Arctic Initiative Featured in Fulbright Finland Publication

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Rosalie Lipfert '13 spent Winter term 2012 at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi, Finland, on a Stefansson Research Fellowship. 

Paavo Lipponnen

Paavo Lipponnen '64, former Prime Minister of Finland, studied philosophy and literature at Dartmouth on a Fulbright scholarship, and received an honorary degree in 1997. 

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative, led by Professor Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center and the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, is featured in the Fulbright Center News published by the Fulbright Center Finland. Dartmouth has long-standing research collaborations with institutions in Finland, and the Institute of Arctic Studies has send undergraduates to the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland on Stefansson Research Fellowships.

The current Fulbright Center News of Finland also contains an article by Dartmouth's Professor Matt Ayres about the importance of his stint as a Fulbright Graduate Student in 1985-87. He writes, "Ever since my own life changing experience as a Fulbright Fellow, nothing brings me more professional satisfaction than helping young scholars of today have similar opportunities for international exchange, and to gain the skills and international awareness that are so urgently needed in the 21st century."

Read more information about the Fulbright Arctic Initiative led by Dartmouth and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

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