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    October 18 11:00am
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    October 18 12:00pm
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    October 18 12:00pm
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    October 18 4:00pm
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    October 18 4:00pm
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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    • Competition Pool
      October 18 11:00am
      lap swim more »
    • Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior
      October 18 12:00pm
      How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and more »
    • LGBTQmmunity: Indiana's LGBT History
      October 18 12:00pm
      Special Guest Mark Alan Lee will come and share some of Indiana's LGBT History more »
    • Instructional Pool
      October 18 4:00pm
      lap swim more »
    • Jaguars in the Streets - Second Helpings
      October 18 4:00pm
      Volunteer at a one-time, short-term volunteer event focused on a social issue that you care about! Jaguars in the Streets are one-time service events that focus on a different social issue each month, ranging from hunger, to youth, to water access. The events are held at different times and dates during the month to provide as many opportuni more »
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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      • Competition Pool
        October 18 11:00am
        lap swim more »
      • Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior
        October 18 12:00pm
        How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and more »
      • LGBTQmmunity: Indiana's LGBT History
        October 18 12:00pm
        Special Guest Mark Alan Lee will come and share some of Indiana's LGBT History more »
      • Instructional Pool
        October 18 4:00pm
        lap swim more »
      • Jaguars in the Streets - Second Helpings
        October 18 4:00pm
        Volunteer at a one-time, short-term volunteer event focused on a social issue that you care about! Jaguars in the Streets are one-time service events that focus on a different social issue each month, ranging from hunger, to youth, to water access. The events are held at different times and dates during the month to provide as many opportuni more »
      Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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        • Competition Pool
          October 18 11:00am
          lap swim more »
        • Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior
          October 18 12:00pm
          How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and more »
        • LGBTQmmunity: Indiana's LGBT History
          October 18 12:00pm
          Special Guest Mark Alan Lee will come and share some of Indiana's LGBT History more »
        • Instructional Pool
          October 18 4:00pm
          lap swim more »
        • Jaguars in the Streets - Second Helpings
          October 18 4:00pm
          Volunteer at a one-time, short-term volunteer event focused on a social issue that you care about! Jaguars in the Streets are one-time service events that focus on a different social issue each month, ranging from hunger, to youth, to water access. The events are held at different times and dates during the month to provide as many opportuni more »
        Wednesday, October 18, 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
            October 18 11:00am
            lap swim more »
          • Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior
            October 18 12:00pm
            How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and more »
          • LGBTQmmunity: Indiana's LGBT History
            October 18 12:00pm
            Special Guest Mark Alan Lee will come and share some of Indiana's LGBT History more »
          • Instructional Pool
            October 18 4:00pm
            lap swim more »
          • Jaguars in the Streets - Second Helpings
            October 18 4:00pm
            Volunteer at a one-time, short-term volunteer event focused on a social issue that you care about! Jaguars in the Streets are one-time service events that focus on a different social issue each month, ranging from hunger, to youth, to water access. The events are held at different times and dates during the month to provide as many opportuni more »
          Wednesday, October 18, 2017