Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Rachel Carson still under attack for bringing her values to bear on her science

Posted 17 Sep 2012 / 0

Slate “Rachel Carson Didn’t Kill Millions of Africans: How the 50-year-old campaign against Silent Spring still distorts environmental debates” There is a lot of interesting stuff here, including a fascinating view into how scientific findings get processed by the public (both left and right leaning). The ad hominem attacks on Carson are interesting because they seem Read More

A Minor Post, Adaptation, Articles, Biodiversity Loss, Biography, Chemistry, Coevolution, Ecology, Environmental Justice, Evolution, Health & Medicine, Pollution, Public Outreach, Public Policy, Resistance Evolution in Parasites, Web

Marvin Charton, Pratt professor and renowned computational chemist, is dead at 80

Posted 15 Apr 2012 / 3

My most senior colleague in the Department of Mathematics and Science at Pratt Institute, Marvin Charton, died on Thursday, April 12th. He was nearly 81 years old and had been a professor at Pratt Institute for over 56 years. Marvin was a renowned computational chemist who used correlation analysis to study chemical structure-property relationships, and Read More

Chemistry, Department of Mathematics & Science, Obituary, Pratt Institute