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  • 05/27/13--02:40: A return to the 1930s?
  • Nancy Fraser, a well-known feminist and social theorist, will discuss the European financial crisis at her public lecture on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. In the 1944 book The Great Transformation, economic historian Karl Polanyi described the events that led to the Great Depression of the 1930s and the rise of fascism following it.

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  • 05/28/13--00:51: Comfortably multilingual
  • How can we thrive linguistically in our welfare society? Researchers are looking for tips from around the world. Axel Fleisch, Professor of African Languages and Cultures.What does it feel like to move as a young adult to a country that speaks a strange, foreign language?Axel Fleisch, Professor of African Languages and Cultures, and Sarri Vuorisalo-Tiitinen, researcher in area and cultural studies, have joined forces to launch a research project on the language learning of African and South American immigrants who moved to Finland as young adults.

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  • 05/30/13--02:17: Zeppelin findings
  • Atmospheric researchers and policymakers from both Finland and the EU will meet at the Kumpula Campus on Friday to discuss the findings from the airship flights.The zeppelin used for atmospheric research arrived in Finland on 1 May 2013 and has since made around ten successful research flights to collect aerosol samples.

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    Space flights are long, and the grub served on them could easily become monotonous. A group of students designed a greenhouse for Mars so travellers could enjoy fresh food on arrival.For the NASA International Space Apps Challenge, inventors around the world were invited to contribute new concepts that could be used in space.

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    Today, 12 June, the Board of the University of Helsinki elected Vice-Rector Jukka Kola as the new rector. His five-year term as rector will begin in August.Jukka Kola, aged 53, has served as professor of agricultural policy since 1992, in addition to which he has held the part-time position of vice-rector since 2010.

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