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Learn the Biomimicry Basics

We are proud to announce that MCAD is partnering with Canvas.net to offer a FREE, open online course for the first time entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. This course will be a fun introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework where we learn from nature’s best design ideas to help us solve human design challenges.

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FREE Online Biomimicry Course!

Starts in 6 weeks! We are proud to announce that MCAD is partnering with Canvas.net to offer a FREE, open online course for the first time entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. This course will be a fun introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework where we learn from nature’s best design ideas to help us

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Creative Leadership

Denise DeLuca (MA in SD faculty) is an experienced biomimicry educator who devotes much of her time to challenging the way professionals think and act as leaders, from business executives to designers. We recently caught up with her to discuss her unique career as well as her fully online course devoted to the subject of

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Welcome New Students!

We are delighted to welcome our spring 2016 cohort of students to the MASD program. Welcome new MA in Sustainable Design program students Annika Bergen (Economics + Environmental Science) – Minnesota Ann Marie Boyle (Journalism + Marketing; Eco-entrepreneur) – Minnesota Ellie Cotlar (Fashion Design) – California Stacy Parker (Interior Design) – Minnesota Michelle Santos (Architecture)

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Happy Holidays!

The fall semester is done. Final grades have been submitted. Students have graduated. Final meetings have taken place. The calm after the storm of the semester is beginning to descend upon the school. Important upcoming dates MCAD offices closed: Thursday, December 24 – Monday, January 4 Early action deadline for Fall 2016 applications: January 15

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Congrats, Grads!

Congratulations, Victor and Shanna, our newest MA in Sustainable Design alumni (as of Friday night). We are terrifically proud of you and your incredible work to push the sustainability envelope. Now, go forth and change the world! Victor and Shanna, will officially graduate this Friday, December 11, along with the 4 students that completed the

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MASD Webinar: December 8 @7pm CT

Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. Next webinar is scheduled for December 8 @7pm CT. I promise to field all questions at that time. Just try to stump me! This is the last

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About Tim McGee

Recently new MASD faculty member, Tim McGee, was interviewed by Leigh Stringer about his work at LikoLab. We’re so pleased that Tim joined the MASD faculty roster this fall to teach Introduction to Sustainable Design, a foundation course in MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program. Interview with Timothy McGee, Entrepreneur, Biologist and Designer

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Buy Nothing Day

I love Thanksgiving but I despise the fact that this amazing day to give thanks for what we already have is paired with the most consumerist day of the year, Black Friday. I have long begrudged the overwhelm of stuff: the money, the space, the time, the responsibility… But, ’tis the season, right? Or is

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AASHE: 10 Years of Sustainability

I had the great pleasure of attending and presenting at the annual AASHE (Association of Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference hosted in Minneapolis, MN, this year. Although it was somewhat overwhelming with the number of participants and presentations (>2,300 attendees from 17 countries including 49 states!), it was an excellent way to connect