History Professor Anna Kirchmann received the Haiman Medal, the highest distinction awarded by the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA), on Jan. 6. PAHA is an international professional organization based in the United States and active since the early 1940s. The Haiman Medal is awarded annually to an American scholar for sustained scholarly contribution to Polish American studies. This year, the award ceremony was held at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. Professor Neal Pease, president of the Polish American Historical Association, presented the award.