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 2017 Colloquium Schedule

February 16
Pipelines, Pipedreams & ‘Sovereignty by the Barrel’:  Tribal Nations as Environmental Stewards of the Natural World
N. Bruce Duthu, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College.

February 23
Persephone on a Warming Planet
John Elder, Professor Emeritus of English and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College.

March 2
MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION
Outliers: Exploring the Realm of the Peculiar
Mez Baker-Medard, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; Molly Costanza-Robinson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Environmental Studies, Daniel Brayton, Associate Professor of English and American Literatures, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Middlebury College. 

March 9
Food Localization and Black Power in Contemporary Detroit
Erica Morrell, C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Middlebury College.

March 16
Environment and Power in the Soviet Arctic
Andy Bruno, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Faculty Associate in Environmental Studies, Northern Illinois University.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Russian Department, Russian and East European Studies, International Politics and Economics, and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

March 23
Thriving cities…trees are the answer!
Rich Cochran ‘91, P'20, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, President and CEO.

Cosponsored by Environmental Affairs

April 6
Historical Marine Ecology: Informing the Future by Learning from the Past
Loren McClenachan, Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Colby College.

April 13
The Power of Peers: How Transnational Advocacy Networks Shape Protest on Climate Change
Jennifer Hadden, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland.

April 20
Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City
Kristin Reynolds, Critical Food Geographer; Lecturer, Food Studies and Environmental Studies, The New School; Lecturer, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Distinguished Visiting Faculty of Food Studies, University of Southern Maine.

April 27
What is recycling good for? The Case of American Paper in the 21st Century
Daniel Press, Olga T. Griswold Professor of Environmental Studies and Executive Director, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

May 4
Cultural Ecosystem Services: How Do You Measure That? 
Rachelle Gould, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Environmental Program, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. 

May 9
ENVS 0401 Senior Seminar Presentations

May 11
ENVS 0401 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