Donor support helps fund a number of professional and academic talks, including Enrique Martinez (Rhode Island School of Design) who spoke on how to become an architect, Lisa Bloom (UC San Diego) on climate change and feminist art, and John Mraz (University of Puebla, Mexico) on photography and the Mexican Revolution. A generous endowment made possible by Pat and Rowland Rebele gave Dr. Elisabeth Cameron the means necessary to lead an innovative yearlong series of courses on museum history and practice. Our new Visual Studies Ph.D. program is up and running, as well as our inaugural Visual and Media Culture Colloquium hosted notable scholars including W.J.T. Mitchell (University of Chicago), Kara Keeling (USC), and Faye Ginsburg (NYU). Our donors enhance the department's mission, along with the academic and professional success of our students.