UNH-Manchester Professor Joins the Ranks of Martha Stewart and James Michener
February 7, 2007
Thaddeus Piotrowski, professor of sociology at UNH-Manchester,
joins Martha Stewart, Pulitzer Prize winner James Michener,
former President of Poland Lech Waleza, historian Norman Davies,
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, composer Krzysztof Penderecki and others,
as a recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the American Institute
of Polish Culture.
The Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the
rich heritage of Poland and offers educational resources for
the scientific and artistic work by Americans of Polish descent.
Piotrowski was recognized for promoting Polish history and
culture through his books: “The Polish Deportees of World
War II,” “Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn,” “Poland’s
Holocaust”, and “Vengeance of the Swallows.” He
is also the author of “The Indian Heritage of New Hampshire
and Northern New England.” He and his wife Terri were
guests of honor at the 35th International Polonaise Ball in
Miami, FL, in January.
Piotrowski teaches courses at UNH Manchester in sociology,
anthropology and the Holocaust. He is the recipient of the
UNH Outstanding Associate Professor Award, the Faculty Scholar
Award and a three-year Carpenter Professorship Award.
He has also received a number of other awards for his scholarly
work including the Cultural Achievement Award from the American
Council for Polish Culture, the Literary Award from the Polish
Sociocultural Centre of the Polish Library in London, and the
Interpreter of Perennial Wisdom Award from the Monuments Conservancy
of New York. In addition, he has given more than 50 talks on
local and regional ethnic history, east central European history,
and the Holocaust to university audiences, the general public
and professional organizations in America, Canada, England
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