infopoland Associates
University at Buffalo
State University of New York
a service of the Polish Academic Information Center

The designation

The designation 'info-poland contributor' is one by which the Center acknowledges individuals who. though otherwise unaffiliated with it, have helped the Center advance its mission through their contributions. By way of recognition, associates are kept abreast, on a monthly basis, of fresh additions of Poland-related pages to the Center's infopoland website.

The Polish Academic Information Center seeks to make accessible information in English about Poland, notable Poles and Polish culture, history etc. Though the Center is supported by the University at Buffalo, it is primarily the work product of one faculty member who functions as its webmaster. As such, the Center very much appreciates any help that individuals in the world wide internet audience might be willing to contribute.


Contributions can take any of a number of forms. For instance:


Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn
Danusha V. Goska
Klaus Hergt
Eva C Jedruch
Rev. Czeslaw Michal Krysa
Peter J. Obst
Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud
Shana Penn
John Radzilowski
Ajay Revels
Deborah Anders Silverman
Roman Solecki
Aleksander Topolski
Rob Wyatt

Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in Polish Language and Literature at University of Illinois at Chicago. The author of an article about the poet Halina Poswiatowska (I'll Dance for You in Words…) she has agreed to its posting on the Center's Poland in the Classroom section.

Danusha V. Goska, Ph.D., is associated with Center For Survey Research at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her Ph.D. dissertation was on Polish-Jewish relations (See: Dr. Goska agreed to have her essay Racist Language and the Polish-Jewish Discourse posted on the Poland in the Classroom section of the Center's website. She has published work in New York Folklore, Southern Folklore, and 2B, A Journal of Ideas, as well as in small literary magazines and She won a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant in 1985. Her essay Islam and Terror: Some Thoughts After 9/11 can be found on the AnsweringIslam website.

Klaus Hergt, is a retired surgeon and now a hospice physician in northern Michigan. The author of Exiled to Siberia - A Polish Child's WWII Journey (Crescent Lake Publishing, 2000) he agreed to have Chapters 7 (You Have Half an Hour . . .") and the End Papers section of his book posted on the Center's Info Poland reader section.

Eva C Jedruch, widow of Jacek Jedruch, a chemical engineer with a passion for history whose lifelong avocation was his interest in the operation of representative governments, the evolution of government policy in relation to public needs, and the political developments in Eastern Europe. Eva Jendruch made available his book Constitutions, Elections and Legislatures of Poland, 1493-1993 to the Center and gave permission for it to be posted on the infoPoland reader section of the Center's website. At present, Chapter 2 of the book is thus posted.

Rev. Czeslaw Michal Krysa, is a graduate of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary at Orchard Lake, Michigan who holds a master's degree and licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of Saint Paul, Ottawa, Canada. The author of A Polish Christmas Eve (CWB Press, 1998}, he has agreed to the posting of the fourth chapter of his book Vigil Supper Folk Art on the Center's Info Poland reader section.

Peter J. Obst, writer, translator, publisher and web page designer, is a native of Poznan, a graduate of Drexel University and the President of the Philadephia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation. His translation of the biography of Ralph Modjeski by Prof. Jozef Glomb has been published by the Philadelphia Chapter in 2002 under the title A Man Who Spanned Two Eras: The story of bridge engineer Ralph Modjeski. He provided the Center with the text of an article he wrote about Ralph Modjeski and with many visuals for the creation of a Ralph Modjeski - Bridge Builder page on the Center's Poland in the Classroom section.

CloudLynne Olson and Stanley Cloud, are distinguished correspondents who have held important positions with Associated Press and Time respectively. They are co-authors of The Murrow Boys, a biography of the correspondents whom Edward R. Murrow hired before and during World War II to create CBS News. Olson is the author of Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970.. They have agreed to the posting of Chapter 8 of their latest book: A Question of Honor - The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II (Knopf, 2003) on the Center's Info Poland reader section.

Shana Penn, is the Co-founder and the International Coordinator of the Network of East-West Women. She is the author of the 1997 book The Women's Guide to the Wired World: A User-Friendly Handbook and Resource Directory and in 2003 of Podziemie kobiet ("The Underground of Women" - Rosner and Partners, Warsaw, 2003) and National Secret: The Women Who Brought Democracy to Poland (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming). She has contributed the essay "Woman Question" Returns to Poland to the Center's Poland in the Classroom section.

John Radzilowski, Ph.D., is Senior Fellow, Piast Institute and President, Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota. Dr. Radzilowski provided the Center with a set of Reading Lists he compiled on Poland related subjects. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including Poland's Transformation: A Work in Progress (with Marek J. Chodakiewicz and Dariusz Tolczyk; Leopolis Press, 2003); The Eagle and the Cross: A History of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (Columbia University Press, 2003) and Poles in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, forthcoming 2004).

Ajay Revels offered to created a list of annotated links pointing to the renown Polish journalist and essayist Ryszard Kapuscinski. View the outcome of his work on Poland on the Web's Ryszard Kapuscinski page. Ajay is based in San Francisco where he builds entire search engine products focused on specific topics (business, medicine, biology, animation). He specializes in Research | Design | Testing.

Deborah Anders Silverman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University at Buffalo. The author of Polish-American Folklore (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2000) she agreed to the posting of the second chapter of her book Evolution of Polish--American Ethnicity on the Center's Info Poland reader section.

Roman Solecki, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, a U.S. citizen and a Polish Jew who was born and spent his childhood in Lwów (now Lviv in the Ukraine). He described the life he and his classmates led in Lwów in the years before WWII and agreed to its posting on the Poland on the Web section of the Center's website under the title Life in Lwów

Aleksander Topolski, is a graduate in architecture from Manchester University who has settled in Canada after having practiced in England, Connecticut, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the West Indies. The author of Without Vodka - adventures in wartime Russia (Steerford Press, ) he agreed to have Chapters 1 (Enter Reds) and Chapter 17 (Beyond the Urals) of his book posted on the Center's Info Poland reader section.

Rob Wyatt, M.D. CAPT USAF MC, has provided the Center with a webpage he created Battle of Britain . It is posted on the Center's Poland in the Classroom section.


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