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 2019 Colloquium Schedule

SEPTEMBER 12
The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability
Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
, Assistant Professor of Food Studies and Affiliate of the Departments of Geography and Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
Cosponsored by the Office of Sustainability Integration

SEPTEMBER 19
Science and conservation in the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on Earth: The Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor, Boston University
As part of the 2019 Clifford Symposium: The Future of the Global Ocean

SEPTEMBER 26
MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future of the Oceans
Kathleen Doyle,
Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Biology
Rebecca Gould,
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Joseph Holler,
Assistant Professor of Geography
Chris Klyza,
Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environmental Studies

OCTOBER 3
This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back 
Ken Ilgunas, Author and Journalist
Cosponsored by the American Studies Program

OCTOBER 10
Art in the Age of Planetary Distress
Karen McCoy, Professor, Kansas City Art Institute Sculpture Department, and Social Practice
Cosponsored by the Dean for the Arts

OCTOBER 17
MIDD-ES STUDENT REFLECTIONS ON LEARNING:
Summer Research and Internship Experiences

OCTOBER 24
Batteries and the Matter of a Clean Energy Future
Jay Turner,
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Wellesley College
Cosponsored by the departments of History and Political Science

OCTOBER 31
Turning Tricks into Treats: Behavioral Insights to Deconstruct Common Myths in Transportation Planning and Improve Sustainability Outcomes
Andrea Hamre ‘05, Ph.D., Transportation Researcher, Barre VT

NOVEMBER 7
The Inner Workings and Long-Term Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development in the Bakken Shale Play
Kristin Smith ’08, Ph.D. Candidate, Montana State University

NOVEMBER 14
“Why will you ask her?” Wildlife conservation, sustainable development, and gender issues in India
Monica Ogra, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College

NOVEMBER 21
Climate Struggle: A Working Class Strategy for the Climate Movement
Matt Huber, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
Cosponsored by the departments of Geography and Political Science

DECEMBER 5
ENVS 0401 Community Engaged Practicum Presentations


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 Lily Hunt at 802.443.5552 for more information.

Program in Environmental Studies

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
531 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753