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Common Reading Book Selection Announced

by Margot Hanson on 2021-05-11T14:21:00-07:00 | Comments

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Common Read Selection Committee has selected The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for the 2021-22 program. The selection committee read, reviewed, discussed, and ranked several books related to this year’s theme of Public Health and Social justice to select this book about the formerly little-known woman whose unique cells have made many scientific advances possible. Incoming students will discuss the Common Read in small groups with faculty, staff, and student leaders during the orientation week.

Thanks to this year's selection committee:

  • Aparna Sinha, Chair, Culture & Communication
  • Michele Van Hoeck, Dean of Library
  • Matthew Fairbanks, Science & Math
  • Mike Holden, Mechanical Engineering
  • Emily Scheese, Athletics
  • Ali Moradmand, Science & Math
  • Margot Hanson, Library
  • David Taliaferro, Commandant of Cadets
  • Amy Parsons, Culture & Communication
  • Sam Pearson, Marine Transportation
  • Ariel Setniker, Science & Math

Cal Maritime' New Student Common Read program started in 2011, with the goals of acquainting new students with Cal Maritime’s academic environment, including its mission and values; initiating relationships between students and the campus community; introducing students to academic discussion; and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.
Read more about the Common Read program, including past year's selections:

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