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Faculty Focus: Pine Cone Inspiration

“I’ve been very inspired, by pine cones.” As odd as that may sound, this comment by a participant in our Net Impact session, Biomimicry and Beyond: Re-Aligning Business with Nature was not unusual. The session was very well attended (standing room only) and very well received. Several people came up afterward saying it was the

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Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations to our newest MA in Sustainable Design alumni. We are intensely proud of you and your hard work. We cannot wait to see the places you will go and the things that you will accomplish! Claire Lukens’ thesis was titled, Biking and the City: Increasing ridership as transportation through city implementation of assistance and

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FREE Sustainable Design Webinar

Sign up in advance to join our next online, informational webinar on Thursday, January 5 at 1pm CT about the 100% online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Hosted by Cindy Gilbert, director of MA in Sustainable Design Program, and Mary Kazura, associate director of

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Happy Holidays from the MASD Program

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! From all of us in the Sustainable Design program and Online Learning Office at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. MCAD offices will be closed from December 23 through January 2. See you in the new year! (You can sign up in advance for our next informational webinar about the Master of

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Faculty Focus: MASD Director Goes to Antarctica

This fall Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s master of arts in sustainable design program, joined a small team that is working on a multi-year, multi-million dollar documentary about the life of Adélie penguins. Based at a remote field site in Antarctica, the team of four spent three weeks capturing the migration of the penguins from

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Alumni Update: Dawn Keene

Master of Arts in Sustainable Design (MASD) alum, Dawn Keene, (’13) was recently featured in Graphic Design USA’s digital magazine in the article Responsible Design Matters No Matter What You Call It. Dawn says, “…I pursued and completed a Masters of Arts in Sustainable Design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and it

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FREE Sustainable Design Webinar

Sign up in advance to join our next informational webinar on Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm CT about the 100% online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Hosted by Cindy Gilbert, director of MA in Sustainable Design Program, and Mary Kazura, associate director of Admissions.

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A Commitment to Curiosity

Take a page from science: be curious and keep an open mind. It’s good for the planet and it’s people. We at the MASD program are grateful for this planet and all it’s wonders, and for each of you. Happy thanksgiving. Learn more about this idea from The Brain Scoop (an incredible science vlog broadcast

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Student Spotlight: Talking Trash @Eureka Recycling

This fall, MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program (MASD) offered the course Packaging Sustainability, which provides a ground level look at applied sustainability. Using something we all touch everyday — packaging — the course gives students firsthand experience with the product selling environment, consumer behavior, marketing, materials and processes, energy, waste, and supply

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Don’t Miss our Next Webinar: Nov 16

Sign up in advance to join our next MA in Sustainable Design informational webinar. Visit this page and scroll down to your preferred webinar date. Hosted by Cindy Gilbert, director of MA in Sustainable Design Program, and Mary Kazura, associate director of Admissions. Upcoming webinar dates: November 16 December 6 February 7 Image courtesy of

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