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Join us for lectures, concerts, our annual film festival, and other programs and events throughout the year.
In the News
Polish Film Festival goes virtual
by Fox Rochester, Tuesday, April 6, 2021
The spring 2021 Polish Film Festival in Rochester begins this week. A different film will be available for streaming each day April 7-14.
Randy Stone, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, joined us to run down the lineup of films.View the Interview
Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz Panel Discussion
March 26, 2021
The panelists are: Maciej Pieprzyca, film director; Professor Randall Stone, Skalny Center director; Zbigniew Granat, professor of music, Nazareth College School of Music; Professor Mark Watters, director, Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary MediaLearn More
Established through a generous grant from the Louis Skalny Foundation, the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies is housed within the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester. As an academic meeting place for teaching and research, the Skalny Center brings together faculty and students who wish to study the historical legacy and the current transformations within Central Europe. The Skalny Center maintains a specific focus on Poland because of its size and its success in achieving political and economic change.Learn More
In the Headlines
April 7, 2021
Randall Stone, the Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, discussed the Polish Film Festival lineup Wednesday during News 8 at Noon.
April 6, 2021
Randy Stone, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, joins Fox Rochester to run down the lineup of films.
November 4, 2019
The University of Rochester Skalny Center is back with this year's Polish Film Festival November 5-10 in Rochester.
November 9, 2018
Director Filip Bajon and producer Olga Bieniek join Good Day Rochester on Fox news to discuss Part II of the Polish Film Festival.
September 28, 2018
On September 28, 3018, the Skalny Center hosted Olga Tokarczuk, one of Poland's most celebrated and beloved authors, a winner of the Man Booker International Prize, as well as her country's highest literary honor, the Nike.
July 24, 2018
Randy Stone, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester discusses NATO commitments and President Trump's recent visit with Vladimir Putin.
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