Studies in Central and Eastern Europe: Histories, Cultures and Societies is a unique, exclusively English program opened a few years ago in the Jagiellonian University Faculty of History (Krakow, Poland). From the very beginning cooperation with Daemen College, Amherst, NY, is one of the most important part of the program. The Daemen professor dr. Andrew. K. Wise taught in Krakow as Visiting Professor in 2017/2018 Spring semester; the students have been to Krakow, Warsaw and Przemyśl several times.
This Spring 7 students with the Director of the Studies Prof. dr. Tomasz Pudłocki are in Western New York (May 28 – June 10, 2019), hosted by Daemen as part of Jagiellonian Polonia Institute.
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June 1 guests from Poland with Prof. Brian Hammer of Daemen were exploring old Polonia district. Among many examples of the ethnic heritage of Polonia they paid a visit to Corpus Christi Church. They didn’t hide that were enchanted by it’s beauty. Pastor, Fr. Michał Czyżewski, not only carefully explained the long tradition of the Parish and of the local Polonia, but also focus on the art as one of the factors which leads people to God.
Despite of studying in Poland the group of students is very international: Nathaz Droz is originally from Switzerland, Zelalem Ntesfaye – Ethiopia, M.Morgan Sayed – Egypt, Liana Blikharska and Mariam Kunchuliya – Ukraine, Paulina A. Bugajska and Maciej Kamiński – Poland. Most of them the very first time were in the US, and in WNY.