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Public Event: Life without Sunlight at Deep-sea Hot Springs

Sunday, August 27, 2017 • 6-8 p.m.
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA

Sponsored by the Elisabeth and Henry A. Morss, Jr., Colloquia Endowed Fund

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

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: August 18

Presents the the video “Treasures of the Earth: Power” on Friday, August 18, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: August 25

Presents the the video “Search for the Super Battery” on Friday, August 25, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Explore the hidden world of energy storage and how it holds the keys to a greener future. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

SUMMER WALKING TOURS AT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION:

During July and August, knowledgeable WHOI volunteers guide visitors on free walking tours through the WHOI dock area and other restricted village facilities. Tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please visit http://www.whoi.edu/main/summer-walking-tours.

CONTRA AND FOLKDANCING:

With live music by the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra and a Dance Leader happens the first Saturday of every month from 8-11 p.m., all year round in the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. Admission is $10, kids half price. All are welcome. For information, call the Armstrongs at (508) 548-6661.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: September 6

Is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, September 6, from 7-10 p.m. All ages & levels are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.

SPLASH LAB AT THE OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER

Hands-on activities for kids using water, and fun for kids of all ages – at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.

FRIENDS OF NOBSKA LIGHTHOUSE

Twenty-eight artists have donated their time and talents to do amazing artwork on 24" tall wooden lighthouses to support “The Friends of Nobska” restoration efforts at Nobska Lighthouse. The little lighthouses have been traveling in Falmouth all summer. See them in person at Martha's Vineyard Saving Bank in Woods Hole until August 18 – then at the keepers house in conjunction with the open tower tours August 22, 24, 29, and 31, from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Meanwhile the lighthouse tower is open for tours Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - noon through August, weather permitting.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Social Justice Book Club of the library has been reading and meeting in discussion all summer. Their first book was The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, about the migration north and west of freed slaves in the century after the Civil War. The second meeting of the group focused on two books: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and the recent update by Jesmyn Ward The Fire This Time. That evening also featured a stimulating and thoughtful talk by Dr. George M. Langford, nationally known cell biologist and neuroscientist and his wife Sylvia Langford, bringing the topic to a very personal and local level.  After these two stimulating evenings of discussion, the Book Club continues with its study of the third book of the summer, Never Caught. It tells the story of Ona Judge’s quest for freedom while George and Martha Washington tried to use federal power to keep her enslaved. With impeccable research, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves an engrossing tale that offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked everything to gain freedom from the famous founding father. The Book Club will meet to discuss Dunbar’s book at the library, 581 Woods Hole Road, on Wednesday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the lower level of the library which is handicapped accessible. See the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org for more details.

DESTINATION SCIENCE

The Woods Hole Business Association is proud to partner this September with the world – renowned Woods Hole science community to present “Destination Science: Discover Woods Hole,” a weekend packed full of free events in celebration of the global impact being made by laboratories right here! Come this fall to experience Cape Cod like a local, with themed weekend events. The theme September 15 – 17 is “Rachel Carson: Women in Science Pioneer.” This weekend will commemorate the 55th anniversary of Carson’s groundbreaking work, Silent Spring, released on September 27, 1962. Carson’ s ties to Woods Hole run deep; she first arrived in 1929 as a 22 – year – old summer researcher with the Marine Biological Laboratory. It was the first time she saw the ocean, and she learned to swim in the waters of Woods Hole. Carson also worked for the Bureau of Fisheries (now part of NOAA), and conducted research at its station in Woods Hole. In 1949, she became the first woman to go to sea on its research vessel, the Albatross III. For more information about this special weekend, please visit http://woodshole.com/2017/07/01/destination-science-discover-woods-hole/.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., through the end of August. In September and October, the center will be open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.