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Science Flicks series features 'Outbreak'
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Oct. 14, 2008 --
"Outbreak," a movie focusing on the
outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus and the steps military and
civilian agencies might take to prevent it from spreading, is number 12
in the film series, "Science Flicks," presented by the Department of
Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University.
The film will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the
Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing. Admission is open to ASU students
and the general public and is free of charge.
The series, launched in 2007 by the departments of Biological Sciences
and Chemistry and Physics, each month presents a different film that
portrays scientists and their work. A full schedule of movies can be
Following the film’s showing, Dr. David Gilmore, assistant professor of
biology at ASU, will serve as a panelist to discuss the validity of the
movie and the impact of the set of circumstances it portrays.
"Outbreak," released in 1995) stars Dustin Hoffman, René Russo, Morgan
Freeman, Patrick Dempsey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Donald Sutherland, and
The remainder of the ‘Science Flicks" schedule includes "2001: A Space
Odyssey" (Nov. 11) and "Dr. Strangelove" (Dec. 2).