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 2016 Colloquium Schedule

SEPTEMBER 15
Soil and Forest Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa
Julia Berazneva, Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury College

SEPTEMBER 22
A Discipline of Looking
Tim Lilburn, Professor, University of Victoria

SEPTEMBER 29
What Is Safe?
Peter Ryan, Professor of Geology; Rebecca Kneale Gould, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Co-Chair of Philosophy, Religion, and the Environment Focus; and Christopher McGrory Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environmental Studies, Middlebury College

OCTOBER 6
Forest Fragmentation: A Fuzzy Look at a Clear-Cut Problem
Amy Frazier, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University

OCTOBER 13
The Science of Climate Change Communication: Bridging Research and Practice
Matthew C. Nisbet, Associate Professor of Communication, Northeastern University; Editor in Chief, Environmental Communication; and Founding Editor in Chief, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change  Communication

OCTOBER 20
Targeting Big Polluters: Understanding Activism against the Fossil Fuel Industry
Johannes Urpelainen, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

OCTOBER 27
Farmworker Food Security in the Northern Borderlands
Teresa Mares, Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
University of Vermont

NOVEMBER 3
America’s Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
Ted Levin, Nature Writer and Recipient of the 2004 Burroughs Award

NOVEMBER 10
A Scientist’s View of Climate Change as a Moral Issue
Curt Stager, Author, Educator, and Scientist

NOVEMBER 17
If Perpetual Is Not Forever: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Land Conservation
Jessica E. Jay, Land Conservation Attorney and Law Professor

DECEMBER 1
Getting Energy Use Down to a (Social) Science: Advancing Energy Efficiency through Research-Based Behavioral Techniques
Kira Ventura Ashby ’05, Senior Program Manager, Behavior, Consortium for Energy Efficiency

DECEMBER 8
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