Lecture: "The Science Behind, and Ahead of, FRANKENSTEIN"

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In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Jerry Husak examines the science behind Dr. Frankenstein's monster, a science still relevant today.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public


Anderson Student Center Iversen Hearth Room (ASC 340)

Frankenstein’s monster was created based on what was happening in the biological sciences at the time of of the book’s writing. However, the fear of what cutting-edge science can unleash on humanity is still present in modern times, and, remarkably, many of the biological themes in Frankenstein are very relevant in society today.

This lecture is provided by Dr. Jerry Husak, who grew up in south Texas obsessed with horror movies and books. He received a B.S in Biology from Angelo State University and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Oklahoma State University before conducting postdoctoral research at Virginia Tech, the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and the University of South Dakota. Dr. Husak is an Associate Professor in Biology at UST where he teaches courses in Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Endocrinology, Stress Physiology, and the Biology of Monsters. He's still obsessed with horror movies and books.

Parking (available for $1.50/hour before 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Morrison Parking Ramp--located beneath Morrison Residence Hall, visitors parking in the Morrison ramp should enter campus at the intersection of Selby Ave. and Finn St. Follow the drive aisle south , under the skyway, toward the stadium. Take a hard right at the end of the drive aisle. The visitor ramp entrance is the eastern entrance beneath the residence hall.

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