Loyola University Chicago Libraries and
the Newberry Library
Present the Fifth Annual
FOCUS ON THE BOOK
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Marie Curie
in collaboration with the
Women & Leadership Archives and Council 27 of Polish Women’s Alliance of America
Marie Skłodowska Curie
Piecing Together the Historical Puzzle
Dr. Helena Pycior
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Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 6:30 p.m.
Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor
Loyola University Chicago Libraries
1032 W. Sheridan Road
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Dr. Helena Pycior, Professor Emerita of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss how Marie Skłodowska Curie, renowned scientist and twice Nobel Prize winner, became known as the “healer of cancer.” Curie was named an Honorary Member of Polish Women’s Alliance in 1921, and the organization helped fund her research.
Reception with light refreshments and wine bar to follow presentation.
Raffle to benefit the PWA Archives Preservation Project.
Reservations kindly requested to Antoinette Trela at 847-384-1206 or firstname.lastname@example.org before October 20, 2017.
Please visit pwaa.org for more information.
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About the Speaker
Shortly after receiving her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Cornell University, Helena Pycior became fascinated with Marie Skłodowska Curie and began a decades-long pursuit of Curie as a scientist, woman, and symbol. Dr. Pycior has published four essays on Curie, as well as books and articles on the history of algebra, spousal collaboration in science, and presidential pets.