Events in UCIS

Saturday, September 30

10:00 am Lecture
Marie Curie in Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning French Nationality Room
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, Global Experiences Office and UCIS Engagement along with Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh and French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
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Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize (twice!) visited the University of Pittsburgh in 1921, where Pitt Chancellor John Bowman awarded her an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Come to the French Nationality Room to learn more about Marie Curie’s connection to Pittsburgh.
Dr. Fatiha Benmokhtar, Associate Professor of Physics in Duquesne University’s School of Science and Engineering, will discuss Marie Curie’s life and work and her ongoing scientific legacy. The talk will be in English and accessible to a general audience.
The one-hour lecture and discussion will be followed by a light reception in the Cathedral of Learning’s Braun Room. This event is sponsored by the Centre Francophone de Pittsburgh as part of a cultural series on Femmes Françaises.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to