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Fulbright Summer School "Nanotechnology and nanomaterials"

On June 7-21 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNITU) hosted the all-Russian Fulbright summer school in science and technology “Nanotechnology and nanomaterials” for the fourth time. This year 23 students from 12 cities of Russia (St. Petersburg, Troitsk, Yakutsk, Ulan-Ude, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, Tambov, Kazan) participated in the School. In addition to the participants from all over Russia, from Saint Petersburg to Ulan-Ude, professors from other countries also attended the School.

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Fulbright Ecological Summer School "Green economics and leaders of the future"

Fulbright Ecological Summer School “Green economics and leaders of the future” took place at Volgograd (Southern Federal district of Russia) from June 5th to 16th. The School was hosted by Volgograd State Agrarian University (VSAU) and united 30 students from 8 cities of Russia (Volgograd, Tomsk, Moscow, Ulan-Ude, Kazan, Yakutsk, Astrakhan, Elista). Two-week program of the School included coach sessions in municipal districts of the Volgograd region.

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Photo exhibition in Tyumen: “Yellowstone National Park – Another World on the Planet Earth”

Photo exhibition “Yellowstone National Park – Another World on the Planet Earth” is on display in Tyumen’ State University.
It is done within the Small Grant – 2016-17 by Dr. Iakimov Artem, the leading researcher of the Earth Cryosphere Institute, SB of RAS (Visiting Scholar 2016-17). While opening the exhibition on September 01, 2017 Artem introduced the Fulbright Program in Russia to students, faculty and scholars of the University. Then he focused on the Yellowstone National Park and his Fulbright project itself.
Here is an article, written by Dr. Iakimov about Yellowstone National Park and published in the magazine "Holodok" (in Russian).

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Moscow Fulbright Office Team

Fulbright Alumni Round Table

Russian and American Fulbright Program Alumni are actively involved in the life of their Russian home Universities and Fulbright community in general.

Last summer the Medical Fulbright Summer School called “Academic Writing and Public Health Engloholics” welcomed lectures from Evgenia Piatovskaya (FLTA) and Jared Palazza (ETA).

A special 2-day event for the local Fulbright Russian Alumni was held as part of the School. All in all about 20 alums (FLTA, RIEA, FFDP, Visiting Scholars) from Tomsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Kemerovo and Khanty-Mansiysk gathered to participate in the event. They represented different universities and fields.

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On December 8, 2017, the Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University hosted a presentation of the latest addition to the Literary Monuments series: Wallace Stevens, Harmonium (Moscow: Nauka, 2017). Dr. Venediktova, head of the department for discourse and communication studies in the School of Philology at MSU, and also twice Fulbright Alumna and Chairman of the Association of Russian Fulbright Alumni, together with Anna Shvets, current MA Fulbrighter in philology, were the event-planners.

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XX Fulbright Summer School in Humanities

The XX Fulbright Summer School in the Humanities “Personal Narrative as Living History” took place on June 27-30 at Lomonosov Moscow State University. The school was structured as a series of discussions and thematic roundtables, conducted by leading specialists in the field.

Read more about the Summer School in an interview with professor Tatiana Venediktova, head of the Department of Discourse and Communication studies of the School of Philology of Moscow State University, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Alumna, and former president of Russian Fulbright Alumni Association. (The interview is in Russian).

Stass Shpanin, a US Fulbright Program Alumnus, who was on a study/research grant in Moscow in 2012-13, is now a Lecturer of Art and Program Coordinator at the Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers University. Stass returned to Russia this fall as a Visiting Lecturer at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. He shared his thoughts on his grant and new projects.

"During my Fulbright Fellowship in Russia between 2012 and 2013, I met a unique community of artists, art educators, and art administrators. Coming back to Russia in November 2017 and visiting Moscow and Saint Petersburg, I continued the dialog and worked on developing new initiatives ranging from exhibit projects to new educational opportunities for the young generation of artists and curators. I was especially fascinated by the rigorous level of exhibits currently shown in Moscow, ranging from Takashi Murakami at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art to the exhibition of American artist Daniel Arsham in VDNH."

Fulbright Summer School "Engloholics"

Fulbright Summer School in Academic Writing and Public Health «Engloholics» took place in Tomsk from 19 till 31 of June 2017. The Summer School was hosted by Siberian State Medical University (SSMU). Thirty-five young scientists and specialists took part in the Fulbright Summer School. They represented seven cities of Russia. Experience of organizing field-oriented summer school in English was absolutely new for SSMU but proved to be successful.

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Jonah Rosen, who is an Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University this year, had a great Thanksgiving celebration in his host city, Novosibirsk. He rented out a restaurant and invited 30 students and friends to a Thanksgiving feast. In addition, Jonah’s friend from America was in town visiting, so he was there as well.

According to Jonah, it was an amazing way to bring the most important ideas of Thanksgiving (being thankful, good food, even better company) to people who have never celebrated it.

Valliere Richard Auzenne is a Fulbright US Scholar, who is currently on a teaching/research grant at Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk. Valliere is a professor of media communication at Florida State University, USA, and director and producer of a number of documentaries. She was interviewed by Stanislav Beletskiy, lecturer of the Institute of Philology and Language Communication, about her work at SFU.

Halloween is still a fairly new celebration in Russia, which gives Fulbright English Teaching Assistants a great chance to tell their students more about this holiday. Andrei Shubin, who is an ETA at Saratov State University, organized a screening of the movie “Halloween” in English with subtitles; and with the help of his colleagues, Andrei prepared sweet treats and themed decorations. Almost 50 students attended the event and really enjoyed learning new things about American culture in a relaxed atmosphere. (Photo credit: Anastasia Borisova)

Alumni Salon "Culture and Art of American Indians"

On October 10, 2017, the Fulbright Program Office in Moscow hosted its fifth Evening Alumni Salon on "Culture and Art of American Indians" with US Fulbright Program grantee and alumnus David Erben as the keynote speaker.

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FFDP 2017-2018

On August 09 – 11, 2017 the IIE New York office hosted a 3-day training seminar for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program grantees (FFDP 2017-18).

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Past Feature Stories

Past Fulbright Program Presentations

2017 Fulbright Presentations

2016 Fulbright Presentations

2015 Fulbright Presentations

2014 Fulbright Presentations

2013 Fulbright Presentations

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