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Life Science Ethics Movie Night: 'Awakenings'

Robert De Niro and Robin Williams

Life Science Ethics presents a screening of "Awakenings," featuring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Doors open at 5 p.m.

Eat: Box supper served. RSVP required.

Watch: “Awakenings” (1990), featuring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. This movie explores Dr. Malcolm Sayer’s efforts to treat catatonic individuals who survived an early 20th century encephalitis lethargica epidemic with L-Dopa in 1969. The remarkable initial success of the treatment unfortunately turned out to be short-lived.

Talk: Discuss the film with panelists: 

  • Dr. James Dennert, psychiatry, private practice
  • Professor Janet Neiswander, neuroscience, ASU
  • Professor Jason Robert, bioethics, ASU
Department: 
School of Life Sciences
Contact: 
Karin Ellison
Location: 
Biodesign Institute B105, Auditorium
Campus: 
Tempe campus
Price: 
Free