Events & Happenings

Week of July 15, 2018
Mon Jul 16

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Jul 17

Science Diplomacy and Next Generation Arctic Marine Shipping Assessments

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Paul Berkman, Tufts University & Greg Fiske, Woods Hole Research Center

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Understanding the Majestic Blue Whales of Patagonia

3:00 PM • Discovery Center Auditorium
Alex Bocconcelli, WHOI

“Know your Ocean” Science Chats

Sponsor: WHOI Ocean Science Discovery Center and Visitor

How Does Pacific Water Enter the Interior Arctic Ocean?

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Bob Pickart, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Jul 18

There will be no Summer Lecture Series today

9:30 AM

AOP&E Scientific Staff and Postdoc Presentations

11:30 AM • Redfield Auditorium

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Jul 19

Echolocation of Toothed Whales - From Basic to Applied Research

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Jens C. Koblitz, Max Planck Institute

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Jul 20

Radium Isotopes as Tracers of Boundary Inputs of Nutrients and Trace Elements to the Coastal and Open Ocean

10:00 AM • Redfield Auditorium

 Lauren Elizabeth Kipp, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Student

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Fixing Sexual Harassment: Nothing Less than Culture Change

3:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Kathryn Clancy, University of Illinois

Workplace Climate Committee and Women’s Committee Event

Sponsor: WHOI’s Workplace Climate Committee & WHOIWomen’s Committee

Neurobiology of Parenting Behavior

8:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium
Catherine Dulac, Harvard University & Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Friday Evening Lectures Series - Forbes Lecture

Sponsor: MBL

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Sinking Cities: Miami” on Friday, December 14, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents the video “The Real Story of Christmas” on Friday, December 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


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.


The Coalition for Children “Holiday Open House Party” will be held on December 19, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the library. There will be snowflake and snowmen crafts for kids! All ages welcome. This event is free thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. For more information, view the website or call the library at (508) 548-8961.


The library will be holding the first of its winter “Crafternoons” on Saturday, December 22, at 3 p.m., in a craft planned specially for the Winter Solstice.  Participants will make “luminarias,” candle holders of small glass jars with colorful tissue paper glued to their outside surface. They will provide cheery colorful light to dispel the short, dark days of winter. The luminaria, or farolito, is a small paper lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag) which is traditional in southwest United States at Christmas time, especially on Christmas Eve. The library’s flame-proof version is perfect for lighting up the dark and giving as gifts! This craft is so simple, yet satisfying. It will be open to all ages, with no early registration necessary. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961.


Presents “A Seaside Solstice,” a sea-themed celebration of the solstice featuring music, poetry, drama, and dance in the style of the Renaissance on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, at 4 p.m. at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass. Admission is $20 for adults and at the the door; $17 advance; $12 students; $1 children under age 12.  You can purchase tickets at Eight Cousins Books, Main Street, Falmouth, Mass., or  For more information, contact, (774)-392-0780, or visit


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