Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Events
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Weekday(s): Thursday
Start Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
End Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014

» New Student Reader Lecture & Book Signing With the Lacks Family


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.
Members of her family participate in a moderated question-and-answer
session. Also, a portrait of Lacks painted by an SU art student will be unveiled.

7 p.m., Perdue Family Auditorium