Cornell College Events

Thursday, October 10th

Time Event Title
9:30 am-10:00 amChildren's Story Time Cole Library
Join us for story time fun!
11:10 am-12:00 pmHAIG 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 Plaut's lecture will address some of the historical references, technical challenges, and conceptual aspects of (a)chromatic.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 pmLaw 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 pmAn 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 pmTheatre Production: "Birth Witches" Armstrong Hall
Birth Witches 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.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Sep 1st-Oct 20th(a)chromatic, New Work by Anthony Plaut McWethy Hall
Oct 1st-Dec 2ndSophomore declaration of majors has begun Old Sem
Oct 7th-Oct 11thBookstore Closed for Moving Bookstore
Oct 9th-Oct 16thLunch with a Lawyer Thomas Commons

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