Sunday, February 8, 2009

Film Screening of “Gattaca”-as part of a week long commemoration of Darwin Day-Charles Darwin, 1809-2009

WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The Biology Graduate Student Council of Kent State University present
WHAT: A Film Screening of “Gattaca”-as part of a week long commemoration of Darwin Day-Charles Darwin, 1809-2009
WHERE: Professor’s Pub, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Kent-under 21 welcome until the end of the screening
WHEN: Wednesday, February 11, 7:30pm ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Public CONTACT: 330-673-4970 MORE INFO: About the Darwin Day Events Come help us celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publishing of his seminal work, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born on in 1809. Specifically, it celebrates the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin -- the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. More generally, Darwin Day expresses gratitude for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity. Kent State University, through the efforts of the Biology Graduate Student council, is hosting a series of events designed to increase the public understanding of evolutionary processes, and to celebrate the life of this great English naturalist. Highlight Events at KSUFree and Open to the Public Tuesday, February 10, 7pmGraduate Symposium on Darwin and EvolutionKIVA Auditorium, Kent State Student Center, KSU-followed by a reception in Rm 204, Kent State Student Center Thursday, February 12, 7pmOhio Senator Tom Sawyer provides a Keynote AddressScience and Technology in OhioBallroom Balcony, Kent State Student Center Listing of All the Free Events for the week can be found at About GATTACA: Director: Andrew NiccolWriter (WGA): Andrew Niccol Release Date: 24 October 1997 (USA) more Plot: In the not-too-distant future, a less than perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a fall. With some professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. When a colleague is killed he is finally scheduled for a space mission, but a colleague suspects his origins and the police begin an investigation. Written by garykmcd Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, language, and some sexuality. Runtime: 106 minCountry: USA Thank you for supporting the Arts!