Madame Curie was born on this date in 1867, and would have been one hundred and forty-five years old today—pretty impressive!
Why not celebrate Marie’s birthday in true scientific fashion? Head over to Memorial Library and spend a few minutes with the Marie and Pierre Curie exhibit in the lobby (just past the check-in desk). Or wander over to Ebling to see Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation and Public Health, a fascinating exhibit currently on display in the gallery. If you missed Lauren Redniss when she came to campus, you can watch her talk here. Or, if you’d rather spend this gray day just curled up with a good book, you can always check out one of these great Marie Curie biographies in the library catalog. (Or just re-read Radioactive—it’s always worth a second look!)
However you choose to celebrate, everybody here in the Go Big Read office wishes you a truly radioactive day!
Brooke Williams, GBR graduate student