Book Give-Away begins for SBCC Reads 2011!

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.

FREE to interested students, a copy of the book THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS will be available, starting February 14th at 9am at the Luria Library Reference Desk.
The Luria Library, with generous support from the SBCC Executive Vice President, are proud to present SBCC Reads! (a common reading experience) spring semester 2011. Joining partners in the Santa Barbara community, this program engages our broad and diverse community in a series of conversations, lectures, readings, displays, and other activities that explore interdisciplinary issues sparked by the book. The SBCC Biology Club and the Student Leaders in Science are helping the library plan free events related to the book. Faculty members are encouraged to incorporate the book into their class curricula.
The author of the book will be speaking at UCSB April 11th, 7pm.
Click here for more information about SBCC events and the book.