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Lacks family: Henrietta "will always live"

Jan 29, 2014

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Ohio Northern University welcomed two very special people to the Freed Center for a cozy evening of stories and laughter. For the students, it was a learning experience, but for the two women who came to visit the campus, it was an opportunity to share their grandmother's story, the amazing phenomenon of Henrietta Lacks. 

Lacks' Legacy bridges science, ethics and race

Jan 22, 2014
Henrietta Lacks was the focus of "A Meeting with the Lacks Family." (photo courtesy by

The Department of Multicultural Development and the Cultural and Special Events Committee sponsored A Meeting with the Lacks Family on Jan 21. The event was made open to the public, free of charge. The main focus: a woman named Henrietta Lacks. She was a poor, black tobacco farmer from the south. Her cells were cultured to become some of the first cells that could ever be grown in a laboratory.

30-hour famine to raise money, awareness

Nov 06, 2013 - Comments: 0

ONU students will participate in a 30-Hour Famine to raise money and awareness for World Vision, an organization that fights against world hunger.

A&S Quiz Bowl presents trivia challenge

Nov 06, 2013 - Comments: 0

The Arts & Sciences college hosts a trivia challenge for ONU students, staff and faculty. 


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