Transylvania University Selects The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as their FYE 2011 Pick!

Transylvania University in Lexington, KY has selected Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for their First Year Reading Program pick in 2011. Dr. Kathleen S. Jagger, Associate Vice-President & Associate Dean of the university says The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks “was the unanimous choice and we look forward to discussions across campus of many of the issues Skloot raises in her book.”

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks chronicles the life of the woman who changed science when her cells (taken without her knowledge) began to be used in medical research. The book has become a sensation across many campuses and has been selected for Common Reading at more than 100 colleges, universities, and “One Book, One City” Reads.  Colleges that have picked the book include:Adelphi University
Albion College
Austin College
Bard College
Baton Rouge’s ‘One Book One Community’ read
Belmont University
Boise State Campus Reads
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University Ohio
Coastal Carolina University
College of St. Scholastica
Community College of Baltimore County
Connecticut College
Cox College
Daniel Boone Regional Library
Dayton Big Read
Delaware County Community College
Delaware Valley College
Detroit Public Library
Elizabethtown College
Emmanuel College
Fairmont State University
Florida State University
Florida Atlantic University Honors College
Framingham State University
Gallaudet University
George Washington University
Grand Valley State University
Green River Community College
Hamilton College
Hanover College
Henderson State University
Honors College at University of Arizona
Johns Hopkins University
Keene State College
Loyola Marymount University  (English Dept.)
Marian University
Marietta College
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Mills College
Missouri State University
Moraine Valley Community College
Morehouse School of Medicine
Morgan State University
Mountain View College
North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Northwestern (Bookpal for Northwestern)
Norwich University
Penn State Brandywine
Philadelphia University
Purdue University
Randolph-Macon Academy
Rollins College
Roosevelt University
Saint Francis University
San Diego State University
San Jose State University
Seton Hall University
Siena Heights University
Southern Methodist University
St. Bonaventure University
St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Sweet Briar College
Texas Christian University
Transylvania University
Tulane Freshmen Reads
University of Arkansas
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of California, Merced
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Charleston
University of Delaware
University of Florida Honors Program
University of Houston Downtown
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Maryland
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University Of Rhode Island
Univ. of South Carolina Upstate
University of Tennessee
University of Texas Arlington
University of Wisconsin, Madison Big Reads
Virginia Commonwealth University
Western Michigan University
West Shore Community College

Has your committee considered The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? If you have read the book, or read anything about it, let others know what you think by leaving a comment here!


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