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    June 28 8:45am
    High School students, grades 9-12, come for 2 weeks of programming that explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines.  They will earn a college credit hour in Engineering & Technology and/or Sc more »
  • 2017 IUPUI Science Alumni Luncheon
    June 28 11:30am
    This special event is hosted by the School of Science Alumni Association primarily for alumni working on the IUPUI campus who graduated from the School of Science at IUPUI. During the lunch, Dean Simon Rhodes will share a brief update about the School. This will be a nice opportunity to say hello to old friends and meet other alumni working at I more »
  • Creating Graphics for the Web
    June 28 1:30pm
    This workshop lasts 2.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Web Creation This workshop introduces the different tools available in Illustrator and Photoshop for creating web graphics. Participants will create graphics for a website, including buttons, a logo, and a banner image. During the cr more »
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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    • CLOSED
      June 28 12:00am
      pool closed more »
    • USA Swimming National Championships
      June 28 12:00am
      meet more »
    • Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers
      June 28 8:45am
      High School students, grades 9-12, come for 2 weeks of programming that explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines.  They will earn a college credit hour in Engineering & Technology and/or Sc more »
    • 2017 IUPUI Science Alumni Luncheon
      June 28 11:30am
      This special event is hosted by the School of Science Alumni Association primarily for alumni working on the IUPUI campus who graduated from the School of Science at IUPUI. During the lunch, Dean Simon Rhodes will share a brief update about the School. This will be a nice opportunity to say hello to old friends and meet other alumni working at I more »
    • Creating Graphics for the Web
      June 28 1:30pm
      This workshop lasts 2.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Web Creation This workshop introduces the different tools available in Illustrator and Photoshop for creating web graphics. Participants will create graphics for a website, including buttons, a logo, and a banner image. During the cr more »
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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      • CLOSED
        June 28 12:00am
        pool closed more »
      • USA Swimming National Championships
        June 28 12:00am
        meet more »
      • Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers
        June 28 8:45am
        High School students, grades 9-12, come for 2 weeks of programming that explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines.  They will earn a college credit hour in Engineering & Technology and/or Sc more »
      • 2017 IUPUI Science Alumni Luncheon
        June 28 11:30am
        This special event is hosted by the School of Science Alumni Association primarily for alumni working on the IUPUI campus who graduated from the School of Science at IUPUI. During the lunch, Dean Simon Rhodes will share a brief update about the School. This will be a nice opportunity to say hello to old friends and meet other alumni working at I more »
      • Creating Graphics for the Web
        June 28 1:30pm
        This workshop lasts 2.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Web Creation This workshop introduces the different tools available in Illustrator and Photoshop for creating web graphics. Participants will create graphics for a website, including buttons, a logo, and a banner image. During the cr more »
      Wednesday, June 28, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • CLOSED
          June 28 12:00am
          pool closed more »
        • USA Swimming National Championships
          June 28 12:00am
          meet more »
        • Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers
          June 28 8:45am
          High School students, grades 9-12, come for 2 weeks of programming that explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines.  They will earn a college credit hour in Engineering & Technology and/or Sc more »
        • 2017 IUPUI Science Alumni Luncheon
          June 28 11:30am
          This special event is hosted by the School of Science Alumni Association primarily for alumni working on the IUPUI campus who graduated from the School of Science at IUPUI. During the lunch, Dean Simon Rhodes will share a brief update about the School. This will be a nice opportunity to say hello to old friends and meet other alumni working at I more »
        • Creating Graphics for the Web
          June 28 1:30pm
          This workshop lasts 2.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Web Creation This workshop introduces the different tools available in Illustrator and Photoshop for creating web graphics. Participants will create graphics for a website, including buttons, a logo, and a banner image. During the cr more »
        Wednesday, June 28, 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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          • CLOSED
            June 28 12:00am
            pool closed more »
          • USA Swimming National Championships
            June 28 12:00am
            meet more »
          • Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers
            June 28 8:45am
            High School students, grades 9-12, come for 2 weeks of programming that explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many other disciplines.  They will earn a college credit hour in Engineering & Technology and/or Sc more »
          • 2017 IUPUI Science Alumni Luncheon
            June 28 11:30am
            This special event is hosted by the School of Science Alumni Association primarily for alumni working on the IUPUI campus who graduated from the School of Science at IUPUI. During the lunch, Dean Simon Rhodes will share a brief update about the School. This will be a nice opportunity to say hello to old friends and meet other alumni working at I more »
          • Creating Graphics for the Web
            June 28 1:30pm
            This workshop lasts 2.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Web Creation This workshop introduces the different tools available in Illustrator and Photoshop for creating web graphics. Participants will create graphics for a website, including buttons, a logo, and a banner image. During the cr more »
          Wednesday, June 28, 2017