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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Norwich hosts award-winning author during Todd Lecture Series

For Immediate Release
March 27, 2012

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Norwich University’s School of Mathematics and Sciences and School of Humanities will host Todd Lecture Series author Rebecca Skloot on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory.

This event is free and open to the public.

Skloot will speak about her bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times bestseller.

Her book was also the all-freshmen read for this year’s incoming class.

Skloot is an award winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications.

The Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of US Army retired Maj. Gen. and Norwich President Emeritus W. Russell Todd, ‘50, and his wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the University. With this series, Norwich reaches out to bring important, significant lecturers to campus. All events are free and open to the public.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu