June 10, 2015

SAIC Alum Helps Veterans Heal through Art

Richard Casper (BFA 2012), a Marine and Iraq War veteran, founded CreatiVets in 2013 to give disabled veterans the opportunity to engage with art, music, and creative writing as forms of therapy for combat-related trauma.

June 9, 2015

The Gene Siskel Film Center Honors Mark Ruffalo with Renaissance Award

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) honored actor Mark Ruffalo with the Renaissance Award for his acting, directing, and producing achievements.

June 9, 2015

Art in Andersonville

Two recent alumni exceeded their funding goal to open a community art center in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

June 9, 2015

Creatively Coping with the Effects of War

Richard Casper (BFA 2012), Iraq War veteran and alum, brings together his love of the arts and military to help fellow veterans heal the unseen wounds left by war.

June 7, 2015

SAIC Alum Garners Media Attention Regarding Detainment

On May 1, Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001) was announced as one of the five artists chosen to receive the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, an unrestricted grant of $75,000 and a one-week residency at the California Institute of the Arts.

June 4, 2015

Manhattan’s NeueHouse Hosts Panel Discussion Featuring Alum and Faculty of SAIC

During Frieze New York, artist Paula Crown (MFA 2012) participated in a panel discussion along with SAIC faculty members and artists Michelle Grabner and Jose Lerma.

June 4, 2015

Alum Appointed Curator of the International Museum of Surgical Science

Collin Pressler (BFA 2013) has been appointed the Curator of Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science, housed in a historic mansion on Lake Shore Drive.

June 4, 2015

SAIC Alum featured in New York Times Style Magazine for Design

T: The New York Times Style Magazine profiles Steve Haulenbeek (MDes 2006) in the spread “New Talent, New Work,” which highlights four young designers experimenting with form. Image: Daniel Shea

June 4, 2015

Alum Susan Longhenry Appointed Director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette Unviersity

Susan Longhenry (MA 1993) has been appointed director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University.

June 4, 2015

Newcity's “Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago” Includes Four SAIC Alumni

Lit 50 is Newcity’s annual list of Chicago's top contributors to the world of literature, “whether they help to get books in readers’ hands, excite the next generation in literary arts, afford writers opportunities to publish, provide storytellers a stage to share their tales, or create environments where writers can make the right connections or just talk shop.” The list features John Rich (MFA 2011), founder of the Chicago Book Expo and Director

June 4, 2015

CNN Highlights SAIC Professor’s Interactive Jewelry Design

A CNN report about electronic skin technologies points to the work of Anke Loh, Associate Professor and Sage Foundation Chair in the Department of Fashion, as an example of the expanding reach of research into stretchable circuitry.

June 4, 2015

Former SAIC Student and Playboy Art Director to Have Exhibition at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

DNAinfo Chicago speaks with 90-year-old Art Paul, Creative Director of Playboy for 29 years.