Europe after Brexit: A Skalny Lecture Polish Film Festival 2016 Grand Opening Polish Film Festival Part 1: The Decalogue An Evening of Polish Art Songs Polish Film Festival Part II schedule Challenges for family life in modern poland Concert commemorating the 1050 anniversary of the Baptism of Poland

In Memory of Dr. Frederic J. Skalny

On September 17, 2016, the Skalny Center experienced a painful loss with the passing of our great friend and supporter, Dr. Frederic J. Skalny. Dr. Skalny was the senior member of the boards of the Louis Skalny Foundation and the Joseph and Irene Skalny Charitable Trust, and played a key role in the creation of the Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester in 1994. He was active in the Polish-American and Rochester communities and was an artist and avid gardener. He was a recipient of the distinguished Cavalier Cross of Merit from the Republic of Poland, the Distinguished Service Award from the Polish American Historical Association, the Plus Ratio Quam Vis medal, which honors persons distinguished for eminent services to Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and many other awards. He is very much missed.

Fox News Interview on the Polish Film Festival

Click here for a Fox Rochester News interview with Randall Stone on the 2016 Polish Film Festival.

Randall Stone on Donald Trump

Randall Stone was on Evan Dawson’s Connections show on WXXI on August 1 talking about Donald Trump’s proposals about Russia. Listen here.

WXXI, News 8 interviews on the Polish Film Festival

Click here for WXXI, or here for News 8.

Browse photos from the opening of the exhibition 1989: The End of The System

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Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies celebrated the Twentieth Anniversary of its creation on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:00 pm at the Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway, Rochester, NY 14607. View more info here.

2016 Newsletter Online

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