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Howard E. Woodin Colloquium Series

Weekly Lecture: Thursdays 12:30-1:20 p.m.
The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
The Orchard (Room 103)

Free and open to the public.
Please bring your own lunch and beverage to enjoy during the talk.

Visit our video archive to watch a selection of past colloquia.


Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule

9/11 – Native Peoples and Landscape-Scale Conservation
Nicholas Reo, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

9/18 – Life in the Plastisphere: The Ecology of Plastic Marine Debris
Erik Zettler, Professor of Oceanography, Associate Dean, Sea Education Association

9/25 – Technology and the Environment
Molly Costanza-Robinson, Associate, Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies Program Director; Kathryn Morse, John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies, Professor of History; Chris McGrory Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, & Environmental Studies

10/2 – What Would Rachel Carson Do Today?
Bob Musil, President and CEO, the Rachel Carson Council; former CEO, 1985 Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility

10/9 – Persuasive Technology for Positive Behavior Change: Employee Engagement as a Sustainability Super Strategy
Sarah Finnie Robinson, Founding Partner, WeSpire

10/16 – Corporate Blow Out: The Untold Story of the BP Disaster in the Gulf
Daniel Jacobs, Professor, Department of Management, Kogod School of Business, American University

10/23 – Reflections on Nearly Three Decades Working at the US EPA
Carl R. Howard P ‘17, Assistant Regional Counsel, US EPA, Region 2

10/30 – Hot Times in a Cold Place: Global Warming in Antarctica
Dr. Amy Leventer P ‘15, Professor of Geology, Colgate University

11/6 – Zero Energy Mobile Home Replacement
Peter Schneider ‘97, Senior Energy Consultant, Efficiency Vermont

11/13 – Building the Boundary: Race and the Environment at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Mary E. Mendoza, Visiting Instructor in History, Middlebury College

11/20 – Panacea or Poor Perspective? The Role of Urban Agriculture in Growing a Greener City
Hamil Pearsall ‘03, Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair, Geography and Urban Studies Department, Temple University

12/4 – Communicating Science: Reflections on Being the Vermont State Climatologist
Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Professor and Vermont State Climatologist


The weekly Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series brings together students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to hear from a broad range of speakers—students, faculty, alumni, and environmental professionals—on conservation and environmental topics. In addition to helping foster an ES community on campus, students can learn about different environmental careers and develop internship and employment connections.

Contact Janet Wiseman at 802.443.5710 for more information.