Science Study Break Takes on “Avatar”

April 11, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — The Life Science Library's Science Study Break program will wrap up its season on Wednesday with an examination of James Cameron's most recent blockbuster "Avatar."

Dr. Misha Matz of the School of Biological Sciences will analyze biological fact and fiction in the fantastic world of the film.

The program will be at 6 p.m. in Garrison Hall, Room 0.102. It is free and open to the public.

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 books, television and film. Past presentations have featured presentations on bioterrorism and its treatment in the Fox thriller "24," artificial intelligence gone wild in "2001: A Space Odyssey," the comic realities of Spider-Man and epidemiological models for the proliferation of zombies.

Science Study Break occurs twice each semester and is generously supported by the University Federal Credit Union.

For more information, contact: Travis Willmann, University of Texas Libraries, 512 495 4644.