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Week of December 4, 2016
Mon Dec 5

Understanding Terrestrial Organic Carbon Export: A Time-Series Approach

10:30 AM • Clark 507
Jordon Dennis Hemingway, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Understanding Terrestrial Organic Carbon Export: A Time-Series Approach

10:30 AM • Clark 507
Jordon Dennis Hemingway, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Tue Dec 6

Ecosystem Metabolism in Salt Marsh Tidal Creeks and Ponds: Applying Triple Oxygen Isotopes and Other Gas Tracers to Novel Environments

10:00 AM • Clark 507
Evan M. Howard, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Reassessing Nutrient Limitation and Microbial Community Dynamics in Acidic Eastern Hardwood Forests

12:00 PM • Speck Auditorium
Kurt Smemo, Skidmore College

MBL Ecosystems Center Seminar

Sponsor: MBL Ecosystems Center

Estimating Recharge Properties for the Deep Ocean Using a Modified Noble Gas Paleothermometer

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Brice Loose, University of Rhode Island

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Basic Lifesaving CPR

1:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium

BASIC LIFE SAVING CPR COURSE: Will be held on Tuesday, December 6, in Redfield Auditorium, at 1:00 p.m. This class serves both as a recertification course and as a course for first time CPR students because of the minor differences between the two courses. This course is open, free of charge, to all WHOI and MBL employees. Please register for these courses by calling the WHOI Safety Office at (508) 289-3347.

Sponsor: WHOI Safety Office

On the Slowing of the Deep Western Boundary Current Southeast of Cape Cod: 2004-2014

3:05 PM • Clark 201
Terry Joyce, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Dec 7

Detection of Fluid Density Anomalies Using Remote Imaging Techniques

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Clara Smart, University of Rhode Island

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Dec 8

Top-Down Control of Coccolithophore Populations During Spring in a Temperate Shelf Sea Environment

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Kyle Mayers, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Dec 9

Dynamics of North Atlantic Western Boundary Currents

10:00 AM • Clark 507
Isabela Astiz Le Bras, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Novel Analytical Strategies for Tracing the Organic Carbon Cycle in Marine and Riverine Particles

1:00 PM • Clark 507
Sarah Rosengard,MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: December 2

Presents the video “The Big Burn”on Friday, December 2, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In the summer of 1910, hundreds of wildfires raged across the Northern Rockies. By the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead. It was the largest fire in American history. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: December 9

Presents the video “Ripley: Believe It or Not”on Friday, December 9, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming himself from a skinny, buck-toothed boy into an entertainer who mesmerized the nation with his razzle-dazzle blend of homespun Americana, colorful exotica, and freakish oddities. Americans not only loved his bizarre fare, but were fascinated by the man himself. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

NOBSKA LIGHTHOUSE

Will be open to the public for tours on Saturday, November 26, and Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. - noon.

WOODS HOLE FOLK DANCING: December 3

Dance to the live music of the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra on Saturday, December 3, from  8-11 p.m., in the Woods Hole Community Hall, right next to the drawbridge. The caller will be the famous Tony Parkes from Boston, an excellent leader. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. $8.00. For more information, please email bluefishwoodshole@gmail.com.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: December 7

Will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, December 7, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome; no partner necessary. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Every year, for more than 10 years, several local potters have generously supported the library by donating a piece of their work to the library for a raffle. The library is extremely grateful to these, their favorite local potters: Ann Newbury, Anne Halpin, Tessa Morgan, and Hollis Engley. This year, the potters have contributed to a diverse offering. Tessa, who specializes in “sgraffito,” in which she creates an image by carving away the surrounding surface, leaving it unglazed, has donated a large bowl decorated with sunflowers and crows. Ann Newbury’s piece is a large blue incised jar with lid, excellent for holding cookies. Anne Halpin’s donation is a beautiful rich blue covered porcelain dish. Hollis’s piece is very different, rustic and organic, looking like a primitive art form, large and rounded. All the pottery is on view when the library is open. For specific hours, and to see images of the pots, visit the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org. Also, all the potters’ studios are open for holiday viewing and shopping. Tickets for the raffle, which are $2 for one ticket and $5 for three tickets, are available at the library at 581 Woods Hole Road. Tickets will also be on sale at the Renaissance Fair on December 3. The final day to buy tickets is Wednesday, December 7, when the drawing will be held. The library announces that their next big seasonal book sale will be Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and available for browsing and buying during regular library hours for the rest of the month. Lots of books have just arrived as new donations to the sale. They include, among others, gardening and fishing books, some old classics, some new. In addition, a large number of “coffee table” books from the library’s drama collection have recently been discarded and will be included in the sale. There are also other, less flashy drama books, including discourses and anthologies. As always, brand new fiction is included, as well as first editions, making the sale a popular destination for holiday shoppers. All will be offered at very reasonable prices. The standard is $2 for hard-backs and $1 for large paper-backs, 50 cents for smaller trade paper-backs. Of course, larger and newer books will be marked a bit higher. The library will be hosting a short series of festive and free classic holiday films on the first three Monday evenings in December. They will start on December 5 with “Holiday Inn” published in 1942 and starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The next week will feature “The Bishop’s Wife” produced in 1947 starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. The culmination of the series will be on December 19 with, of course, “White Christmas” produced in 1954 and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. All films will start at 7:00 p.m. Entrance will be through the handicapped-accessible lower entrance, and, in a nod to the season, cocoa will be served. All are welcome. The second “Story Hour for Grownups” of the season will take place on Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 p.m., downstairs in the Ratcliffe Room. Three short stories will be presented, opening with Jeannette Fullerton, reading V.S. Pritchett’s “The Voice,” a story that takes place in London during the Blitz. A church has been bombed. Despite the fact that the church was presumed to have been empty during the night bombing raid, it is obvious that someone has been trapped beneath the rubble. That someone can be heard by the rescue party, and by the church’s rector, who gets involved with the efforts to save him. Alan Steinbach’s original work, “Lunch Box,” will follow, read by the author. The story’s narrator stops in to eat at a small café south of Providence, on the recommendation of a friend. The fare is Dominican, in spite of the sign in the window advertising “Spanish food.” A collection of old metal lunch boxes adorns the walls. The owner serves up mangu, a fried plantain dish, and shares a personal story flavored with cultural history, bittersweet with pain and memory. Jeannette will close the readings with a tale she has waited patiently to present for well over a year. Jane Gardam’s “The Zoo at Christmas” imagines what takes place when the human personnel take the day off and the animals decide to investigate what is going on. The readings are free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Center will close at 2:00 p.m., on December 2 for an employee function. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.