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    March 27 5:30am
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    March 27 8:00am
    Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
  • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
    March 27 11:00am
    Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
  • Competition Pool
    March 27 11:30am
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  • English Week: Research at the Writing Center: Conversations with Writing Consultant Alumni
    March 27 12:00pm
    Marilee Brooks-Gillies and Patrick Stutz Last summer, we began a Peer Writing Tutor/Consultant Alumni Research Project(PWTCARP) site at IUPUI’s University Writing Center (UWC). Our IRB-approved research is based on work spearheaded by writing center scholars Hughes, Gillespie, and Kail and looks exclusively at the experience more »
Monday, March 27, 2017
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    • Competition Pool
      March 27 5:30am
      lap swim more »
    • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
      March 27 8:00am
      Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
    • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
      March 27 11:00am
      Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
    • Competition Pool
      March 27 11:30am
      lap swim more »
    • English Week: Research at the Writing Center: Conversations with Writing Consultant Alumni
      March 27 12:00pm
      Marilee Brooks-Gillies and Patrick Stutz Last summer, we began a Peer Writing Tutor/Consultant Alumni Research Project(PWTCARP) site at IUPUI’s University Writing Center (UWC). Our IRB-approved research is based on work spearheaded by writing center scholars Hughes, Gillespie, and Kail and looks exclusively at the experience more »
    Monday, March 27, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        March 27 5:30am
        lap swim more »
      • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
        March 27 8:00am
        Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
      • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
        March 27 11:00am
        Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
      • Competition Pool
        March 27 11:30am
        lap swim more »
      • English Week: Research at the Writing Center: Conversations with Writing Consultant Alumni
        March 27 12:00pm
        Marilee Brooks-Gillies and Patrick Stutz Last summer, we began a Peer Writing Tutor/Consultant Alumni Research Project(PWTCARP) site at IUPUI’s University Writing Center (UWC). Our IRB-approved research is based on work spearheaded by writing center scholars Hughes, Gillespie, and Kail and looks exclusively at the experience more »
      Monday, March 27, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          March 27 5:30am
          lap swim more »
        • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
          March 27 8:00am
          Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
        • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
          March 27 11:00am
          Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
        • Competition Pool
          March 27 11:30am
          lap swim more »
        • English Week: Research at the Writing Center: Conversations with Writing Consultant Alumni
          March 27 12:00pm
          Marilee Brooks-Gillies and Patrick Stutz Last summer, we began a Peer Writing Tutor/Consultant Alumni Research Project(PWTCARP) site at IUPUI’s University Writing Center (UWC). Our IRB-approved research is based on work spearheaded by writing center scholars Hughes, Gillespie, and Kail and looks exclusively at the experience more »
        Monday, March 27, 2017

          About This Event

          Summary

          The Medical Humanities and Health Studies seminar series presents Laura Foster, J.D., Ph.D., presenting " Re-inventing Hoodia: Patent Law and Benefit Sharing as Boundary Objects in Southern Africa" on Thursday, February 6 from 12 noon - 1pm in University Library, UL 1126.

           

          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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          • Competition Pool
            March 27 5:30am
            lap swim more »
          • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
            March 27 8:00am
            Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
          • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
            March 27 11:00am
            Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
          • Competition Pool
            March 27 11:30am
            lap swim more »
          • English Week: Research at the Writing Center: Conversations with Writing Consultant Alumni
            March 27 12:00pm
            Marilee Brooks-Gillies and Patrick Stutz Last summer, we began a Peer Writing Tutor/Consultant Alumni Research Project(PWTCARP) site at IUPUI’s University Writing Center (UWC). Our IRB-approved research is based on work spearheaded by writing center scholars Hughes, Gillespie, and Kail and looks exclusively at the experience more »
          Monday, March 27, 2017