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Week of July 26, 2015
Mon Jul 27

Rapid Response Oceanographic Measurements for Northeast Hurricanes

9:30 AM • Clark 507
Glen Gawarkiewicz, WHOI

Summer Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Salt Marshes Under Sea Level Rise: Implications for Blue Carbon

10:00 AM • Clark 507
Meagan Gonneea, USGS

Summer Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Tue Jul 28

Viscoelastic Relaxation of the Greenland Ice Sheet

11:00 AM • Clark 237
Gilles Seropian, McGill University, Canada

G&G Summer Student Fellow Presentation

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Practical Software Testing

12:00 PM • Smith Conference Room
Zac Berkowitz, WHOI

Special Seminar

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

There will be no MC&G Department seminar today

12:15 PM

Science Made Public: Battling the Superbugs: New Drugs from the Sea

3:00 PM • Ocean Science Exhibit Center
Kristen Whalen, Research Associate, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

The emergence of antibiotic resistance among human pathogenic bacteria is leading to the widespread failure of our antibiotic stocks. With the antibiotic pipeline running empty, a new strategy needs to be implemented to overcome antimicrobial resistance and rejuvenate the existing arsenal of antibiotics. Learn how WHOI researchers are using a novel approach to defeat these “superbugs” by mining marine microbes for new drugs that regain antibiotic potency.

Sponsor: Exhibit Center and Information Office

Wind-Driven Halocline Dynamics of the Beaufort Gyre

3:00 PM • Clark 507
Georgy Manucharyan, WHOI

 

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Jul 29

Steps Toward Explaining Internal-Tide Variability

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Tim Duda, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Ocean Science Exhibit Center - Lower Level

“Splash Lab” – 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.

Design and Testing of a Thermal Regulator for an AUV Gravimeter

1:30 PM • Smith Conference room
Jerry Fontus, Georgia Institute of Technology

AOP&E Summer Student Fellow Presentations

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Automated Interval Velocity Picking for Atlantic Multi-Channel Seismic Data

1:30 PM • USGS Tilley Conference Room
Vishwajit Singh, Indian Institute of Technology

USGS Summer Student Fellow Presentation

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Physical Forces on Hypoxic Water in Chesapeake Bay

1:30 PM • Smith Conference Room
Katherine Seigel, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Thu Jul 30

Entanglement in North Atlantic Right Whales: Sublethal Impacts on Drag, Movement, and Energetic Cost

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Julie van der Hoop, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Splash Lab at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Ocean Science Exhibit Center - Lower Level

“Splash Lab” – 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.

Fri Jul 31

Why We Should Trust Science: Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Science

8:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium
Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University

Friday Evening Lecture Series - E.B. Wilson History and Philosophy of Science Lecture

Sponsor: Marine Biological Laboratory

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: July 31

Presents the video “Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land” on Friday, July 31, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Israel's remote “Cave of Letters” holds clues to a Jewish uprising against the Romans. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: August 7

Presents author Paul C. Clerici who will discuss his new book “A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod” on Friday, August 7, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. This book is a well-researched historical chronicle of the famous seven-mile road race. Featuring over 40 years worth of stories, anecdotes, tales, and tidbits, finally there is a book that tells this compelling story from the beginning. It features nearly 80 photographs that span the decades - some of which published here for the first time - and dozens of interviews specific for this book. There are countless detailed recollections and insights from the likes of longtime volunteers; sponsors; founder Tommy Leonard; organizers John and Lucia Carroll, Rich and Kathy Sherman; local runners such as Olympic gold medalist Colleen Coyne, NASA astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams; and legendary athletes including Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, Alberto Salazar, Rod Dixon, Craig Virgin, Henry Rono, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Jen Rhines, Lynn Jennings, Lornah Kiplagat, Catherine Ndereba, Craig Blanchette, Tatyana McFadden, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Jordan McNamara, and many others. In addition is a foreword by Tommy Leonard.  Books will be for sale after the talk. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM:

Is now open for the season Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call (508) 548-7270 or visit www.woodsholemuseum.org.

WOODS HOLE SCIENCE STROLL: August 9

Walk the length of Water Street on Sunday, August 9, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and enjoy this free public day of interactive science sponsored by Woods Hole science organizations. Tour the NOAA ship Bigelow, see the submersible Alvin and other ocean robots, explore science displays, animal touch tanks, and hands on activities. Fun for the whole family! Parking in Woods Hole is limited. We encourage people to ride their bikes to Woods Hole or take the WHOOSH Trolley.  For more information, visit https://sciencestroll.eventbrite.com or call
(508) 289-2252

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The library will present the last in its summer series of films and lectures on dance on Wednesday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. This grand finale is a screening of the recent and astounding film “Born to Fly, Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity.” After studying dance in college and riding her motorcycle across the country to California, Streb settled in New York City and began a decades- long investigation into the possibilities of movement and physics.  Now, instead of calling herself a dancer or a choreographer, she calls herself an “action architect, a movement visionary, and the founder of the STREB dance company.” On July 29 at 2:00 p.m., the library will present a program about ancient code-writing for children led by long-time Woods Hole summer resident and educator, Ruth Gainer. She will invite children to design codes and write secret messages on real papyrus from the Nile River in Egypt from her personal collection. She will show images of ancient hieroglyphs and other forms of early writing and explain the process of creating sheets of papyrus. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

The Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest on Cape Cod and the islands, celebrates its 24th year, running for eight days from July 25 through August 1, in the renowned village of Woods Hole. With five pioneering filmmakers-in-residence, more than 100 films—including 34 narrative and documentary feature-length films in competition (many of which are Massachusetts premieres), and eight shorts programs—workshops, Kids' Day, master classes, panel discussions, and parties featuring top notch live music, the festival offers a stimulating blend of activities for filmmakers and film lovers alike in a casual seaside setting. For more information, please visit http://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/.

WHOI SUMMER WALKING TOURS AND SPLASH LAB

Launched from the WHOI Information Office at 93 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass., the tours take approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and provide excellent background on the research conducted at WHOI and on the history of the Institution. Tours run in July and August, Monday through Friday, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Please contact the Information Office, (508) 289-2252 or information@whoi.edu, for a reservation as space is limited. Tours are recommended for a teenage to an adult audience. “Splash Lab” – 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.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: August 3 - 9

Come to the library on Wednesday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m., and join Joan Burstyn for a poetry reading titled “Beginnings.” Is every “beginning” an “end” as well as a “beginning?” Joan explores this and other questions in a reading of her own poetry and “short-shorts” (brief stories).  On Saturday, August 8, at 2:00 p.m., the library will run a simplified “woodcut workshop” for children aged 6 and up. This event is scheduled to co-ordinate with the on-going exhibit of the art of Lucy Swope, who creates tiny books, using her own woodcuts to illustrate her stories. This session will be led by the librarians, and will use softer materials to create their prints. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Check out the new exhibit "Life Around a Hydrothermal Vent," which depicts life at a Galapagos hydrothermal vent. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/whoi/.