• Competition Pool
    December 06 5:30am
    Lap Swim is available in the competition pool more »
  • IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting
    December 06 8:00am
    IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting more »
  • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
    December 06 9:00am
    This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
  • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
    December 06 10:00am
    A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
  • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
    December 06 10:00am
    The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    IU Calendar




    • Competition Pool
      December 06 5:30am
      Lap Swim is available in the competition pool more »
    • IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting
      December 06 8:00am
      IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting more »
    • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
      December 06 9:00am
      This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
    • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
      December 06 10:00am
      A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
    • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
      December 06 10:00am
      The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        December 06 5:30am
        Lap Swim is available in the competition pool more »
      • IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting
        December 06 8:00am
        IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting more »
      • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
        December 06 9:00am
        This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
      • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
        December 06 10:00am
        A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
      • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
        December 06 10:00am
        The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
      Tuesday, December 6, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          December 06 5:30am
          Lap Swim is available in the competition pool more »
        • IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting
          December 06 8:00am
          IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting more »
        • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
          December 06 9:00am
          This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
        • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
          December 06 10:00am
          A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
        • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
          December 06 10:00am
          The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
        Tuesday, December 6, 2016

          About This Event

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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




          • Competition Pool
            December 06 5:30am
            Lap Swim is available in the competition pool more »
          • IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting
            December 06 8:00am
            IUPUI Faculty Council Meeting more »
          • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
            December 06 9:00am
            This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
          • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
            December 06 10:00am
            A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
          • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
            December 06 10:00am
            The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
          Tuesday, December 6, 2016