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

9/15Soil and forest resources in Sub-Saharan Africa
Julia Berazneva, Assistant Professor of Economics, Middlebury College

9/22A Discipline of Looking
Tim Lilburn, Professor at the University of Victoria

9/29 What is Safe?
Peter Ryan, Professor of Geology, Rebecca Kneale Gould, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Co-chair: Philosophy, Religion, and the Environment Focus, Christopher McGrory Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science and Environmental Studies

10/6Forest Fragmentation: A Fuzzy Look at a Clear-Cut Problem
Amy Frazier, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University

10/13The Science of Climate Change Communication: Bridging Research and Practice
Matthew C. Nisbet, Associate Professor of Communication at Northeastern University, Editor of the journal Environmental Communication, and founding Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

10/20Targeting Big Polluters: Understanding Activism against the Fossil Fuel Industry
Johannes Urpelainen, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

10/27Farmworker Food Security in the Northern Borderlands
Teresa Mares, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Vermont

11/3America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
Ted Levin, Nature writer, recipient of the 2004 Burroughs Award  

11/10A Scientist's View of Climate Change as a Moral Issue
Curt Stager, Author, Educator, Scientist

11/17If Perpetual is not Forever: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Land Conservation
Jessica E. Jay, Land Conservation Attorney and Law Professor

12/1Getting Energy Use Down to a (Social) Science: Advancing Energy Efficiency through Research-Based Behavioral Techniques
Kira Ashby, Senior Program Manager, Behavior, Consortium for Energy Efficiency

12/8ENVS 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