Polonicum 2011 Distinction Award

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at UW has received a very prestigious award, the POLONICUM 2011 Distinction, from the Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw, Poland. This is a major recognition of our achievements in teaching and researching Polish literature and language, as well as of our achievements in the promotion of the Polish culture, language, literature and history. The competition was fierce and global, and our Department was awarded in a unanimous, confidential vote.

Honorary patronage of the Polonicum Award competition is held by the Rector of the University of Warsaw, the Speaker of the Senate of Poland and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. The POLONICUM 2011 Awards Ceremony took place on November 28, 2011 at the University of Warsaw. The Rector of the University, University authorities, and many distinguished guests participated in this event. Dr. Ewa Miernowska represented the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. During the ceremony she delivered a short speech presenting the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at UW-Madison and gave several interviews to Polish radio and TV stations. We are very proud that the scholarly, educational, and outreach activities of Prof. Halina Filipowicz and Dr. Ewa Miernowska, along with their energetic students and other faculty members of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature were honored by the distinguished representatives of the University of Warsaw and awarded with the prestigious POLONICUM 2011 Distinction. Read more>