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Environmental Studies Lectures
All Wednesday talks begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Fairchild Room in Dana, but join us at 11:30 for lunch with the speaker. The Environmental Studies Program sponsors a Lunchtime Colloquia to provide a forum for faculty and student presentations and discussion, as well as an opportunity to hear from interesting speakers from off campus. These "tray" luncheon meetings are informal and well attended by both students and faculty.
Spring 2006 Lunchtime Speaker Series
Dr. Cathy Bevier (Department of Biology), Colby Souders’07, and Jacki Rolleri '06. “Jan Plan Adventures: Mellon Grant Recipients Share Their Experiences”, February 15th.
Leigh Stearns and Gordon Hamilton, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. “All at Sea with Greenpeace: Observing Rapid Glacier Changes in SE Greenland”, February 22.
Jonathan Milne, Director of Outdoor Safety and Education for Colby College. "Getting Close to Baxter Park", March 1st.
Paul Josephson, Associate Professor of History. "Fordism in Nature: The Public Health and Environmental Costs of Recreational Machines in Postwar America", March 15.
Dave Mention,Trail Director for the Maine Island Trail Association. "Traveling the Maine Island Trail", April 26.
Invited Environmental Studies Lectures
Academic Year 2004-2005 Lectures
Gary Lawless, Internationally-acclaimed poet. "Giving Voice to the Wild
Earth: Poetry, Activism and Bioregionalism", September 14th
William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. IBM Lecture Co-sponsored by the STS Department "Saving Nature in Time: The Past and the Future of Environmentalism", November 11th.
Chris Boebel and Nick Poppy, Filmmakers. "Containment: Life After Three Mile Island", November 16th.
Joth Davis '76, director of Hatchery Research and Development for Taylor Shellfish Farms, Inc. "Moving Towards Ecological Sustainability in the US Shellfish Culture Industry", November 30th.
Academic Year 2003-2004 Lectures
Phil Conkling, President, The Island Institute. "The Maine Coast at the
Crossroads--Lobsters, Salmon and Summer People", September 15th"Is
Aquaculture Sustainable?" A panel discussion featuring:
Marina Schauffler, Ph.D., an independent writer and a partner in Headwaters Writing & Design in Camden. "Turning To Earth: Exploring The Heart Of Environmental Change, A Slide Presentation", September 30th
John Banks, Penobscot Nation Natural Resources Director
Mitch Lansky, Forest Activist. "Changes in Science and Technology in the Maine Woods: Progress?" October 24th
Russell Libby, Executive Director of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners and John Nutting, Dairy Farmer and former State Senator. "Sustainable Agriculture: MOFGA, Monsanto and the Family Farm", November 4th
Kaitlin Nichols, Genetic Engineering Action Network. "GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD", November 5th
Professor Tom Tietenberg, Mitchell Family Professor of Economics. "Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Protection: Faustian Bargain or Paradise Regained?" November 10th
Derrick Jensen "Language Older than Words", February 6th
Peter Riggs, Director of the Forum on Democracy & Trade . "Who Bats Clean-Up? Environmental Rules and the Global Trading System", February 17th
Paul Josephson, Associate Professor of History, Colby College. "Industrial
Deserts: The Environmental Legacy of the Soviet Development Strategy.",
Professor John Grim, Bucknell University. "The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology.", March 9th
Prof. Erin Mansur, Yale University. "Market Structure and Competition: A Cross-Market Analysis of U.S. Electricity Deregulation.", MARCH 11th
Stephen Mohr, ASLA , Mohr & Seredin Landscape Architects, Inc. "Environmental Issues Associated with the Colby Green Project: Innovative Measures Used in its Design and Construction", March 11th
Mark Kurlansky, Award winning author. "Saving Endangered Fishermen",
Academic Year 2002-2003 Lectures
Tim Leach, explorer and lecturer, "Oil and the Arctic: A Personal Perspective", October 2nd
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum On The Environment, October 3rd
Paul Mayewski, director of the Institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies at the University of Maine and chief scientist and expedition leader for the Greenland Ice Sheet Project Two, "The International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition", February 18th
Dr. Devra Davis, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and winner of the Bronze Medal of National Book Awards in 2002, "When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales Of Environmental Deception And The Battle Against Pollution," March 6th
Ross Gelbspan, Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Editor and Reporter at the Philadelphia Bulletin, Washington Post and Boston Globe, "History at Risk: The Challenge of Climate Change", April 8th
Clifford Russell, former Director of the Institute for Public Policy at Vanderbilt University and currently Sowell Visiting Professor of Economics at Bates, "The Choice of Pollution Control Policy Instruments in Developing Countries: Arguments, Evidence and Suggestions", April 2nd
Professor Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritus of Geography at Wisconsin, gave a
guest lecture on environmental philosophy in ES118, April 7th
William J. Bicknell, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of International Health, Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Boston University "Smallpox and Bioterrorism: Fact, Fallacies, and Fuzzy Thinking", April 17th
Prof. Dennis W. Thomson, Professor of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University "Environmental Phenomena, War and Terrorism: Taming the Warriors' Hydra and Responding to Terrorist Attacks", April 22nd
Dr. Larry Radke, Director of Aviation Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, "Climatic Impacts of the Kuwaiti Oil Fires following Desert Storm", April 22nd
Henk Folmer, Professor of Economics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands,
Senator Sharon Treat, Colby's Environmental Studies Coordinator, "Environmental Politics and Law, April 25th
Robert Pennock, Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University
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