The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a dynamic environment, with artists, scholars, and staff engaged in a wide variety of exciting activities. Listed below are some recent happenings here at SAR.

Jason De León and his son, IgnacioWednesday, October 18, 2017Yet Another SAR Alumnus Wins the MacArthur “Genius” Award

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named Jason De León,, a 2013-2014 Weatherhead scholar at the School for Advanced Research, as one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. He is the seventh SAR alumnus to receive this honor.

Loren AragonThursday, October 12, 20172017 Dubin Fellow Loren Aragon Wins at Phoenix Fashion Week

For the first time in Phoenix Fashion Week’s nine-year history, a Native American-owned fashion brand took top honors as the 2018 Couture Designer of the Year. On the night of October 7, the Phoenix-based fashion brand ACONAV rose among global talents to be the first in the Native fashion community to receive the coveted title. ACONAV owner and designer and 2017 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow Loren Aragon clinched the prize Saturday night after an unforgettable display of culturally fueled fashion that included contemporary dance and timeless, elegant designs on the runway.

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