2014 Summer Newsletter

Greetings from the Dean and Director

Posted on July 9, 2014

News and notes from Dean of Environmental Affairs Nan Jenks-Jay and Director of Environmental Studies Jon Isham.

Bumblebees, climate change, and how we see the sea: ES Faculty Research roundup

Posted on July 1, 2014

Catch up with the latest environmental studies research by Middlebury faculty and students, from pollination and place-based dance to the psychology of environmental action.

Understanding—and appreciating—the land around us

Posted on July 1, 2014

Marc Lapin and student researchers help us better understand the ecological values, history, and potential of the College’s forests, wetlands, meadows, and hayfields.

 

 

 

Students in senior seminar explore the future of a sustainable Vermont

Posted on July 1, 2014

This year’s environmental studies senior seminar focused on the history of environmental action in Vermont and how the state can thrive in a climate-altered future.

Writer Gary Nabhan brings inspiration to campus

Posted on July 1, 2014

In January, we welcomed author and farm and food advocate Gary Nabhan as our 2014 Environmental Writer-in-Residence.

 

 

 

Teaching education for sustainability

Posted on July 1, 2014

This winter, Emily Hoyler and her students in Education for Sustainability in Action ventured out of the classroom and into Vermont schools and communities to learn as well as teach.

 

 

 

Middlebury was host to U.S. Energy Summit in early May

Posted on May 17, 2014

On May 16, Middlebury hosted U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Peter Welch, and Gov. Peter Shumlin at the “Vermont Sustainable Energy Summit."

Is it working? Research Says “Yes!”

Posted on July 1, 2014

More and more faculty are learning new ways to integrate sustainability into the curriculum, and Psychology Professor Michelle McCauley tells us whether it’s working.