From Chancellor Dan Jones to first-year students, the campus has been encouraged to read one book for the summer. The book is entitled, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The University of Mississippi Freshman Year Experience has campaigned hard for the project to spread campus wide. The course related to the experience is EDHE 105.
EDHE 105 is designed to help our freshman students make a positive transition from high school to college, develop a better understanding of the learning process, enhance their academic skills, and acquire essential life skills to ensure their success and to begin their exploration of the career and major that are best for them.
The author of the book, Rebecca Skloot, will be the key-note speaker at the UM Freshman Convocation August 25, 2011.
For more information about the experience and the book, please click here.[youtube]ZTEUbYAtkgs[/youtube]