Best-selling author Rebecca Skloot visits Denison
Posted: September 24, 2010
Rebecca Skloot, author of New York Times bestseller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Denison University’s Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The lecture is free and open to the public. Skloot is visiting Denison as part of “Technology & Community,” the 2010 campus-wide theme.
Skloot 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. She is the guest editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications.
The lecture is sponsored by Technology & Community: Denison’s 2010-11 Spectrum Series, and co-sponsored by University Programming Council (UPC), the Denison Lecture Series, the Laura C. Harris Symposium, the Ronneberg Series, and the Beck Lecture Series.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Skloot, at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 6, in Denison University’s Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. For more information contact Marlaine Browning at 740-587-6206 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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