Women's History Month: Rachel Carson and the Modern Environmental Movement
Rachel Carson (1907-1964), marine biologist and author of Silent Spring, inspired a 20th century environmental movement that led to President Richard Nixon forming the Environmental Protection Agency.
In her wildly popular book, Carson dramatized the impact of synthetic pesticides, including DDT. Chemical companies attempted to label her a hysterical woman and a Communist, but her research was validated, and pesticides became a major public issue with DDT eventually being banned.
Learn more about Rachel Carson.
This profile was prepared by the Chancellor's Commission on Women.
Charlie Alison, executive editor
Pryor Center to Present 'Revealing Fayetteville's Hidden Cultural Landscape'
Sharon Killian and Jami J. Lockhart will present "Revealing Fayetteville's Hidden Cultural Landscape" at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the David and Barbara Pryor Center on the Fayetteville Square.
Cooper Awarded Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Courtney Cooper, a doctoral student in environmental dynamics, will work with Dawn Thilmany, a professor of agricultural economics at Colorado State University.
Christal Badour, Expert in Trauma, to Give Colloquium March 30
Alumna Christal Badour, an an associate professor at the University of Kentucky, will discuss sexual trauma during a lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in Chemistry Building room 0144.
Engineering Faculty Travel to North Carolina to Connect With Educators and Students
Burak Eksioglu, industrial engineering professor and graduate program chair, and Ed Pohl, professor and department head, met with students in North Carolina to recruit graduate students.
Razorback Women's Basketball Takes on Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Friday
After defeating Stephen F. Austin in the second round, the Arkansas Razorbacks will take on Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Friday in Bud Walton Arena.