The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is being integrated into classroom curricula throughout the 2016-17 academic year, giving IU Northwest students, faculty and staff the opportunity to reflect on the diversity of themes present.

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The following faculty members are incorporating the books' themes into their courses:

Susan Zinner
Gianluca Di Muzio
Monica Solinas-Saunders
Crystal Shannon
Sara Adams
Anja Matwijkiw

Sponsoring departments:

School of Nursing
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Department of Biology
Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies
Office of the Chancellor
Faculty Organization
Library Services
Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs
Office of Student Activities

Departments sponsoring World Bioethics Day on Oct. 19:

Office of the Chancellor
Academic Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business and Economics
College of Health and Human Services
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
School of Nursing
School of Medicine

The community is asked to join in the reading program by participating in events open to the public.

The book will soon be available for purchase at the IU Northwest Book Store. It is currently availalable at