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    February 20 5:30am
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    February 20 10:00am
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  • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
    February 20 12:00pm
    As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
  • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
    February 20 4:00pm
    Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
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    • Competition Pool
      February 20 5:30am
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    • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
      February 20 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 »
    • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
      February 20 12:00pm
      As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
    • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
      February 20 4:00pm
      Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
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      February 20 5:00pm
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    Monday, February 20, 2017
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      • Competition Pool
        February 20 5:30am
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      • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
        February 20 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 »
      • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
        February 20 12:00pm
        As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
      • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
        February 20 4:00pm
        Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
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        February 20 5:00pm
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      Monday, February 20, 2017
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        • Competition Pool
          February 20 5:30am
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        • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
          February 20 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 »
        • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
          February 20 12:00pm
          As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
        • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
          February 20 4:00pm
          Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
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        Monday, February 20, 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
            February 20 5:30am
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          • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
            February 20 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 »
          • Aligning Course Learning Outcomes
            February 20 12:00pm
            As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to ensure that their course learning outcomes are properly aligned with the appropriate IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and statewide learning outcomes. This 1 1/2 -hour brown bag workshop more »
          • Inside and Out: The People of IUPUI
            February 20 4:00pm
            Join us for art, food, drinks - and most importantly conversation about the diverse stories and people of IUPUI. Photographer and videographer Aaron Turner will share a collection of photos from IUPUI's diverse community.   Brief program at 4:30pm. Hosted by the IUPUI Multicultural Center. more »
          • Competition Pool
            February 20 5:00pm
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          Monday, February 20, 2017