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Hanka Landová: Knihovny jsou sloupy svobodné společnosti

Hanka Landová je odbornicí na informační vědu a vzdělávání. Vystudovala Informační studia a knihovnictví na Filozofické fakultě Univerzity Karlovy a na stejné fakultě pokračovala v doktorském studiu. Jako lektorka informačního vzdělávání vyučovala na České zemědělské univerzitě a od roku 2017 vede její Knihovnu ČZU. Po obhájení své rigorózní práce na téma "Problematika zvyšování informační gramotnosti v prostředí vysokých škol: teorie a praxe" získala Fulbrightovo stipendium a akademický rok 2004/2005 strávila na University of North Carolina ve městě Chapel Hill. Na School of Information and Library Science, škole, která patří v oboru knihovnictví ke světové špičce, zkoumala, jak informační gramotnost prostupuje výukou na amerických univerzitách. Cílem desetiměsíčního pobytu bylo pokusit se některé postupy otestované v USA implementovat v českém akademickém prostředí. Rozhovor s Hankou Landovou vznikl ve spolupráci s Ladislavem Loukotou ze stránky  Vědátor  a je třicátým pát
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Chanah Haigh: Does Climate Change Look Different from your Side of the Atlantic?

Chanah Haigh is an English Teaching Assistant. She teaches English to 250 students at Gymnázium Kolín in close cooperation with six Czech colleagues. In her free time, she hosts an English conversation club for students and one for teachers. Outside of school, Chanah has joined a local orchestra, which performs in Kolín and Prague. She takes regular yoga lessons in her host town and has fallen in love with the sport of jumping. As an enthusiastic observer of Czech culture and traditions, Chanah had been excited about May first, a holiday traditionally celebrated by kissing under a blossoming tree. This year, however, "May first rolled around and there were no cherry trees in blossom! They had all bloomed (beautifully) back in March." With a BA in Environmental Analysis from Scripps College, a passion for outdoors and a future plan to study environmental law, Chanah was nominated to represent American Student Fulbrighters from the Czech Republic at the EU US Young Leaders Semi

Hugh Agnew: Why Should You Visit the ETAs?

Hugh Agnew is a historian. His major area of expertise is Czech history. Hugh currently teaches at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and in his research, he focuses on symbols and rituals of Czech nationalism. He published two books on the foundation of the Czech nationalist movement and on the history of Czech lands in the European context. During the past Fall semester, Hugh taught two courses at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. His two courses for Czech history students were National Identities in Europe and Global History since 1500. In his free time, Hugh and his wife, Nancy, visited numerous sites of historical importance in various parts of the country, and they traveled (mostly by train) to four small Czech towns "off the beaten track" that currently host Fulbright English Teaching Assistants. These day-long excursions to underexplored regions, where foreigners are rare to spot, unexpectedly became t

Osamu Okamura: Jak měnit život v našich městech k lepšímu

Osamu Okamura je architekt, vysokoškolský učitel a interpret městského plánování a urbanismu. Vystudoval Fakultu architektury Českého vysokého učení technického a Intermediální tvorbu na Akademii výtvarných umění v Praze. Během studií vyjel na zahraniční pobyt na Ecole d’Architecture de Nantes ve Francii. Od počátku své kariéry aktivně hovoří o architektuře v médiích. Pravidelně přispíval do Českého rozhlasu a Hospodářských novin, spolupracoval s Českou televizí. Byl členem redakční rady časopisu Fórum architektury a stavitelství , šéfredaktorem architektonického časopisu ERA21 , programovým ředitelem mezinárodní urbanistické konference reSITE a kurátorem výstupu evropského projektu Shared Cities: Creative Momentum . Od února 2019 do ledna 2023 byl děkanem Fakulty umění a architektury Technické univerzity v Liberci. V září 2023 byl hostujícím profesorem na japonské Tokijské vědecké univerzitě. V Praze externě spolupracuje s několika americkými univerzitami. Jeho misí při práci s český

Kateřina Kallus Brychová: Five Weeks in a Country Where Education Matters

Kateřina Kallus Brychová is a high school teacher. She teaches English at Gymnázium Brno nicknamed "Jaroška." In the summer of 2023, Kateřina participated in the Fulbright SUSI Program (SUSI stands for Study of the US Institutes for Secondary Educators) aimed at school administrators interested in  sociocultural understanding, equitable learning communities, and diversity and inclusion in U.S. education and society. Participants from 20 different countries representing five different continents spent four weeks of the program at California State University in Chico. They took part in multiple seminars and workshops facilitated by university faculty, as well as external experts, toured numerous sites throughout Northern California, and visited schools to explore varied educational paths in California. For the fifth and final week of the Institute, the participants spent a couple of days in Chicago, Illinois and in Washington, D.C. to experience different regions of the U.S. an

Hannah Pontari: The Ins and Outs of EU and NATO

Hannah Pontari is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at Matiční Gymnázium in Ostrava, Czech Republic. A recent graduate from Villanova University, where she studied Political Science and Public Administration, Hannah is interested in education policy, specifically the equitable internationalization of the American school system. Hannah, the daughter of a first-generation college student who instilled in her the values of education and travel very early in life, eagerly pursued the opportunity to immerse herself in an international educational context through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Hannah plans to apply her knowledge from teaching abroad to her studies at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education when she returns to the United States in June. This past February, I had the incredibly exciting opportunity to attend the annual Fulbright EU-NATO Seminar in Luxembourg and Brussels as a representative for the Czech Republic Fulbright Commission. As a self-pr