Fulbright Forum 2019

Fulbright Forum 2019 will take place at the University of Helsinki on March 11 and at Aalto University on March 12, 2019!

”Fulbright Forum 2019: Education, Innovation, Science and Art” at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University on March 11–12, 2019 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!

#FulbrightForum

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 are available here (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

Find the previous years' programs here:

Fulbright Forum 2018
Fulbright Forum 2017
Fulbright Forum 2016
Fulbright Forum 2015
Fulbright Forum 2014