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 2016 Colloquium Schedule

2/18 – Drilling, Scanning, Poking and Prodding: Getting Under Antarctica’s Icy Skin
Jill Mikucki, Assistant Professor of Biology, Middlebury College

2/25 – Adequacy and Equity under Neoliberal Climate Governance: Assessing the Paris Moment
Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Sociology Brown University, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society

3/3 – Futurity Despite: Planting Ourselves into the Tomorrow
Ross Gay,Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Indiana University; Spring 2016 Bread Loaf Orion Resident

3/10 – Shedding Light on the Working Forest: Curiosity, Connection, Creativity
Kathleen Kolb, painter and Verandah Porche, poet

3/17 – Shift in Perspective: Observing Food Systems
Jon Turner,Owner-Wild Roots Farm Vermont in Bristol, VT and President, Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont

3/24 – Energy Company of the Future
Mary Powell,Mary Powell - President & CEO, Green Mountain Power

4/7 – Forecasting Global Water Stress: Successes and Limitations
Matt Landis, Research Scientist, ISciences, LLC

4/14 – “We Conserve What We Love”: Stories About the Conservation of Bread Loaf
Katherine Michels ‘14.5, Environmental Philanthropy Associate at the High Meadows Fund

4/21 – American Leadership in the Global Climate Movement
Brian Deese ’00, Senior Advisor to the President

4/28 – Looking Back a Half Century: “1966….the year of the new conservation”—LB Johnson, 2/23/66
Mez Baker-Medárd, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; Marc Lapin, Associate in Science Instruction in Environmental Studies; Kathryn Morse, John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of History; Nick Muller, Associate Professor of Economics, Middlebury College

5/5 – Lebanon’s Shouf Biosphere Reserve Transition Zone: Sport Hunters and a Protected Area
Robert Greeley, Visiting Instructor in Arabic, Middlebury College

5/10 – Senior Seminar Presentations

5/12 – Senior Seminar 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