Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program
to Start Spring Colloquium Series on Feb. 11

Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Program
will begin its spring colloquium series on Thursday, Feb. 11 from
12:20-1:20 p.m. in the Annex Lounge of Gifford Hall on Hepburn
Road off College Street (Route 125). The colloquium series will
feature faculty and staff speakers from Middlebury College, and
environmental professionals from the Vermont area and beyond.

The series will take place every Thursday through
May 6 at the same time and location, with two exceptions: there
will be no meeting on Thursday, March 25; and the April 8 gathering
will take place in Room 110
(Dance Studio) of the Center
for the Arts on South Main Street (Route 30). The
event is free and open to the public, and a free lunch is provided
to all attendees, first come first serve.

Opening the spring series is Norman Cushman, assistant
director for maintenance and operations at Middlebury College,
who will speak on the College’s efforts to reduce its environmental
impact through composting. Off-campus speakers in weeks to come
include John Roe, director of conservation at the Nature Conservancy
of Vermont, on April 1; and Alec Webb, director of Shelburne Farms,
on April 29.

“We’re really hoping that these meetings can
become a focus for the environmental community throughout Addison
County and beyond,” said series coordinator and Middlebury
College Assistant Professor of Geography Dan Bedford. “The
colloquium drew substantial attendance from the College community
in the fall semester, and now the goal is to make the series more
inclusive of the Middlebury community in general.”

For more information about the colloquium series,
contact series coordinator Dan Bedford at 802-443-5210, or Middlebury
College Environmental Studies Program Coordinator Janet Wiseman
at 802-443-5710.

Schedule of Events

February 11 Norman Cushman,
assistant director for maintenance and operations, Middlebury
College. 12:20-1:20 p.m.

February 18 Mary Gaudette,
environmental studies program, Middlebury College. 12:20-1:20
p.m.

March 4 Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux,
Vermont State climatologist and member of geography department,
University of Vermont. 12:20- 1:20 p.m.

March 11 Scott Jones,
assistant to the director, Center for Northern Studies, Middlebury
College. 12:20-1:20 p.m.

March 18 Peter Ryan, environmental
studies/geology department, Middlebury College. 12:20-1:20 p.m.

April 1 John Roe, director
of conservation, The Nature Conservancy of Vermont. 12:20-1:20
p.m.

April 8 Andrea Olsen,
environmental studies/dance department, Middlebury College.
Note: This colloquium will meet in the Dance
Studio, Room 110, Center for the Arts, South Main Street (Route
30). 12:20-1:20 p.m.

April 15 Gretchen Hund,
senior scientist, Battelle Environmental Policy and Management,
Seattle, Wash. 12:20-1:20 p.m.

April 22 Rebecca Judge,
environmental studies/economics department, Middlebury College.
12:20-1:20 p.m.

April 29 Alec Webb, director,
Shelburne Farms. 12:20-1:20 p.m.

May 6 Senior thesis presentations
by Middlebury College environmental studies majors. 12:20-1:20
p.m.