The Fracking of Rachel Carson: Silent Spring in an Age of Environmental Crisis
April 29, 2013
Dr. Sandra Steingraber
Dr. Sandra Steingraber, ecologist and cancer survivor, has written extensively on the intersection of the environment and public health. She will discuss what we have learned, and failed to learn, in the 50 years since Rachel Carson’s publication of Silent Spring, focusing specifically on the public health threat posed by fracking.
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Social Sciences Forum, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, Geography and Environmental Systems, Women in Science and Engineering, Early Childhood Education in the Department of Education, Department of English, Department of History, Honors College, Language, Literature, and Culture Program, President’s Commission for Women, University Health Services, Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL), Department of American Studies, Health Administration and Policy Program, Department of Political Science, and the Women’s Center