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April 28, 2017

SAIC Announces its 2017 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome renowned Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall to deliver the School’s commencement address on Monday, May 15, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway. Marshall will receive an honorary doctorate from the School, along with esteemed honorees, celebrated fashion designer and alum Maria Pinto, and accomplished art critic Roberta Smith.

April 26, 2017

SAIC Names Devarajulu Ravichandran Vice President of Educational Technologies and CIO

CHICAGO— The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Devarajulu Ravichandran as the School’s Vice President of Educational Technologies and Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this position Ravichandran will lead a cutting-edge information and educational technology operation at one of the premier art and design schools in the world.

March 28, 2017

Students from SAIC Launch Uniquely Designed Product Collection at the World-Renowned Milan Design Week

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the launch of whatnot x West Supply, a collection of uniquely designed objects created by students studying in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) department. The collection will be revealed at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week in Italy, April 4–9.

March 14, 2017

SAIC Launches New Resources To Help Students Navigate Post-College Career Paths

CHICAGO— The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced a unique new approach to helping students find careers after receiving their undergraduate or graduate degree. SAIC’s Career and Professional Experience office (CAPX) was launched last fall to help students and alumni navigate their career possibilities and answer this question, “What’s next?”

March 10, 2017

SAIC Presents March and April Programming

CHICAGO—Beginning March 11, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end events. Celebrating the talented SAIC students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees this spring, these events showcase their innovative work.

February 23, 2017

SAIC Named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

CHICAGO–The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently recognized the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as one of two specialized institutions in the nation with the most U.S. Fulbright students. Two SAIC students received Fulbright awards for 2016–17, and since 2002, 34 students have represented SAIC as U.S. student Fulbright fellows. SAIC joins the University of Chicago and Northwestern University as the only Illinois colleges to be included on the list.

January 24, 2017

SAIC Kicks Off A New Season Of Its Conversations At The Edge Series

CHICAGO—Beginning February 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) critically acclaimed series Conversations at the Edge will host a distinguished lineup of screenings, performances and talks by groundbreaking artists and filmmakers who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of experimental media.

January 10, 2017

SAIC Kicks Off Its Spring Season of Visiting Artists

CHICAGO—This spring, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

November 1, 2016

SAIC Receives $2 Million Gift to Establish the Stephanie and Bill Sick Professorship

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced a $2 million endowment gift from Stephanie and Bill Sick of Winnetka, Ill. The gift will endow a full professorship, available to faculty members in any of the School’s 33 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Artist and designer Nick Cave was appointed the inaugural Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body, and Garment.

September 27, 2016

SAIC Kicks off a New Season of Conversations at the Edge Experimental Media Series

CHICAGO—Beginning September 29, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) critically acclaimed series Conversations at the Edge will host a distinguished lineup of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of experimental media.

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