Letter From Lech S. Borkowski to Adam Mickiewicz University Rector 30 September 2015

Dr. habil Lech S. Borkowski
Department of Physics
Adam Mickiewicz University

Prof. Bronisław Marciniak
Adam Mickiewicz University

Poznan, September 30, 2015

Dear Mr. Rector,

Please read the attached Comment no. 5 dated September 27, 2015. It addresses the performance of the song and dance ensemble of the Russian Red Army Choir at he special audience in the Vatican on October 15, 2004. The ensemble was invited by pope John Paul II to the celebration of the 26th anniversary of his pontificate.

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań awarded honorary doctorate to John Paul II in 2001. It was delivered by the then-rector S. Jurga at a special audience in the Vatican, to which a special 130 person delegation, which included the university senate and university choir, flew with a specially chartered flight. This was bad decision, although an understandable one, given the state of institutional pathology, breaking of constitutional and human rights at the university.

I am employed at the University since October 1, 1995. The University did not and does not provide me with normal conditions of professional scientific development. The University breaks my constitutional and human rights, applying methods developed by the Communist state. This is persecution for political reasons. My parents were prisoners of Communist concentration camps in the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1956 (father) and from 1949 to 1956 (mother).

Neither the Physics department chair nor the University rector required me to validate my Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville, (1) when employing me in 1995, (2) when renewing my employment in 1996, (3) when employing me again in 1998 after my absence during the 1997-98 academic year, when I worked at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. By employing me without validation of my diploma both the department chair and the university rector broke the law. However, their decisions are understandable, since the aim was not to let me grow professionally, but rather to block my creative development and force my resignation from the University without leaving a significant trace neither in the University archive nor in the archives of state institutions.

Yours sincerely,

D. habil. Lech S. Borkowski

CC: University Senate members

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