Science or Science Fiction: Blurring Reality (Philadelphia Science Festival Event)
La Salle University (in collaboration with Temple University and the Gershman Y as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival)
Friday, April 15, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Science or Science Fiction: Blurring Reality
Film Screening and Post-Film Discussion of "Gattaca"
Science Conversation Event — Friday, April 15, 7:00pm
The Gershman Y — 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
The film Gattaca (1997) displayed the promise and pitfalls of genetic design. Dr. Stefan Samulewicz, Associate Professor of Biology, La Salle University, and Dr. Barry Vacker, Assistant Professor of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media, Temple University, team up to co-facilitate a screening and discussion on how biological engineering and technology is portrayed in cinema.
Partners: La Salle University, Temple University, The Gershman Y
**Contact Julianna Gwiszcz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
This event is a part of the inaugural Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) taking place from April 15-28 as a way to celebrate science and technology.
The PSF is being presented by The Dow Chemical Company with additional support by the National Science Foundation, Drexel University, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences, La Salle University, Day & Zimmermann, Quaker Chemical Company, NextFab Studio, Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, and University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. It is organized by The Franklin Institute.
To learn more about the PSF, visit www.PhilaScienceFestival.org or call 215-448-1128. A full calendar of all PSF events can be found on the website. Connect with the PSF on Twitter and Facebook: PHLScienceFest.
La Salle University is an independent, coeducational insititution that was founded in Philadelphia in 1863 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic order dedicated to teaching and career preparation. Today, La Salle has three schools — Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing and Health Sciences— as well as the College of Professional and Continuing studies, and serves more than 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students. In 2009, La Salle University reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to the sciences by opening its renovated and expanded Holroyd Hall, featuring the Hugh and Nancy Devlin Center for Science and Technology.
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