Events & Happenings

July 2018
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:00 PM Independence Day (Institution closed)12:00 PM Art as Outreach: The Intersection of Painting and Research8:00 PM Can the Brain's Structure Reveal its Function?
3:05 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today
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3:05 PM Mixing at the Gyre Boundary: Discovery of Wave Breaking and a New Form of Ocean Turbulence at the Gulf Stream Front12:15 PM Comparative Geochemistry of Iron in the SE Tropical Pacific and the Western Indian Ocean9:30 AM Vignettes on the Early Life Stages of Fish10:00 AM The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics8:00 PM Frugal Science in the Age of Curiosity
3:00 PM A Current of Change Off Cape Hatteras10:00 AM Microbial Life and Survival Strategies in the Carbon- and Energy-Limited Lower Oceanic Crust12:00 PM Baleen Whale Localization Using a Single-Hydrophone: Method, Results, and Perspectives
3:05 PM Interactions Between Near-Inertial Waves and Balanced Currents at Ocean Fronts12:15 PM Unexpected High-Q Peaks and Pervasive Nonstationarity in the Infragravity Wave Band for Deep Seafloor Pressure Measurements2:00 PM The Circulation of the Antarctic Margins in a Changing Climate
4:00 PM The Fevers of Reason3:00 PM Strategies for Facilitating and Supporting a Diverse Geoscience Talent Pool and Workforce: Lessons Learned
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Science Diplomacy and Next Generation Arctic Marine Shipping Assessments 9:30 AM There will be no Summer Lecture Series today12:00 PM Echolocation of Toothed Whales - From Basic to Applied Research10:00 AM Radium Isotopes as Tracers of Boundary Inputs of Nutrients and Trace Elements to the Coastal and Open Ocean
3:00 PM Understanding the Majestic Blue Whales of Patagonia11:30 AM AOP&E Scientific Staff and Postdoc Presentations3:00 PM Fixing Sexual Harassment: Nothing Less than Culture Change
3:05 PM How Does Pacific Water Enter the Interior Arctic Ocean?8:00 PM Neurobiology of Parenting Behavior
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10:00 AM Remote Sensing of the Upper Ocean Turbulence: From Submesoscales to Dissipative Scales12:15 PM Natural Climate Solutions: Who, What, When, Where and Why?9:30 AM The Dance Between the Ocean and the Atmosphere12:00 PM Making the Seafloor: Insights from Active-Source Seismology8:00 PM The Co-Evolution of Life and Rocks: Insights from Data-Driven Discovery
3:00 PM Oases in the Deep - Dark Life at Deep-Sea Vents10:00 AM Why Sunshine Matters for Oil Spills
3:05 PM The Surprising Skill of Sea Surface Salinity in Seasonal Prediction of Precipitation on Land
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2:00 PM Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis12:15 PM Emerging Hypotheses from Marine Metabolite Measurements in the Ocean
2:00 PM Biological Propulsion in (and of?) the Ocean3:00 PM 52 Million Points and Counting: A New Stratification Approach for Mapping Global Marine Ecosystems
3:05 PM Flow in and Around the Samoan Passage: Implications for Abyssal Mixing in the Pacific

Other Events and Notes of Interest


There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on October 19.


Presents the video “Rise of the Superstorms” on Friday, October 26, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Witness the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Will be screening its next documentary film “Dark Money” on Monday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 31. The Monday performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.; the Wednesday show will start at 1 p.m. “Dark Money,” a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, “Dark Money” uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. The film runs 85 minutes and is free and open to the public. A drop-in class featuring songs, stories, and games for families with children ages 2 to 5 years old who are learning English as an additional language will be held Wednesdays through November 14 at 10 a.m. Meet families from all over the world! Need help with transport? Call Tina at the Coalition for Children at (508) 548-0151, ext. 172. For more information, view the website or call the library at (508) 548-8961.


Presents “Sarah McQuaid” on Sunday, October 21. Sarah McQuaid's rich alto voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and "honey poured into wine" (Minor 7th). Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, this singer-songwriter & guitarist refuses to be pigeonholed, moving easily between traditions and times -- from 16th century lute songs to historic Cuban jazz, from Irish and Appalachian ballads to emotive originals and contemporary pop covers. On stage she seduces audiences with "cheeky banter" as well as stories of life on the road and her childhood in a musical family that included singing legend Gamble Rogers. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at or by calling (508) 540-0320.


Presents a free screening of a new documentary by Jason Schmidtt titled "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (2018)" on October 26 from 4 – 5:20 p.m., in MBL’s Grass Reading Room, Lillie Building, 2nd floor. Discussion and refreshments to follow film.


Presents “Dinner & A Movie,” a monthly screening series of independent films from October through May. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their ticket prior to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants. Please note, screening ticket purchase does not include food or drink from participating restaurants. Participating restaurants include The Captain Kidd, Water Street Kitchen, The Landfall, and Quicks Hole Tavern. Contact individual restaurants for reservations and the most up to date information. The screenings take place at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium, located at 45 Water Street in Woods Hole, and start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The facility is wheelchair accessible. “Dinner & A Movie” is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are $14 general, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance via or at the door. The program is subject to change. No refunds or exchanges unless screening is cancelled or rescheduled by the Festival. Screenings may be rescheduled due to various reasons, including inclement weather. All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page.


Presents “Kevin Burke” on Sunday, November 4. Kevin Burke's fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970s. His far-reaching solo album, "If the Cap Fits" and his work with such performers as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, Christy Moore, and the Bothy Band established him early on as a first class musician. He earned international acclaim as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music's foremost groups including Celtic Fiddle Festival and Ireland's long admired and respected Patrick Street. His innovative collaborations include classical, old time, bluegrass, pop and rock as well as the Irish traditional music for which he is so well known. He has received awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including Ireland's Traditional Musician of the Year in 2016, and a National Heritage Fellowship, the USA's highest honor for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. Now living in Portland, Oregon, Kevin continues to tour both solo and with others, sharing his immensely engaging fiddle style and warm stage presence with audiences across the globe. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at or by calling (508) 540-0320.


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