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September 21, 2012 - 8:06am

EVENT: “Science Study Break: Addiction.” The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2011.

WHERE: Robert A. Welch Hall (WEL 2.312) at The University of Texas at Austin.

SSB: AddictionBACKGROUND: The University of Texas Libraries fires up another season of Science Study Break with a peek into the world of drug abuse in the medical profession.

In conjunction with Natural Sciences Week, director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center and Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology Dr. Carlton Erickson discusses the science of addiction, using scenes from House, M.D., Nurse Jackie, ER and other medical dramas.

“Science Study Break: Addiction” happens on Tuesday, October 2, at 6 p.m. in Robert A. Welch Hall (WEL 2.312) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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.

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