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Week of April 26, 2015
Mon Apr 27

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Apr 28

The Ecological Homogenization of Urban America

12:15 PM • Speck Auditorium
Christopher Neill, MBL

MBL Ecosystems Center Seminar

Sponsor: MBL Ecosystems Center

Exploring the Composition of Metabolites Released by Marine Microbes

12:15 PM
Elizabeth Kujawinski, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Quasi-Geostrophic Diagnosis of Mixed-Layer Dynamics Embedded in a Mesoscale Turbulent Field

3:00 PM • Clark 507
Cédric Chavanne, Université du Québec à Rimouski

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Apr 29

Getting Control of Your Own Code: Dead-Simple Version Control with Github Gists

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Joe Futrelle, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Apr 30

Oil Production, The Price Crash and Climate Change

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Jim Murray, University of Washington

Special Seminar

Sponsor: Biology & MC&G Departments

Microbial Energetics in Hydrothermal Systems

1:30 PM • Carriage House
Jan Amend, University of Southern California

Geodynamics Seminar Series

Sponsor: The WHOI Ocean Institutes & Academic Programs Office

Fri May 1

Strong Wind Events Across Greenland's Coast and Their Influences on the Ice Sheet, Sea Ice, and Ocean

11:00 PM • Clark 271
Marilena Oltmanns, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Why We Love Cats and Dogs” on Friday, April 24, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Americans own 73 million dogs and 90 million cats. They become best friends, soul mates, family members -- even surrogate children. Relationships with cats and dogs are some of the longest and most intimate of our lives. Why are we so attached? Animal behavior experts, evolutionary biologists, veterinarians, and pet owners share insights and observations about these animals and their impact on us. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Will be celebrating its 10th Biennial Model Boat Show on April 18 & 19. Scale models will be exhibited in seven buildings along Woods Hole’s main street and others will be in the water at two locations. Races of radio controlled sail boats will be held in Eel Pond. A pool is built on the museum lawn for kids to sail boats, which they build from simple kits. All types and sizes of models are exhibited in the show. Some of the models are so small they will fit into a light bulb; others are as big as 12’ long. Some are classic historic craft, some military and Coast Guard vessels, others are the latest in fast-boat and sail design; a few perfect little vessels are in bottles. Some are static, others radio-controlled. A few are actually steam powered. A series of illustrated talks will be presented as part of this show. Tickets, which are good for both days, are $12 for adults, $5 for kids, or $25 maximum for nuclear families. Tickets will be available at the museum at 579 Woods Hole Road and the Woods Hole Community Hall on Water Street adjacent to the drawbridge. Anyone with questions should either call the museum at (508) 548-7270 or visit the website www.woodsholemuseum.org. Anyone who has ever been tempted to attend should come this year to be sure to be part of this celebration of boats built on a small scale.


On Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., and also at 3:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 30, the library will host two discussions about the book Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by Laura Bates, Ph.D.  The discussions will be led by Prosser Gifford, President of the library’s Board of Trustees, and Robert Pelletreau, retired to Woods Hole, and also on the library’s Board of Trustees, presently serving as Vice President. The Falmouth Reads Together Committee selected Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates, Ph.D., as the town wide reading selection for 2015. Bob and Pross will lead both the groups together adding their two points of view.  The discussion will focus on the book itself rather than any additional reading of Shakespeare. All participants are encouraged to read the book beforehand. Many copies of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard are available for check-out at every library branch in Falmouth, as well as several e-copies. Any questions may be directed to the library at (508) 548-8961 or the website www.woodsholepublbiclibrary.org.


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/.


Presents a talk by independent filmmaker Shervin Arya who will discuss and show excerpts from his film the “The River Herring Migration Series” on Friday, May 1, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole “The River Herring Migration Series” is a 5-part, 6-hour independent production by Illuminating Minds Media, focused on the natural history, latest science and conservation issues surrounding the river herring. Three years in the making and spanning across tens of river systems across Massachusetts and Maine, the series draws on extensive filming in the field, the expertise of over 30 scientists, naturalists, activists, and herring experts as well as the latest in the scientific literature for producing a timely investigation into the state of river herring across the Eastern Atlantic. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.