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• What Can We Learn from MIT's Alumni Cooperation? • GRE-testi uudistuu elokuussa 2011 • Amerikkalaisen folkloristiikan ytimessä • Learning from Finland

vol. 21 nro 1 (53) kevät/spring 2011

New Fulbright Partner: Tampere University of Technology


Reaching Across the Atlantic

From the Executive Director On a recent visit of Finnish university presidents to US universities (p. 7) a common topic of discussion was financing of public research universities and strategic leadership and governance issues, particularly during financial down-turns. Budget difficulties are familiar to institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. At times of unstable revenue prospects and flat budgets, it is important to remember that there is one institutional asset – shared by all higher education institutions and Fulbright alike – that keeps growing every year. It is the alumni. But the question is, do we recognize the value of this asset and how to work effectively with this resource? In this issue of the Fulbright Center News we report on our seminar on alumni affairs that addressed these questions (p. 15), and profile our Fulbright alumni endeavors through stories, updates and events, such as FinnFest 2011 (pp. 12-13 and 20-21). Tampere University of Technology is the most recent addition to the network of Fulbright partner institutions in Finland. Our cooperation agreement founded The FulbrightTampere University of Technology Scholar Award, and this issue introduces both our new partner and the new award (p. 4, 8-10). The invited columnist in this issue is the President of the Academy of Finland, Markku Mattila (p. 2). The Academy finances high-quality scientific research with approximately 340 million euros annually, acts as a science and science policy expert, works to strengthen the position of science and research, and strives to increase internationalization of Finnish research. Dr. Mattila emphasizes the Fulbright Center’s valuable experience in transatlantic cooperation, and proposes stepping up joint efforts to further strengthen transatlantic research collaboration. Research is high on the Fulbright Center’s agenda and we warmly welcome further cooperation with the Academy of Finland. The September 2011 move of the Academy of Finland to the same building with the Fulbright Center in Hakaniemenranta symbolically serves as the beginning of a new level of collaboration between the Academy of Finland and the Fulbright Center for the benefit of Finnish-American academic and research cooperation. I am very pleased to introduce this Spring 2011 edition of the Fulbright Center News devoted to partnerships and alumni.

Terhi Mölsä

Internationalization has long been a cornerstone of Finnish science policy. International collaborations help boost the quality of research and raise the visibility of Finnish science on international arenas. Finland has established extensive cooperation with both the US and Canada. Researcher mobility between Finland and the US has continued its steady increase and the same trend can be seen between Finland and Canada. However, in relative terms, researcher mobility to Finland is still at a lower level than outward mobility to North America. This means that Finland still has work to do in attracting first-rate researchers to the country. At present, the vast potential of international research collaboration is often left untapped. The US is in the process of taking action and expanding the international scope of its research system. As part of this undertaking, the US National Science Foundation set up a pilot collaboration within its Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Launched in autumn 2008, this international research opportunity was targeted at supporting research visits of 3–12 months by US Graduate Research Fellows to leading Nordic institutions. The goal was to enable early-career collaboration with international research partners. The Academy of Finland, too, is keen to expand and strengthen collaboration with research funding agencies in the US and Canada. This cooperation would aim at long-term contacts, predictability and the exchange of good practices.We want to improve the opportunities available for researchers on both sides of the Atlantic in terms of high-quality research collaboration. For example, through our funding, we support the international engagement of Finnish Centres of Excellence in Research and other high-level research groups in Finland. We also provide funding for their efforts in making their research environments more competitive and international. Re-

searcher mobility is, of course, also a high priority for us and, as such, is embedded in most Academy funding schemes. In my opinion, one of the real success stories of the internationalization of the Finnish research system is the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro), a joint initiative of the Academy of Finland and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. Through the FiDiPro programme, Finnish universities and research institutes can hire foreign top researchers or Finnish top researchers who have long worked abroad to team up with researchers in Finland for a fixed period. The researchers will be based in scientifically significant and strategically key fields as defined by the Finnish universities and research institutes. FiDiPro was launched in 2006 and has since provided funding to more than 70 researchers, some 30 from the US academic community. Four researchers from Canada have also received FiDiPro funding. The Fulbright Center has invaluable experience and insight when it comes to transatlantic cooperation, especially in student and researcher mobility. The Academy of Finland feels it is important to further strengthen this transatlantic collaboration by stepping up joint efforts between research funding agencies in mutually interesting fields.

Markku Mattila President Academy of Finland


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The Lois Roth Endowment Award to Benefiel and Holmes

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Fulbright Grantees to Finland 2011–2012

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Finnish University Presidents Exploring US Higher Education Governance and Funding

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Focus on Tampere University of Technology

10 EducationUSA Advisers' Workshop at the Fulbright Center 11 Amerikkalaisen folkloristiikan ytimessä 12 Learning from Finland 13 In Memoriam Phillips Brooks 14 Improving Life the Fulbright Way 15 MIT's Matthew McGann about Alumni Cooperation: Now Is the Right Time to Start 16 Yhdysvalloissa ja Kanadassa opiskelevien suomalaisten määrä kasvussa 18 GRE-testi uudistuu elokuussa 2011

The cover photo features a TUT student of electrical engineering and a superconducting magnet that carries electric current without dissipation.

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24 Kalenteri / Calendar of Events

The Fulbright Center News is a biannual newsletter published by the Fulbright Center in Finland. The Fulbright Center News is also available online at www. fulbright.fi. The next issue will come out in Fall 2011. The submission deadline for articles and other materials is 14 September. Opinions expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Fulbright Center.

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Cover: The Fulbright Center and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) have founded a new grant program. The Fulbright–Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award will bring visiting American scholars to TUT on an annual basis.

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Grant News

New Scholar Award Boosts Visits to Tampere University of Technology the University further strengthen its international ties,” emphasizes President Kivikoski. The call for applications for the academic year 2012–2013 has opened and will close in August. In this issue of the Fulbright Center News the focus is on Tampere University of Technology, read more on pages 8–10.

Application information Kuva: Tuuli Laukkanen

President Markku Kivikoski from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Executive Director Terhi Mölsä from the Fulbright Center signed a collaboration agreement on The Fulbright–Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award in March 2011. The agreement will bring visiting American scholars to TUT on an annual basis. The Fulbright grant may be awarded to scholars for 3–12 months. The scholars must have substantial experience in research and they may represent any of the disciplines offered by TUT. “TUT fosters the internationalization of research, education and recruitment. Scholars from the United States will help

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Fulbright–Saastamoinen Foundation Cooperation Expanded Eastern Finland. The Fulbright– Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences is open for applications for 2012–2013.

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The Fulbright–Saastamoinen Foundation Grant received a considerable boost in its scope and coverage through the generosity of the Saastamoinen Foundation. The grant, previously focused at Health Sciences, was expanded to cover also the Environmental Sciences, reflecting the rising importance of this research field. The maximum length of the grant was extended to nine months. Also, the award’s monthly stipend was increased to 5 000 euros. The Fulbright Center will cover other program benefits including the costs for an optional summer course on Finnish culture and history for the grantees, and housing will be provided and paid for by University of

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The Lois Roth Endowment Award to Benefiel and Holmes Christian Benefiel and Lauren Holmes, US Fulbright graduate student grantees, received this year’s Lois Roth Endowment Award. Christian Benefiel is a visiting student at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. He focuses in his sculpture and visual art studies on ecologically sustainable foundry practice. He is planning to participate in a metal casting symposium in Finland in late spring and build a larger sculpture with cast iron elements as a part of a public outdoor sculpture exhibition.

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Lauren Holmes, affiliated with the Sibelius Academy, is currently conducting her dissertation research in musicology. Her research explores the relationships between Finnish government, Finnish national identity, and contemporary art music in Finland during the second half of the 20th century. Lauren is focusing on government funding and the network of musical institutions supporting contemporary Finnish music and researching those topics through four case study institutions. As part of her research Lauren has been interviewing several musicians, administrators, and government officials.

The Lois Roth Endowment supports exchanges across national and cultural boundaries to enhance international communication and understanding. The Roth Endowment was set up in memory of Lois Wersba Roth who made an international career in various positions, e.g. in the American Scandinavian Foundation. The Endowment commemorates the life of Lois Roth by supporting selected people who work in the places and fields of enquiry that she loved. The Fulbright Center has cooperated with the Lois Roth Endowment for several years and American Fulbright students in Finland focusing in arts, humanities and social sciences have been granted annually the Roth Endowment Award. Benefiel photo: Benjamin Alldritt Holmes photo: Fulbright Center


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Post-doc -tutkimukseen enimmillään USD 36 000 Fulbright Finnish Language and Culture Teaching Assistant Program Opiskelijoille

Suomen kielen ja kulttuurin Lukuvuosi opetustehtävät ja omia opintoja täydentävät kurssit ja tutkimus

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Finland will host during the academic year 20112012 approximately 35 Fulbright grantees who will study, teach or conduct research: 25 will arrive for the full year or a semester, the others for shorter periods. This year will see the arrival of the first Fulbright–Aalto University Distinguished Fulbright.fi > Grantee lists Chair and Fulbright–University of Turku Scholar Award grantees. This year’s award sponsors include the Saastamoinen Foundation, Nokia Foundation, University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Centre for International Mobility CIMO.

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Fry, Earl Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies Brigham Young University Political Science, U.S. Foreign Policy "Renaissance" in America: What the United States Can Learn from Other Countries University of Helsinki, Department of World Cultures 9 months, academic year

Caniato, Michele Fitchburg State College Project: Contemporary Composition and Jazz: the US-Finland Connection Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Pop and Jazz Program 4 months, Fall semester

Mumey, Brendan Fulbright–Aalto University Distinguished Chair Montana State University, Bozeman Computer Science Enabling Green Networking: A Collaboration with Aalto University Aalto University 5 months, Fall semester Turk, Matthew Fulbright–Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies University of California, Santa Barbara Computer Science Vision-based interaction for natural human-computer interfaces in mobile environments University of Oulu, University of Tampere 3 months, Fall Semester and Summer 2012

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Commins, Nancy Fulbright–University of Turku Scholar Award University of Colorado – Denver Project: Immigrant Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers University of Turku & Turku Teacher Training School 9 months, academic year Cvancara, Kristen Minnesota State University Project: Investigating Cultural Variations in Use of Sibling Aggression: A Cross-Cultural Study of the United States and Finland University of Jyväskylä 5 months, Spring semester Dahlhoff, Elizabeth Santa Clara University Project: Biochemical Adaptations in Natural Populations; Adaptation to Environmental Stress in a Finnish Butterfly Threatened by Climate Change University of Helsinki 9 months, academic year

Helling, John Mid-Career Professional Development Grant Bloomfield Public Library Project: Finnish National Library Policy as Model for Best Practices in the United States Helsinki City Library 5 months, Fall semester Hill, Juniper University College Cork Project: Sociocultural Enablers of Musical Creativity; CrossCultural Perspectives on Improvisation and Finnish Folk Music Sibelius Academy 9 months, academic year Johnson, Sammye Trinity University Project: Magazines and American Society; Audience Construction in International Magazines Aalto University 4 months, Fall semester Lindquist, Thea Mid-Career Professional Development Grant University of Colorado – Boulder Project: Digital Historical Collections, GeospatialTemporal Approaches and the Semantic Web Aalto University 4 months, Fall semester Pierce, Crispin University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Project: Environmental Public Health Perspectives: Comparison of U.S.-Finnish Urban-Rural Levels of Heavy Metals in Children’s Hair University of Eastern Finland – Kuopio 5 months, Spring semester

Sherwood, Paula Fulbright–Saastamoinen Grant in Health Sciences University of Pittsburgh Project: Promoting Nursing Science and Evidence Based Practice across the Care Curriculum University of Eastern Finland – Kuopio 4 months, Spring semester Willson, Kendra University of California – Los Angeles Project: Finnish NonFinite Constructions in an Emergent System University of Turku 9 months, academic year Co-funded by University of Turku U.S. Graduate Student Program Burgess, Paul Tulane University Anthropology Project: The Arctic Cultures and Sustainable Growth University of Lapland Haskell, John SOAS, University of London Law Project: European Cosmopolitanism and Ostensibly Secular Approaches to Global Governance University of Helsinki, Eric Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights Hoh, Lyndsey University of Southern California Musicology Project title: Sounds, Symbols and Signification: A Comparative Study of Music Semiotics in Kalevala Music University of Helsinki


Parks, Justin Fulbright–CIMO grantee University at Buffalo, State University of New York Language and Literature Project: Speaking the Social Self: Democracy, Modernism, and the Transformation of the Lyric Subject University of Turku Randolph, Amanda Baylor University Medical Sciences Project: Gerontology NonDegree Studies University of Jyväskylä Robinson, Philip Fulbright–CIMO grantee Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Interdisciplinary Studies Project: Sound, Structure, Sensation - The Role of Architecture in Acoustic Perception Aalto University, School of Science and Technology Tasse, Amanda Fulbright–CIMO grantee University of Southern California Film Studies Project: Animated Features as Abstractions of Embodied Experience. A Neurocinematics View. Aalto University, School of Art and Design

Turner, Bradley The University of Chicago Economics Project: Economics as Empire: Testing and Appraising Economics Imperialism University of Helsinki

Weimer, Leasa Fulbright–CIMO grantee University of Georgia Education Project: International Student Market, Academic Capitalism, and Finnish Higher Education University of Jyväskylä, University of Tampere, University of Helsinki

Finnish University Presidents Exploring US Higher Education Governance and Funding Presidents from 11 Finnish universities explored US higher education governance and funding on a recent study tour organized by the Fulbright Center. The five-day higher education leadership study tour included two seminars with key presenters from US national organizations and from universities from around the United States on issues of strategic management, governance, funding, development and fundraising, and site visit to five public and private universities around the North Carolina Research Triangle region. The tour provided the participants with an opportunity to discuss with expert speakers current issues regarding financial challenges, leadership structures, strategic planning and decision-making processes and the governance of universities in the United States. The study tour program including presentations and background materials as well as the delegation’s report on the study tour observations and analysis can be found on the Fulbright Center website. This is the fourth study tour orga-

nized by the Fulbright Center within the past three years in cooperation with its US partner, the Institute of International Education. Earlier Fulbright Center study tours have focused on graduate education, adult education, and international education. Programs of all tours can be found on the Fulbright Center website.

At the University of North Carolina School of the Arts the delegation met with the school’s Executive Council for a discussion on strategic management and funding at UNCSA as well as at art schools in the United States in general. UNCSA music majors treated the delegation with a trumpet quartet performance.

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Lee, Joan University of Pennsylvania Education Project: Intelligent Accountability: The Culture of Educational Assessment in Finland University of Jyväskylä

Tokic, Maja Art and Architecture Project: Alvar Aalto’s Civic Architecture and the Finnish National Identity Aalto University, School of Science and Technology

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Introducing Fulbright Center's Partners The focus series introduces the Fulbright Center’s partners. Earlier articles in the series highlight the University of Kuopio and Saastamoinen Foundation (2/2006), University of Helsinki (1/2007), University of Turku (2/2008) and Aalto University (1/2010). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland was in focus in the previous issue. A formal cooperation agreement exists between the Fulbright Center and each of these partners.

Optoelectronics research center at Tampere University of Technology ranks the biggest university-based center of fabrication of epitaxial III-V semiconductors in Europe by the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) technology. It also possesses complete facilities to process and characterize optoelectronic devices.

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Tampere University of Technology Leading-Edge Technology for the Benefit of People and the Environment Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is known for its high-standard research activities that are closely linked to the needs of industry and business life. Interaction between applied and basic research is one of TUT’s strengths, together with wide international networks and world-class research projects. “TUT is a sought-after collaboration partner among both the scientific community and business life. We engage in research collaboration with the best partners in each field. Research results are swiftly transferred to society,” summarizes TUT President Markku Kivikoski. Established in 1965, TUT started operating in the form of a foundation in 2010. The increased independence and the proceeds of the foundation capital enable TUT to make increasing investments in new research openings as well as to improve the quality of education.

Excellence in Signal Processing, Nanophotonics and Intelligent Machines International leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, nanophotonics and intelligent machines. Other strong competence areas include, among others, bioscience technologies and industrial operations and management. Two Centres of Excellence in Research appointed by the Academy of Finland operate within TUT. The research interests of the renowned Signal Processing Algorithm Group (SPAG) concentrate on telecommunication, multimedia, the processing of sound, image and other multidimensional data, and on modelling biological systems. The Centre of Excellence in Generic Intelligent Machines Research (GIM) at the Department of Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation (IHA) studies autonomously operating mobile machines and service robotics. GIM is formed by a team of researchers from TUT and Aalto University. IHA is also strongly involved in one of the world's most challenging energy projects, namely the experimental fusion energy power plant ITER. “IHA and VTT Technical Research

Centre of Finland are in charge of developing a remote maintenance system for the critical parts of the plant to be built in France. A full-scale research environment for the maintenance robot was taken into use in Tampere in 2009,” Kivikoski says.

Encounters Across Disciplines and Cultures In both research and education, TUT promotes the development of humancentered and environmentally benign technology and built environment. Among the latest research fields are the improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial processes and energy industry, renewable energy, such as biofuels, wind

President of the Tampere University of Technology Markku Kivikoski.

TUT in a nutshell •• Tampere University of Technology (TUT) was established in 1965. The University started operating in the form of a foundation in 2010. •• TUT focuses on research in the fields of natural sciences, technology and architecture, and higher education based on this research. •• Leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, nanophotonics and intelligent machines. •• The University employs a staff of 2,000, of which more than 10% are foreign nationals. •• Altogether 10,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at TUT. Close to 1,000 of them are international exchange and degree students. •• TUT comprises five faculties and 22 departments and offers 14 Finnish-language degree programs and 8 international MSc programs. •• Since the early 1980s, research conducted at TUT has spawned more than 100 new companies.

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has several decades of international prominence in the field of biomaterials processing and biodegradable surgical implants.

ish universities for a fixed period of time. At TUT, both staff and students are able to handle all practical matters in English.

Students’ Best Choice New Innovations Emerge More and More Commonly as a Result of Interdisciplinary Encounters

power and solar energy, and more largescale utilization of waste materials for energy production. In addition, researchers at TUT are set to tackle the challenges of demographic ageing and developing increasingly efficient health care services. TUT also

“At TUT, collaboration across disciplines is an everyday occurrence – both within the University and through wider cooperation projects. Intercultural cooperation is a welcome added bonus. Around 1,200 foreign nationals work or study at TUT and the University collaborates with some 250 universities worldwide,” says Kivikoski. The international research staff includes seven FiDiPro professors and one FiDiPro Fellow. The Finland Distinguished Programme (FiDiPro), funded by the Academy of Finland and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, brings distinguished foreign and expatriate scientists to work in Finn-

With high-standard education and a compact and well-equipped campus, TUT is an attractive study environment for students of engineering and architecture. Due to the broad range of multidisciplinary studies offered at TUT, students can combine studies in the traditional fields of technology with the latest trends in science. Masters of Science in Technology and Architecture as well as Doctors of Technology and Philosophy graduate from TUT to find employment predominantly in the key braches of industry, especially in tasks related to the technology industries and the built environment. The University’s excellent record of graduate employability demonstrates that the education offered at TUT is valued in industry, business life and other facets of society.

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EducationUSA Advisers’ Workshop at the Fulbright Center Close to 30 advisers from all over Europe met at the Fulbright Center in Helsinki in April to participate in the EducationUSA workshop titled “Student Ambassadors - Empowering students through technology and peer-to-peer advising”. The workshop was premised on the idea that “students helping students” is

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one of the most effective strategies to promote study in the US. EducationUSA’s workshop in Helsinki raised the profile of the network’s student ambassadors while empowering advisers as managers of their national outreach network. EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers sup-

ported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State. The Fulbright Center serves as the EducationUSA advising center in Finland, and provided the venue for the European workshop.


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Amerikkalaisen folkloristiikan ytimessä Folkloristiikka tutkii jokapäiväisessä elämässä läsnä olevaa suullista ja henkistä kulttuuria, kuten esimerkiksi eri ikäryhmien sanataidetta. Itse teen väitöskirjaa isoäitini kertomuksista. The Ohio State University (OSU) Columbuksessa Ohiossa on yksi alani kärkiyliopistoista, jossa työskentelee elämäkerta- ja kerronnantutkimuksen asiantuntijoita. Vietin lukuvuoden 2009–2010 OSU:n Center for Folklore Studies -yksikössä kirjoittaen väitöskirjaa. Puolisoni matkusti kanssani Keskilänteen. Miten meni folkloristin ja metsämiehen vuosi laajojen peltoalueiden urbaanissa keskuksessa? mistimme omalla reseptillä. Peuranlihaa riitti koko vuodelle – viimeiset palat grillasimme läksiäisjuhlissa avotulella.

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Yllätyksiä Wisconsinissa

Eerika ja Ilja Flint Rigde State Parkissa kaakkoisOhiossa missä sijaitsee alueen alkuperäiskansojen pitkään käyttämä piikivilouhos. Puistossa on pieni museo ja patikkapolkuja. Usein sinne kokoontuu myös piikiven työstöstä kiinnostuneita muinaistekniikoiden harrastajia.

Ohiossa folkloristien perheessä The Ohio State University osoittautui parhaaksi mahdolliseksi tukikohdaksi verkostoitumiseen folkloristiikan alalla. Laajan opintotarjonnan lisäksi Center for Folklore Studies kokosi tutkijat ja opiskelijat muutaman kerran kuussa vaihtamaan kuulumisia sekä seuraamaan vierailijoiden luentoja. Alan asiantuntijoiden tie vie usein Columbukseen, sillä folkloristien merkittävän tieteellisen seuran American Folklore Societyn päämaja sijaitsee kampuksella. Vierailijat otetaan aina vastaan lämpimästi, ja virallista ohjelmaa seuraa usein lämminhenkinen kokoontuminen joko seuran toiminnanjohtajan tai jonkun professorin kotona. Sain huomata, että myös opiskelijat, tulevaisuuden toimijat, kutsutaan mukaan folkloristien perheeseen.

Metsästys vei miehen ja kielen mennessään Valitessani vaihtokohdetta puolisoni vaikutti ensi alkuun hieman pettyneeltä. Eränkävijänä hän olisi toivonut pääsevänsä lähemmäs jyhkeitä vuoristoja ja suuria luonnonpuistoja, kenties päässyt näkemään tai jopa metsästämään karhuja tai ainakin melomaan vuolaita koskia. Ohio osasi kuitenkin yllättää. Osavaltion metsästyslainsäädäntö ja runsaat peurakannat tarjosivat ainutlaatuisen mahdollisuuden harjoittaa suurriistan jousimetsästystä. Eräänä marraskuisena päivänä Ilja ampuikin nuoren peurapukin itse tehdyllä paikallisten alkuperäiskansojen tapaan veistetyllä puujousella. Ilja käsitteli ruhon itse ja leikkasi lihat talteen. Valmistimme osan lihasta savustamalla, muutaman kilon kuivasimme ja jauhoimme osan makkaraksi, jonka val-

Iljan kiinnostus metsästykseen vei meidät myös Wisconsinin osavaltion suomalaisalueille. Verkkosivujen perusteella päädyimme yöpymään suomalais-amerikkalaisella metsästys- ja matkailutila Palmqvist Farmilla 400 asukkaan Brantwoodissa. Ensimmäiseksi tietenkin selvitettiin kunkin suvun kotipaikka Suomessa. Pian kävi ilmi, että Palmqvistin suku oli kotoisin saman järven rannalta kuin Iljan isoäiti. Tilalla nykyisen isännän lapsuudessa työskennellyt renki Jack Lake (Jaakko Pyrstöjärvi) osoittautui Iljan isoäidin sedäksi. Matkan aikana hyödyimme myös folkloristiperheen kontakteista sekä Fulbright-verkostosta. Tutustuimme University of Wisconsin-Madisoniin ja kyläilimme Skandinavian tutkimuksen professorin, Suomessa useammankin kerran vierailleen Thomas DuBoisin luona. Professori DuBois järjesti suomenkielen opiskelijoiden pikkujoulut, missä hänen oppilaansa pääsivät keskustelemaan kanssamme suomeksi glögikupposen ääressä.

Fulbright -buddyna Riihimäellä Suomeen palattuamme muutimme KeskiSuomesta Riihimäelle, missä Ilja aloitti työn museopalvelupäällikkönä Suomen metsästysmuseossa. Elämä täysin vieraassa kaupungissa alkoi mukavissa merkeissä, sillä saimme pian iloksemme amerikkalaisen ystävän Fulbright Buddy -ohjelman kautta. Benjamin Alldritt opiskelee konetekniikkaa Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulussa Riihimäellä. Meitä yhdistää kiinnostus luontoon, retkeilyyn, ruoanlaittoon ja valokuvaamisen. Olemmekin maistelleet yhdessä teeripaistia ja amerikkalaista suklaakakkua, vertailleet luontokokemuksia sekä osallistuneet museon tapahtumiin. Kevään suunnitelmissa on vielä yhteinen retki johonkin läheiseen kansallispuistoon. Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto Jyväskylän yliopisto ASLA-Fulbright Graduate -stipendiaatti 2009–2010, Ohio State University www.fulbright.fi

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Alumni in Focus

Learning from Finland St. Louis, Missouri, is home to the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s greatest design, the soaring Gateway Arch. In concert with this inspirational achievement, Washington University in St. Louis, one of the premier North American universities, and its nationally ranked Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design,

as a Fulbright Fellow. Ahleman relates, “Not only was I profortunate to receive a Fulbright gram of Grant, I received it the year of the international triennial Alvar Aalto Symposium. I semesters for its soaked in the lectures by preeminent students, with locaAalto scholars and consumed tours that tions in Buenos Aires, would have been otherwise difficult to Argentina; Seoul, South Koarrange. I also had the good fortune rea; Tijuana, Mexico; Shanghai, to make the acquaintance of Peter China; and Barcelona, Spain – and MacKeith who would become my naturally in Helsinki and Finland. These adopted mentor for the next year. My semester programs are four month sesFulbright experience was critical to my sions, with students in full-time resisubsequent Master of Architecture studdence in these vital centers of world deies at Harvard and my understanding of has a long sign activity. In Helsinki, a semester-long architecture's place between culture and tradition of spring program was first organized in the nature.” architectural eduspring of 2001; the leadership of archiPhilip Tidwell studied first in St. Loucational exchange tects Juhani Pallasmaa and Jouni Kaipia is with me and Juhani Pallasmaa in 2004, with the city of Helsinki was instrumental in shaping the program and then came to Finland as a Fulbright and with Finland, through from the outset, and currently archiFellow in 2006, enrolling in HUT’s excelvisiting faculty, semester protects Matti Rautiola, Pentti Kareoja, lent Wood Program. Tidwell summarizes grams in Finland, and a twentySirkka-Liisa Jetsonen and Kimmo the influence of his time in St. Louis and year history of Fulbright Scholars to Friman guide the semester. This spring his time in Finland: Finland from the School. In 1999, when is now the 11th year the Graduate School “The distance between St. Louis and I arrived in St. Louis after has resided in Helsinki, Helsinki is more than a few thousand ten years of living, working closely with miles I suppose, but anyone passing working, and teachFinnish architects, through the School of Architecture at Since 2001, ing in Finland, the historians, designers Washington University in the past ten over 150 students have School was an ideal and engineers in a years might be forgiven for assuming place to further the full curriculum of otherwise. With students, professors and come to Helsinki from architectural and design, history, and even office furniture arriving or returnSt. Louis and cultural relationtechnology, along ing each semester from Finland, it's hard ships between the with office visits, exto imagine that anyone inhabiting Givens been transformed as two nations. cursions (north, east Hall during these years could leave withSince the 1950s, and west) and guest out some curiosity about this small counarchitects. notable Finnish lectures. Since 2001, try in the North. But of course that curiarchitects have reguover 150 students osity takes hold more strongly in some larly served as visiting guest professors have come to Helsinki from St. Louis and students than it does in others, and for in the Graduate School, among them been transformed as architects. me it quickly morphed from a simple fasAulis Blomstedt, Kirmo Mikkola, These relationships also have been cination to a subject of academic inquiry Reima Pietilä, Esa Laaksonen, Juha embodied by the sucfor which it seemed Jääskeläinen, Jouni Kaipia, Juha cession of Fulbright only natural to find The excellence of Ilonen, and Mikko Heikkinen. Many Scholars in architecmy way to Otaniemi. more Finnish architects and designture who have come When I arrived as Finnish architecture, the ers have visited the Graduate School as to Finland from a Fulbrighter some relationship of design to lecturers and critics. Internationally reWashington Unitwo years later to nowned architect and educator Juhani versity in St. Louis. nature, climate and light, and study wood archiPallasmaa has served most recently as Drawn to Finland tecture and design the deep cultural values of I felt almost unfairly the Graduate School’s Ruth and Norman through his heritage Moore Visiting Professor. Not surprisingand Washington Finnish society have all had a at ease in my new ly, the University’s Kemper Art Museum University instruchome, reuniting with lasting effect. was a principal American venue in 2009 tors, Thomas Ahlefriends who were for the exhibition, Eero Saarinen: Shapman, now a practitiohappy to introduce ing the Future, organized in part by the ner and educator in Chicago, studied at me to the city and to make me part of Museum of Finnish Architecture. the then Helsinki University of Technoltheir lives within it. After such a welcome At the same time, the Graduate School ogy as a Fulbright Scholar in 1989-90; I introduction it's not surprising that I still of Architecture & Urban Design has a rich met Thomas there during my own year find myself with so many opportunities 12

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and so much desire to return to Helsinki.” David Sobol studied with me in St. Louis in 2008, and following a seminar visit to Helsinki made his Fulbright application to study natural light in architecture at HUT in 2009. David describes the experience: “While a graduate student of architecture at Washington University, I enrolled in a seminar titled, “Alvar Aalto: Critical Studies.” (As part of the seminar)…we traveled throughout southern Finland for one week in mid-March to study and survey Aalto’s architecture. Our travels brought us into contact with a variety of places, landscapes, and people that left a lasting impression. What struck me most about the architecture was the poetic and strategic use of daylight. However, it wasn’t just the architecture that resonated with me. It was refreshing to be in a culture that encouraged reflection and placed a high value on active listening. There seemed to be a relationship between the genuine way in which people communicated and the thoughtful architecture we encountered. My experience in Finland as a Fulbright Fellow taught me how to prepare intellectually and respond instinctively. Because my research project focused on daylight and architecture, I learned, quite literally, to take what the weather gave me. This is a lesson I’ve learned to incorporate into other areas of my life that extend beyond architectural research.” Other applicants are in the wings,

inspired by their predecessors and the strengths of architecture and culture to be found here. The excellence of Finnish architecture, the relationship of design to nature, climate and light, and the deep cultural values of Finnish society have all had a lasting effect. Washington University in St. Louis’ Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design is grateful for the opportunities Finland, the city of Helsinki, the Fulbright Center and the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) have provided our students and we look forward to a continuing productive relationship between the two nations, cities and universities in the years ahead. Peter MacKeith

Peter MacKeith is Associate Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and Associate Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. He was educated at the University of Virginia and Yale University and received a Fulbright Fellowship to Finland in 1990. From 1995 to 1999, he was the director of the international Masters Program in Architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology; he joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. He has subsequently worked between Finland and the United States, in architectural education, practice and journalism. Currently, he is on the advisory board of the Finnish Cultural InstituteNew York and the Washington University Fulbright Committee.

Fulbright Center's Honorary Chair, US Ambassador to Finland, Bruce J. Oreck (in the middle) hosted Peter MacKeith’s 2011 graduate school student group at the US Embassy in Helsinki. Peter MacKeith on Ambassador's left. Photo: Mirka McIntire

In Memoriam Phillips Brooks (1929-2011) Former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Phillips Vaughn Brooks, 81, of Elkins, West Virginia, and Helsinki, Finland, passed away in Helsinki on April 15, 2011. Phil Brooks was a staunch supporter of the Fulbright program, and will be sorely missed. Brooks had a long and varied teaching career. A specialist in American literature and culture, he taught at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia from 1969-99, also serving as chair of the English department and director of the general studies program and creative thinking program. Phil's Fulbright activities took him to Ankara, Turkey, Lattakia, Syria and Almaty, Kazakhstan, from which he

moved to Helsinki, Finland in 1999. At the University of Helsinki, Brooks taught courses in the Department of English and the Renvall Institute. Phil Brooks was a gifted teacher and a genial colleague, who always had a smile and an uplifting word. Despite health problems, he remained sharp and energetic, an inspiration to his many friends.

Nely Keinänen, Ph.D. Department of Modern Languages University of Helsinki

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Improving Life the Fulbright Way currently researching this project while being affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Riihimäki. My findings will provide an improved apPhoto: Honza Techl proach to designing exoskeletons as well as a platform for future research. In addiBen Alldritt is a keen photographer. On tion to my research, I also assist with the top of this page is his picture of fellow English and Professional skills courses, students at HAMK University of Applied covering material from the fields of project management and technical writing. Sciences Trade Fair. Ben has also taken Being able to assist with teaching at this Issue’s back page calendar pictures. HAMK has allowed me to see a new perspective on Finnish education, one that During my undergraduate studies at the has been rewarding as well as challengUniversity of the Pacific in 2009, I had the ing. The most visible difference between opportunity to assist with research being the United States and Finnish higher educonducted at the University of California, cation systems is the class hours. While in Davis involving splitting electromyograph the United States, students are expected signals in order to assist people with musand often required to attend 2-3 lectures cular degenerative per week for a single diseases to interact class, in Finland, a Being a Fulbrighter with their environcourse might only is not just about the ment. This sparked meet once each the idea to integrate project and what you hope week. Preparing lecthat research into tures becomes chalto gain, but instead, what a related field, one lenging since there that I have had more is so much material you can give back. experience with: that needs to be covrobotics. ered in that one class My research is on period. However, it improving exoskeleton says a great deal about designs to assist individuals with paraplethe student’s independence regarding gia. Can you develop an exoskeleton and learning, since even if material is not covcontrol system based primarily on sensor ered during a lecture, they are expected input, read through the skin, from the into understand it. dividual’s remaining active muscles? I am If I could choose only one aspect of 14

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the Finnish Fulbright program that has contributed most to my development, I would say the personal connections have been the most influential. It might be past or current Fulbright grantees, Finnish scholars, or just a passerby in the park, the people you meet make the experience. I had the opportunity to attend the EUNATO seminar in February 2011. Learning about the different EU organizations and their impact on Europe was enlightening; however, meeting the people involved in those organizations as well as the other EU Fulbright grantees made it a richer experience and allowed me to see the greater impact the Fulbright program has worldwide. Living and conducting research in Finland has been a remarkable and life changing opportunity. Whether it was the people, culture, environment or research, I come away from Finland with a new vision regarding what it means to live a fulfilling life. Being a Fulbrighter is not just about the project and what you hope to gain, but instead, what you can give back. With the help of the Fulbright program, I can now create the technologies that will benefit both current generations and those to come. Benjamin Alldritt University of the Pacific Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2010-2011 at HAMK University of Applied Sciences


Events at the Fulbright Center

MIT's Matthew McGann about Alumni Cooperation:

Matthew McGann illustrated alumni engagement by his personal perspective wearing three hats: “I am a proud MIT alumnus, I am an alumni volunteer, and I work with alumni volunteers.”

For Nora Rahnasto (left) the lecture sparked new ideas. She is the Head of Alumni Relations at Aalto University and she also heads the Finnish alumni cooperation network.

“Now is the right time to start working on alumni cooperation! Don’t worry about catching up if your institution does not have a long tradition of alumni cooperation. Even some of the best American universities are just beginning alumni programs – it’s not too late to do it right. Just recognize the potential and the opportunities for your institution and get started with new initiatives!” encouraged Matthew McGann in his lecture on Alumni Cooperation at the Fulbright Center in April. Alumni cooperation is of key importance to all universities but still often underutilized. What are the new ways to activate and enhance alumni cooperation? What are the different ways in which alumni can contribute and serve? What is the "market value” of alumni within the home institution? What are some of the new and creative ways for alumni cooperation? The Fulbright Center and the international EducationUSA network jointly organized a guest lecture on Enhancing Collaboration with a Global Alumni Network. Matthew McGann who serves as Associate Director of Admissions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spoke vividly about MIT’s innovative solutions regarding alumni cooperation including utilizing alumni in MIT’s recruitment efforts worldwide.

Don’t Do It Alone!

Audience from around the country had lots of questions for Matthew McGann. Virpi Nurmela from the University of Lapland was interested in the information that MIT collects from and about the alumni.

McGann emphasized the importance of connecting with partners at one’s own university, particularly making connections with the university faculty. Alumni offices should not try to do things alone. Furthermore, alumni should not be seen as potential sources of donations only. Alumni volunteers can build the university brand and contribute to the university’s goals in significant ways. Universities can make a significant difference in their advancement efforts by building leadership capacity among alumni by finding the right people to be alumni volunteers and training them properly. “There are many

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low hanging fruit out there” McGann Fulbright.fi > Kv-asiantuntijat reminded. “Many > Luennot alumni are waiting to be asked!” Alumni offices often have limited budgets. McGann noted, however, that good does not need to be expensive. According to McGann, many of MIT’s best alumni programs are run on very small budgets or are selffinanced by alums. In the end, no matter what kinds of alumni programs one chooses to engage in, alumni cooperation should always be an integral part of the university. Every student is a future alumnus/a. Therefore, it is of great importance that a university focuses on providing a positive experience for current students and faculty.

University Alumni Coordinators Met at the Fulbright Center In connection with the public lecture, the Fulbright Center also facilitated a meeting for the national network of alumni coordinators of Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences. The members of the network had an opportunity to share experiences from their own institutions and to present further questions to Matthew McGann. The Fulbright Center’s alumni outreach program receives support from the Office of Alumni Affairs at the US Department of State.

“USA and Great Britain are the front runners and bench mark countries in alumni matters. It is good to listen to them and bench mark best practices as we create our own systems”, says Karoliina Kekki, Alumni coordinator from the University of Oulu. She is a member of the national alumni cooperation steering group and participated also in the alumni network meeting that the Fulbright Center organized in connection with the lecture. www.fulbright.fi

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Vuosittain Yhdysvalloissa opiskelee lähes 500 suomalaista vaihtoopiskelijaa ja runsaat 300 tutkinto-opiskelijaa. la. Britannia ja Ruotsi ovat ylivoimaisesti suosituimmat kohdemaat. Näihin kahteen maahan suuntaa noin puolet kaikista ulkomailla tutkintoa opiskelevista. Kohtalaisen paljon suomalaisia opiskelee myös

Saksa, Espanja, Britannia, Ruotsi ja Ranska. Erityisesti Euroopan unionin rahoittama opiskelijavaihto-ohjelma Erasmus on taannut sen, että EU/ETA-maihin on ollut runsaasti vaihtoapurahoja tarjolla ja kohtuullisen vaivatonta lähteä. Euroopan valta-asema suomalaisten vaihto-opiskelijoiden kohdealueena on viime vuosina tasaisesti pienentynyt. Vuonna 2009 enää 66 prosenttia suomalaisista vaihto-opiskelijoista meni johonkin Euroopan maahan, kun vastaava luku vielä viisi vuotta sitten oli 77. Samalla erityisesti Aasian maat ovat kasvattaneet suosiotaan kohdemaana. Yhdysvaltoihin ja Kanadaan suuntaa 7,4 prosenttia kaikista ulkomaille lähtevistä vaihto-opiskelijoista ja 8 prosenttia tutkinto-opiskelijoista. Pohjois-Amerikan osuus on viime vuosina hieman kasvanut sekä vaihto- että tutkinto-opiskelussa. Liikkuvuus Suomen ja Pohjois-Amerikan välillä painottuu vahvasti Suomesta poispäin. Yhdysvalloista ja Kanadasta tulee tänne selvästi vähemmän korkea-


kouluopiskelijoita kuin täältä lähtee sinne. Vuonna 2009 Suomeen tuli Yhdysvalloista 152 vaihto-opiskelijaa ja Kanadasta 99. Koko korkeakoulututkintoa Suomessa opiskeli 244 Yhdysvaltain ja 107 Kanadan kansalaista. Sekä Yhdysvalloista että Kanadasta Suomeen tulevien korkeakouluopiskelijoiden määrä on lukumääräisesti kasvanut jonkin verran 2000-luvun aikana. Samalla kuitenkin muualta, erityisesti Aasiasta ja Afrikasta, tulevien määrä on kasvanut selvästi nopeammin ja Pohjois-Amerikan osuus koko Suomeen suuntautuvasta liikkuvuudesta onkin pienentynyt. Irma Garam Vastaava asiantuntija CIMO

Fulbright-stipendiaattien määrät kasvaneet 2000-luvulla Laskevat kansalliset trendit tilastoissa eivät pidä paikkaansa Fulbrightin kohdalla. Yhdysvalloissa opiskelevien suomalaisopiskelijoiden kokonaismäärän väheneminen 2000-luvun alkupuolella ei ole näkynyt Fulbright Centerin stipendien hakijamäärissä. Hakijamäärät alkoivat päinvastoin vähitellen kasvaa vuosituhannen alkupuolella. Myös myönnettyjen Fulbrightstipendien määrä on kasvanut tasaisesti lähes kymmenen vuoden ajan.

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Testaus

GRE-testi uudistuu elokuussa 2011 Tulokset auttavat arvioimaan jatko-opiskeluvalmiuksia entistä paremmin Maisteri- ja tohtoritason opiskelijoita valitessaan amerikkalaiset korkeakoulut ovat käyttäneet Graduate Records Examination (GRE) -testiä jo yli 60 vuoden ajan. Myös muualla maailmassa testiä on käytetty kymmeniä vuosia. GRE-testin avulla arvioidaan opiskelijan valmiuksia selviytyä korkeakouluopinnoista. Noin neljä tuntia kestävässä testissä mitataan analyyttistä ja kriittistä päättelykykyä, englannin kielen taitoa sekä perusmatematiikan hallintaa. Testi tehdään tietokoneella.

GRE-testin kehittänyt amerikkalainen Educational Testing Service (ETS) on nyt uudistanut testin rakennetta siten, että se aiempaa paremmin heijastelisi opinnoissa tarvittavia taitoja. Uudistettu testiversio otetaan käyttöön elokuussa 2011.

Testiosiot mittaavat opiskelussa tarvittavia taitoja Testin kielitaitoa mittaava osio painottaa jatkossa luetun ymmärtämistä ja kykyä soveltaa tekstin välittämää tietoa. Testistä poistetaan asiayhteydestään irralliset sanastonymmärrystehtävät, joita sekä opiskelijat että testitulosten käyttäjät ovat paljon kritisoineet. Matemaattisia taitoja mittaava testiosio keskittyy käytännön elämässä esiin tulevien matemaattisten aineistojen ymmärtämiseen ja tulkintaan sekä ongelmanratkaisukykyyn matemaattisten mallien avulla. Osio mittaa myös aritmetiikan, algebran, geometrian ja todennäköisyyslaskennan sekä tilastotieteen perusteiden hallintaa. GRE-testin analyyttista kirjoittamista koskeva osio pysyy entisen kaltaisena, joskin uudet kirjoitusaiheet edellyttävät entistä tarkennetumpia ja yksityiskohtaisempia vastauksia. Tällä pyritään eroon vastauksista, joissa toistetaan ulkomuistiin painettua tietoa.

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Uusi tulosasteikko selkeyttää pisteiden vertailua GRE-testin sisältömuutosten vuoksi myös testin tulosasteikko muuttuu. Aiemman testin tulokset annettiin pisteasteikolla 200–800, kun uuden testiversion tulosasteikko on 130–170 pistettä. Aiemmin tulokset ilmoitettiin 10 pisteen välein, esimerkiksi 510, 520, 530. Näin tuloserot näyttivät suurilta, vaikka todellisuudessa saattoi olla kyse ainoastaan parin pisteen erosta. Uusi asteikko ilmoittaa tulokset yhden pisteen välein, esimerkiksi 145, 146, 147, jolloin tulosten vertailu on helpompaa ja tuloserot kuvaavat selkeämmin eri pistemääriä saaneiden opiskelijoiden välisiä eroja. GRE-testin tulokset ovat voimassa viisi vuotta. Seuraavan viiden vuoden ajan näkyy sekä vanhan 200–800-asteikon mukaisia että uuden 130–170-asteikon mukaisia tuloksia. ETS tekee tulosvertailutaulukon, jossa vanhat tulokset rinnastetaan uusiin tuloksiin. Vertailutaulukko ei anna tuloksista aivan yhdenmukaista kuvaa, koska testin sisältö on muuttunut, mutta yleiskäsityksen siitä kuitenkin saa. Vaikka GRE-tulos on voimassa viisi vuotta, oppilaitos voi halutessaan edellyttää hakijoilta uuden testiversion tulosta.

Aikataulumuutos alkusyksyn testituloksiin Uudistettu testiversio otetaan käyttöön elokuun 2011 alussa. Testin voi suorittaa elo–syyskuussa 2011 puoleen hintaan (USD 95). Tänä aikana tehtävien testien tulokset ovat poikkeuksellisesti saatavilla vasta marraskuun 2011 puolivälissä. Testitulosten lähetys palaa tavanomaiseen aikatauluunsa joulukuussa 2011, kun ETS lähettää tulosraportit totuttuun tapaan 10–15 päivää testin jälkeen. Jos opiskelija tarvitsee GRE-testituloksen ennen marraskuun puoliväliä, hänen on tehtävä testi ennen elokuuta 2011. Suomessa GRE-testiä järjestää Premeria, www.premeria.fi, Helsingissä viikoittain. Testiaika varataan GRE:n kotisivulta, www.ets.org/gre. Pysy ajan tasalla GRE-testiä koskevista muutoksista voi tiedustella Fulbright Centeristä, johanna. lahti@fulbright.fi, puh. (09) 5494 7431. GRE-testin kotisivulla on tietoa niin testinsuorittajille www.ets.org/gre kuin ammattilaisillekin www.ets.org/institutions. Ammattilaissivulta voi tilata ETS:n kuukausittain lähettämän tiedotteen, Official GRE® revised General Test eUPDATE:n. Viesti käsittelee muutamaa ajankohtaista asiaa kerrallaan. Johanna Lahti Fulbright Center

Tietokonetta hyödynnetään entistä paremmin

Uusi GRE-testi soveltuu aiempaa paremmin myös kaupalliselle alalle

Sisältömuutosten lisäksi ETS on nykyaikaistanut testin suorituskäytäntöjä. Vaikka testiä on tehty tietokoneella jo toistakymmentä vuotta, testikäytännöt ovat olleet jäykähköjä, eikä tietokoneen tarjoamia mahdollisuuksia ole juuri hyödynnetty. Jatkossa vastaajalla on käytössään testiohjelmaan lisätty laskin. Uudistetussa testissä voi myös palata jo vastattuihin kysymyksiin, vastauksia voi editoida ja kysymyksiä voi merkitä myöhempää tarkastelua varten.

Uudistettu GRE-testi mittaa entistä paremmin jatko-opinnoissa menestymiseen tarvittavia taitoja. Tämän lisäksi uudistuksilla haetaan entistä parempaa ja soveltuvampaa mittaria kaupallisen alan taitojen kartoittamiseen. Kaupallisen alan, kuten MBA-ohjelmien opiskelijavalinnoissa on perinteisesti käytetty Pearson Vuen GMATtestiä, mutta ETS:n GRE on pyrkinyt samoille markkinoille varsin voimakkaasti viime vuosina. ”Olemme saaneet hyvin myönteistä palautetta sekä opiskelijoilta että korkeakoulujen henkilökunnalta GRE-testin uudistuksista. Testintekijäystävällisemmät tietokonekäytännöt, ilmainen harjoitusmateriaali ja mahdollisuus tehdä testi puoleen hintaan alkusyksystä houkuttelevat varmasti opiskelijoita, MBA-tutkintoa suunnittelevat opiskelijat mukaan luettuna”, kertoo ETS Globalin akateemisten- ja yhteiskuntasuhteiden johtaja María Victoria Calabrese.

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Kanada

Kanadaan opiskelemaan Yli kuusi kuukautta kestäviin opintoihin tarvitaan opiskelulupa Hakemusta varten tarvittavat lomakkeet ja selvitykset: •• •• •• •• ••

Suomen kansalainen voi oleskella Kanadassa enintään kuusi kuukautta ilman viisumia. Tänä aikana voi myös opiskella. Jos opinnot kestävät yli kuusi kuukautta, opiskelijan tulee hakea opiskelulupa eli Study Permit.

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Alle kuusi kuukautta kestävät opinnot Jos opiskelija lähtee Kanadaan opiskelemaan itsenäisesti tai vaihtoon alle kuudeksi kuukaudeksi, opiskelulupaa ei tarvita. Opiskelun tulee silloin tapahtua yhdessä oppilaitoksessa ja yhdessä opinto-ohjelmassa eikä opiskelija saa tehdä palkkatyötä. Opiskelulupaa tulee kuitenkin anoa, jos •• opiskelija on alaikäinen (alle 18- tai 19-vuotias provinssista riippuen) •• opiskelija vaihtaa opinto-ohjelmasta tai oppilaitoksesta toiseen •• opiskelija työskentelee kampuksella tai •• opintojakso sisältää työharjoittelua. Jos on pienikin mahdollisuus, että opiskelija haluaa jatkaa opintoja kuuden kuukauden jälkeen samassa tai uudessa ohjelmassa, on suositeltavaa hankkia opiskelulupa varmuuden vuoksi ennen maahan saapumista. Lupaan voi hakea jatkoa online-hakemuksella. Jos opiskelija jatkaa opintojaan kuuden kuukauden jälkeen eikä hänellä ole opiskelulupaa, hänen on mahdollisesti poistuttava maasta luvan haun ajaksi. Vaikka opiskelulupaa ei tarvita lyhytaikaisiin opintoihin, on maahanmuuttoviranomaiselle esitettävä maahan saavuttaessa oppilaitoksen hyväksymiskirje sekä todistus tarvittavien varojen olemassaolosta.

Yli kuusi kuukautta kestävä opiskelu: Study Permit -hakemus Yli kuusi kuukautta kestäviin opintoihin pitää aina hakea opiskelulupa (Study Permit). Suomalaisten hakemukset käsitellään Lontoossa sijaitsevassa Canadian High Commissionissa. Kanadan Suomen-suurlähetystö ei ota vastaan opiskelulupa-anomuksia. Opiskelulupaa haetaan opiskelupaikan varmistuttua. Hakemukseen liitetään oppilaitoksen hyväksymiskirje. Hakemus liitteineen tulee toimittaa englannin- tai ranskankielisenä.

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tarkistuslista (study permit checklist) anomuslomake (application form IMM1294) perhetietolomake (family information IMM 5645) hyväksymiskirje oppilaitoksesta (letter of acceptance) rahoitusselvitys (todisteet tarvittavien varojen olemassaolosta) (evidence of sufficient funds) opintosuunnitelma (study plan) Misrepresentation declaration (ymmärrän, että väärien tietojen antaminen on rikollista toimintaa.) kaksi passikuvaa (koko 35 mm x 45 mm) kopio passin henkilötietosivusta (study permit voidaan myöntää maksimissaan passin viimeiseen voimassa olo päivään. käsittelymaksun maksukuitti ($125 huhtikuussa 2011. Käsittelymaksun voi Suomessa maksaa tilisiirtona.) palautuskuori Certificat d’acceptation du Quebéc (CAQ) Québeciin opiskelemaan aikova hakija tarvitsee Québecin maahanmuuttoviranomaisilta CAQ-hyväksymiskirjeen, joka pitää hakea ennen Study Permitin anomista. Jos opiskeluluvan anoja on alle 18-vuotias ja hän on lähdössä Kanadaan yksin, mukaan tulee liittää myös huoltajan virallinen lupa. Alaikäisen anojan hakemuksen allekirjoittaa huoltaja.

Kaikki tarvittavat dokumentit toimitetaan suoraan Canadian High Commissioniin Lontooseen. Hakemuksen käsittely kestää saapumispäivästä lukien keskimäärin kuusi viikkoa. Luvan hakijan kannattaa varata anomiseen aikaa vähintään kaksi kuukautta. Hakija saa postitse hyväksymiskirjeen (letter of introduction), joka annetaan Kanadan rajalla maahanmuuttoviranomaiselle lopullisen opiskeluluvan myöntämistä varten. Yleensä opiskelulupa myönnetään koko opintojen ajaksi. Opiskelulupaan voi hakea tarvittaessa pidennystä online-hakemuksella.

Työskentely Opiskeluluvalla saa työskennellä yliopiston kampuksella 20 tuntia viikossa. Kampuksen ulkopuoliseen työhön voi hakea erillistä työlupaa, jos oma yliopisto osallistuu Off-Campus Work Permit Program -ohjelmaan. Tarkista aina viimeisimmät opiskelulupahakemusohjeet Canadian High Commissionin kotisivuilta ennen hakemista. Kelly Liu ja Tanja Mitchell Fulbright Center

Lisätiedot www.fulbright.fi → Suuntana Kanada → Study Permit Canadian High Commission in London: www.canadainternational.gc.ca/united_kingdom-royaume_uni Citizenship and Immigration Canada: www.cic.gc.ca Government of Quebec - Immigration: www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca Certificat d’acceptation du Quebéc (CAQ) : www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/students/index.html www.fulbright.fi

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Alumni News

FinnFest on the Horizon! 10-14 August 2011, San Diego, CA A festival that highlights contemporary Finland and celebrates the unique Finnish-American heritage. Themes of special interest this year are education, clean technology, arts & culture, and well being. Fulbright Center’s alumni coordinator, Suzanne Louis, shares here the plans for Fulbright participation at FinnFest. Fulbright Center’s plans for FinnFest 2011 are taking shape. Earlier announcements mentioned that we will have an alumni gathering, as well as opportunities to help us promote Fulbright and Finland at our advising station at the Tori/Marketplace. It will be wonderful to have as many Fulbright alumni as possible attend FinnFest and show how versatile and talented Fulbrighters are. Opening ceremonies for FinnFest begin at 4 pm, Wednesday, August 10 and include a California-style BBQ and pool party!

The Alumni Program Our program is shaped around the giant cultural, artistic, & lecture schedule of events being offered by FinnFest. It begins on Thursday when we welcome visitors to our Fulbright alumni art exhibit. Several lectures on higher education in Finland will be presented by Fulbright

Center staff. On Friday evening we have been invited to the home of Michael Parish and Peggy Strand (Michael was the Fulbright Bicentennial Professor to University of Helsinki 2006-07) for an open house, taco bar. On Saturday morning there will be a golf tournament at River Walk Golf Club-- perhaps we will have enough Fulbrighters to have our own team, and also an outing to the worldfamous San Diego Zoo. And each day, from 10 am-6 pm, we will have FC staff and alumni representatives present at the advising station to chat with passers-by about Finland, applying for a Fulbright to Finland, and other Finnish delights.

Logistics FinnFest registration, accommodation, and program information is at www.finnfest2011.com.

Green Card or Not – You Are Welcome to the Fulbright Golf Tournament Alumni and friends of the FinnishAmerican Fulbright program are invited to the 5th Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament, 9 June 2011 at Gumböle Golf in Espoo (www.gumbolegolf.fi). Both experienced and newcomer golfers are welcome!

Tournament participants For the experienced golfers, the green fee is 45 euros, which includes a buffet dinner after the round. The first tee off will be at 2 pm. Tournament rules: 1) the tournament will be played as stroke play with handicaps; 2) the maximum score on every hole is double par.

Learners If you do not have the green card but you are interested in learning something about golf, you are invited to participate in a golfing day at Gumböle Golf. A golf

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professional will help you get started. You can hit some balls on the driving range and have fun on the practice area, where a small "tournament," chipping and putting, will be organized for you. After that the group will join the tournament players for dinner. Teaching starts at 4 pm and the price for all of this is 20 euros per person. The Gumböle Golf’s sauna and gym are available for use free of charge during the event.

Registration To reserve your space at the tournament or for the golfing day, please send an email to Erkki Nissinen, erkki.nissinen@kotiportti.fi (with a cc to terhi.topi@fulbright.fi) at the latest by 20 May. You will then receive further instruction on the event, the venue and payment. For more information you can also call Erkki Nissinen at 040 825 2157.

Let us know We at the Fulbright Center really hope that many of you will be able to schedule this trip into your family summer holidays and join us in San Diego. We will try to track our alumni who are coming, so please do let suzanne.louis@fulbright.fi know if you plan to attend our alumni gathering at FinnFest 2011. We can start to organize interest in the zoo, golfing, and scheduling time at the Tori advising station. Suzanne Louis

Join our alumni mailing list! Send your contact details to Fulbright Center's alumni coordinator: terhi.topi@fulbright.fi.

Liity alumnipostituslistalle! Mukaan pääset lähettämällä yhteystietosi Fulbright Centerin alumnikoordinaattorille: terhi.topi@ fulbright.fi. Listalla tiedotamme alumnitoiminnasta Suomessa.


American Fulbright graduate student grantee, Amanda Kaipio, will be in recital on May 5 at Helsinki’s Krystuskyrkan. “The music I will be performing reflects the unique beauty of the Finnish landscape, from the darkness of solstice to the sunshine and renewal of springtime. The art songs of Kuula, Merikanto and Madetoja express the characteristics of the “traditional Finnish soul” such as silence, melancholy, stoicism, and deep

internality of thought and perspective.” Amanda’s repertoire in the recital consists of all Finnish songs. “The complexity of the Finnish language and its intensity when set to music is unequal to any of the other languages I have studied. Putting together this concert has been one of the most challenging and rewarding projects of my musical career, and it is an honor to present it.” Amanda completed a Master of Music at Boston University, 2010, majoring in Voice Performance and is studying this year at Sibelius Academy. At the recital she will perform together with Anna Hersey, who is a Fulbright grantee in Kungliga Musikhögskolan (Royal College of Music) in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Two Finnish universities have awarded Senator J. William Fulbright wit h an Honorary Doctorate: University of Helsinki in 1976 and University of Tampere in 1992.

Kaj Franck Centennial This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kaj Franck (1911–1989), a Finnish designer of world class reputation, teacher at the Helsinki School of Art & Design, recipient of numerous prizes and awards, known for the iconic Teema tableware design and Kartio glassware, and an alumnus of the Finnish ASLA-Fulbright program, 1955–56, research program to Rhode Island School of Design. The Kaj Frank Centenary year is celebrated by several exhibitions, events and publications. Read more on the life and art of Kaj Franck and a full calendar of all related events: www.kf100.fi.

Fulbright-kausi tutustutti toimintaan Yhdysvalloissa – Sairaalaklovnit Suomessa 10 vuotta Sairaalaklovnit ry juhlii tänä vuonna 10-vuotista taivaltaan. Sairaalaklovnit ry:n toiminnan toi Suomeen yhdistyksen taiteellinen johtaja Lilli SukulaLindblom. Hän tutustui sairaalaklovneriaan opiskellessaan Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development -stipendiaattina Big Apple Circusissa Yhdysvalloissa syksyllä 2000. ”Halusin opiskella jotakin jossa ammattiosaamistani, näyttelemistä, voitaisiin tuoda myös sairaaloissa oleville potilaille ja heidän omaisilleen”, hän kertoo. Kymmenessä vuodessa sairaalaklovnit ovat kohdanneet lähes 300 000 lasta ja heidän vanhempiaan ja sairaalaklovnitoimintaa on pian kaikissa Suomen yliopistollisissa sairaaloissa.

Fulbrighters Gather in Europe

Graduate student grantees Mackenzie (left) and Jacquelyn checking in at the Checkpoint Charlie on an afternoon of sight-seeing at the Berlin Seminar.

Two major seminars are organized annually to bring together American Fulbright grantees in Europe. The Berlin Seminar, organized by the German Fulbright Commission, offers lectures and discussions on political, economic, and cultural topics, culminating in a concert performed by Fulbright musicians. Jacquelyn Gleisner and Mackenzie Lind represented the Finnish-American Fulbright Program this year. The Belgian Fulbright Commission organizes a one-week Fulbright Seminar on the European Union and NATO. American Fulbright grantees from each EU member country are selected to attend, three from Finland this year: Bryan Beamer, Benjamin Alldritt, and Kay Kohl. Participants attend a series of briefings for example, at the Court of Justice, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and NATO Headquarters. www.fulbright.fi

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News / Uutisia

Hear the American Voices in Turku in October University of Turku will organize the traditional annual American Voices Seminar for the 19th time on 14-15 October. The event is open for everyone who is interested in hearing of American Fulbright grantees’ presentations on variAmerican Voice s ous topics related to their Seminar own country. You can find previous years’ seminar fulbright.fi > For gr antees presentation topics on our > Information for Website. The 2011 seminar American grantees > program with presentation American Voices titles will be published at Seminar the Fulbright Center website in early fall.

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Finland at NAFSA Vancouver Representatives from the Fulbright Center, CIMO, and several Finnish higher education institutions will participate in the NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference in Vancouver from May 29 through June 3.

Come to See Our Posters Fulbright Center presents together with Aalto University and Educational Testing Service a poster on the Internationalization of Finnish Higher Education. The poster will be presented on Thursday June 2 at Updates on Country and Regional Higher Education Policies poster fair from 10 to 12. Posters in this category share current issues and trends related to the higher education policies and systems of various countries, including new laws affecting higher education, new educational programs and initiatives, and scholarships for students wishing to study abroad or for incoming international students. Fulbright Center also represents Finland at the EducationUSA Embassy Dialogue Committee Country Fair (June 2, 10-12), in which EducationUSA overseas advisers and embassy representatives from around the world provide information about educational systems and advising programs.

Meet us at Our Booths You can meet with us also throughout the Conference at the Expo Hall. The Nordic countries’ booth (617) is shared by Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway. Finnish section is coordinated by CIMO (Centre for International Mobility). Aalto University has booth 740. With nearly 10,000 members, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, is the world’s largest nonprofit professional organization dedicated to international education. NAFSA's Annual Conference & Expo attracts more than 7,000 attendees from 120 countries each year. Read more about NAFSA and the Vancouver Conference at www.nafsa.org and www.nafsa.org/annualconference

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Facilitating Cooperation of North American Studies in Finland North American Studies programs or courses are offered at six universities in Finland: Tampere, Turku, Helsinki, Vaasa, Oulu, and Eastern Finland. Every year the Fulbright Center brings together the North American Studies professors and program coordinators to discuss current issues and program developments. This year a current topic was the ongoing restructuring of Finnish universities and its effects on North American studies in Finland. Another important aspect of the meeting is to continuously develop and create new possibilities for cooperation between NAS programs as well as with the Fulbright Center. Further, American Fulbright grantees in Finland are a resource for the programs. This is highlighted in two annual seminars, the American Voices seminar in Turku in October and the America in Living Color Seminar in the spring. Fulbright Alumni are also frequent presenters at North American studies conferences in Finland, such as the Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference, which will take place in Helsinki in Spring 2012. “It is truly a wonderful chance for all of us to meet at least once a year and really discuss current topics with each other”, says Professor Anthony Johnson from the University of Oulu. The 7th North American Studies Roundtable met in February at the Fulbright Center in Helsinki. Fulbright Center Finland on Facebook

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Nähdään kevätpäivillä Kuopiossa! Korkeakoulujen kansainvälisten asioiden hallinnon kevätpäivät järjestetään toukokuussa Kuopiossa. Fulbright Center on mukana tulokaskoulutuksessa sekä järjestää pyöreän pöydän keskustelun standardoiduista testeistä opiskelijavalinnoissa ja infon Fulbright Centerin neuvontapalveluista ja stipendiohjelmista. Tervetuloa tapaamaan meitä myös ständillemme! Tarkempia tietoja kevätpäivistä tapahtuman verkkosivulta http://kevatpaivat. savonia.fi/.


Suomen ja Yhdysvaltain opetusalan vaihtotoimikunta Finland-US Educational Exchange Commission (FUSEEC)

Vaihtotoimikunnan jäsenet / Fulbright Center Board of Directors Honorary Chair:

H.E., Bruce J. Oreck Ambassador of the United States to Finland Finnish Members: Dr. Bo Pettersson Professor of the Literature of the United States University of Helsinki Chair Dr. Matti Kokkala Vice President, Strategic Research, Services and the Built Environment, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Dr. Heikki Ruskoaho Professor in Molecular Pharmacology Faculty of Medicine University of Oulu Ms. Birgitta Vuorinen Counsellor of Education Ministry of Education and Culture Treasurer

Dr. Bruce Forbes Research Professor Arctic Centre University of Lapland Mr. Eric Meyer Consul General American Embassy

American Members:

Dr. Laura Stark Professor of Ethnology University of Jyväskylä

Ms. Marjut Robinson Public Affairs Officer American Embassy Vice-Chair

Ex-officio: Ms. Terhi Mölsä Executive Director Fulbright Center

Toimikunnan sihteeristö / Fulbright Center Staff Ms. Virve Kahri Ohjelmakoordinaattori Program Coordinator p. (09) 5494 7454 • Opettajaohjelma • Suomen kielen opetusassistentit • Inter-Country -ohjelma • Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa Dr. Aki Kalliomäki Ohjelmakoordinaattori Program Coordinator p. (09) 5494 7402 • Tutkija-, asiantuntija- ja luennoitsijastipendit suomalaisille • Pitkät luennoitsija- ja asiantuntijastipendit amerikkalaisille • Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa Ms. Karoliina Kokko Ohjelmapäällikkö Program Manager p. (09) 5494 7404 • Jatko-opiskelijastipendit suomalaisille • Jatko-opiskelijastipendit amerikkalaisille • Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa ja Kanadassa

Ms. Johanna Lahti Suunnittelija Information Manager p. (09) 5494 7431 • Undergraduate-stipendit suomalaisille • Renewal-stipendit suomalaisille • Testaus ja testeihin liittyvä neuvonta • Fulbright Center News • Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa Ms. Kelly Liu Projektiassistentti Project Assistant p. (09) 5494 7400 1.6.2011 asti Ms. Suzanne Louis Project Consultant (part-time) Projektikonsultti p. (09) 5494 7454 • Friends of Fulbright Finland -verkosto • Alumnikoordinaattori • Fulbright Center News

Ms. Tanja Mitchell Suunnittelija (part-time) Coordinator p. (09) 5494 7451 • Verkkopalvelut • Julkaisut • Fulbright Center News • Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa ja Kanadassa Ms. Terhi Topi Vastaava ohjelmapäällikkö Senior Program Manager p. (09) 5494 7408 • Distinguished Chairs • Fulbright Specialists -ohjelma • Alumnikoordinaattori • Neuvonta opiskelusta USA:ssa ja Kanadassa

Ms. Terhi Mölsä Toiminnanjohtaja Executive Director p. (09) 5494 7403

E-mails: firstname.lastname@fulbright.fi

FUSEEC/Fulbright Centerin toimintaa rahoittaa Suomen ja Yhdysvaltain Stipenditoiminnan Tukisäätiö / The Finland-America Educational Trust Fund. Säätiön hallitus / Board of Directors: Finnish members:

American members:

Agent / Säätiön asiamies:

Ms. Veera Heinonen Director of Communications Department for Communication and Culture Ministry for Foreign Affairs Chair

Mr. Danny Hall Deputy Chief of Mission American Embassy Vice-Chair

Ms. Terhi Mölsä Executive Director FUSEEC/Fulbright Center

Ms. Jaana Palojärvi Head of International Relations Finnish Ministry of Education

Ms. Marjut Robinson Public Affairs Officer American Embassy

The Finnish members are appointed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The American members are appointed by the American Embassy.

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5.4. ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Gathering & Annual General Meeting

7.4. INFO: Amerikkalainen asiantuntija vierailulle korkeakouluusi

11.4. Hakuaika Fulbright Center’s Undergraduate -ohjelmaan 2011–2012 päättyy

5.5 INFO: Opiskelemaan Pohjois-Amerikkaan – kyselytunti lähtöön liittyvistä asioista

9.–11.5. Korkeakoulujen kansainvälisten asioiden hallinnon kevätpäivät Kuopiossa

16.5. Suomalaisten stipendiaattien lähtöorientaatio Fulbright Centerissä ja stipendien julkistamistilaisuus

3.6. Fulbright Center Renewal Grants -stipendien hakuaika päättyy

9.6. Vaihtotoimikunnan kokous Fulbright Center Board Meeting Łukasz Grabuś

9.6. 5th Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament

13.–15.4. SEMINAR: EducationUSA Internships: Empowering students through technology and peer-to-peer advising

19.4. INFO: Opiskelemaan Kanadaan!

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27.7.2011 klo 9.00 Hakuaika seuraaviin lukuvuoden 2012–2013 stipendiohjelmiin päättyy:

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Vaihtotoimikunnan kokous syyskuussa 2011 • Fulbright Center Board Meeting September 2011

31.8.–2.9. Amerikkalaisten Fulbrightstipendiaattien tulo-orientaatio

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•• ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grants •• Fulbright Technology Industries of Finland Grants

Lokakuu American Voices -seminaari Turun yliopistossa

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Tervetuloa käymään Tietosillan aukioloaikoina ti−ke 13.00−16.00 ja to 13.00−17.00 ja muulloin ajanvarauksella. Puhelin: (09) 5494 7400, arkisin 9.00−15.00. Parhaiten tavoitat meidät suorista numeroista (ks. s. 23).

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