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Alumni News November Digest

Once again, we are catching up on projects, achievements, scientific and academic aspirations by the Fulbright alumni. 

Tatyana Chernigovskaya, alumna of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 1998-99, a renowned specialist in the field of Neuroscience and Psycholinguistics, gave a talk during the online conference "Digital Education - a New Reality" about the way digital education affects brain activity in children and changes their communication models. A detailed overview of the talk is available in Russian on the Rossiyskaya Gazeta website.
 
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Previously, we have written about Julia Philips, alumna of the U.S. Student Program 2011-12, and her incredible debut novel "Disappearing Earth", inspired by the Kamchatka visit during her Fulbright experience. We are happy to announce that the book has been recently published in Russian by the MiF publishing house

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Valentina Demchuk, alumna of the Fulbright Graduate Student 2018-19, lecturer at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations English Language Department, has co-authored and released a recent textbook on the American culture and history "Zoom In On America" intended for English language students. Some of its contents, including audio referenced in it with QR-codes, were obtained by Valentina during her Fulbright visit to the U.S. The textbook encompasses such topics as history, geography, governance, fucntioning of the American educational system, as well as unravels details on American culture and everyday life. Audio materials have been recorded by the Valentina in 11 states, which introduces learners to the specifics of the American English.  

Another Fulbrighter, Ruslan Sadyrtdinov, alumnus of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar program 2017-18, Associate Professor at the Kazan (Volga) Federal University, has shared a recent publication he co-authored - a monography on "Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises in Economic and Social Development" edited by professor Catherine Briar-Lawson of the University at Albany, The State University of New York that hosted Ruslan during his Fulbright grant. 
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Russian Fulbrighters not only are expert academics, many succeed in creative arts. One of such alumni is Vladimir Golubyatnikov, twice the alumnus of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar program, Lead Researcher at Sobolev's institute of Mathematics at the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk, who is a poet. Some of his works are available on the Stihi.ru website.

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As always, the limelight just cannot stay away from Konstantin Severinov, alumnus of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program, professor of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and of Rutgers University, Doctor in Biology, author of more than 250 publications. A documentary about Konstantin titled "Lord of the Molecules" was made by the 1TV channel. More so, Konstantin continues to give regular talks on air at the Echo of Moscow radio station
 
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While Naj Wikoff, alumnus of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program 2005-06, journalist, artist, founder of the Creative Healing Connections and part of the Lesley University Institute for Arts and Health faculty, is looking for new methods to join the healing power of art with medicine, we are offering to go back to his Fulbright discoveries and adventures in Buryatia which he used to report about in his personal blog
 
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Images credit: 1tv.ruAutogear.ruLifedeeper.ru