We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Franciszek Lyra, the first Fulbrighter from Poland, a great friend of our Program. His research and teaching activity contributed significantly to the development of American Studies in Poland. He was primarily associated with the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and the University of Warsaw. Franciszek Lyra was an active member of alumni associations in Poland, and he honored many of our events with his presence. We express our sympathy to the Professor’s relatives. He will remain in our loving memory.