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Dr. Urszula Ledzewicz

Department: Mathematics and Statistics

How long have you been at SIUE? Since 1986

What do you like most about SIUE? Academic freedom, international atmosphere, location

Areas of Research Interest: Optimal Control, Mathematical Modeling, Biomathematics

Country of Origin: Poland

Language(s) spoken other than English: Polish, Russian, Italian

How long have you been in the US? Since 1985

What do you find to be the biggest difference between the US and your home country? It is a very imprecise question and difficult to answer. Poland is a small country, so it is very uniform as far as culture and tradition is concerned. The US is very international, because of its size and being open to foreigners it is a melting pot of various cultures and traditions.

Interesting Fact: In spite of 20+ years in the States I still have an accent and will always be recognized as a foreigner. I believe only the second generation can completely blend into the society.

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