President's Committee on Diversity
2013 Diversity Reading Project: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
7 p.m. Monday, April 15
Jamrich Hall 102
David "Sonny" Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks; Veronica Lacks, great-granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks
Sonny and Veronica gives audiences a sincere first-person perspective on the collision between ethics, race and the commercialization of human tissue, and how the experience changed the Lacks family forever.
Dr. Ruth Faden, Director of John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
* Copies of the book are available for purchase at the NMU bookstore
Monday, April 8
2 p.m., Learning Resource Center 311
"Race and Gender" with Amy Hamilton and Lesley Larkin
Wednesday, April 10
12 p.m., Learning Resource Center 109
"Ethics and Human Research" with Derek Anderson and Zac Cogley
Thursday, April 11
7 p.m., LRC 311
"Writing and Research" with Jessica Bell and Matt Bell
Tuesday, April 16
7 p.m., Learning Resource Center 311
"Law and Race" with Jonathan Allen and Steve Nelson
For more information about the Diversity Common Reader Program and these events, contact Lesley Larkin or 906-227-1794
Tour the NMU Biology Labs
Thursday, April 11
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
New Science Facility 2307.
Tour will be guided by John Rebers, head of NMU Biology Department. Observe several types of cultured cells. See how cells are stored and how contamination is avoided. Sign up at the following link for a tour http://tinyurl.com/an693cs
The Diversity Common Reader Program is presented by the President's Committee on Diversity.
Additional support provided by the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Graduate Education and Research, School of Education, Leadership and Public Service, Multicultural Education and Resource Center, Center for Native American Studies, NMU Honors Program, and NMU's Biology, Chemistry and English Departments.