• IUPUI Alumni Leaders Dinner
    February 23 6:30pm
    The IUPUI campus, through its Alumni Council, will recognize the hundreds of volunteer leaders at this appreciation dinner. This annual event honors individuals who have had a unique and significant impact on the IUPUI campus by presenting them with the Maynard K. Hine Medallion. Selection of the medal recipients is made by a committee comprised more »
  • Guest Artist: Pierre Bibault
    February 23 7:30pm
    Co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar. For more information and videos, visit Pierre Bibault’s website at www.pierrebibault.com more »
  • IHSAA Boys' State
    February 24 12:00am
    swim meet more »
  • Competition Pool
    February 24 5:30am
    lap swim more »
  • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
    February 24 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 »
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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    • IUPUI Alumni Leaders Dinner
      February 23 6:30pm
      The IUPUI campus, through its Alumni Council, will recognize the hundreds of volunteer leaders at this appreciation dinner. This annual event honors individuals who have had a unique and significant impact on the IUPUI campus by presenting them with the Maynard K. Hine Medallion. Selection of the medal recipients is made by a committee comprised more »
    • Guest Artist: Pierre Bibault
      February 23 7:30pm
      Co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar. For more information and videos, visit Pierre Bibault’s website at www.pierrebibault.com more »
    • IHSAA Boys' State
      February 24 12:00am
      swim meet more »
    • Competition Pool
      February 24 5:30am
      lap swim more »
    • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
      February 24 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 »
    Thursday, February 23, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • IUPUI Alumni Leaders Dinner
        February 23 6:30pm
        The IUPUI campus, through its Alumni Council, will recognize the hundreds of volunteer leaders at this appreciation dinner. This annual event honors individuals who have had a unique and significant impact on the IUPUI campus by presenting them with the Maynard K. Hine Medallion. Selection of the medal recipients is made by a committee comprised more »
      • Guest Artist: Pierre Bibault
        February 23 7:30pm
        Co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar. For more information and videos, visit Pierre Bibault’s website at www.pierrebibault.com more »
      • IHSAA Boys' State
        February 24 12:00am
        swim meet more »
      • Competition Pool
        February 24 5:30am
        lap swim more »
      • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
        February 24 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 »
      Thursday, February 23, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • IUPUI Alumni Leaders Dinner
          February 23 6:30pm
          The IUPUI campus, through its Alumni Council, will recognize the hundreds of volunteer leaders at this appreciation dinner. This annual event honors individuals who have had a unique and significant impact on the IUPUI campus by presenting them with the Maynard K. Hine Medallion. Selection of the medal recipients is made by a committee comprised more »
        • Guest Artist: Pierre Bibault
          February 23 7:30pm
          Co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar. For more information and videos, visit Pierre Bibault’s website at www.pierrebibault.com more »
        • IHSAA Boys' State
          February 24 12:00am
          swim meet more »
        • Competition Pool
          February 24 5:30am
          lap swim more »
        • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
          February 24 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 »
        Thursday, February 23, 2017

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          ***CANCELLED*** due to weather forecast (12/05/13)

          The next Medical Humanities and Health Studies seminar will be Friday, 12/6, from 12 noon - 1pm, in Cavanaugh Hall 003.  Laura Foster, J.D., Ph.D., will present " Re-inventing Hoodia: Patent Law and Benefit Sharing as Boundary Objects in Southern Africa."

           

          In 1998 researchers with the South African Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (“CSIR”) isolated and patented certain chemical compositions within the Hoodia gordonii plant responsible for suppressing appetite. Hoodia gordonii suddenly emerged as a patented invention poised to be a blockbuster anti-obesity drug.

          At the same time, the plant became a symbol of South Africa as nation of innovation, and Indigenous San peoples publically accused scientists of stealing their knowledge of the plant. Advancing a powerful global campaign, San peoples negotiated a benefit sharing agreement with CSIR giving them 6% of the potential revenue from future Hoodia sales. Hopes for Hoodia, however, ended in 2009 when Unilever terminated the project.

          Drawing upon and contributing to feminist post-colonial science studies, this talk considers Hoodia gordonii as a boundary object that brings the divergent interests and stakes of various social actors together. Furthermore, it unpacks the black box of patent law to ask how both science and law work together to determine who is (or is not) considered an inventor and producer of science.

          Presented by Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program and the Hall Center for Law and Health.  RSVP to medhum@iupui.edu.

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          • IUPUI Alumni Leaders Dinner
            February 23 6:30pm
            The IUPUI campus, through its Alumni Council, will recognize the hundreds of volunteer leaders at this appreciation dinner. This annual event honors individuals who have had a unique and significant impact on the IUPUI campus by presenting them with the Maynard K. Hine Medallion. Selection of the medal recipients is made by a committee comprised more »
          • Guest Artist: Pierre Bibault
            February 23 7:30pm
            Co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Society of the Classical Guitar. For more information and videos, visit Pierre Bibault’s website at www.pierrebibault.com more »
          • IHSAA Boys' State
            February 24 12:00am
            swim meet more »
          • Competition Pool
            February 24 5:30am
            lap swim more »
          • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
            February 24 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 »
          Thursday, February 23, 2017