April 2, 2012 - 7:57am
The final Science Study Break of the 2011-12 school year shares space with a noteworthy public health conference at the Student Activity Center, 6 p.m. on Monday, April 9.
In conjunction with the 2012 Disease Detective public health conference, Dr. Richard Taylor (Biology) will discuss public health and infectious disease topics depicted in scenes from 12 Monkeys,TheWalking Dead, Numb3rs, and Contagion.
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.