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Marie Sklodowska Curie: Piecing Together the Historical Puzzle

Marie Sklodowska Curie: Piecing Together the Historical Puzzle

Dr. Helena Pycior discusses Marie Skłodowska Curie ‌

Thank you to everyone who attended the 5th Annual Focus on the Book: "Marie Skłodowska Curie: Piecing Together the Historical Puzzle" on October 26, 2017. Helena Pycior, Professor Emerita of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, presented an interesting program about Marie Skłodowska Curie, renowned scientist and twice Nobel Prize winner, became known as the “healer of cancer.”

See below for photos from the event.

Marie Curie: FOTB 2017

FOTB: Marie Curie audience 1

FOTB: Marie Curie audience 2

FOTB: Marie Curie display

Display of Polish Women's Alliance of America history and items from the Women and Leadership Archives

After the program, guests enjoyed a reception featuring Polish food, wine, and “radioactive” cocktails!

David Spadafora, Marianne Ryan, Bozena Nowicka McLees, Helena Pycior, Antoinette Trela, Nancy Freeman, and Piotr Semeniuk

From left: David Spadafora, President, Newberry Library; Marianne Ryan, Dean, Loyola University Chicago Libraries; Bozena Nowicka McLees, Director, Interdisciplinary Polish Studies Program at Loyola; Dr. Helena Pycior, Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Antoinette Trela, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Polish Women's Alliance of America; Nancy Freeman, Director, Women and Leadership Archives at Loyola; and Vice Consul Piotr Semeniuk from the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago