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Hugo Van Vuuren (MDesS) is helping innovative designers become entrepreneurs. He's an advisor with venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates' NEA Studio, where investors and experts help designers found mobile and web start-ups in NY.

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The Department of Landscape Architecture has announced the 2013 Project Awards for the Penny White Fund. Sixteen projects were selected for their originality and innovation, as well as their contribution to pressing challenges related to the fields of urbanism, landscape and ecology.

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Career Discovery, one of the oldest career immersion programs in the United States, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  An article in USNews examines the GSD’s program’s staying power as similar programs gain traction nationwide. Read “Why Smart Career Changers Choose Hands-On Exploration.”

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Somayeh Chitchian (MDesS ‘13) will be presenting her research “Other[ed] City: (Re)Presentation of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Urban West” at the Northeastern University Annual Graduate Student Conference in World History on March 17.

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TThe initial results of the MIT Case Competition 2013 were released this afternoon, and GSD students have made the semi-finals. Two teams of MDesS students concentrating in Real Estate and the Built Environment have been invited to submit proposals and compete before judges and industry professionals. Jason McAlees, Dylan Lazovik, Andrea Raynal and Carly Jane Zapernick are on the first year team. The second year team includes Julie Zelermyer, Andre White, Vaibhav Jain and Min Zhou.

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Martin Bechthold and Mark Mulligan are headed to the Kyoto International Design Symposium where they’ve been invited to present work highlighting the GSD’s pursuit of interdisciplinary design research and the role of technology as a catalyst to open new avenues for design practice and design research.

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Performance artist Marina Abramović and architect Shohei Shigematsu discuss their vision for a new arts institute in Hudson, NY.

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A team representing the GSD, Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School has secured an honorary mention in the 2013 Hult Prize competition for creatively using design as the medium for social entrepreneurship to address food insecurity in urban slums. The team (from left in the photo above) included Venkata Krishna Kumar Matturi, Conor O'Shea and Ghazal Jafari (MDesS candidates) working with Yogeeta Manglani (MSc, HSPH) and  Varun Bhandari (MPA, HKS).

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