• CLD Success Prep
    October 21 8:00am
    Success Prep is a high school readiness program intended to give entering freshman the opportunity to have a fresh start.  Over the course of 4 consecutive Saturdays, students and parents gain benefician information regarding the academic, behavioral and social expectations of a successful high school student. more »
  • Homecoming: Day of Caring
    October 21 8:00am
    Connect. Community. Care.  IUPUI United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organiz more »
  • IUPUI United Way Day of Caring
    October 21 9:00am
    Connect. Community. Care.  United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organizations more »
  • Homecoming: NPHC Step Show
    October 21 6:30pm
    As part of the kickoff to Homecoming Week, National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations are hosting a step show. Come watch the show, meet Homecoming Court, and learn more about the week's activities more »
  • CLOSED
    October 22 12:00am
    The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
Saturday, October 21, 2017
    IU Calendar




    • CLD Success Prep
      October 21 8:00am
      Success Prep is a high school readiness program intended to give entering freshman the opportunity to have a fresh start.  Over the course of 4 consecutive Saturdays, students and parents gain benefician information regarding the academic, behavioral and social expectations of a successful high school student. more »
    • Homecoming: Day of Caring
      October 21 8:00am
      Connect. Community. Care.  IUPUI United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organiz more »
    • IUPUI United Way Day of Caring
      October 21 9:00am
      Connect. Community. Care.  United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organizations more »
    • Homecoming: NPHC Step Show
      October 21 6:30pm
      As part of the kickoff to Homecoming Week, National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations are hosting a step show. Come watch the show, meet Homecoming Court, and learn more about the week's activities more »
    • CLOSED
      October 22 12:00am
      The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • CLD Success Prep
        October 21 8:00am
        Success Prep is a high school readiness program intended to give entering freshman the opportunity to have a fresh start.  Over the course of 4 consecutive Saturdays, students and parents gain benefician information regarding the academic, behavioral and social expectations of a successful high school student. more »
      • Homecoming: Day of Caring
        October 21 8:00am
        Connect. Community. Care.  IUPUI United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organiz more »
      • IUPUI United Way Day of Caring
        October 21 9:00am
        Connect. Community. Care.  United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organizations more »
      • Homecoming: NPHC Step Show
        October 21 6:30pm
        As part of the kickoff to Homecoming Week, National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations are hosting a step show. Come watch the show, meet Homecoming Court, and learn more about the week's activities more »
      • CLOSED
        October 22 12:00am
        The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
      Saturday, October 21, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • CLD Success Prep
          October 21 8:00am
          Success Prep is a high school readiness program intended to give entering freshman the opportunity to have a fresh start.  Over the course of 4 consecutive Saturdays, students and parents gain benefician information regarding the academic, behavioral and social expectations of a successful high school student. more »
        • Homecoming: Day of Caring
          October 21 8:00am
          Connect. Community. Care.  IUPUI United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organiz more »
        • IUPUI United Way Day of Caring
          October 21 9:00am
          Connect. Community. Care.  United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organizations more »
        • Homecoming: NPHC Step Show
          October 21 6:30pm
          As part of the kickoff to Homecoming Week, National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations are hosting a step show. Come watch the show, meet Homecoming Court, and learn more about the week's activities more »
        • CLOSED
          October 22 12:00am
          The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
        Saturday, October 21, 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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          • CLD Success Prep
            October 21 8:00am
            Success Prep is a high school readiness program intended to give entering freshman the opportunity to have a fresh start.  Over the course of 4 consecutive Saturdays, students and parents gain benefician information regarding the academic, behavioral and social expectations of a successful high school student. more »
          • Homecoming: Day of Caring
            October 21 8:00am
            Connect. Community. Care.  IUPUI United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organiz more »
          • IUPUI United Way Day of Caring
            October 21 9:00am
            Connect. Community. Care.  United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for you to connect with our Indianapolis community to show that you care. Each fall, IUPUI partners with United Way to host Day of Caring to engage students, faculty, and staff in service with our Indianapolis community. Volunteers impact many non-profit organizations more »
          • Homecoming: NPHC Step Show
            October 21 6:30pm
            As part of the kickoff to Homecoming Week, National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations are hosting a step show. Come watch the show, meet Homecoming Court, and learn more about the week's activities more »
          • CLOSED
            October 22 12:00am
            The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
          Saturday, October 21, 2017