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The Ohio State University at Lima:
Event Detail
October 17, 2012  -  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Webcast of Author Rebecca Skloot

Ohio State Lima students participate in the Buckeye Book Community. First-year students complete their first college assignment by reading a common book before coming to campus prepared to discuss and analyze what they have read. The experience culminates with a visit from the featured author. Lima students join in through webcast. The Buckeye Book Community 2012 is reading Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the story of the woman whose cancerous cells, known as HeLa cells, were vital for developing numerous medical advances. They have been bought and sold by the billions, yet the cells were taken without her consent, and Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown. Her family found out nearly 20 years after that Henrietta’s cells were still alive. It is an astonishing story of scientific discovery and the ethical implications involved. It is a story that approaches the intersections of race, class, and science in our culture and our history. It is the story of the unknown life of Henrietta Lacks, a woman who has changed all of our lives.

Location: Science 165    Time: 7:00 PM   

Contact Information:
Email: nelson.700@osu.edu
Phone: (419) 995-8698

All dates for this event: 10/17/2012    

Extra Credit for Attendance:
EXP - Gail Nelson - Success Series Credit