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    May 25 9:00am
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    May 25 4:00pm
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    May 25 6:00pm
    Facilitators:  Steven S. Ivy, PhD & David Craig, PhD Dinner and books will be provided free of charge. RSVP to srush7@iuhealth.org by May 11 so we can mail books and plan the meal. PLEASE PROVIDE A MAILING ADDRESS, CAMPUS OR US MAIL.   Readings:  Craig, D.M. (2014). Health care as a social good : religious more »
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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    • Competition Pool
      May 24 5:30am
      Lap swim more »
    • IU Pediatric Dental Alumni Suite
      May 25 12:00am
      For more information please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
    • Excel 2016: The Basics
      May 25 9:00am
      This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, a more »
    • IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program Welcome Dinner
      May 25 4:00pm
      The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program aims to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.   Tonight is the welcome dinner more »
    • Organizations and Religion; Religion, Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics Seminar
      May 25 6:00pm
      Facilitators:  Steven S. Ivy, PhD & David Craig, PhD Dinner and books will be provided free of charge. RSVP to srush7@iuhealth.org by May 11 so we can mail books and plan the meal. PLEASE PROVIDE A MAILING ADDRESS, CAMPUS OR US MAIL.   Readings:  Craig, D.M. (2014). Health care as a social good : religious more »
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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      • Competition Pool
        May 24 5:30am
        Lap swim more »
      • IU Pediatric Dental Alumni Suite
        May 25 12:00am
        For more information please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
      • Excel 2016: The Basics
        May 25 9:00am
        This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, a more »
      • IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program Welcome Dinner
        May 25 4:00pm
        The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program aims to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.   Tonight is the welcome dinner more »
      • Organizations and Religion; Religion, Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics Seminar
        May 25 6:00pm
        Facilitators:  Steven S. Ivy, PhD & David Craig, PhD Dinner and books will be provided free of charge. RSVP to srush7@iuhealth.org by May 11 so we can mail books and plan the meal. PLEASE PROVIDE A MAILING ADDRESS, CAMPUS OR US MAIL.   Readings:  Craig, D.M. (2014). Health care as a social good : religious more »
      Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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        • Competition Pool
          May 24 5:30am
          Lap swim more »
        • IU Pediatric Dental Alumni Suite
          May 25 12:00am
          For more information please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
        • Excel 2016: The Basics
          May 25 9:00am
          This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, a more »
        • IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program Welcome Dinner
          May 25 4:00pm
          The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program aims to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.   Tonight is the welcome dinner more »
        • Organizations and Religion; Religion, Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics Seminar
          May 25 6:00pm
          Facilitators:  Steven S. Ivy, PhD & David Craig, PhD Dinner and books will be provided free of charge. RSVP to srush7@iuhealth.org by May 11 so we can mail books and plan the meal. PLEASE PROVIDE A MAILING ADDRESS, CAMPUS OR US MAIL.   Readings:  Craig, D.M. (2014). Health care as a social good : religious more »
        Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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          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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          jaskelly@iupui.edu

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          • Competition Pool
            May 24 5:30am
            Lap swim more »
          • IU Pediatric Dental Alumni Suite
            May 25 12:00am
            For more information please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
          • Excel 2016: The Basics
            May 25 9:00am
            This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely. This workshop lasts 3 hours, a more »
          • IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program Welcome Dinner
            May 25 4:00pm
            The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program aims to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.   Tonight is the welcome dinner more »
          • Organizations and Religion; Religion, Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics Seminar
            May 25 6:00pm
            Facilitators:  Steven S. Ivy, PhD & David Craig, PhD Dinner and books will be provided free of charge. RSVP to srush7@iuhealth.org by May 11 so we can mail books and plan the meal. PLEASE PROVIDE A MAILING ADDRESS, CAMPUS OR US MAIL.   Readings:  Craig, D.M. (2014). Health care as a social good : religious more »
          Wednesday, May 24, 2017