Media Advisory

Brown and RISD Presidents To Formalize Dual Degree Program

September 14, 2007  |  Media Contact: Deborah Baum |  401-863-2476
Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) President Roger Mandle will sign a memorandum of understanding, formalizing the Brown-RISD dual degree program. The ceremony, including remarks from each president, begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in the University Club, 219 Benefit St. in Providence.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) President Roger Mandle will sign copies of the memorandum of understanding between Brown and RISD, formalizing the dual degree program and marking an unprecedented new partnership between the institutions.

The program, offering students the opportunity to be awarded a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree from Brown and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree from RISD, will begin in the 2008-09 academic year. More information is available at http://risd.brown.edu.

When: Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: The University Club, 219 Benefit St., Providence, R.I.

What: Presidents Simmons and Mandle will take part in a signing ceremony and make brief remarks. A reception will follow.

Editors: Please notify Deborah Baum at Deborah_Baum@brown.edu or (401) 863-2478 if reporters and/or photographers plan to attend.

Editors: Brown University has a fiber link television studio available for domestic and international live and taped interviews and maintains an ISDN line for radio interviews. For more information, call the Office of Media Relations at (401) 863-2476.