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Attend an evening with the Lacks family

Posted by on April 8, 2015

Henrietta Lacks’s granddaughter Kim Lacks and great-granddaughter Veronica Spencer will share their experiences related to their famous relative’s immortal cell line and their journey toward understanding Henrietta Lacks’s important role in science and research at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall. Tickets, which are free and available to the public, […]

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The science behind the One Book

Posted by on November 6, 2014

The iGEM Design Team will lead a demonstration of DNA extraction as a part of the One Book Program’s series of events at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in St. Pat’s Ballrooms A and B of the Havener Center. The current One Book selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, deals explicitly with genomic research and DNA. The iGEM team members will explain the nature of DNA research and lead participants in a hands-on demonstration that actually results in DNA extraction. The event is free and open to the public.

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Equality and respect in One Book case

Posted by on November 6, 2014

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Dr. Joel Dittmer, assistant professor of philosophy at S&T, will give a presentation titled “Equality and Respect in the Henrietta Lacks Case” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. This presentation is part of the One Book Program’s series of programs related to important themes in the current One Book selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Dittmer’s talk is free and open to the public.

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Suggest the next One Book

Posted by on November 3, 2014

The One Book Program’s advisory committee will meet in the next few weeks to select the next book for the 2015-2017 cycle. The committee is currently taking nomination for book titles. If you are interested in submitting a title for consideration, please consider the following guidelines:

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Poetry reading by Charlotte Matthews

Posted by on April 10, 2014

The One Book Program presents a poetry reading by Charlotte Matthews, the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities at S&T, in conjunction with this year’s selected One Book title, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The reading will take place 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Ozark Room of the Havener Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

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