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200 Years of Frankenstein - Duke Huang Fellows Student Symposium

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's classic novel "Frankenstein." The Duke community is invited to join us as we explore cutting-edge topics at the intersection of science and society inspired by the fictional work.

Full event schedule details TBP.

Symposium Panel Topics:
- The (Post) Modern Prometheus: When does science and the quest for knowledge go too far?
- Hacking Evolution: What is "natural" in the age of CRISPR?
- The Uncanny Valley: What does it mean to be human?
- Inclusion in STEM: How do ostracized individuals (like Frankenstein's monster) insert themselves into society?

The Symposium will be preceded by the Frankenstein Science Night at the Movies, co-organized with the Science Communicators of NC (SCONC) as part of NC Science Festival. Location: Griffith Theater at the Bryan Center. Admission is Free. A Frankenstein exhibit at the Rubenstein Library will be open to the public during the weeks leading up to the event.

Contact: Emilia Chiscop