• Speedo Champions Series
    March 29 12:00am
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  • Phyllis Bramson | Love and Affection in a Hostile World
    March 29 10:00am
    A survey of Chicago-based artist Phyllis Bramson's provocative painting and mixed-media work, which examine Eastern iconography as constructed in the Western imagination. more »
  • JagWell Wednesday
    March 29 11:00am
    Does your Physical Wellness need attention? Stop by the Campus Center Atrium on Wednesday, March 29th from 11 am to 2 pm for FREE wellness screenings - BP, BMI, Glucose, urine pregnancy tests upon request, and a chance to speak with a Nurse Practitioner. Screenings are offered by the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Lear more »
  • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
    March 29 1:30pm
    This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room IT 121 in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2016 En more »
  • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
    March 29 1:30pm
    This session is being delivered in room IT 121 at the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI, and simultaneously being offered online. This is the face-to-face session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend in person. more »
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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    • Speedo Champions Series
      March 29 12:00am
      Swim Meet more »
    • Phyllis Bramson | Love and Affection in a Hostile World
      March 29 10:00am
      A survey of Chicago-based artist Phyllis Bramson's provocative painting and mixed-media work, which examine Eastern iconography as constructed in the Western imagination. more »
    • JagWell Wednesday
      March 29 11:00am
      Does your Physical Wellness need attention? Stop by the Campus Center Atrium on Wednesday, March 29th from 11 am to 2 pm for FREE wellness screenings - BP, BMI, Glucose, urine pregnancy tests upon request, and a chance to speak with a Nurse Practitioner. Screenings are offered by the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Lear more »
    • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
      March 29 1:30pm
      This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room IT 121 in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2016 En more »
    • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
      March 29 1:30pm
      This session is being delivered in room IT 121 at the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI, and simultaneously being offered online. This is the face-to-face session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend in person. more »
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Speedo Champions Series
        March 29 12:00am
        Swim Meet more »
      • Phyllis Bramson | Love and Affection in a Hostile World
        March 29 10:00am
        A survey of Chicago-based artist Phyllis Bramson's provocative painting and mixed-media work, which examine Eastern iconography as constructed in the Western imagination. more »
      • JagWell Wednesday
        March 29 11:00am
        Does your Physical Wellness need attention? Stop by the Campus Center Atrium on Wednesday, March 29th from 11 am to 2 pm for FREE wellness screenings - BP, BMI, Glucose, urine pregnancy tests upon request, and a chance to speak with a Nurse Practitioner. Screenings are offered by the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Lear more »
      • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
        March 29 1:30pm
        This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room IT 121 in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2016 En more »
      • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
        March 29 1:30pm
        This session is being delivered in room IT 121 at the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI, and simultaneously being offered online. This is the face-to-face session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend in person. more »
      Wednesday, March 29, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Speedo Champions Series
          March 29 12:00am
          Swim Meet more »
        • Phyllis Bramson | Love and Affection in a Hostile World
          March 29 10:00am
          A survey of Chicago-based artist Phyllis Bramson's provocative painting and mixed-media work, which examine Eastern iconography as constructed in the Western imagination. more »
        • JagWell Wednesday
          March 29 11:00am
          Does your Physical Wellness need attention? Stop by the Campus Center Atrium on Wednesday, March 29th from 11 am to 2 pm for FREE wellness screenings - BP, BMI, Glucose, urine pregnancy tests upon request, and a chance to speak with a Nurse Practitioner. Screenings are offered by the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Lear more »
        • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
          March 29 1:30pm
          This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room IT 121 in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2016 En more »
        • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
          March 29 1:30pm
          This session is being delivered in room IT 121 at the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI, and simultaneously being offered online. This is the face-to-face session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend in person. more »
        Wednesday, March 29, 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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          • Speedo Champions Series
            March 29 12:00am
            Swim Meet more »
          • Phyllis Bramson | Love and Affection in a Hostile World
            March 29 10:00am
            A survey of Chicago-based artist Phyllis Bramson's provocative painting and mixed-media work, which examine Eastern iconography as constructed in the Western imagination. more »
          • JagWell Wednesday
            March 29 11:00am
            Does your Physical Wellness need attention? Stop by the Campus Center Atrium on Wednesday, March 29th from 11 am to 2 pm for FREE wellness screenings - BP, BMI, Glucose, urine pregnancy tests upon request, and a chance to speak with a Nurse Practitioner. Screenings are offered by the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Lear more »
          • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
            March 29 1:30pm
            This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room IT 121 in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2016 En more »
          • Excel 2016: Charts & Graphics
            March 29 1:30pm
            This session is being delivered in room IT 121 at the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex at IUPUI, and simultaneously being offered online. This is the face-to-face session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend in person. more »
          Wednesday, March 29, 2017