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50th Anniversary

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Polish studies at the University of Michigan, and there is much to celebrate!

For half a century, the Copernicus Endowment has been sustained by the vitality and financial assistance of hundreds of individual supporters. While our main goal is to enable faculty appointments and provide student fellowships in Polish studies, funding from the Endowment also makes it possible to offer outstanding public programming. It is in recognition of its multiple contributions to our students and the U-M community that the Endowment was elevated by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to a program in 2014, and designated as a full-fledged center in 2019.

Click this link or the image to the right to view our 50th Anniversary commemorative booklet, which contains notable photographs and commentary from faculty, students, alumni, and visitors throughout the years.