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      AY 2011-2012
      “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
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      MVC’s QEP
      include broad based involvement
      be tied to student learning
      address a college need
      be sustainable, and
      include a plan for assessment
      To meet the expectations of our accrediting agency, the Commission on Colleges - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the QEP must:
    • 2008
      MVC’s Common Book Project
      Satisfies those criteria.
    • Writingthrough the Common Book
      Prof. Nathan Cole and
      Dr. Janice Franklin
    • Overheard…
      • “How mightI usethis book in my course(s)?”
      • “I barely have time to cover the required material. I do not see how this fits in with my course(s).”
      • “Will I need to write more Student Learning Outcomesfor this? I don’t have time.”
      • “Writing is not one of the competencies for my course.”
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      How might I use this book in my course(s)?
    • STEP1:
      Read the book
    • Who was Henrietta Lacks?
      Henrietta Lacks - CBS Sunday Morning
      CBS Sunday Morning Interview with Rebecca Skloot
    • STEP2:
      If not the book in its entirety,
      identify sections that you can assign
      for reading by your students.
    • Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he or she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in culturally and ethnically diversified world;
      Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society;
      Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness;
      Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives;
      Develop personal values for ethical behavior;
      Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments;
      Use logical reasoning in problem solving and
      Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.
      Review the Perspectives in the CORE
      Which of these perspectives attaches to your course?
      What sections of the text can be useful toward incorporating one of these perspectives?
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      Use logical reasoning in problem solving
    • Examples of Programming Around this Text
    • Michael Hester, M.D.,
      Medical Ethicist
      University of Arkansas Medical Ethics
      “history of ethics in research and the difficult ethical issues in this year’s One Book selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
      • #1: Craft a 2-PAGE RESPONSE PAPER that contrasts the hospital’s position (PERSPECTIVE) with that of the Lack’s family.
      • #2: Create a DISCUSSION BOARD ASSIGNMENT around this topic-
      What are the ethical issues embedded in this story?
    • The photographs are part of the Biomedical Collection of London’s Wellcome Trust. In chapter 29 of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot describes a gift sent by Johns Hopkins cancer researcher ChristophLengauer to the children of Henrietta Lacks, a fourteen-by-twenty inch print of Henrietta’s chromosomes. Lengauer developed the technique known as fluoresence in situ hybridization, or FISH, which involves applying dyes to chromosomes and exposing them to ultraviolet light. When chromosomes fluoresce under such light, researchers may discover important DNA trait information. Fluorescent HeLa cells, while cancerous, are often strikingly beautiful. Skloot describes Lengauer’s photograph as resembling “a night sky filled with multicolored fireflies glowing red, blue, yellow, green, purple, and turquoise.”
      Human cell in early cytokinesis: Matthew Daniels, Wellcome Collection
    • Henrietta’s Immortal Cells
      These HeLa cells were stained with special dyes that highlight specific parts of each cell. The DNA in the nucleus is yellow, the actin filaments are light blue and the mitochondria—the cell's power generators—are pink. Palomar.edu
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      Whose Body Is It Anyway? New Short Plays by Arkansas Playwrights
      One Book, One Community and Bob Ford, visiting instructor in the University of Arkansas Drama Department, present Whose Body Is It Anyway? New Short Plays by Arkansas Playwrights, 11 a.m. Saturday, October 16.
      The Fayetteville Public Library hosts the event featuring five 10-minute plays inspired by 
      The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
      • #3: Several visual artists have elected to incorporate human cancer cells into their work. IDENTIFY, RESEARCH, and PREPARE a short written profile on one such artist.
      • #4: This text is being translated into a film this fall. Prepare a SHORT ESSAY on the considerations involved in this process. What changes might occur during the process of moving this story into the film realm?
      MVC Academic Divisions
    • Science, Nursing, Arts/Humanities and Physical Education
      • Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics
      • -- Cell research, tissue, cancer, AIDS research, marrying cousins, genetic disposition, syphilis experimentation, tuberculosis experimentation, etc .
      •  Art
      • -- Description of row houses, general store, hospitals, statue of Hopkins. Artistic detail in photos.
      • Humanities
      • -- perceptions of cultures, how does this affect our ideas of what it means to be human?
    • Business, Computers, Mathematics and Technical Programs
      • Accounting
      • Create a spreadsheet that reflects the revenue HeLa Cells have generated over a determined amount of time.
      • Calculate the profits generated throught the distribution of HeLa and the possible earnings that should be awarded to the Lacks family.
      • Business
      • -- Manufacturing, patent process.
      • Math/Economics
      • -- Profitability of cell/tissue manufacture.
    • Communications and Social Sciences
      • Education
      • -- curriculum in grade school, research institutions
      • English
      • -- Storytelling, writing, genres, biography, qualitative research, genealogy
      • History
      • --Timeline of events including segregation, states of Virginia, Baltimore, tobacco production, medical testing on the disadvantaged.
      • Government
      • – Nuremberg Code, Hippocratic oath, Institutional Review Board, Federal Law, Nixon National Comm. Act, Judge Wapner verdict, Supreme Court resolutions, declarations.
      • Sociology
      • --cultural divide, “cross the tracks”, passing for Puerto Rican, experimentation on less fortunate, Tuskegee, Nazis, Hela, community revitalization
    • Remember…..
      Through the use of the Common Book as the vehicle for writing across curriculum, we will have
      Included broad based involvement
      Tied the text to student learning
      Addressed the need of the college toward satisfaction of the QEP requirement,
      Incorporated a vehicle that has proven sustainability, and
      Selected a project that offers a variety of opportunities for assessment and evaluation.
    • Text Selected as Common Reading at other Institutions of Higher Education
      • St. Bonaventure University
      • North Carolina State University
      • Tufts University
      • San Diego State University