On October 15, 2010 at noon Rebecca Skloot, the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be the speaker at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics’ Frank Bryant, Jr. M.D. Memorial Lecture. In the weeks leading up to the Bryant lecture, The Libraries and the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching are co-sponsoring the third annual community read on the UT Health Science Center campus.
One goal of One Community/One Book: to encourage as many students, faculty and staff as we can to read the same book. Another goal: To encourage gatherings of colleagues and friends, perhaps good food (that’s up to you), and definitely good conversation. We think we’ve found in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks material for some excellent conversations about a fascinating true story in the history of science.
Dr. John Littlefield, Director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching, and Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, will offer three workshops for individuals who are interested in leading or hosting a book discussion:
Thursday, August 19 , 12:00 noon
Saturday, August 21, 12:00 noon
Friday, August 27, 12:00 noon
Through a grant from Humanities Texas, we will be able to provide copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for individuals who volunteer to host or lead a book discussion. Books will be available on a first come/first served basis for individuals who register for the workshops. Workshops will also include lunch, and will take place at noon in the Collaboratory on the 4th floor of the Briscoe Library.
Registration for each of the three workshops can be found on the library’s Web site: http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/events/onebook2010events.cfm.
This is the third One Community/One Book project at the UT Health Science Center campuses. Previous book selections included Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder (2008) and Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (2009), by Pauline W. Chen, M.D.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available at the Briscoe, Downtown, Ramirez and Laredo libraries, and at the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at Texas Research Park. Call number: QU 300 S628i 2010. Copies are also available in the UT Health Science Center Bookstore at a 25% discount.
For more information about One Community/One Book contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.