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Faculty and administration recess past Blackwell Library as Fall Convocation ends. 
Wasn’t our New Student Reader speaker great?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Faculty and administration recess past Blackwell Library as Fall Convocation ends.

Wasn’t our New Student Reader speaker great?

— 1 month ago
#New Student Reader  #Fall Convocation  #Henrietta Lacks  #salisbury 2018  #Salisbury University  #HeLa  #HeLa Cells 
Today’s New Student Reader events:
Convocation with Dr. Joseph Michael Herman, M.D.Friday, August 22, 2014 ● 9-10 a.m. ● Red SquareDr. Joseph Herman, a 1994 Salisbury University alumnus, is the director of the Pancreatic Multidisciplinary Clinic, director of clinical research in the Department of Radiation Oncology and associate professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences at Johns Hopkins.Open to the SU Community Only
Campus Book Signing with the Lacks FamilyFriday, August 22, 2014 ● 12:30-1:30 p.m. ● Devilbiss MallMembers of the Lacks family will participate in an on-campus book signing and interact with new students, faculty and staff.Open to the SU Community Only
More information available here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Today’s New Student Reader events:

Convocation with Dr. Joseph Michael Herman, M.D.
Friday, August 22, 2014 ● 9-10 a.m. ● Red Square
Dr. Joseph Herman, a 1994 Salisbury University alumnus, is the director of the Pancreatic Multidisciplinary Clinic, director of clinical research in the Department of Radiation Oncology and associate professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences at Johns Hopkins.
Open to the SU Community Only

Campus Book Signing with the Lacks Family
Friday, August 22, 2014 ● 12:30-1:30 p.m. ● Devilbiss Mall
Members of the Lacks family will participate in an on-campus book signing and interact with new students, faculty and staff.
Open to the SU Community Only

More information available here.

— 1 month ago
#New Student Reader  #Rebecca Skloot  #Henrietta Lacks  #HeLa  #HeLa Cells  #Salisbury University  #salisbury2018 
New Student Reader events begin tonight!
Community Lecture & Book Signing with the Lacks FamilyThursday, August 21, 2014 ● 7 p.m. ● Perdue HallMembers of the Lacks family will participate in a moderated question-and-answer session and book signing.  In addition, a dedication ceremony will be held and a portrait of Henrietta Lacks painted by a talented Salisbury University art student will be presented and later hung in the University’s Henson Science Hall.Free and Open to the Public
More information available here.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Student Reader events begin tonight!

Community Lecture & Book Signing with the Lacks Family
Thursday, August 21, 2014 ● 7 p.m. ● Perdue Hall
Members of the Lacks family will participate in a moderated question-and-answer session and book signing.  In addition, a dedication ceremony will be held and a portrait of Henrietta Lacks painted by a talented Salisbury University art student will be presented and later hung in the University’s Henson Science Hall.
Free and Open to the Public

More information available here.

— 1 month ago
#New Student Reader  #HeLa  #HeLa Cells  #Henrietta Lacks  #Rebecca Skloot 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (Book, 2011) [Salisbury University Libraries] →

Get this from a library! The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. [Rebecca Skloot] — “Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. …

We still have some copies of Salisbury University’s Tenth Anniversary New Student Reader Program book selection available if you’re interested! Events begin on August 21st. 

— 1 month ago
#New Student Reader  #Rebecca Skloot  #henrietta lacks  #hela  #hela cells  #Salisbury University  #salisbury 2018 
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Follow @sulibraries on Twitter to keep with SU’s 10th Anniversary New Student Reader program happenings!

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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.

Want to read this? We just added some copies to our collection!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.

Want to read this? We just added some copies to our collection!

— 2 months ago
#New Student Reader  #Salisbury University  #Salisbury 2018  #hela  #hela cells  #henrietta lacks  #Rebecca Skloot 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SU New Student Reader Program: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Research Guides at Salisbury University →
— 2 months ago
#New Student Reader  #Salisbury 2018  #Salisbury University  #hela  #hela cells  #Rebecca Skloot  #henrietta lacks 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stop by Blackwell Library and pick up some information on Salisbury University’s New Student Reader program for 2014-2015!

— 2 months ago
#New Student Reader  #Salisbury University  #Salisbury 2018  #Rebecca Skloot  #hela  #hela cells  #henrietta lacks 
2014-2015 New Student Reader Program

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Salisbury University’s Tenth Anniversary New Student Reader 2014 book selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa.  She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken for research without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing vaccines, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization and more. 

What are HeLa Cells?
HeLa cells are derived from human cervical cancer cells taken from Henrietta Lacks. The cells were first cultured, or grown, in a laboratory in 1951 and were the first type of human cancer cell to be cultured continuously for experiments. There are many different strains (subtypes) of HeLa cells now being used.

Community Lecture & Book Signing with the Lacks Family
Thursday, August 21, 2014 ● 7 p.m. ● Perdue Hall
Members of the Lacks family will participate in a moderated question-and-answer session and book signing.  In addition, a dedication ceremony will be held and a portrait of Henrietta Lacks painted by a talented Salisbury University art student will be presented and later hung in the University’s Henson Science Hall.
Free and Open to the Public

Convocation with Dr. Joseph Michael Herman, M.D.
Friday, August 22, 2014 ● 9-10 a.m. ● Red Square
Dr. Joseph Herman, a 1994 Salisbury University alumnus, is the director of the Pancreatic Multidisciplinary Clinic, director of clinical research in the Department of Radiation Oncology and associate professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences at Johns Hopkins.
Open to the SU Community Only

Campus Book Signing with the Lacks Family
Friday, August 22, 2014 ● 12:30-1:30 p.m. ● Devilbiss Mall
Members of the Lacks family will participate in an on-campus book signing and interact with new students, faculty and staff.
Open to the SU Community Only

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— 2 months ago
#New Student Reader  #Salisbury University  #Salisbury2018  #HeLa Cells  #Henrietta Lacks  #Rebecca Skloot