Las Cafeteras fuses traditional and modern beats with timely stories from the LA streets. The group remixes traditional sounds, combining Afro-Caribbean marimbol, the jarana and requinto guitars of Mexican son jarocho, hip-hop, Native American drum and flute, and stomping zapateado dancing with uplifting English and Spanglish lyrics that tell of everyday people searching for love and fighting injustice in the concrete jungle.
Dr. Vernita Gordon of the Department of Physics and Dr. Martin Kevorkian of the Department of English will need the space to contain their combined perspectives on the Time Lord’s exploits across the space and time.
Gordon will examine the 50-year-old sci-fi program from her background in biological physics, as well as an early adoration of space travel. Kevorkian has a keen interest in the nexus between technology and culture, and also happens to have a degree in mechanical engineering.
Free pizza (while it lasts) for program attendees.
Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features relevant faculty and experts from the University of Texas at Austin discussing the reality and fantasy portrayed as fact in science-themed television and movies. Science Study Break is hosted by the University of Texas Libraries and supported by the University Federal Credit Union.
The collections of the University of Texas Libraries are the result of more than one hundred years of commitment to build one of the great library collections in the world. Containing more than ten million volumes and providing access to the latest electronic research materials, the library collects the products of human knowledge in all formats. The library directly supports the research and instruction needs of the 350-acre main campus of The University of Texas at Austin with its 17 colleges and schools, over 24,000 faculty and staff and more than 50,000 students.
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