Braun Receives Fulbright Award

Release Date: November 5, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Kazimierz Braun, professor of theatre and dance, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Poland during the Spring 2002 semester.

Braun will teach seminars on modern theater history and theatricality of culture at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, where he earned a master's degree in literature and a doctorate in philosophy.

He also will teach theater directing at the Visual Arts Academy in Poznan.

While in Poland, Braun will conduct research on the life and works of the late pianist, composer and statesman Ignacy Paderewski. He plans to write a play about Paderewski, which he will submit for production in the UB Department of Theatre and Dance.

Braun is one of approximately 2,000 award winners who will travel abroad for the 2001-02 academic year through the Fulbright program.

A UB faculty member since 1987, he headed the acting program from 1987-90.

He was named a full professor -- a state title in Poland -- by President Lech Walesa in 1992.

Braun has taught acting, directing, and theater history and theory; has directed more than 130 plays in Poland, Ireland, Germany and the U.S., and has published more than 300 scholarly articles and reviews in Polish, English, French and Italian.

In addition to the Fulbright award, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Braun resides in Getzville.

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