Celebrate Halloween with a horror film from the Fine Arts Library

Looking for a way to get in the spirit of the holiday?  Check out a scary movie from the Fine Arts Library, like one of the selections below taken from Entertainment Weekly’s list of the top 20 horror films, 1989-2009.

Click on the title to find it at the Fine Arts Library.  Check out an unlimited number of DVDs for 7 days at a time.

Do you have other scary movie suggestions?  Share your recommendations in the comments.

Audition (2005)

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Scream (1996)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Alien 3 (1992)

Ringu (1998)

Planet Terror (2007)

Hostel II (2007)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

The Descent (2005)

The Kingdom (2007)

Event Horizon (1997)

Darkman (1990)

Dead-Alive (1992)

Science Study Break: ZOMBIES! Thurs, 10/29, 6-7pm, JGB 2.216


Sam Scarpino (Biology) on epidemiology and the undead as seen in The Night of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, and 28 Days Later.

Thursday, October 29, 6-7pm

Jackson Geological Sciences Building, JGB 2.216

Science Study Break website

Take a break from the books and join UT researchers for cookies, chips, and chat about popular movies and TV shows that deal with science topics.

Many viewers uncritically accept scientific information presented in movies or on TV. That may be good in the case of a medical organization broadening viewers’ knowledge by using entertainment-education—for example, embedding information about breast cancer in the storyline of a telenovela. But that may be bad when “science” unconsciously absorbed from popular programming affects citizens’ considerations of public policy issues.

In each program of this occasional series you’ll hear faculty members discuss realms of scientific possibility, evaluate presentations of science in popular culture, or mercilessly mock bad science and worse screenwriting. You’ll also sharpen your Bad Science Detector and discover library resources you can use to check the facts.

If you would like to suggest a future program or be a Science Study Break presenter, please email Roxanne Bogucka with the subject line Science Study Break.

Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library Celebrates International Year of Astronomy, Oct. 7, 2:00-4:00pm


The Kuehne Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library (PMA) is hosting a celebration of the International Year of Astronomy on Wednesday, October 7. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. on the plaza of Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM), where attendees may take part in the formation of a human orrery, or solar system model that demonstrates the planets’ motion around the sun. Astronomer Kurtis Williams will direct the activity.

The orrery activity will be complemented with a talk at 3pm in the PMA Library, RLM 4.200 by Dr. Craig Wheeler entitled “A Brief Time for History: 400 Years of Astronomy”. There will be a reception with light refreshments in the library 2-4pm.  

The PMA event is in recognition of the International Year of Astronomy, which is described by the hosting organizations’ website as “a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky.