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Join us for our monthly science discussion group, presented by professors from the Lansing Community College Science Department! This month’s subject is:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Part I). As part of the “One Book #OneLCC” project, please join us as we discuss Rebecca Skloot’s bestseller, which delves into the legal, ethical, and scientific aspects of medical research and scientific process. We will explore how science and society has changed (and stayed the same), and view a few related videos. Participants will have an opportunity to submit written questions to the Lacks Family for their presentation and moderated discussion on April 21, at 6:30 PM, in Dart Auditorium on the LCC main campus. Two tickets to the April 21 Exclusive Lacks Family Welcome Reception will be raffled off at this Café Scientifique event. In addition, Schuler Books is offering “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” at a 20% discount through April 2015.
Location: Street: 2820 Towne Center Blvd. City: Lansing, Province: Michigan Postal Code: 48912 Country: United States (toegevoegd uit IndieBound)… (meer)
Join fellow readers the last Friday of every month, 12 noon, for our lively discussion about books, movies, culture, current events and anything else that pops up for discussion. Lots of fun and everyone welcome.
The next meeting will occur on January 30. We'll be discussing, firstly, the best-selling The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, following two young magicians entangled in a high stakes game of love and magic. Next, we will delve into the world of science, politics, and family with Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
For free reading copies and more information, please call Diego at 780-496-7000 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (DiegoIbarra)… (meer)
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
“A real-life detective story, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks probes deeply into racial and ethical issues in medicine . . . The emotional impact of Skloot’s tale is intensified by its skillfully orchestrated counterpoint between two worlds.” —Nature
Rebecca Skloot is an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many others. She was co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW.
Location: Street: 1820 Coventry Rd Additional: City: Cleveland Heights, Province: Ohio Postal Code: 44118 Country: United States (toegevoegd uit IndieBound)… (meer)
Moderated by longtime bookseller Michelle and events gal Suzanne, our book club is multi-generational, friendly, casually well read, and one of the best groups to talk about a book with we've ever met!
There's no need to register or RSVP. Just show up and join the lively discussion. As always, our club books will be discounted 10% every month. Additionally, if your book club buys 3 or more copies of one title, we’ll happily discount any and all other book club’s titles too!
Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (toegevoegd uit IndieBound)… (meer)
VB READS...MOTHERHOOD BY THE BOOK, THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
Motherhood by the Book is led by Claire, VB staffer, mother of a toddler, and stepmother of an adolescent.
The book group meets on the second Sunday of every month at 2pm on the mezzanine level, next to our poetry section and near the Book Fare Cafe, for an hour of spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations, and rewards of motherhood, and what it means to be a mother. This group is by no means exclusive to moms with kids still at home, but much of the selection may be geared toward issues that those moms face. We will read fiction, non-fiction, and parenting books.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St Additional: On the mezzanine level of Village Books City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (toegevoegd uit IndieBound)… (meer)
WESTERN READS FEATURING REBECCA SKLOOT, THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS--WWU PAC
In conjunction with Western Reads, author Rebecca Skloot will be discussing her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Western Reads is a campus-wide reading program designed to promote intellectual engagement, community, and conversation at Western Washington University. It is sponsored jointly by The Office of Undergraduate Education and Enrollment & Student Services Division. Tickets will go on sale at the WWU Box Office, March 11, 2013; $8 WWU students; $15 general. For more information visit: http://www.wwu.edu/westernreads/events/spring.shtml.
Rebecca Skloot is an award winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O: The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications. She specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan.
This program is made possible by the generous support of Western Reads, Division of Enrollment & Student Services, Fairhaven College, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Biology Department, College of Sciences & Technology, English Department, and Research & Sponsored Programs.
Location: Street: 516 High Street Additional: WWU PAC Concert Hall City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (toegevoegd uit IndieBound)… (meer)
Join us for a lively book discussion about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This nonfiction work explores how the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, wound up becoming instrumental in medical research. Date: Wednesday - February 20 2013 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: SPL-Alice Turner Branch -Study Room Public Note: Registration starts Wednesday, January 23, online at 7 a.m. or by phone at 306.975.8127 at 10 a.m. (starfishian)… (meer)