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 2015 Colloquium Schedule

2/12 – Understanding Daily Climate at Northern Latitudes
Dr. Alan K. Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, VT

2/19 – Catching Fire: Alaskan Boreal Forest in a Changing Climate
Carolyn Dash; Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Hamilton College

2/26 – Community
Mez Baker-Medard, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies; Dan Brayton, Associate Professor of English and American Literatures; Marc Lapin, Associate in Science Instruction in Environmental Studies

3/5 –  Exploring Social Justice and Sustainable Agriculture: Experiences of Social Integration in Local and Regional Food Systems in the U.S.
Diego Thompson, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middlebury College

3/12 – Life Overlooked: Humanities for the Environment
Joni Adamson, Professor of Environmental Humanities, English Department, and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

3/19 – Business, Climate Risk and the Global Atmospheric Commons
Lyuba Zarsky, Professor of Sustainable Business and Development, Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

4/2 – Civic Engagement and the Management of Water Resources
Mina Girgis, The Nile Project; Moderated by Pete Ryan, Professor of Geology and Mike Winslow, Lake Champlain Committee

4/9 – Wasting or Making Time and Space? Sweeping and Tattooing in the Mozambican Woodlands
Ingrid Nelson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Vermont

4/16 - Landscape-Scale Conservation and Community Development in Maine’s North Woods
Bryan Wentzell ’96, Maine Policy and Program Director, Appalachian Mountain Club

4/23 – Ethical Oil: The Moral Economy of Nature and Culture in the Tar Sands of Alberta
David Bond, Faculty Member at Bennington College and Senior Associate at The Center for the Advancement of Public Action

4/30 – Environmental Consciousness in Germany: From “Waldsterben” to Sustainable Development
Natalie Eppelsheimer, Assistant Professor of German, Middlebury College

5/7 – Finding a Path of Hope and Sustainability: Rachel Carson as Inspiration
Stephanie Kaza, Professor and Director, Environmental Program, University of Vermont

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 Chelsea Griggs at 802.443.5552 for more information.

Program in Environmental Studies

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
531 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753