A photo of a cicada

July 2024: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Professor Annie Bourneuf will be the Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College for the 20242025 academic year. Clark professors teach one seminar per semester while pursuing their own research in residence.

Assistant Professor Andrew Falkowski participated as a regional juror for this year’s cycle of the AXA Art Prize and aided in sleecting 40 finalists for this year’s competition.

Professor, adj. William Harper’s animation Swwart Wovlve Wolve: songs of innocence and experience was featured by Esto Es Para Esto, an independent film exhibitor, distributor, and collective whose priority is to promote alternative cinema. 

Associate Professor, adj. Eric Leonardson gave the talk “Which Elephant Is in This Room? Strategies for Safe Spaces and Collective Listening in Ecological Crisis” at the Museum Schloss Fechenbach in Germany. As the co-founder and president of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), he appeared on WBEZ's Reset with Sasha Anne-Simons alongside SAIC alums Paige Naylor (MFA 2022) and Hai-Wen Lin (MDes 2023). On June 15, he led two free public soundwalks for the Magicicada Fest at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in Lemont, Illinois through the MSAE.

Professor Sara Levine’s novel Treasure Island was selected as one of the best books of the 21st century by author Paul Tremblay for the New York Times.