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Chicago Chapter welcomes new Fulbrighters to Chicago with a luncheon celebration

The 2016 Spring Farewell started at the Jane Addams Hull Museum

The 2016 Spring Farewell started at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum

By Mary Mares-Awe—SIXTY FOUR FULBRIGHT alumni, students, scholars, and friends of the association attended the 2016 Fall Welcome that took place on Sunday October 16 with a visit to the Jane Addams Hull House Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The museum tour was followed by a luncheon at Francesca’s on Taylor, located in the Little Italy neighborhood adjacent to the university.

The Jane Addams museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays.

The Jane Addams museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays.

Fulbright Association Chicago-Chapter President Mary Mares-Awe and bard member Kari Burnett

Fulbright Association Chicago-Chapter President Mary Mares-Awe and board member Kari Burnett

At the Jane Addams museum, visitors got a first-hand look at the objects and memorabilia of the social worker’s original home. Jane Addams is a notable figure in Chicago’s history and on the international stage for her work with the immigrant communities, who were settling Chicago in the late 1800 and early 1900’s. Her pioneering work in social justice helped improve the lives of immigrants through education, skills training and family care. She is the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

At Francesca's Restaurant in Little Italy

At Francesca’s Restaurant in Little Italy

Following the museum visit, the attendees took a walk through Little Italy to Francesca’s restaurant at 1400 W. Taylor Street. There they were greeted at the door by Cristina Sisson Tamm, the chapter’s Treasurer, and by Teuta Peja, a Fulbright student who is the newest member of the board’s membership committee.

Board members of the Chicago Chapter Kari Burnett, Meredith McNeil, Mary Mares-Awe and Marilyn Susman.

Board members of the Chicago Chapter Kari Burnett, Meredith McNeil, Mary Mares-Awe and Marilyn Susman enjoying an Italian meal.

At Francesca’s, the guests enjoyed authentic northern Italian meal including pasta, meatballs, salad and a wonderful and delicious tiramisù for desert.

Meatballs, anyone?

Meatballs, anyone?

In an informal speech at the start of the luncheon, the chapter’s president, Mary Mares-Awe, welcomed everyone and encouraged the new visiting Fulbright students and scholars to enjoy many of the iconic elements of the American culture. “If I could give you one piece of advice, it’s to take the opportunity to really absorb the best the American culture has to offer without comparing,” she said. Mary went on to mention some of the American classics such as jazz and baseball, namely the Chicago Cubs — which brought a rousing round of applause, acknowledging the teams winning streak.

Chicago Chapter Treasurer Cristina Sisson (second on the right) with Fulbright scholars.

Chicago Chapter Treasurer Cristina Sisson (second on the right) with Fulbright scholars.

The pleasant and warm atmosphere of Francesca’s proved conducive to lively, friendly conversations, and real Fulbright camaraderie on a fall Sunday afternoon in Chicago.

Past Chicago Chapter President Margo Rothschild (second on the left) with Fulbright scholars

Past Chicago Chapter President Margo Rothschild (second on the left) with Fulbright scholars

Fulbright students and scholars at Francesca's Restaurant in Little Italy

Fulbright students and scholars at Francesca’s Restaurant in Little Italy

Fulbright students and scholars at Francesca's Restaurant in Little Italy

Fulbright students and scholars at Francesca’s Restaurant in Little Italy

Fulbright students and scholars with Chicago Chapter President Mary Mares-Awe at Francesca's Restaurant in Little Italy

Fulbright students and scholars with Chicago Chapter President Mary Mares-Awe at Francesca’s Restaurant in Little Italy

Fulbright students and scholars at Francesca's Restaurant in Little Italy. Kevin Spitta (first on the right) has joined the communications efforts for the chapter.

Fulbright students and scholars at Francesca’s Restaurant in Little Italy. Kevin Spitta (first on the right) has joined the communications efforts for the chapter.

Group photo showing the international Fulbright spirit!

Group photo showing the international Fulbright spirit!

Photos by Kevin Spitta

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Celebrate 2014 International Education Week at the Hull House Museum & Little Italy

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

By Mary Mares-Awe—TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK, the Fulbright Association-Chicago Chapter, University of Illinois-Chicago, and the Institute of International Education (IIE) invite you, your family, the Consular Corps of Chicago, friends and colleagues to join us for a tour of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum with a look at the legacy of Jane Adams—a reformer, sociologist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

WHEN Sunday, November 16, 2014
TIME 12:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.
WHERE Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, University of Illinois-Chicago, 800 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607 View Larger Map

Please RSVP via the online form HERE or using the direct link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bRzs2Ll3sHC2lJ56gE9PN8B3JEWleFOkuoA0BE-Fi4Q/viewform

Pompeii Restaurant in Little Italy

Pompei Restaurant in Little Italy

The tour includes a documentary film on the history of the Hull House. After the tour, we will walk to Little Italy, for an early-afternoon luncheon at Pompei Restaurant, 1531 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607 starting at 2:30 p.m.

COST This event is FREE for current visiting Fulbright Students and Scholars. Guests of Visiting Students and Scholars, Fulbright Association members and guests, $20 (includes lunch and tour)

You may pay online after you submit this form, or at the event via cash, check, or credit card.

RSVP by Friday, November 14, 2014, using the form HERE.

Transportation and Parking Attendees are responsible for their own transport and parking.

CTA Blue line to the UIC-Halsted station.
CTA Bus Route 8 at the Halsted and Polk Street intersection.
Paid street parking available. Paid parking lots nearby.

Plan your trip via www.transitchicago.com

If you have questions about the event, please email
fulbrightchicago@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Rescheduled for March 20, 2014: Anne Elizabeth Moore, Exploring the gender gap in patent holders

2014 Gender Gap Patentsnew2 copyTHE UIC WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Program and the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association invite you to a film viewing & discussion by Fulbright Scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore about the gender gap in patents and copyrights.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore

The National Bureau of Economic Research found in 2012 that patent holders are only 7.5% female. Commercial patents are held by an even smaller percentage of women, 5.5%. The gender gap in patents is an indication of larger issues in intellectual property rights law, in which traditionally feminine work is not protected. Despite the resulting patent and earnings gender gap, even in products created for feminine consumption, there is one very strange and very small invention that offers gender parity—which Moore will reveal at the event.

WHEN Thursday, March 20, 2014

TIME 12 – 1 pm

WHERE University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
 | UIC Latino Cultural Center 
Lecture Center B2, 803 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL

COST This event is FREE

RSVPs are appreciated via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/529796083784621

PARKING is available at the UIC  Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure at 760 West Taylor Street. Attendees are responsible for their own transport and parking.

The CTA UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop is one block north of the UIC Latino Cultural Center. See www.transitchicago.com to plan your trip.