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    • PPG 2017 Symposium
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      PPG 2017 Symposium sponsored by the Cardiac Developmental Biology/Wells Center more »
    • 2017 PETM Alumni Friendsgiving!
      November 19 3:30pm
      Come have an enjoyable social experience at Punch Bowl Social while coming together and reminiscing with fellow alumni and staff members! A perfect way to start the Holiday season! When: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Where: Punch Bowl Social 120 S Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 Cost more »
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      • CLOSED
        November 18 12:00am
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      • House of Champions
        November 18 12:00am
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      • CLOSED
        November 19 12:00am
        The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
      • PPG 2017 Symposium
        November 19 8:00am
        PPG 2017 Symposium sponsored by the Cardiac Developmental Biology/Wells Center more »
      • 2017 PETM Alumni Friendsgiving!
        November 19 3:30pm
        Come have an enjoyable social experience at Punch Bowl Social while coming together and reminiscing with fellow alumni and staff members! A perfect way to start the Holiday season! When: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Where: Punch Bowl Social 120 S Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 Cost more »
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          November 18 12:00am
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        • CLOSED
          November 19 12:00am
          The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
        • PPG 2017 Symposium
          November 19 8:00am
          PPG 2017 Symposium sponsored by the Cardiac Developmental Biology/Wells Center more »
        • 2017 PETM Alumni Friendsgiving!
          November 19 3:30pm
          Come have an enjoyable social experience at Punch Bowl Social while coming together and reminiscing with fellow alumni and staff members! A perfect way to start the Holiday season! When: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Where: Punch Bowl Social 120 S Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 Cost more »
        Saturday, November 18, 2017

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          Ehren Tool, visiting lecturer and studio technician at the University of California Berkeley, was totally fine when he returned from service as a Marine veteran of Desert Storm in 2001. He didn’t want to talk about it, and he especially didn’t feel the need to be around other veterans.

          Over time, he said, the callow civilian translation of the unspeakable acts of war—“of my uniform and my gas mask turned into video games”—began to bug him. Like a healed-over sliver of glass, something was itching to get out.

          Tool had not had an art class since high school, but he was pulled toward art, clay in particular. “Ceramics is a perfect medium to talk about war,” he said. “It’s of an appropriate scale, a very personal thing. Ceramics is hand to hand. You push your finger in, it makes the mark. You pull a trigger with your finger. The transformation of clay by fire, in human terms, is forever. You shoot somebody, it’s forever.”

          Since 2001, Tool has made 14,000 cups. “The cups make a place to have a conversation,” he said, a vessel for filling, and for emptying. The cups contain images for those who have experienced war, and for those who can never really know what it is like.

          On November 14, Tool will speak at Herron in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall at 6:00 p.m.

          The art Tool makes began as a catharsis of his war experiences and “overlaps with guys coming back now,” he said. “War is unlike anything else. You come back a bad man, or not bad enough, so it’s always good to talk to a fellow vet. War is a really dark space and it can be hard to leave it. If my talks help anyone else, it’s icing.”

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          • CLOSED
            November 18 12:00am
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          • House of Champions
            November 18 12:00am
            swim meet more »
          • CLOSED
            November 19 12:00am
            The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
          • PPG 2017 Symposium
            November 19 8:00am
            PPG 2017 Symposium sponsored by the Cardiac Developmental Biology/Wells Center more »
          • 2017 PETM Alumni Friendsgiving!
            November 19 3:30pm
            Come have an enjoyable social experience at Punch Bowl Social while coming together and reminiscing with fellow alumni and staff members! A perfect way to start the Holiday season! When: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Time: 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Where: Punch Bowl Social 120 S Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 Cost more »
          Saturday, November 18, 2017