2009 - 2010

SEPTEMBER 9
Bill Cronon, facilitator: "Launching the Year, Reintroducing Ourselves, and Brainstorming Topics and Activities for 2009-2010"

SEPTEMBER 15
(Special Friday Session @ Old Red Gym): Colloquium with Michael Pollan

OCTOBER 7
Bill Cronon & Andrew Case, facilitators, "The New CHE Methods Course: Brainstorming its Goals, Design, and Syllabus"

OCTOBER 21
Karen Crossley, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, "Environmental Art / Eco-Art in Dane County, Wisconsin"

NOVEMBER 4
Preview of Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival

NOVEMBER 17
(Special Tuesday Session) Scott Russell Sanders, Emeritus Professor of English, Indiana University, "Imagining Place"

DECEMBER 2
Todd Goddard, CHE Associate, "A Property in the Horizon: Land Speculation, Literature, and the (Eco)nomic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America"

JANUARY 27
Ken Raffa, UW-Madison, Professor of Entomology, "Anatomy of a Tipping Point"

FEBRUARY 10
Kristen Joiner, Executive Director of Sustain Dane, "Turning Thought into Action: Sustainability and the World of the Non-Profit"

FEBRUARY 24
Daniel Brayton, Assistant Prof. of English and American Literatures, Middlebury College, "Royal Fish: Marine Mammals in Shakespeare and Early Modern Natural History"

MARCH 3
Graduate Student Presentations in preparation for the annual American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Conference

MARCH 17
"Lessons from Research-Related Community Engagement" - CHE Associates Kevin Gibbons, Abby Neely, Heather Swan, and Christine Vatovec led an exploration of (1) how scholars can best engage with the communities that they work in and (2) how grad students and faculty alike can search for balance among the multitude of social demands.

MAY 5
Potpourri of All Things CHE: Looking Forward