Category Archives: Science Study Break

“Science Study Break: Addiction.”

Science Study Break: Addiction, 10/2

EVENT: “Science Study Break: Addiction.” The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2011.

WHERE: Robert A. Welch Hall (WEL 2.312) at The University of Texas at Austin.

BACKGROUND: The University of Texas Libraries fires up another season of Science Study Break with a peek into the world of drug abuse in the medical profession.

In conjunction with Natural Sciences Week, director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center and Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology Dr. Carlton Erickson discusses the science of addiction, using scenes from House, M.D., Nurse Jackie, ER and other medical dramas.

“Science Study Break: Addiction” happens on Tuesday, October 2, at 6 p.m. in Robert A. Welch Hall (WEL 2.312) at The University of Texas at Austin.

This event is free and open to the public, and there will be free pizza from Austin’s Pizza (while it lasts).

Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from the University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed as fact in science-themed television and movies. Science Study Break is hosted by the University of Texas Libraries and supported by the University Federal Credit Union.

10/27 Science Study Break – Mega Monsters featuring Dr. Anne Silverman

What: Science Study Break – Mega Monsters featuring Dr. Anne Silverman
Where:
Garrison Hall 0.102
When: 6-7pm, Wednesday, October 27
Cost: Free and open to the public

http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/texlibris/2010/10/26/kaiju-invade-science-study-breaks/

What is that rumbling!? Why it’s the final Science Study Break of 2010 here to crush you under its enormity.

Join us Wednesday, October 27, at 6 p.m. as Dr.  Anne Silverman from the Department of Mechanical Engineering reveals the biomechanics of old school movie kaiju (King Kong, Godzilla), and their CGI mega monster progeny (Alien, Cloverfield, The Host).

The program takes place in Garrison Hall 0.102 with free snacks and compelling conversation, so come and be edu-tained.

Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from the University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed as fact in science-themed television and movies.

RESCHEDULED: Science Study Break topic is memory

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 6-7pm

RESCHEDULED: Science Study Break topic is memory
Description:
Dr. Alison Preston, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, uses scenes from the television show “Dollhouse” and the movies “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Memento” to discuss how our brains form new memories and recall old ones. Refreshments will be provided.
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: T. S. Painter Hall (PAI), Room 4.42
Admission: Free
URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/lsl/StudyBreak/SSB.html