1 Arrival Orientation Program for U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Finland August 27-30, 2013 Hakaniemenranta 6 Helsinki, Finland
2 Tuesday, August 27th Welcome Location: Haka 6 Lobby, Hakaniemenranta 6, Helsinki 17:00 19:00 Welcome Dinner Hosted by Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center Wednesday, August 28th Practical Information, Finnish Art, History and Culture, Fulbright Alumni Buddy Event Location: Fulbright Center, Plaza, 5th floor, Hakaniemenranta 6 8:30 Kahvia ja Karjalanpiirakoita Meet the FC team, speakers and grantees 9:00 10:00 U.S. Fulbrighters and the Fulbright Program in Finland Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center 10:00 10:05 Greetings from the U.S. Embassy Amy Hirsch, Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy 10:05 10:30 Host Institution and Fulbright Center Services and Responsibilities, Media Opportunities, Fulbright Center as a Resource During the Grant Term 10:30 10:45 Break Host Institution and Fulbright Center Services and Responsibilities Johanna Lahti, Deputy Director, Fulbright Center Educational Advising Tanja Mitchell, Communications Specialist, Fulbright Center Working with the Media Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center Enrichment Activities: Berlin Seminar; EU-NATO seminar; Spring meetings Sonja Kuosmanen, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Center 10:45 11:00 Grantee-Alumni Continuum Suzanne Louis, Friends of Fulbright Finland (FoFF) Liaison 11:00 11:20 U.S. Citizen Services: Registering Passport replacements Voting Other Citizen Services Denise M. Taylor, Vice-Consul, U.S. Consulate
3 12:00 13:30 Lunch Location: Restaurant Viola, University of Helsinki Botanical Gardens, Kaisaniemenranta 2 Location: Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Ateneum-Sali 13:50 13:55 Welcome by Museum Director, Maija Tanninen-Mattila (ASLA-Fulbright Grantee ) 13:55 14:30 Very Brief History of Finland Aki Kalliomäki, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Center 14:30 15:10 Finnish Culture and History Seen through the Arts Timo Huusko, Acting Chief Curator, Collections, Ateneum Art Museum 15:10 16:00 Ateneum Collection of Finnish Art Classics Visiting the Ateneum Collection led by Curator Timo Huusko 16:00 16:30 Walkabout Ateneum on your own Location: Sibelius Upper Secondary School, Liisankatu 13 17:00 18:30 The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Buddy Event Hosts: Benjamin Alldritt (U.S. Fulbright Student Grantee ), Vice Chair of the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association, and Pirjo Tervonen of Sibelius Upper Secondary School, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Grantee Welcome by Rector Ritva Mäkelä, Sibelius Upper Secondary School 18:30 Optional: Restaurant visit for Grantees, Buddies, and Alumni Vapiano, Mikonkatu 15 Thursday, August 29th Helsinki Sightseeing, Higher Education in Finland, U.S. Ambassador s Reception 9:00-11:00 Helsinki City Sightseeing Sponsored by the City of Helsinki Tour guided by Leena Heinilä (Fulbright Teacher Grantee ) Group photo will be taken. Tour begins and ends at the Fulbright Center. 11:00 11:20 Coffee Break Location: Fulbright Center, Plaza, 5th floor, Hakaniemenranta 6 11:20 11:30 ARC Activities and Resources Taina Iduozee, Information Resource Center Director, American Resource Center
4 11:30 11:50 Local Regulations and Practical Advice Residence Permits Work permits Registration and ID cards Notice of Moving Safety Matters Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Center 11:50 12:00 Insurance & Health; Reporting; Travel Aki Kalliomäki, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Center 12:00 12:40 Grant Payments & Banking Aki Kalliomäki, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Center Pilvi Kiiskinen, Personal Banking Advisor, Nordea Bank Nea Matilainen, Banking Adviser, Nordea Bank 12:50 14:00 Lunch at Restaurant Lasiranta, Hakaniemenranta 6, 1st floor Sponsored by Nordea Bank 14:00 14:30 Higher Education in Finland Eeva Kaunismaa, Senior Adviser, Department for Education and Science Policy, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture 14:30 14:40 Q&A: American Voices Seminar & other Fulbright seminars Janne Korkka, Lecturer, University of Turku Sonja Kuosmanen, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Center 14:40 16:15 Break-out Sessions for Fulbright Scholars and Students Students: Location: Seminar Room Tallinna, 1st Floor Student Life in Finland Chair: Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Center Discussion leaders: Robert Leigh, Fulbright Student Grantee Philip Robinson, Fulbright Student Grantee Benjamin Alldritt, Fulbright Student Grantee Scholars: Location: Plaza, 5th Floor 14:40-15:35 Higher Education Classroom in Finland - Differences in Teaching and Studying between U.S. and Finland Chair: Aki Kalliomäki, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Center Discussion leaders: Janne Korkka, Lecturer, University of Turku Katri Sieberg, The Erkko Chair in North American Studies, University of Tampere, Fulbright Scholar Suzanne Louis, Project Consultant, Fulbright Center, Fulbright Mid-Career Grantee :35 15:45 Inter-Country Travel Grant Program Aki Kalliomäki, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Center 15:45 16:15 Overview: Finnish Innovation Policy Tiina Jokela, Senior Program Manager, Academy of Finland
5 Hotel Cumulus Olympia Hakaniemi tram and metro stop Fulbright Center Restaurant Viola Sibelius Upper Secondary School Railway Square Ateneum Ministry for Foreign Affairs U.S. Embassy Innovation Center
6 16:15 16:30 Break 16:30 17:00 What Do I Need to Do With Taxes in Finland? Case study: U.S. Scholar/Student, less than 6 months in Finland Case study: U.S. Scholar/Student, more than 6 months in Finland Anna-Leena Rautajuuri, Tax Manager, People Services, KPMG 17:00 17:15 Break 17:15 17:30 Travel to U.S. Embassy by Group Bus Location: U.S. Embassy Innovation Center, Itäinen Puistotie 14 18:00 19:30 Reception in honor of the American Fulbright Grantees hosted by Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck, Honorary Chair of the Fulbright Center Board of Directors Special Remarks by Pilvi Torsti, State Secretary for Minister of Education and Science Friday, August 30th Finland: Society, Economy, Foreign Policy, Language Location: Fulbright Center, Hakaniemenranta 6 8:30 Optional sessions: Meet with your Fulbright program coordinator. Use this time to ask questions or receive additional advice. Practical tour to the grocery store & ATM led by FC staff. Location: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Communications and Culture, Kanavakatu 3 C 10:15 10:45 Welcome to the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs & Overview of Finnish Foreign Policy Jouni Mölsä, Director General of Communication Department for Communications and Culture, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Chair of the Board, Finland-America Educational Trust Fund 10:45 11:20 Finnish Economy Petteri Rautaporras, Economist The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries 11:20 12:00 Finnish and American Cultures in Conversation Saila Poutiainen, University Lecturer University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences 12:00 13:30 Lunch hosted by Jouni Mölsä, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Special invited lunch speaker: Ambassador Jukka Valtasaari: U.S.-Finnish Relations Finnish Nature, slideshow compiled by Alexandra Kellner shown during lunch 13:30 14:00 Finnish 101: Introduction (or 30 Minute Crash Course in Finnish) Johanna Lahti, Deputy Director, Fulbright Center 14:00 15:00 Wrap-up Discussion and Evaluations Terhi Mölsä, Executive Director, Fulbright Center 15:00 Closing of the Orientation Seminar
7 American Fulbright Grantees Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Wasser, Frederick Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies CUNY-Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY Communications University of Helsinki 9 months, academic year Flikkema, Paul Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ Communications Engineering Aalto University 9 months, academic year Brusilovsky, Peter Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Information Science University of Helsinki and Institute for Information Technology HIIT, and Aalto University 5 months, beginning August 2013 Fulbright Scholars Goeres, Darla Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Engineering Åbo Akademi 5 months, beginning January 2014 Helling, William Fulbright-HAAGA-HELIA Scholar Award Indiana University Bloomington, IN Information Sciences HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied 5 months, beginning August 2013 Hermansson, Casie Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS Literature University of Turku 5 months, beginning January 2014 Kalu, Kalu Auburn University Montgomery, AL Political Science University of Tampere 6 months, beginning August 2013 Lange, David Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Engineering VTT, Espoo Li, Yue Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI Engineering VTT Espoo 6 months, beginning August 2013 London, Justin Carleton College, Northfield, MN Music 5 months, beginning January 2014 Pandit, Ravindra Fulbright-HAAGA-HELIA Scholar Award Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH Business Administration HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences 5 months, beginning August 2013 Schuckers, Michael Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY Mathematics VTT Espoo 5 months, beginning August 2013 Torcivia, Elizabeth Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ Medical Sciences Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Mid-Career Professional Development Grant Hoddie, Matthew Towson University, Towson, MD International Relations The Finnish Institute of International Affairs 4 months, beginning January 2014 Mikulec, Erin Illinois State University, Normal, IL Education University of Helsinki 5 months, beginning January 2014 Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Condon, Katherine McPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN Music Sibelius Academy 3 months, beginning March 2014 Elkins, Kathryn Sapulpa Junior High School, Sapulpa, OK Science 4 months, beginning March 2014 Martin, Karen Tri-Valley School, Healy, AK All subjects (2nd grade teacher) Polski, Crystal Wayzata High School, Plymouth, MN Social Studies Zoellner-Gonzalez, Jeanne Brighton Park School, Chicago, IL Language Arts, Math, Science (6th grade teacher (primary)) US Graduate Students Albov, Sophia University of Montana Geography MTT Agrifood Research in Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland Boggs, Christin Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Photography Aalto University Boor, Brandon Fulbright-CIMO grantee The University of Texas, Austin Engineering University of Helsinki and Aalto University Davis, Robert Fulbright-CIMO grantee University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Mathematics Aalto University Hayden, Alistair Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award Boston University, Boston, MA Education University of Turku Jamandre, Olivia Fulbright-CIMO grantee University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Piano Sibelius Academy Mundy, Marja Davidson College, Davidson, NC Chemistry Tampere University of Technology O Neill, Nancy Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award Illinois State University Education University of Helsinki Storm, Karli-Jo Fulbright-CIMO grantee Indiana University Area Studies University of Eastern Finland Vasquez, Joseph Raine Rhode Island School of Design Art and Architectural History University of Helsinki and Aalto University In addition to these grants, Fulbright Center will award approximately 10 grants for short term visits by American specialists.
8 Thank you The Fulbright Center wishes to thank the following partners and sponsors of the 2013 Orientation of the American grantees to Finland! Academy of Finland ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Ateneum Art Museum City of Helsinki Embassy of the United States of America Federation of Finnish Technology Industries KPMG Ministry for Foreign Affairs Ministry of Education and Culture Nordea Bank Sibelius Upper Secondary School