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Henrietta Lacks: Behind The Story (Exhibit)

March 19, 2012 - by Stan Bogdanov

Henrietta Lacks Exhibit

Join us for a wonderful exhibit on Henrietta Lacks in the Swirbul Library Gallery from March 18th to April 19th, 2012! After you view the exhibit, please take a few moments and answer some of the questions below.You can either comment directly to this blog post or use the embedded Google Form to submit your answers. Feel free to do as few or as many questions as you want!

  • In 1976 when Mike Rogers Rolling Stone article was printed many viewed it as a story about race. How is this different from the way her story is being interpreted today? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • Do you think Henrietta would have given consent to have a tissue sample used in medical research if she had been given the information? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • Is it possible to approach history from an objective point of view? If so, how and why is this important in the context of Henrietta’s story? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • How do you feel about the Supreme Court of California ruling  that states when tissues are removed from your body, with or without your consent, any claim you might have had to owning them vanishes? (Courtesy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)
  • When is your body not just your own?
  • How would you feel if this was your mother?
  • What's the rule of law in human rights?
  • What's the difference between legality and morality?


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Professor Eloise Bellard is the Instructional Services Coordinator/Reference Librarian specializing in Social Work and Sociology research. She enjoys skiing, tennis, golf and a good read.

Stan Bogdanov is the Library's Instructional Multimedia Specialist. His interests encompass anything from new technologies and mobile apps to movie-making and singing.

Professor Gary Cantrell is a Reference Librarian and subject specialist for the Performing Arts. He enjoys singing with the AU chorus.

Professor Amrita Madray is the Education/Reference Librarian. She loves the summers and enjoys tropical scenes and delights.

Professor Lois O'Neill is Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian and chair of the Library Web Committee. A graduate of Adelphi's MFA program, she also writes poetry.

Frank Scaturro is an Adelphi Library Systems Administrator by day and a hard core tennis player by night.

Professor Debbi Smith is the Library's Collection Development and Management Librarian. When not at work, she sews quilts and clothing, or is traveling and taking many pictures. And READing!

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