The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Books and Coffee discussion led by Sara Rokicki
Wednesday, September 27, 4:00 p.m., Free Event
Earhart Manor Living Room

School of Education faculty member Sara Rokicki discusses Rubin’s best-selling book about a year-long project to define happiness and implement her findings into practical changes in her life, along the testing the theories of all manner of experts, from Epicurus to Thoreau to Oprah to Martin Seligman to the Dalai Lama to see what worked for her—and what didn't.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Books and Coffee discussion led by Elizabeth Peckham
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 p.m., Free Event
Earhart Manor Living Room

Concordia Biology professor Elizabeth Peckham discusses Skloot’s award-winning account of the African-American woman whose cancerous cell sample was taken from her tumor without her knowledge or consent and used for scientific research all over the world. The book explores the intersection of science, ethics, and race.