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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 viewed at

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 Kevin Spacey.

The remainder of the ‘Science Flicks" schedule includes "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Nov. 11) and "Dr. Strangelove" (Dec. 2).



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