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234 - Rebecca Skloot

Creative + Cultural

Release Date: 10/02/2018

A live recording of our educational podcast The Grammar of Science and Technology with Rebecca Skloot.

This special program, entitled Dialogue on Bioethics: A Conversation with Rebecca Skloot, will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Lyon.

Rebecca Skloot, a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications. She specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan. She has worked as a correspondent for WNYC’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW. She and her father, Floyd Skloot, co-edited The Best American Science Writing 2011. You can read a selection of Rebecca Skloot’s magazine writing on the Articles page of her site

This event is co-hosted by Tabula Poetica and the Office of the President of Chapman University; see more at www.chapman.edu/poetry.



The Grammar of Science and Technology
In 1902, Albert Einstein gifted a book, Karl Pearson’s The Grammar of Science, to his colleagues to start a conversation about the universe. Expanding on that conversation, we invite a variety of experts to share the stories behind landmark advancements and discoveries in the fields of science and technology. Recorded in front of a live audience at the 1888 Center, this educational program is designed as a series of brief explorations into our natural world and the human ability to manipulate it. In partnership with Chapman University and Ingram Micro.

1888 Center programs are recorded and archived as a free educational resource on our website or with your favorite podcast app including Apple and Spotify. Each episode is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology. Produced in partnership with Brew Sessions.

Producers: Trevor Allred and Kevin Staniec
Manager: Sarah Becker
Host: Dr. Andrew Lyon
Guest: Rebecca Skloot
Audio: Brew Sessions Live
1888 Center Podcast music composed and performed by Dan Reckard