• Roncalli Meet
    January 17 12:00am
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  • Competition Pool
    January 18 5:30am
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  • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
    January 18 10:00am
    In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
  • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
    January 18 10:00am
    A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
  • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
    January 18 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 »
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    IU Calendar




    • Roncalli Meet
      January 17 12:00am
      Swim meet more »
    • Competition Pool
      January 18 5:30am
      Lap Swim more »
    • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
      January 18 10:00am
      In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
    • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
      January 18 10:00am
      A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
    • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
      January 18 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 »
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Roncalli Meet
        January 17 12:00am
        Swim meet more »
      • Competition Pool
        January 18 5:30am
        Lap Swim more »
      • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
        January 18 10:00am
        In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
      • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
        January 18 10:00am
        A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
      • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
        January 18 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 »
      Tuesday, January 17, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Roncalli Meet
          January 17 12:00am
          Swim meet more »
        • Competition Pool
          January 18 5:30am
          Lap Swim more »
        • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
          January 18 10:00am
          In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
        • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
          January 18 10:00am
          A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
        • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
          January 18 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 »
        Tuesday, January 17, 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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          IU Calendar




          • Roncalli Meet
            January 17 12:00am
            Swim meet more »
          • Competition Pool
            January 18 5:30am
            Lap Swim more »
          • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
            January 18 10:00am
            In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
          • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
            January 18 10:00am
            A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
          • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
            January 18 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 »
          Tuesday, January 17, 2017