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Sidney E. Berger, director emeritus of the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem and an adjunct professor in the iSchool, will give the talk "The Fabrication, Materials, Design, Cultural Context, Uses, and Miracle of Paper." He will provide an examination on many of the most extraordinary forms of paper decoration, with a look at many of its uses.
UIUC alumnus St. Elmo Brady was the first African-American to obtain a PhD in chemistry in the United States. He received his degree from the University in 1916 for work completed at Noyes Laboratory and continued his career as a professor of chemistry at historically black colleges and universities.