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Shepherd University's Common Reading Program to host lecture January 23

ISSUED: 16 January 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd University's Common Reading Program to host lecture January 23)

Shepherdstown, WV--The Shepherd University Common Reading Program and Biology Department Seminar Series will host a lecture by Dr. Michael Dean, head of human genetics at the National Cancer Institute, on Wednesday, January 23 at 5 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium.

Dean's lecture "Cancer and Our Genes: Applying What We Know to Prevention and Treatment" will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public.

Shepherd's Common Reading selection this academic year is "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" written by Rebecca Skloot. For more information about Shepherd's Common Reading Program, visit


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