Santa Clara University



President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

Health & Science Horizons

Apr 29, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.
Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center
Cost : 0

The Art of Science

Immortal Cells and the Ethics of Cancer Research - What We Learned From Henrietta Lacks
Join Christelle Sabatier, Ph.D., in a discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a book published by Rebecca Skloot in 2010. In this era of citizen science, easy genomic sequencing, and stem cell research, the story of Henrietta Lacks, who quietly passed away in 1951, continues to inform us. Her immortal cells have led to great scientific advances but at great emotional cost to her family. Dr. Sabatier is a Lecturer of Biology at Santa Clara University.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call Marie Brancati at 408-554-2301 (voice) or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY-California Relay) at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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