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    August 16 5:30am
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    August 17 5:30am
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    August 17 7:30am
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  • 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation
    August 17 8:30am
    The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office will conduct the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the IT Building. Graduate students anticipating to be first-time teaching assistants in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to register for and attend the TA Orientation. Attendees will more »
  • Peer Mentor Training
    August 17 9:00am
    20 new Peer Mentors for the 21st Century Scholars will complete training.  They will be reviewing training materials and practicing the mentoring techniques they are learning.  There will also be team builders and personal development for the peer mentors at this training. more »
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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    • Competition Pool
      August 16 5:30am
      Lap Swim more »
    • Competition Pool
      August 17 5:30am
      lap swim more »
    • Instructional Pool
      August 17 7:30am
      lap swim more »
    • 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation
      August 17 8:30am
      The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office will conduct the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the IT Building. Graduate students anticipating to be first-time teaching assistants in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to register for and attend the TA Orientation. Attendees will more »
    • Peer Mentor Training
      August 17 9:00am
      20 new Peer Mentors for the 21st Century Scholars will complete training.  They will be reviewing training materials and practicing the mentoring techniques they are learning.  There will also be team builders and personal development for the peer mentors at this training. more »
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        August 16 5:30am
        Lap Swim more »
      • Competition Pool
        August 17 5:30am
        lap swim more »
      • Instructional Pool
        August 17 7:30am
        lap swim more »
      • 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation
        August 17 8:30am
        The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office will conduct the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the IT Building. Graduate students anticipating to be first-time teaching assistants in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to register for and attend the TA Orientation. Attendees will more »
      • Peer Mentor Training
        August 17 9:00am
        20 new Peer Mentors for the 21st Century Scholars will complete training.  They will be reviewing training materials and practicing the mentoring techniques they are learning.  There will also be team builders and personal development for the peer mentors at this training. more »
      Wednesday, August 16, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          August 16 5:30am
          Lap Swim more »
        • Competition Pool
          August 17 5:30am
          lap swim more »
        • Instructional Pool
          August 17 7:30am
          lap swim more »
        • 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation
          August 17 8:30am
          The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office will conduct the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the IT Building. Graduate students anticipating to be first-time teaching assistants in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to register for and attend the TA Orientation. Attendees will more »
        • Peer Mentor Training
          August 17 9:00am
          20 new Peer Mentors for the 21st Century Scholars will complete training.  They will be reviewing training materials and practicing the mentoring techniques they are learning.  There will also be team builders and personal development for the peer mentors at this training. more »
        Wednesday, August 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
            August 16 5:30am
            Lap Swim more »
          • Competition Pool
            August 17 5:30am
            lap swim more »
          • Instructional Pool
            August 17 7:30am
            lap swim more »
          • 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation
            August 17 8:30am
            The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office will conduct the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the IT Building. Graduate students anticipating to be first-time teaching assistants in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to register for and attend the TA Orientation. Attendees will more »
          • Peer Mentor Training
            August 17 9:00am
            20 new Peer Mentors for the 21st Century Scholars will complete training.  They will be reviewing training materials and practicing the mentoring techniques they are learning.  There will also be team builders and personal development for the peer mentors at this training. more »
          Wednesday, August 16, 2017