Polish award of merit goes to UB president

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Polish award of merit goes to UB president

UB President William R. Greiner received the Medal Merentibus-the highest distinction conferred by Poland's Jagiellonian University-in ceremonies held Oct. 2 at the university in Krakow.

Jagiellonian University Rector Aleksander Koj said the medal was awarded to Greiner in recognition of his initiative, assistance and continuing personal support in developing cooperation between the two universities.

UB has a longstanding faculty- and student-exchange program with the Jagiellonian University that preceded the signing of a formal exchange agreement in October 1990.

In 1993, under Greiner's leadership, the two universities broadened and deepened their compact to allow the operation of joint programs involving students, professional staff and faculty from many fields. Together, they have analyzed the economic, environmental, cultural and political issues confronting contemporary Poland.