DSI Fall 2020 Fast Track Students Announced


Hannah Du Plessis Speaks about Truth and Understanding at TEDxPittsburgh

As a treasured member of the DSI faculty since our inaugural year, Hannah has been helping our students understand who they are, and who they can aspire to be as social change agents in whatever community in which they’re working. She’s taking some of her knowledge public now, with her TEDx talk in Pittsburgh. This…

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Cheryl Heller to Speak at TEDxFargo

TEDxFargo 2016 will accelerate the community, moving Fargo forward faster. Through a day of speakers including Cheryl Heller, ideas, experiences and connections will activate Fargo in new innovative ways.

DSI Faculty Alison Cornyn Awarded TED Residency

On March 6, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program. As an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas, Residents spend four months in the TED office with other exceptional people from all over the map. Each has a project that promises to make a significant contribution to the world, across several different fields.

TEDxRVA: Cheryl Heller Shares The Story Of Co-Creating A Community Garden

When our program chair Cheryl Heller was asked to deliver a TEDx talk about creativity in Richmond, she saw a great teaching opportunity—for MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA, and her undergraduate design class, but also for the greater Richmond community. As Cheryl’s Teaching Assistant, I was excited for the chance to practice the…

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A Busy Chair

Our Chair, Cheryl Heller, has not been in her chair much this summer. She spoke at TEDxFargo on the power of words (and fell in love with the town). She judged the Qualcomm Invent-Off in San Francisco, a competition between two teams challenged to use technology to save a life (episodes can be seen here).…

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