Events & Happenings

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October 2018
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 12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Changes in Mississippi River Water Chemistry Over the Past 113 Years12:15 PM Entropy and Mixing in the Connecticut River Plume 12:00 PM Towards a Model-Free Understanding of the Dynamics of Biological Populations in Changing Environments1:30 PM 2018 WHOI Pitchathon
 3:05 PM The Effects of Ice and Currents on Wave-Breaking Turbulence at the Ocean Surface
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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10:30 AM Analysis of Humpback Whale Songs: Links Between Signal Features and Anatomy12:15 PM Isotopic Structure of Organic Molecules12:15 PM Estimates of Gross Primary Production from Diel Variability in Near Surface Dissolved Oxygen 12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today7:30 PM Energy and Geopolitics: A Diplomat's View
3:05 PM On the Predictability of Sea-Surface Height Around Palau: Preliminary Results from the FLEAT DRI
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Biomarker Investigations of Plio-Pleistocene Climate in the Arctic12:15 PM Broadband Acoustic Quantification of Hydrocarbons12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today1:00 PM The Wake of the Whale: Laws and Cultural Traditions in the Regulation of Artisanal Whaling
3:05 PM The Ice-Ocean Governor: Ice-Ocean Stress Feedback Limits Beaufort Gyre Spin Up3:00 PM Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms: The Complexities of Changing Nutrients
5:30 PM Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Aquaculture
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Sill Intrusion, Sediment Alteration, and Hydrothermal Activity in Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California10:00 AM The Power of Open Science: Experience from the Ocean Health Index 12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM On the Measurement and Analysis of Modern Sea Level Change12:15 PM Perception-Driven Optimal Motion Planning Under Resource Constraints2:00 PM Comparing Particle Flux Parameterizations
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM Internal Tide Modal Ray Refraction in Baroclinic Gulf Stream Currents
3:05 PM Global Modeling of Internal Tides and the Internal Gravity Wave Continuum Spectrum

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: January 18

Presents the video “City Under The Sea” on Friday, January 18, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. The oceans cover 70 percent of our planet. Although science fiction writers and ordinary mortals have long dreamed of life under the sea, no human has ever lived there permanently. But with the planet becoming increasingly populated, can we afford to leave such a vast space unoccupied? What if we gave ourselves 10 years to create an undersea colony where 100 families could live? How would we do it? Where would we go? In this program, we develop a step-by-step approach for setting up such an undersea colony. We meet experts who believe such a bold undertaking is possible and are already developing the technology that could make it a reality. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: January 25

Presents the video “Cities of the Sky” on Friday, January 25, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Discover the cosmological secrets behind America’s ancient cities. Scientists explore some of the world’s largest pyramids and 3D-scan a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River; native elders reveal ancient powers of the sky. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of January 14

The library will be closed January 14-21 as new carpet is being installed. It will re-open the Tuesday after Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Craft workshops for children will run on all Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., throughout January and February. Registration will not be required for most of these workshops. As an additional attraction, a program of “Yoga for Kids,” also at no charge, will run immediately prior to the workshops. Dr. David Scadden will speak at the library on Saturday, January 26, at 3:30 p.m., about his new book about cancer, Cancerland, a Medical Memoir. Dr. Scadden is the co-founder and co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.  He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard University, and the director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the chief of Hematologic Malignancies at the MGH Cancer Center. This event is free and open to the public. The library is starting its winter film series with a film that stands as a classic in documentary film-making. It has come to the library through a licensing bureau which does not allow the title to be named in publicity, so potential viewers must play a guessing game with the following clues and descriptions. This film was originally produced in 1968, and re-released in 2018, when Kartemquin Films, the original producers, received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation for a new restoration of the original 16mm print. The film is based on interviews by two nuns who trekked around Chicago asking people the seemingly simple question “Are you happy?” The nuns interviewed a variety of individuals ranging from hippie musicians to intellectuals, whose responses are everything from the mundane to the spiritual. To better serve its patrons, the library will be showing the film twice, first on Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m., then again on Wednesday, January 30, at 1 p.m. If people cannot guess the name of the film, please call the library at (508) 548-8961, or view the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org, where you can read more about the film. The library is looking for donations of fabric and yarn for theirfourth annual “Fabric and Fiber Sale. The month of January will be the time that the library volunteers will be accumulating and organizing the donations in preparation for the sale which will be held on February 3. People with an oversupply of fabric or yarn and a will to clean out their storage areas are asked to donate their surplus to this innovative fund-raiser for the library. Volunteers will be packaging, labeling, and pricing all the donations throughout the month. In the days just before the sale, they will be organizing and setting up the sales room, which doubles as the book sale room and large meeting room. Donors should bring in their offerings during library hours. The library staff and volunteers are very grateful for the generosity of donors to this event. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of January 21

Craft workshops for children will run on all Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., throughout January and February. Registration will not be required for most of these workshops. As an additional attraction, a program of “Yoga for Kids,” also at no charge, will run immediately prior to the workshops. Dr. David Scadden will speak at the library on Saturday, January 26, at 3:30 p.m., about his new book about cancer, Cancerland, a Medical Memoir. Dr. Scadden is the co-founder and co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.  He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard University, and the director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the chief of Hematologic Malignancies at the MGH Cancer Center. This event is free and open to the public. The library is starting its winter film series with a film that stands as a classic in documentary film-making. It has come to the library through a licensing bureau which does not allow the title to be named in publicity, so potential viewers must play a guessing game with the following clues and descriptions. This film was originally produced in 1968, and re-released in 2018, when Kartemquin Films, the original producers, received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation for a new restoration of the original 16mm print. The film is based on interviews by two nuns who trekked around Chicago asking people the seemingly simple question “Are you happy?” The nuns interviewed a variety of individuals ranging from hippie musicians to intellectuals, whose responses are everything from the mundane to the spiritual. To better serve its patrons, the library will be showing the film twice, first on Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m., then again on Wednesday, January 30, at 1 p.m. If people cannot guess the name of the film, please call the library at (508) 548-8961, or view the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org, where you can read more about the film. The library is looking for donations of fabric and yarn for their fourth annual “Fabric and Fiber Sale.” The month of January will be the time that the library volunteers will be accumulating and organizing the donations in preparation for the sale which will be held on February 3. People with an oversupply of fabric or yarn and a will to clean out their storage areas, are asked to donate their surplus to this innovative fund-raiser for the library. Volunteers will be packaging, labeling, and pricing all the donations throughout the month. In the days just before the sale, they will be organizing and setting up the sales room, which doubles as the book sale room and large meeting room. Donors should bring in their offerings during library hours. The library staff and volunteers are very grateful for the generosity of donors to this event. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

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 http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/dinner-movie-2018-2019/ 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.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): January 27

Presents “The Reunion Band” on Sunday, January 27. Calling all bluegrass fans – the Reunion Band is back! Known for tight vocal harmonies and a solid traditional bluegrass sound, the Reunion Band features Boston-area veterans Richard Brown (mandolin), Dave Dillon (rhythm guitar), Margaret Gerteis (acoustic bass), Laura Orshaw (fiddle) and Catherine "BB" Bowness (banjo). Formed in 2002, the group's core members have played together in various configurations for over 30 years. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Dave Dillon played with Don Stover as well as the renowned Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys. Richard Brown, Monroe-style mandolinist and lead/baritone, joined Dave in the Hudson Valley Boys and the Stony Lonesome band. Rhythm bassist and high tenor Margaret Gerteis also played in Stony Lonesome, as well as Apple Country and Hazel Dickens. Together, the Reunion Band will blend their communal experience and vitality into a night of hot picking and sweet singing. 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 www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is closed January – mid-April. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.