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Polish president recognizes Miami's Dean Dollár

12/04/2000

Marek Dollár, dean of Miami University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, will receive the Presidential Professorship Award from Poland’s president, Alexander Kwasniewski, at a ceremony in Poland on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The award is one of Poland’s most prestigious, given to few citizens and even more rarely presented to nonresidents.

Dollár, who became Miami’s newest dean in July, was previously chair of the department of mechanical, materials and aerospace engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

He has served as chairman of the board of the Polish Institute of Science and Culture - Polish University Abroad (1990-1992) and has been an advocate among Polish-Americans for the necessity of a college education to succeed in this country. Dollár helped establish the International School of Technology in Krakow, Poland, in 1995. The first English-language technological university in Eastern and Central Europe, the school offers bachelors, masters and Ph.D. programs in materials engineering, environmental engineering and mechatronics.

In addition to his many professional honors and grants, Dollár has received the Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

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