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 2018 Colloquium Schedule

September 13
Farms, Fish, and Forests: An Ethnography of Climate Change in Maine
Kathryn Olson ’05
, Ph.D. Candidate (Sociology), Boston College
Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

September 20
The Flint Water Crisis: The Promises and Perils of Practicing Science for the Public Good
Siddhartha Roy
, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
Cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

September 27
Negotiating a Relationship with Beauty during a Time of Environmental Degradation
Megan Mayhew Bergman
, Director of Bread Loaf’s Environmental Writers’ Program and Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College

October 4
Pondering Pollutants
Molly Costanza-Robinson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Rebecca Gould, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Joseph Holler, Assistant Professor of Geography
Christopher Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environmental Studies

October 11
Fighting Dirty Energy: Are We Losing on Climate Because We’re Only Fighting Half the Battle?
Theo Spencer ’88
, Senior Policy Advocate, Dirty Energy Team, Nature Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council

October 18
Study Away Experiences

October 25
Thoreau, Katahdin, the Penobscot People and the Maine Woods
, Independent Filmmaker, Portland, Maine
Cosponsored by the Department of Film and Media Culture

November 1
Hope’s Echo: Learning an Extinct Birdsong for Ecosphere Healing
Julianne Warren
, Writer, Climate Justice Community Organizer, and Fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature

November 8
Living on the Wind: The World of Migratory Birds
Scott Weidensaul
, Writer and Researcher
Cosponsored by the Franklin Environmental Center and the Biology Department

November 15
The Interspecies Dance: Confrontation and Choreography with the Animal World
Karima Borni
, Scholar in Residence, Dance Program, Middlebury College 

November 29
Ecosystem Management, Resilience, and Resistance: When Are Our Mistakes Reversible and How Do We Avoid Making Them?
Indy Burke ’80
, Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,
and Professor of Ecosystem Science, Yale University
Cosponsored by the Biology Department

December 6
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