May 2013 Articles

Alumnae Awards


Lisa Yun Lee ’91

Lisa Yun Lee ’91, director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the recipient of this year’s Public Humanities Award presented by the Illinois Humanities Council. Given annually since 1984, the award recognizes individuals and organizations for their contributions to public understanding of the role the humanities play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. Lee is the co-founder of The Public Square, a program dedicated to creating spaces in Chicago for dialogue and dissent related to local issues. Formerly the director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Lee is also a member of the art history faculty at UIC. She is currently working on a cookbook that addresses contemporary food justice issues with Hull House history and questions of immigration and democracy.

Emily Rauh Pulitzer ’55 was honored in April by the Cincinnati Art Museum with the Cincinnati Art Award, which seeks to honor a Cincinnatian who has had significant impact on our culture at a national and international level through the making, collecting, or promoting of visual art. The Gala Committee describes Pulitzer as one “who has tirelessly promoted a discussion on modern and contemporary art while helping to steward and enhance one of this country’s greatest private collections.” A companion exhibition of items from her collection will be on view at the museum until August 11, 2013.