The Annual Otis Lecture
Inaugurated in 1996, the annual Otis Lecture features a prominent speaker who visits the campus for a short residency, meeting with students and faculty, especially in environmental studies, to share their interests and discuss topics of concern.
Past Otis Lecturers include:
1996: Max Oelschlaeger, author of The Idea of Wilderness.
1997: Arlene Blum, pioneer woman mountain climber, author of Annapurna, A Woman's Place.
1998: Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge.
1999: Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams.
2000: Richard Nelson, author of The Island Within.
2001: Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasure and Politics of Local Foods.
2003: Pattiann Rogers, author ofThe Dream of the Marsh Wren.
2004: Franklin Burroughs
2005: William J. Cronon
2006: Mary Oliver, Poet
2007: Agnes Denes, Environmental Artist
2008: Michael Pollan, author ofThe Omnivore's Dilemma
2009: Scott Momaday
2010: Sandra Steingraber, author of Living Downstream An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment