• Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
    May 06 12:00am
    This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
  • IU Robert H. McKinney AA and Board of Visitors Joint Meeting and Evening of Celebration
    May 06 12:00am
    For more information please contact Theresa Bell at thebell@iupui.edu. more »
  • IU School of Liberal Arts Alumni Board Meeting and Graduation Reception
    May 06 4:30pm
    For more information please contact Jayme Little at jtlittle@iupui.edu. more »
  • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Evening of Celebration
    May 06 6:00pm
    Evening of Celebration   Dean Andrew R. Klein and the IU Robert H. McKinney Alumni Association Invite you to join us as we   Celebrate the graduating Class of 2016 and Recognize Distinguished Alumni   Friday, May 6, 2016 6 pm to 9 pm Brief program at 7pm   Indianapol more »
  • IU School of Liberal Arts & Alumni Association Graduation Reception
    May 06 6:00pm
    Dean Thomas J. Davis, the faculty, staff, and the School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association cordially invite you and your guest(s) to an evening reception celebrating December 2015,  May 2016, and August 2016 graduates.  Friday, May 6  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Woodstock Club  1301 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208& more »
Friday, May 6, 2016
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    • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
      May 06 12:00am
      This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
    • IU Robert H. McKinney AA and Board of Visitors Joint Meeting and Evening of Celebration
      May 06 12:00am
      For more information please contact Theresa Bell at thebell@iupui.edu. more »
    • IU School of Liberal Arts Alumni Board Meeting and Graduation Reception
      May 06 4:30pm
      For more information please contact Jayme Little at jtlittle@iupui.edu. more »
    • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Evening of Celebration
      May 06 6:00pm
      Evening of Celebration   Dean Andrew R. Klein and the IU Robert H. McKinney Alumni Association Invite you to join us as we   Celebrate the graduating Class of 2016 and Recognize Distinguished Alumni   Friday, May 6, 2016 6 pm to 9 pm Brief program at 7pm   Indianapol more »
    • IU School of Liberal Arts & Alumni Association Graduation Reception
      May 06 6:00pm
      Dean Thomas J. Davis, the faculty, staff, and the School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association cordially invite you and your guest(s) to an evening reception celebrating December 2015,  May 2016, and August 2016 graduates.  Friday, May 6  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Woodstock Club  1301 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208& more »
    Friday, May 6, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
        May 06 12:00am
        This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
      • IU Robert H. McKinney AA and Board of Visitors Joint Meeting and Evening of Celebration
        May 06 12:00am
        For more information please contact Theresa Bell at thebell@iupui.edu. more »
      • IU School of Liberal Arts Alumni Board Meeting and Graduation Reception
        May 06 4:30pm
        For more information please contact Jayme Little at jtlittle@iupui.edu. more »
      • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Evening of Celebration
        May 06 6:00pm
        Evening of Celebration   Dean Andrew R. Klein and the IU Robert H. McKinney Alumni Association Invite you to join us as we   Celebrate the graduating Class of 2016 and Recognize Distinguished Alumni   Friday, May 6, 2016 6 pm to 9 pm Brief program at 7pm   Indianapol more »
      • IU School of Liberal Arts & Alumni Association Graduation Reception
        May 06 6:00pm
        Dean Thomas J. Davis, the faculty, staff, and the School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association cordially invite you and your guest(s) to an evening reception celebrating December 2015,  May 2016, and August 2016 graduates.  Friday, May 6  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Woodstock Club  1301 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208& more »
      Friday, May 6, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
          May 06 12:00am
          This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
        • IU Robert H. McKinney AA and Board of Visitors Joint Meeting and Evening of Celebration
          May 06 12:00am
          For more information please contact Theresa Bell at thebell@iupui.edu. more »
        • IU School of Liberal Arts Alumni Board Meeting and Graduation Reception
          May 06 4:30pm
          For more information please contact Jayme Little at jtlittle@iupui.edu. more »
        • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Evening of Celebration
          May 06 6:00pm
          Evening of Celebration   Dean Andrew R. Klein and the IU Robert H. McKinney Alumni Association Invite you to join us as we   Celebrate the graduating Class of 2016 and Recognize Distinguished Alumni   Friday, May 6, 2016 6 pm to 9 pm Brief program at 7pm   Indianapol more »
        • IU School of Liberal Arts & Alumni Association Graduation Reception
          May 06 6:00pm
          Dean Thomas J. Davis, the faculty, staff, and the School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association cordially invite you and your guest(s) to an evening reception celebrating December 2015,  May 2016, and August 2016 graduates.  Friday, May 6  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Woodstock Club  1301 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208& more »
        Friday, May 6, 2016

          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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          jaskelly@iupui.edu

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          • Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Breaking through with Problem People at Work
            May 06 12:00am
            This workshop lasts 4 weeks. If you do not have an IU account, just create an IU guest account that you can use to register. The IU Alumni Association has teamed up with Nora Simpson of Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to bring you this special four-week online course, designed to h more »
          • IU Robert H. McKinney AA and Board of Visitors Joint Meeting and Evening of Celebration
            May 06 12:00am
            For more information please contact Theresa Bell at thebell@iupui.edu. more »
          • IU School of Liberal Arts Alumni Board Meeting and Graduation Reception
            May 06 4:30pm
            For more information please contact Jayme Little at jtlittle@iupui.edu. more »
          • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Evening of Celebration
            May 06 6:00pm
            Evening of Celebration   Dean Andrew R. Klein and the IU Robert H. McKinney Alumni Association Invite you to join us as we   Celebrate the graduating Class of 2016 and Recognize Distinguished Alumni   Friday, May 6, 2016 6 pm to 9 pm Brief program at 7pm   Indianapol more »
          • IU School of Liberal Arts & Alumni Association Graduation Reception
            May 06 6:00pm
            Dean Thomas J. Davis, the faculty, staff, and the School of Liberal Arts Alumni Association cordially invite you and your guest(s) to an evening reception celebrating December 2015,  May 2016, and August 2016 graduates.  Friday, May 6  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Woodstock Club  1301 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208& more »
          Friday, May 6, 2016