green…

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Public Interest Design @ the Social Impact Design Summit

On Monday, roughly sixty foundation representatives and public interest design leaders joined forces for the "Social Impact Design Summit" at the Rockefeller Foundation headquarters in New York. Dean Tom Fisher and John Cary, the public interest design research fellow at the College of Design, presented the infographic below. Already recognized internationally for its efforts in public interest design and engagement, the college is investigating this area of study as a potential new major and working on a case study (due later this month) detailing the national 'lay of the land' in the field, what's already happening at the university in this area, and how our College can take advantage of the opportunity moving forward. To learn more about public interest…

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