The department is honored to congratulate the following three recipients of major annual awards to faculty and graduate students:
Jerzy Kolodziej award (for excellence in teaching by a graduate student): Jordan Hussey-Anderson.
Neatrour-Edgerton award (provides a one-semester fellowship for uninterrupted research by an advanced graduate student): Ani Abrahamyan
Mentor of the Year award (to a faculty member, selected by the graduate students): Russell Valentino.
We are also proud to congratulate the following faculty for their achievements this past year:
Malgosia Cavar was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Associate Professor Joanna Niżyńska was granted a Fulbright Scholar Award for 2022-23. In July, she also participated in a conversation about Miron Białoszewski, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth. The event was hosted by David Goldfarb at the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and a recording is available here.
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Geballe secured a College Arts & Humanities (CAHI) grant for 2022-23.
Nicoletta Rousseva will be joining the department as a Visiting Assistant Professor for 2022-23.
Professor Emerita Bronislava Volková was featured WIFU's The Poets Weave with her poem "The Mystery of Twilight".
Lastly, the department would like to congratulate the 2022 inductees to the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society:
Ariel Renee Clemmons