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“Science on Screen” Pairs A&S Experts with Classic Films

The College of Arts and Sciences is partnering with the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, S.C., for an exciting film forum series: Science on Screen.

A&S scientists will be featured speakers at showings of classic films at Nickelodeon Theatre, pairing thoughtful analysis with entertainment. First up in the series, January 28, is biologist Dr. Loren Knapp, who will discuss bird migratory behavior and relate it to Alfred Hitchcock’s memorable thriller, The Birds.

Science on Screen begins January 28 and continues through June 10. Passes for the entire series are available for $50. For information on ticket purchase and more about the film series, visit 

Spring 2013 Community Film Forum series, Science on Screen schedule:

January 28, 2013: The Birds paired with Loren W. Knapp, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Affairs

February 18, 2013: Gattaca paired with Jane E. Roberts, Ph.D.– Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

March 25, 2013
: The Perfect Storm paired with Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Ph.D. – Director, Marine Science Program, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences

April 29, 2013: There Will be Blood paired with Camelia C. Knapp, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Studies

May 13, 2013: Blade Runner (final cut) paired with Richard Vogt, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

June 10, 2013: The Man with the Golden Arm paired with Steven Harrod, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology


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