Cornell College Events
Thursday, October 10th (link)
|9:30 am-10:00 am||Children's Story Time Cole Library|
Join us for story time fun!
|11:10 am-12:00 pm||HAIG Lecture: (a)chromatic McWethy Hall|
Professor Tony Plaut will talk about the research and creative work he undertook while on sabbatical leave during the spring of 2013. The talk will be held in the Luce Gallery where Plaut's show, (a)chromatic will be on view through October 20th.
Plaut's lecture will address some of the historical references, technical challenges, and conceptual aspects of (a)chromatic.
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Law School Personal Statements Workshop Thomas Commons|
Collins Byrd, Assistant Dean of Admissions at the University of Iowa College of Law, will share practical tips and insights on how to write a strong personal statement for law school. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn what admissions committees really look for when reviewing law school applications! RSVP via JIVE by Noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
|7:00 pm-8:30 pm||An Evening with the Lacks Family: The Story Behind the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks |
The best-selling book by Rebecca Skloot details the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American woman whose cells, taken without her knowledge in 1951, became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Victoria Baptiste, Henrietta’s great granddaughter, and David Lacks Jr., Henrietta’s grandson, will speak. The Lacks Family was in the news earlier this month, when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shared that an agreement has been reached with the family regarding the continued use of HeLa cells in research, specifically with regard to sequencing of the HeLa genome. Dimensions will provide free transportation for this event.
|7:30 pm||Theatre Production: "Birth Witches" Armstrong Hall|
A new play by Jennifer Fawcett
Directed by Guest Artist Leda Hoffmann
The show runs Oct. 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors/students/youth. Free for faculty, staff, and students. For tickets contact the Box Office at 319-895-4293.
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