Karl Anker Jorgensen, PhD, 1985-86 TTS Scholar at Cornell University

Dr. Karl Anker Jorgensen, Department of Chemistry, University of Aarhus It’s a safe guess that the thought of interviewing a world-famous organic chemist would seem intimidating to most of us, since such titans of genius don’t cross our paths very often. So when we caught up with Dr. Karl-Anker Jorgensen on a recent visit to New York with his wife Mia, it was a relief – and a delight –…

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Søren Larsen, 2016-2017 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at Cornell University

Søren Larsen is a Danish PhD. student at Cornell University in the Department of German Studies. He works primarily within the fields of philosophy, political science and the arts. He is a recipient of the Thanks To Scandinavia Richard and Alice Netter Scholarship at Cornell University. What brought about your strong interest in German Jewish philosophy and literature? If the writers I have been interested in were German-Jewish, that has…

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Niklas Tamm, 2016-17 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at the University of Michigan

  Niklas, a Thanks To Scandinavia scholar from Sweden, is studying towards a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Michigan. Niklas is the recipient of the Thanks To Scandinavia Victor Borge Music Scholarship, The Freydberg/Baumgold Scholarship, The Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Scholarship, and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Scholarship.  Tell me about your musical journey. My grandparents were musicians but I never thought that…

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Kalle Mattila, 2015-16 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at Columbia University

Kalle Mattila is a writer from Finland pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia University. Could you tell us how your TTS scholarship came about? I applied for the scholarship through the League of Finnish-American societies, who nominated me as one of three finalists. I was then chosen as the Finnish scholar by TTS. It was a huge blessing. I would not have been able to afford Columbia without…

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