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.


Spring 2019 Colloquium Schedule

FEBRUARY 14
Seeing the Unseen: Using Visual Feedback of Electric Consumption to Engage Students
Michelle McCauley, Professor of Psychology, Middlebury College, and Thomas Wentworth '18, Research Assistant, University of Vermont, and Independent Contractor, Staple Health

FEBRUARY 21
Building a Campaign to Conserve Canada's Great Northern Boreal Forest
Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor to the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council

FEBRUARY 28
MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION
Time: Past, Present, Future
Joseph Holler, Assistant Professor of Geography
Kathryn Morse, John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of History
Daniel Suarez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Stephen Trombulak, Professor of Environmental and Biosphere Studies and Professor of Biology

MARCH 7
Allies, Ancestors, and the Anthropocene: Edwin James and the Environmental Movement 
Kyhl Lyndgaard, Affiliated Scholar of Environmental Studies and Director of General Education, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University 
Cosponsored by the American Studies Program, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives

MARCH 14
I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Help: Challenges and Opportunities in USDA Conservation Programs
Jeannie Bartlett ’15, District Manager, Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation

MARCH 21
Agriculture on the Brink: Climate Change, Labor, and Smallholder Farming in Botswana
William Moseley, Professor of Geography and Director of the Food, Agriculture, and Society Program, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minn.
Cosponsored by the Geography Department, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

APRIL 4
Spirit Lands: Ontology and the Environment in the South Pacific
Emily Donaldson, Anthropologist, Writer, and Adjunct Faculty, Saint Michael’s College
Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

APRIL 11
The Longest Conversation: How the Earth Speaks to the Writer
Luis Alberto Urrea, Author and Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, the University of Illinois at Chicago
Cosponsored by the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

APRIL 18
MIDD-ES STUDENT REFLECTIONS ON LEARNING: Student-led Campus Sustainability Initiatives

APRIL 25
Land as Material, Habitat, and Knowledge: Constructions of Resource Materialities in Bristol Bay
Bindu Panikkar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources 

MAY 2
Slaying Dragons: Holding Corporate Polluters Responsible
Emily J. Joselson, Partner, Langrock, Sperry, and Wool LLP

MAY 7
ENVS 0401 Community Engaged Practicum Presentations

MAY 9
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