Trauermitteilung: Christine Tröger

Liebe Fulbright Alumni Familie,

Leider müssen wir Euch mitteilen, dass unsere Schwester, Freundin und Schwägerin Christine Tröger am Freitag, den 30.04.2021 verstorben ist. Sie hat einen starken tapferen Kampf verloren und ist friedlich auf ihre nächste Reise gegangen.

Christine hat so viele Menschen berührt, sich so sehr für Alles und Alle eingesetzt, was immer sie bewegt und berührt hat, nicht zuletzt auch in dieser Fulli Familie.

Ihre hinterlassenen tiefen Spuren voller Warmherzigkeit, Engagement, Lachen, kritischem Hinterfragen, Hilfsbereitschaft, ihre Begeisterung, ihr riesengroßes Herz, all ihre schillernden Farben – wir werden das Alles und so viel mehr von ihr so sehr vermissen und in liebevoller Erinnerung wahren.

Durch ihren und unseren Glauben sind wir sicher, dass sie bei uns ist und uns zusieht, uns beschützt. Mögen all die Engel, die sie so sehr mochte, sie auf all ihren Wegen begleiten.

In Liebe.

Karin, Martin, Margarete und Dorothea

Für alle Freunde und Wegbegleiter, die ihr Beileid bekunden möchten, ist neben der Traueradesse unter folgendem Link der SZ-Traueranzeige eine weitere Kondolenzmöglichkeit eingerichtet.

https://trauer.sueddeutsche.de/todesanzeige/christine-troeger

(Anmerkung: Falls Ihr den Link vom Smartphone aus öffnet, könnt Ihr in der mobilen Anzeige ganz nach unten scrollen. Dort kann man zur klassischen Ansicht wechseln, wo es u.a. noch ein Kondolenzbuch und Musik gibt.)

In stillem Gedenken

Der Vorstand des Fulbright Alumni e.V.

Join us for a deep discussion about the upcoming elections in Germany.

Together with the US Alumni Association of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Consulate General New York, we are proud to co-host the upcoming talk and discussion with Hon. David Gill, Consul General of Germany in New York:

Germany in the Run-Up to the Elections: How to approach global and domestic challenges?

The event will take place online on May 18 and registration is open until May 12.

Wunderbar Web Series

Dear Alumni,

Attached you will find the official invitation to the Wunderbar Webinar Series organised for alumni of over 8 different transatlantic exchange programs. We are very excited that the German Fulbright Alumni Association could be a part of this initiative. The kick-off event is on September 14 at 5:30 PM MESZ via Zoom with Robin Quinville, Chargée d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy Berlin and Dagmar Freitag, MdB. You can find additional information and registration at the Eventbrite link: www.eventbrite.com/e/wunderbar-webinar-series-tickets-119539087629 and in the attached invitation.

We look forward to your participation!

Here is the official Wunderbar Web invitation

Registration Open: virtual Welcome (back) Meeting Sep 5 & 6

Hey, Du!

Sind wir uns schon begegnet oder steht das noch aus? Wir möchten Euch sehr gerne bald kennenlernen (oder wiedersehen) und dabei den Fulbright Alumni e.V. sowie einige Mitglieder vorstellen.

Was habt Ihr davon? Ihr könnt Gleichgesinnte kennenlernen, euer Netzwerk erweitern und Communities finden, denen Ihr beitreten und spannende Projekte auf die Beine stellen könnt.

Um Euch das möglich zu machen, haben wir für Euch ein kostenloses, virtuelles Welcome (back) Meeting organisiert. Neben einer kleinen Vereinsvorstellung und einer Keynote Speech möchten wir Euch zu einem Pub Quiz und zum Netzwerken einladen, aber auch in die Welt des Fulbright Alumni Spirits einzutauchen.

Wir freuen uns auf Euch am Samstag, den 5. September und Sonntag, den 6. September, 2020 auf Zoom, wo Ihr bestehende Vereinsmitglieder und neue Gesichter kennenlernen könnt. Die Registrierung und mehr Infos folgen in Kürze hier.

STEMM-Project from Heidelberg wins Mulert Award 2020

Germany, the US and many other countries have low rates of women in the senior-most career milestones in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) academia. Underrepresentation is undoubtedly an international issue. Nonetheless, there has been relatively little international conversation on the topic. One Fulbright alumna’s ongoing project tries to fix that.

The 2020 Mulert award was given to Kimberlyn Bailey, a 2018 – 2019 US Student Fulbright grantee, for a series of interviews she conducted with females in STEMM academia currently working in Germany. Bailey’s several dozen interviewees hailed from a variety of countries and academic STEMM fields.

Bailey’s interviews traced what started each women’s interest in STEM and how that interest became a STEMM career. From these career profiles, Bailey is writing, illustrating and producing a children’s book. Bailey explained, “We’re hoping that this book will help kids will discover or nourish their own STEMM interests by reading about how active women in STEM discovered and nourished their own STEMM interests.” This is Bailey’s second book she has created in concert with cuSTEMized, a non-profit devoted to fostering STEMM interests in young girls. The book will be released in English and German, free for download or available for purchase in print sometime in 2020. The Mulert award money will cover the costs of professional translation into German.

With each woman, Bailey also asked about their experiences as women in STEMM, their views on gender diversity initiatives and policies in STEM and relayed how their fellow interviewees answered, without revealing which woman gave a particular answer. Bailey explained the rationalte for these conversations. “I wanted to give these women — quite often the subject of public debate — a chance to weigh in for themselves and discuss what is ordinarily too heated a topic for open conversation. By not revealing which woman gave a particular answer, these women got to, for once, hear and react to the plethora of different viewpoints of their collagues.”

Bailey said what came through strongest from all these interviews was the critical role culture played in shaping each women’s experiences in STEMM and opinions about gender representation in STEMM. Bailey, herself a woman in STEMM who does sociology of STEMM research, hopes these conversations will fruitfully inform her future volunteer work and scholarship. Bailey commented, “The Fulbright/Mulert mission for ‘mutual understanding’ between countries is undeniably important. What it means to be a woman in STEMM drastically varies from one country to the next. I hope my future work and the children’s book will serve to support women in STEMM around the globe.”

 

FRANKly: Call for Articles

The 2020 Call for Articles for our association’s annual journal FRANKly is now available. Our editor this year – Jana Frey – is looking forward to your contributions on this year’s topic “reinventing comunities”.

Articles that exhibit a connection with the Fulbright Program, the German Fulbright Alumni Association (F.A.e.V.), or the network of Fulbright Alumni Associations across the globe are always encouraged. When submitting your article, please provide 2-3 sentences about yourself and a headshot. Authors are encouraged to submit images (3-6 images total) that support their article. Every photograph must include the photographer’s name and a caption. Articles may range in length from 3,000-12,000 characters (including spaces) and should be written in American English. The deadline for submissions is June 7, 2020.

Reinventing Communities

Being part of a community – or of different communities – is one of the most important aspects of our lives, as they are places where we connect with other people. The way we feel about communities and the way we act within in them shapes us as people and contributes to who we are.

As Fulbrighters we have all jumped at the opportunity to leave our own home communities for a time, at the opportunity to be part of new host communities in a different country as well as to completely create our own communities that are neither home nor host community, but something new. Communities today are capable of bridging borders. As members of the Fulbright Alumni e.V. we are part of a huge community of different people from all over. And we might be part of other communities: the sports community, the music community, the physical community of our home town or broadly speaking – the online community.

But the way we understand community has been changing drastically. The FRANKly 2020 welcomes contributions that focus on what community means to you: What experiences have you had with moving between different communities and which communities have you been part of? How have they shaped you and how have you shaped them? How have communities changed? And what kinds of opportunities might lie ahead in the communities of the future? How have we reinvented what community means to us in the
past? And will outside influences change our community beyond recognition, or can we take an active part in reinventing what community is today in a positive way?

Download Call for Articles 2020

2020 Fulbright Family Weekend: May 21-24

Dear Fulbrighters,

Mark your calendar! Registration for this year’s Fulbright Family Weekend is now open.

Event Date: May  21-24, 2020

Location: Familienoase Königstein (Sächsische Schweiz)

Registration Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

Procedure: First come, first serve basis!

 

For further information, please contact Elke directly or click the following links:

Program & Registration procedures https://owncloud.fairwelltravel.de/index.php/s/Vjdji63YNiX3NDd PW: ffw20

Registration form: https://owncloud.fairwelltravel.de/index.php/s/nSjiqsZPqLdpu0y (please fill out and mail back to rc.dresden@fulbright-alumni.de )