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Paul Schettler Reflects on Career Explorations By John Wall director of media relations PHOTOGRAPHY BY: J.D. CAVRICH unless noted

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This might be the first time that Hannibal Lecter has been quoted in service of a profile of a beloved professor, but stick with us. In Silence of the Lambs, Lecter instructs, “Read Marcus Aurelius—of each thing, ask: what is it in and of itself. What is its nature?” When applied to chemist Paul Schettler, the answer becomes clear about 10 minutes into a conversation. He’s an explorer. Exploration, as it turned out, was at the center of young Paul’s wanderings and his intrinsic need to know what was on the road not taken. “I always had questions about the nature of things,” Schettler says. “From an early age.” 28

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