About This Series

Voice of San Diego is partnering with the Silent Spring Project, which will host a series of events examining topics ranging from research ethics to gender in the Academy. The program launches on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Now enjoying its 50th year in print, Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring,” chronicled the dangers of chemical pesticides, and unleashed a firestorm of critical discussion and political attacks when it first came out. Today, it is often regarded as the spring boardfor the modern environmental movement.

The Silent Spring Project is the second common-read project organized by a science and education alliance that includes California State University San Marcos, Grossmont College, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, University of California San Diego, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology.For more information, please visit http:// ethicscenter.net or http://silentspringsd.org.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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