• Competition Pool
    January 16 5:30am
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
    January 16 8:00am
    On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
  • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
    January 16 10:00am
    In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
  • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
    January 16 10:00am
    A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
  • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
    January 16 10:00am
    In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
Monday, January 16, 2017
    IU Calendar




    • Competition Pool
      January 16 5:30am
      Lap Swim more »
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
      January 16 8:00am
      On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
    • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
      January 16 10:00am
      In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
    • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
      January 16 10:00am
      A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
    • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
      January 16 10:00am
      In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
    Monday, January 16, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        January 16 5:30am
        Lap Swim more »
      • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
        January 16 8:00am
        On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
      • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
        January 16 10:00am
        In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
      • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
        January 16 10:00am
        A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
      • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
        January 16 10:00am
        In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
      Monday, January 16, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          January 16 5:30am
          Lap Swim more »
        • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
          January 16 8:00am
          On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
        • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
          January 16 10:00am
          In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
        • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
          January 16 10:00am
          A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
        • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
          January 16 10:00am
          In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
        Monday, January 16, 2017

          About This Event

          Summary

          When most Americans think of environmentalism, they think of the political left, of vegans dressed in organic-hemp fabric, lofting protest signs. In reality, writes Jacob Darwin Hamblin, the movement–and its dire predictions–owe more to the Pentagon than the counterculture. In Arming Mother Nature, Hamblin argues that military planning for World War III created “catastrophic environmentalism”: the idea that human activity might cause global natural disasters. This awareness, Hamblin shows, emerged out of dark ambitions, as governments poured funds into environmental science after World War II, searching for ways to harness natural processes–to kill millions of people. Proposals included the use of nuclear weapons to create artificial tsunamis or melt the ice caps to drown coastal cities; setting fire to vast expanses of vegetation; and changing local climates. Oxford botanists advised British generals on how to destroy enemy crops during the war in Malaya; American scientists attempted to alter the weather in Vietnam. This work raised questions that went beyond the goal of weaponizing nature. By the 1980s, the C.I.A. was studying the likely effects of global warming on Soviet harvests. Driven initially by strategic imperatives, Cold War scientists learned to think globally and to grasp humanity’s power to alter the environment. Arming Mother Nature changes our understanding of the history of the Cold War and the birth of modern environmental science.

          Dr. Jacob Darwin Hamblin is Associate Professor of History of Science, Technology, and Environmental History at Oregon State University.  His most recent publication is Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism, published by Oxford University Press in 2013.  He has also published Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, published by Rutgers University Press in 2008, and Oceanographers and the Cold War, published by University of Washington Press in 2005.  Dr. Hamblin’s current work explores the promotion of nuclear-related science and technology so-called developing countries, blending the histories of science, environment, and international relations.

          This event is sponsored by IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institue and NUVO

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          Dr. Jason Kelly
          jaskelly@iupui.edu

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          • Competition Pool
            January 16 5:30am
            Lap Swim more »
          • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
            January 16 8:00am
            On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
          • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
            January 16 10:00am
            In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
          • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
            January 16 10:00am
            A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
          • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
            January 16 10:00am
            In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
          Monday, January 16, 2017