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Culture & Science Events

Culture & Science events hosted by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provide a forum for discussion, offering our alumni and friends an opportunity to connect various components of cultural interests to the intricacies of science.


Upcoming Events

NSM Movie Night #11: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Thursday, July 28
6:15–9:45 pm

What happens when someone without a scientific background launches a science-based startup? Chaos.

Join a panel of experts as we delve into the twists and turns in the saga of Elizabeth Holmes and the corporation, Theranos.

Dr. Preethi Gunaratne, NSM’s Moores Professor of biology and biochemistry, will cover the science in the film. She’ll be joined by Dr. Meredith Duncan from the UH Law Center and Dr. Curtis Wesley from the C.T. Bauer College of Business and the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Movie Night Schedule

6:15 pm:
Tune in via Zoom for an introduction and panel discussion with our experts.

7–9:10 pm:
Watch the movie on your own. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is available from $2.99 on a variety of streaming services. It is also free with an HBO Max subscription.

9:15–9:45 pm:
Check back in on Zoom for a Q&A session about the movie!

Accessing the Movie

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is free with an HBO Max subscription. You can rent the movie starting at $2.99. We’ve listed some popular sites below:

RSVP Here to Participate

You’ll receive the Zoom link via email two days before the event.

If you have questions, please contact Jasmine Harrison at 713-743-7952 or jkharris@central.uh.edu.


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