Prace Komisji Historii Nauki PAU , Vol 14, Pp 81-97 (2015)
Wincenty Lutosławski, Roman Dyboski, Stefan Mierzwa, The Kosciuszko Foundation, Polish science, Polish-American cooperation, Science (General), and Q1-390
Author found and gave to print unknown letters of Vilnius philosopher and scholar, Wincenty Lutosławski to Stefan Mierzwa, executive director of the Kosciuszko Foundation – the source kept in the Archives of the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City. The letters reveal unknown facts from the life of Vilnius philosopher. Lutosławski appears to be a great admirer of Juliusz Osterwa and his The Reduta (Redoubt) Theatre, as well as a good advocate of his students. In the same time despite of being in late 60. Lutosławski had great plans and ambitions to arrive to the U.S. under auspices of the KF. What is more, the correspondence shows that Lutosławski, focused on promoting his own person and achievements, was not far of underestimating the authority even those scholars, who like Roman Dyboski, were generally favorable to him. The correspondence confirms therefore not the best opinion enjoyed by Polish philosopher in the world of science.
Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, Vol 51, Iss 1, Pp 83-98 (2016)
bilingual dictionary, PE1-3729, The Kosciuszko Foundation, English, Polish, and English language
The Kościuszko Foundation Dictionary (KFD)1, the only bilingual dictionary between Polish and American English, first came out in 1959 (English-Polish volume) and 1961 (Polish-English volume). Between then and 1995, it was reprinted fourteen times, with the content completely intact. In 2003, The New Kosciuszko Foundation Dictionary (NKFD1) finally appeared, in two printed volumes accompanied by a CD. Originally intended as a straightforward update of KFD, it ended up being closer to a brand new dictionary, linked with its predecessor mainly through the title - a consequence of the continuing patronage of The Kosciuszko Foundation - and through its focus on American English. With around 133,000 main entries, it was, at the time of publication, the most comprehensive English-Polish, Polish-English dictionary in existence. A new, revised and enlarged edition (NKFD2) is about to be published soon, this time exclusively in digital form. Having been involved in the latter two projects - respectively, as editor of the English-Polish volume and editor-in-chief - the author examines the development of the dictionary, tracing the continuity and change in its three successive incarnations.
Studia Historiae Scientiarum, Vol 17, Pp 151-174 (2018)
English Department, Jagiellonian University, academic staff, Kosciuszko Foundation, and General Works
This article provides a brief history of the English Department at the Jagiellonian University from 1945 to 1952. It presents the members of the staff and discusses their background and responsibilities as well as problems they faced in the new post-war reality. After the death of Prof. Roman Dyboski, the founder and first Head of the Department, and the arrest of his successor, Prof. Władysław Tarnawski, formerly affiliated with the University of Lvov, the staff were mainly of junior academic ranks, with no involvement in any serious research. Despite that and despite a perennial shortage of space and problems with logistics, the number of students enrolling in the English studies programme would increase each year making the Department grow in size and scope. Thanks to the help of the New York Kosciuszko Foundation, the Department received a collection of several thousands of books, a few young American grantees of the Foundation joined the teaching staff, and some of the outstanding academics and students (e.g. Przemysław Mroczkowski and Alfred Reszkiewicz) obtained funding support to study or conduct research abroad. For ideological reasons, however, Poland’s authorities closed the programme, which ultimately led to the closure of the Department in 1952.
Republican, The (Springfield, MA), December 17, 2014 P Chicopee-Holyoke Plus, 3pp
Poland is incomparably better off today than 25 years ago, says a Holyoke native who is president of the Kosciuszko Foundation and a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. John S. Micgiel became president of the Kosciuszko Foundation in April and was recently honored as a recipient of the Polish Medal of Merit during a celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Polish Studies Program at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain...
Targeted News Service (USA), November 10, 2017 Colleges, 2pp
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10 -- La Roche College issued the following news release: The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation and La Roche College will host a wine and cheese reception for local artists to display and sell their work on Nov. 30. The Wine and Cheese Art Show and Sale will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m...