helping American students interested in study
abroad in Poland or Polish Studies in the US
Polish Academic Information Center's
Ithaca, NY 14853-2801
tel. (607) 254-4636
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Polish Studies at Cornell University
The University located in the Finger Lake Region of New York State in the town of Ithaca which
stands at the southern end of Cayuga Late.
An elite Ivy League institution, Cornell is both a private institution, comprised of a number of
schools and colleges, and New York State's land-grant university and thus a public institution.
As a consequence of the latter, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human
Ecology, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the College of Veterinary Medicine -
its four statutory colleges - are all part of the State University of New York.
As the state's land-grant university, Cornell has a commitment to conducting practical research
and to helping New York States' citizens apply the results of that research which it does through
the Cornell Cooperative Extension and other outreach programs.
The Department of Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences offers four semesters
of Polish in a two year cycle. @
The Institute of European Studies
- Polish 131 Beginning Polish @
- Polish 132 Continuing Polish @
- Polish 133 Continuing Polish @
- Polish 134 Intermediate Polish @
- Polish 300 Directed Studies @
The Institute coordinates and promotes interaction between faculty and students from the
University's thirty-one departments and divisions that deal with European subjects. The focus of
the Institute is pan European and though, at present, none of its activities are specifically
Poland-related, its academic programs include: @@
- Undergraduate concentration in European Studies
- Russian and East European Studies Major
- Certificate in European Studies (CES)
is available on the Internet.
Laquatra, Joseph, Jr. Associate Professor Human-Environment Relations and
Housing and Design @
- Ph.D., Cornell University, 1984
Phone: (607) 255-2145 / Fax: (607) 255-0305 / E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAJOR INTERESTS: Housing; residential energy efficiency,
indoor air quality, housing
technology, and housing affordability.
POLAND-RELATED SCHOLARSHIP: As a scholar
in residence at the American Polish Home Builders Institute in Gdansk during his 1994 sabbatical,
Dr. Laquatra travelled around Poland to teach a course on energy efficient construction. His
report Toward a
Strong Polish Housing Industry
- Lazes, Peter Senior Extension Associate,
School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Director, Strategic Planning for Unions; Programs for
- Phone: (212) 340-2811 / Fax: .... / Email: email@example.com
MAJOR INTERESTS: Worker Participation, Industrial
Democracy, Job and Organizational Restructuring, Strategies Planning for High Performance
Work Systems, Strategic Planning for Unions, Participative Action Research, Methods to
Develop Sustain Co-Learning, Health Care Reengineering, Economic Development Strategies,
Large System Processes
POLAND-RELATED ACTIVITIES: Listed by the School of
Industrial and Labor Relations as an expert on Poland in the area of International Studies. @
The Lafayettee Collection
The Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections preserves over
10,000 items concerning the life and career of marquis de Lafayette. The Lafayette Collection
documents especially well Lafayette's role with regard to the Polish Revolution and the
international support it generated. @
Cornell University Library's Collection of Polish Underground Publications
In 1995, Cornell University Library acquired a rare and invaluable collection of over 1200 Polish Underground publications from the Solidarity era. These items were written and printed during a time of martial law, when one could be imprisoned for even being associated with such activities.
Polish-born Nobel Laureate
Hoffmann, Roald, Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and Professor of Chemistry.
- Ph.D. Harvard University, 1962.
/ Fax: 607-255-5707
/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Roaldhoff@aol.com
NOBEL PRIZE: Shared with Kenichi Fukui the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the theoretical interpretation of chemical reactions using rules of orbital symmetry.
MAJOR INTERESTS: Applied theoretical chemistry: the geometry and reactivity of molecules, from organic through inorganic to infinitely extended structures. Chemical Education. Poetry: his poems evoke the magic of molecular science, its historical roots, the richness of modern chemical activities, and the mysterious confluences of science and art. In 1997 he published with Shira Leibowitz Schmidt Old Wine, New Flasks; Reflections on Science and Jewish Tradition
Born in Zloczow, Poland, in 1937, survived the Nazi occupation, arriving n the U.S. in 1949, after several years of post-war wandering in Europe.
Last updated 09/23/05