Fulbright Forum 2019: Education, Innovation, Science and Art

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University of Helsinki and Aalto University

Fulbright Forum 2019 took place at the University of Helsinki on March 11 and at Aalto University on March 12, 2019.


”Fulbright Forum" seminar provides a unique opportunity to hear about the research and projects that the current American Fulbright scholars, teachers, and graduate students are doing in Finland.

The first seminar day focuses on Education. and the second seminar day is Science Slam!

The seminar is organized jointly by Fulbright Finland and the University of Helsinki and Aalto University.

The seminars are open to the public and free of charge. Join us for the whole seminar or pop in for the presentation of your choice and meet with the Fulbrighters! Welcome also to drop by the Fulbright Finland stand during the breaks to speak about study, research, and funding opportunities in the U.S.

Program

Program booklet (pdf)

Presentations (Google drive)

CVs of Fulbright Forum speakers and other 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Finland (pdf)

Day I, University of Helsinki

Siltavuorenpenger 3A, Athena, Room 302

10:15 Welcome to Fulbright Forum 2019!
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Arto Kallioniemi, Vice Dean, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

10:30-10:45 ” How Less Can Be More: What Finland Can Teach the U.S. about Cutting the Homework in the Humanities and Social Sciences”
Jennifer Stewart, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Helsinki

10:45-11:00 Exploring Biotechnology Career Pathways from Secondary Education to the Workplace in Finland
Joseph Oleniczak, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Helsinki

11:00-11:45 Panel Discussion: From the Margin to the Center: Creating Inclusive Classrooms in the 21st Century
Matthew Freedman, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Jyväskylä
Leslie Baker, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Jyväskylä
Amy Sampson, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Jyväskylä

11:45-12:45 Lunch
UniCafe Olivia (at participants' own cost)

12:45-13:15 Panel Discussion: Phenomenon-Based Learning, Examples from Music and Math
Argine Safari, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
Sabrina Goldberg, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Helsinki

13:15-13:30 Inclusion Strategies of Evidence Based Practices with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (Autism)
Robyn Young, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Jyväskylä

13:30-13:35 Fulbright Finland Announcement about Opportunities for Students, Teachers and Faculty

13:35-14:00 Coffee Break

14:00-14:45 Panel Discussion: Bridging Global Perspectives to Design More Equitable Communities
Jane Weiss, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching, University of Jyväskylä
Julia Miller, U.S. Fulbright Fellow, University of Helsinki
Michelle Paterick, Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award

14:45-14:50 Stretching Break

14:50-15:05 The Emotional Worlds of Ancient Christianity: Historical Approaches to Emotional Well-being
Andrew Crislip, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award, University of Helsinki

15:05-15:50 Panel Discussion: Oral History, Public Memory and Civic Life in an Interdisciplinary and International Context
Confederate Monuments: Controlling the Meaning of a Sign in Columbus, Ohio
Katherine Borland, Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies, University of Helsinki

Go Jump in a (Frozen) Lake: Understanding Health Humanities in the Finnish Context
Rachel Seidman, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award, University of Turku

Taking History Personally: Finding 'Us' in Museums
Benjamin Filene, Mid-Career Professional Development Grant, University of Helsinki

15:50 Closing Remarks
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

 

Day II, Aalto University, SCIENCE SLAM!

Auditorium Lumituuli, Otakaari 24, Dipoli

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks and Special Announcement
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Hannu Seristö, Vice President for External Relations, Aalto University; Member of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board of Directors

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

9:45-10:00 Searching for the Extraordinary
Patrick Rand, Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair

10:00-10:15 Why Not? Collaborations with Finnish Glass Art and Design Communities
Jonathan Capps, U.S. Fulbright Fellow, Nuutajärvi Glassworks' Cultural Foundation

10:15-10:30 Archaeological Textiles: Crafting Science
Erika Ruhl, Fulbright-EDUFI Fellow, University of Oulu

10:30-11:00 Finland and the Eco-Apocalypse: Causes for Concern and for Hope
Steffaney Wood, Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki
Kate Fessler, Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowships, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu

11:00-11:30 Socially Conscious Engineering
Gabriel Lopez, Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
Harrison Mansour, Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award

11:30-12:30 Lunch
Restaurant Reima (at participants' own cost)

HEALTH SCIENCES

12:30-12:45 Regenerative VEGF Therapy for the Ischemic Heart
William Welsh, U.S. Fulbright Fellow, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

12:45-13:00 Biomedical Imperialism
Barbara Katz Rothman, Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

13:00-13:15 Family Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Cross Cultural Comparison of Finland and the U.S.
Sarah Holdren, U.S. Fulbright Fellow, University of Turku

13:15-13:30 Performing Healthily: A Comparison of Health Resources in the Finnish and American Music Education Curricula
Mona Sangesland, U.S. Fulbright Fellow, University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy

13:30-13:45 Drug Innovation: Synthetic Substances, Cryptomarkets, and Social Media
Bryan Miller, Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award

13:45-13:50 Fulbright Finland Announcement about Opportunities for Students, Teachers and Faculty

13:50-14:15 Coffee Break

14:15-15:00 Panel Discussion: Comparative Social Justice: the United States, Finland, and Beyond
Cecelia Lynch, Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award
Carolyn Kehn, Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
JoAnne Sweeny, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award, University of Turku

15:00 Closing remarks
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

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