Events & Happenings

Week of June 25, 2017
Mon Jun 26

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Jun 27

There will be no MC&G Department seminar today

12:15 PM

A 2011-2015 Fukushima Tracer Perspective on North Pacific Mode Water Circulation

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Alison Macdonald, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Jun 28

Travel Inside the Deep Earth

9:30 AM • Clark 507
Veronique LeRoux, WHOI

Summer Student Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Active Matter: Collective Behavior in Emperor Penguin Colonies

10:00 AM • Clark 507
Dan Zitterbart, WHOI

Summer Student Lecture Series

Biomass Estimates of Euphausiids in the Georges Bank Region from 1999 - 2012

12:15 PM • Stephen H. Clark Conf. Room, NOAA Aquarium Building
Michael Jech, NEFSC

Special Seminar

Sponsor: Biology Department and NEFSC

A Patent and the Physics of Marine Controlled Source Electromagnetics in Shallow Water

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Alan Chave, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Trait-Based Modeling of Larval Dispersal in the Gulf of Maine

2:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Benjamin Thomas Jones, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Thu Jun 29

There will be no Biology Department seminar today

12:00 PM

MBL History Project: Then, Now, and the Future

12:15 PM • Grass Reading Room, MBL Lillie Building
JJ LaTourelle &Carolina Abboud, Arizona State UniversityCenter for Biology and  Society

Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library

Fri Jun 30

A Short History of Metabolism, From the Age of Industry to the Epigenetic Present

8:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium

Hannah Landecker, University of California, Los Angeles

Friday Evening Lectures Series - E.B. Wilson Lecture

Sponsor: MBL

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Day the Dinosaurs Died” on Friday, May 25, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Sixty-six million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end. Now, scientists have uncovered compelling new clues about the catastrophe. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Will host a public lecture, “Maintaining a Tall Ship: An In-Depth Look at the SSV Corwith Cramer’s Major Maintenance Project,” on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. Capt. Jen Haddock, SEA marine operations coordinator, will deliver the lecture, which will be held at the James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


On Wednesday, June 6, WHOI's Sustainability Committee is sponsoring two special programs at Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. From 5 - 6:30 p.m., all WHOI employees, students, postdocs, and volunteers are invited to a presentation by Falmouth's Water Superintendent, Stephen Rafferty, on our public drinking water supply. An overview including our water sources, "state-of-the-art" filtration plant, and distribution system will be described. A second presentation on the same topic will be offered and open to the general public later that evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. A lottery for a “Water Plant” tour will be held at the end of each presentation with each attendee given one chance to win one of 12 places on the tours. Both tours will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m.


The library is proud to host a display of art created by students from Falmouth High School. Once again, teacher Jane Baker has shown her impressive talent for inspiring her high school students to become involved in the creative process and produce beautiful works of art, both in words and images. Students in her studio art classes have created artwork inspired by their trips to four Cape Cod lighthouses. This art will be exhibited simultaneously in the library and Nobska Lighthouse from May 20 to May 27. The exhibit at the library will be open during all library hours. Ms. Baker was awarded a grant from the Falmouth Education Foundation to fully underwrite the project which is called “To The Lighthouse.” Thanks to that grant, she was able to take her students down-Cape to visit the lighthouses at Nauset, Highland and Race Point, as well as their own Nobska. They were further asked to create a piece of writing to correspond with one of their images. These will be included in the exhibit. The pieces will be offered for sale; all proceeds will go to help the “Friends of Nobska Lighthouse” in their ongoing effort to maintain Falmouth’s own lighthouse. There will be an exhibit reception open to the public on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the library. There will be tours of Nobska at that time. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961, or visit the library’s website


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, will open April 16, school vacation week, for the season. For a schedule of special events and activities, please visit or call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at