Fulbright-Hays grantee Tony Lin gave a piano concert on October 18, 2013 at Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH). The concert was dedicated to 164th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin's death. The program included works by F. Chopin, G. Gershwin, D. Shostakovich, F. Schubert, J. S. Bach, S. Prokofiev.
Tony Lin is a winner of several American pianist competitions, and a PhD Candidate at the Slavic Studies Department of University of California, Berkeley. Tony is in Moscow on a Fulbright-Hays Grant which includes an internship at the Russian-American Academic Center for American Studies, RSUH.
28 English Teaching Assistants gathered in Moscow on September 21-27, 2013 for a week-long in-country orientation. As part of the orientation, ETAs had training sessions, which covered cultural adjustment and ELT strategies. The group also visited the US Embassy for a short briefing and had dinner with a few of Fulbright Moscow Alumni at the Fulbright Office in Moscow. After the training ETAs departed to their host cities, located all over Russia, where they will be teaching English language to university students during the 2013-2014 academic year.
“Sustainable Development of Regions and Territories” was the name of the Summer School held in Moscow on June 23-30, 2013 at National Research University “Higher School of Economics”. Young specialists, including researchers, members of regional municipal administration, post-graduate students and faculty, came to Moscow from 14 different cities to discuss various aspects and principles of sustainable development and their implementation in Russia.
The students noted that participation in the School changed their view on the problem, made their understanding of sustainable development of regions and territories deeper and broader, and they are planning to use the new approaches in their work – both in research activities and practice. All of them are hoping that the School continues in the future.
“Academic Writing: Russian and International Experience” – was the name of the XVI Fulbright Summer School in the Humanities, held at Moscow State University’s School of Journalism on June 24-28, 2013. 38 university teachers from all over Russia gathered to discuss how to teach writing at the university and postgraduate level, how to use it as a tool for improving critical inquiry in other subjects, and how to help graduate students and faculty members in their efforts to publish internationally.
VII Moscow International Art Festival will host a presentation and artist talk of an American artist of Russian descent, Stass Shpanin, at the Central House of Artists on June 27.
A recent grad from the University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Connecticut, Stass spent this year in Russia representing the United States of America through the academic exchange Fulbright program. His studio is located at the Surikov State Art Institute of the Russian Arts Academy where he works under the supervision of acclaimed Soviet painter, Vice President of the Russian Arts Academy: Mr. Tahir Salahov.
Read an article in The Moscow Times: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/arts_n_ideas/article/record-smashing-artis...
Kirill Vinnikov, a 2013 International Fulbright Science & Technology Fellow, was honored at a reception and scientific poster session on June 11 hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Kirill, one of forty 2013 Fulbright S & T fellows, is a native of Vladivostok, Russia. - See more at: http://nmnh.typepad.com/backbone/2013/06/fulbright-fellow-visits-fish-di...
150 Russian and American Fulbright Alumni gathered in Moscow on April 10th-11th to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Russia and participate in a conference featuring presentations and workshops led by their peers with themes showcasing Fulbright scholars’ scientific research, academic exchange programs, musical compositions, and art history to name just a few.
Catherine Chamberlin is an English Teaching Assistant, who is working in Puschino, Moscow Region as part of the Fulbright ETA Program.
Here you can read and watch an interview with Catherine.
Celia Evans is a Fulbright Scholar, who is going to be teaching and conducting research in Gorno-Altaisk, Altai republic. Just after arriving in the Siberian city, she was invited to participate in the Snow Leopard Festival, which was held on September 15, 2012.
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