Due to the strong possibility of inclement weather Prof. Horban's November 7th lecture on the HIV epidemic in Poland at the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences is cancelled.
The "Prof. Piotr S. Wandycz Fund" of $50,000 was begun thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, on March 10, 2008.
The interest on the Fund is to be used to provide assistance to Polish scholars needing assistance to complete research in the U.S. So far two such grants ($2500 each) were made. The maximum grant is $2500.00. Applications for the grant should describe the purpose of the research to be undertaken, the locations for research, and the anticipated results and include a current c.v. and two letters of recommendation. Direct all applications, due May 15th of each year, to M. B. B. Biskupski, Ph.D., President, PIASA
Andrzej Sapkowski's story from "A Polish Book of Monsters" published by PIASA in 2010
is on the short list for this year's Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards (short form category). The
official announcement can be found here: http://www.sfftawards.org/?p=573. The excerpt of the "Spellmaker" can be found here.
The book is available for purchase on our website (www.piasa.org/pb.html)