• Fall Career Week, September 26-30
    September 26 12:00am
    This week of career events offers something for everyone! Students, faculty, employers, and alumni share career expertise you won't want to miss. Attend sessions to learn more about majors, career paths, job searching, and more. Most events are in the IUPUI Campus Center. Mark your calendars for Fall Career Week 2016: Sep more »
  • Bubble Ball/Knocker Ball
    September 26 12:00am
    New intramural sport where participants climb into a bublle and play, bounce, roll, and enjoy the excitement. Team entry fee is $60. All intramurals participants are required to create an account on IMLeagues.com/iupui. Questions? Contact Matthew Jones - Coordinator of Intramural Sports - 317.278.9939 - mj221@iupui.edu. more »
  • Competition Pool
    September 26 5:30am
    The competition pool for lap swim is open more »
  • Stress Less with the Cultural Arts Gallery
    September 26 11:00am
    Whether you are worn-out from the weekend or need a few hours to refocus, the Gallery team has prepared a few hours of guided meditation and other stress management activities for you to enjoy. Co-sponsored by the Counseling & Psychological Services. more »
  • InDesign CC 2015: The Basics
    September 26 1:30pm
    This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals This workshop is intended to be a three-hour hands-on experience. In the context of constructing a basic newsletter, participants of this workshop will manipulate text and graphic objects using a broad r more »
Monday, September 26, 2016
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    • Fall Career Week, September 26-30
      September 26 12:00am
      This week of career events offers something for everyone! Students, faculty, employers, and alumni share career expertise you won't want to miss. Attend sessions to learn more about majors, career paths, job searching, and more. Most events are in the IUPUI Campus Center. Mark your calendars for Fall Career Week 2016: Sep more »
    • Bubble Ball/Knocker Ball
      September 26 12:00am
      New intramural sport where participants climb into a bublle and play, bounce, roll, and enjoy the excitement. Team entry fee is $60. All intramurals participants are required to create an account on IMLeagues.com/iupui. Questions? Contact Matthew Jones - Coordinator of Intramural Sports - 317.278.9939 - mj221@iupui.edu. more »
    • Competition Pool
      September 26 5:30am
      The competition pool for lap swim is open more »
    • Stress Less with the Cultural Arts Gallery
      September 26 11:00am
      Whether you are worn-out from the weekend or need a few hours to refocus, the Gallery team has prepared a few hours of guided meditation and other stress management activities for you to enjoy. Co-sponsored by the Counseling & Psychological Services. more »
    • InDesign CC 2015: The Basics
      September 26 1:30pm
      This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals This workshop is intended to be a three-hour hands-on experience. In the context of constructing a basic newsletter, participants of this workshop will manipulate text and graphic objects using a broad r more »
    Monday, September 26, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Fall Career Week, September 26-30
        September 26 12:00am
        This week of career events offers something for everyone! Students, faculty, employers, and alumni share career expertise you won't want to miss. Attend sessions to learn more about majors, career paths, job searching, and more. Most events are in the IUPUI Campus Center. Mark your calendars for Fall Career Week 2016: Sep more »
      • Bubble Ball/Knocker Ball
        September 26 12:00am
        New intramural sport where participants climb into a bublle and play, bounce, roll, and enjoy the excitement. Team entry fee is $60. All intramurals participants are required to create an account on IMLeagues.com/iupui. Questions? Contact Matthew Jones - Coordinator of Intramural Sports - 317.278.9939 - mj221@iupui.edu. more »
      • Competition Pool
        September 26 5:30am
        The competition pool for lap swim is open more »
      • Stress Less with the Cultural Arts Gallery
        September 26 11:00am
        Whether you are worn-out from the weekend or need a few hours to refocus, the Gallery team has prepared a few hours of guided meditation and other stress management activities for you to enjoy. Co-sponsored by the Counseling & Psychological Services. more »
      • InDesign CC 2015: The Basics
        September 26 1:30pm
        This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals This workshop is intended to be a three-hour hands-on experience. In the context of constructing a basic newsletter, participants of this workshop will manipulate text and graphic objects using a broad r more »
      Monday, September 26, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Fall Career Week, September 26-30
          September 26 12:00am
          This week of career events offers something for everyone! Students, faculty, employers, and alumni share career expertise you won't want to miss. Attend sessions to learn more about majors, career paths, job searching, and more. Most events are in the IUPUI Campus Center. Mark your calendars for Fall Career Week 2016: Sep more »
        • Bubble Ball/Knocker Ball
          September 26 12:00am
          New intramural sport where participants climb into a bublle and play, bounce, roll, and enjoy the excitement. Team entry fee is $60. All intramurals participants are required to create an account on IMLeagues.com/iupui. Questions? Contact Matthew Jones - Coordinator of Intramural Sports - 317.278.9939 - mj221@iupui.edu. more »
        • Competition Pool
          September 26 5:30am
          The competition pool for lap swim is open more »
        • Stress Less with the Cultural Arts Gallery
          September 26 11:00am
          Whether you are worn-out from the weekend or need a few hours to refocus, the Gallery team has prepared a few hours of guided meditation and other stress management activities for you to enjoy. Co-sponsored by the Counseling & Psychological Services. more »
        • InDesign CC 2015: The Basics
          September 26 1:30pm
          This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals This workshop is intended to be a three-hour hands-on experience. In the context of constructing a basic newsletter, participants of this workshop will manipulate text and graphic objects using a broad r more »
        Monday, September 26, 2016

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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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          • Fall Career Week, September 26-30
            September 26 12:00am
            This week of career events offers something for everyone! Students, faculty, employers, and alumni share career expertise you won't want to miss. Attend sessions to learn more about majors, career paths, job searching, and more. Most events are in the IUPUI Campus Center. Mark your calendars for Fall Career Week 2016: Sep more »
          • Bubble Ball/Knocker Ball
            September 26 12:00am
            New intramural sport where participants climb into a bublle and play, bounce, roll, and enjoy the excitement. Team entry fee is $60. All intramurals participants are required to create an account on IMLeagues.com/iupui. Questions? Contact Matthew Jones - Coordinator of Intramural Sports - 317.278.9939 - mj221@iupui.edu. more »
          • Competition Pool
            September 26 5:30am
            The competition pool for lap swim is open more »
          • Stress Less with the Cultural Arts Gallery
            September 26 11:00am
            Whether you are worn-out from the weekend or need a few hours to refocus, the Gallery team has prepared a few hours of guided meditation and other stress management activities for you to enjoy. Co-sponsored by the Counseling & Psychological Services. more »
          • InDesign CC 2015: The Basics
            September 26 1:30pm
            This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals This workshop is intended to be a three-hour hands-on experience. In the context of constructing a basic newsletter, participants of this workshop will manipulate text and graphic objects using a broad r more »
          Monday, September 26, 2016