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The Awards and Interviews (and UW Initiative) Continue!

Rebecca Skloot has had a remarkable year, and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” continues to be discussed in UW-Madison classes, local book clubs, and other Madison school and college programs. Students and faculty continue to visit the “Informing Consent” historical exhibit at the Ebling Library (open until March 31st) on the west side of campus. UW’s Go Big Read choice is but one of many highlights of Skloot’s literary trajectory- the Wellcome Trust Book Prize recently chose “Immortal Life” as the book that most celebrated medicine for 2010.

3 thoughts on “The Awards and Interviews (and UW Initiative) Continue!

  1. I wish that an exhibit like Informing Consent would come to my area. I've seen several documentaries on tests that were performed in the Louisville area through the 1950's. Most were done in psychiatric facilities. Some of the stories were just incredible, it is amazing that the staff could essentially do anything they wanted to do.

  2. Rebecca Skloot, what do you think about the ACTA?
    If it get accepted Watching Free movies online would be an act of vandalism.
    Hope it doesnt get accepted and it better get a plan on make profit with free material for the people.