• Competition Pool
    February 20 5:30am
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  • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
    February 20 10:00am
    In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
  • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
    February 20 12:00pm
    As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
  • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
    February 20 4:00pm
    Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
  • Competition Pool
    February 20 5:00pm
    lap swim more »
Monday, February 20, 2017
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    • Competition Pool
      February 20 5:30am
      lap swim more »
    • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
      February 20 10:00am
      In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
    • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
      February 20 12:00pm
      As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
    • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
      February 20 4:00pm
      Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
    • Competition Pool
      February 20 5:00pm
      lap swim more »
    Monday, February 20, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        February 20 5:30am
        lap swim more »
      • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
        February 20 10:00am
        In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
      • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
        February 20 12:00pm
        As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
      • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
        February 20 4:00pm
        Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
      • Competition Pool
        February 20 5:00pm
        lap swim more »
      Monday, February 20, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          February 20 5:30am
          lap swim more »
        • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
          February 20 10:00am
          In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
        • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
          February 20 12:00pm
          As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
        • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
          February 20 4:00pm
          Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
        • Competition Pool
          February 20 5:00pm
          lap swim more »
        Monday, February 20, 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
            February 20 5:30am
            lap swim more »
          • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
            February 20 10:00am
            In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
          • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
            February 20 12:00pm
            As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
          • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
            February 20 4:00pm
            Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
          • Competition Pool
            February 20 5:00pm
            lap swim more »
          Monday, February 20, 2017