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Other Events and Notes of Interest for August 18 - 24, 2014
Other Events and Notes of Interest for August 25 - 31, 2014

Monday, August 18

Noon
Special AOP&E Seminar
AOP&E Technical Staff Presentations
Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Redfield Auditorium

 

Tuesday, August 19


Noon
Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis
Population Dynamics and Diversity of Synechococcus on the New England Shelf

Kristen Rachel Hunter-Cevera, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
There will be no MC&G seminar today

2:30 p.m.
Science Made Public Lecture Series
Humans in the Deep Ocean, From Imagination to Reality

Bruce Strickrott, WHOI
Sponsored by: Exhibit Center and Information Office - Redfield Auditorium
(See below for details)

3:00 p.m.
Observed Influence of Oceanic Circulation Variability On the Wintertime Atmospheric Circulation
Claude Frankignoul, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 201




Wednesday,
August 20

10:00 a.m.
Physical Oceanography Summer Student Fellow Presentations
Storms and Stratification on the Middle Atlantic Bight Shelf
Joleen Heiderich, Jacobs University, Bremen
Quantifying Alongshore Variations in Wave Characteristics Due to Modification by Inner Shelf Sand Ridges - Fire Island, NY
Robert Forney, Rutgers University
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 201


12:15 p.m.

Passive Wake Detection Using Seal Whisker-Inspired Sensing
Heather Beem, WHOI
Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Smith Conference Room

 

Thursday, August 21

Noon
Biology Summer Student Fellow Presentations
Investigating Microscale Interactions in the Centric Diatom, Ditylum Brightwellii, with the Imaging FlowCytobot

Jessica Sandoval, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Characterization of MicroRNAs in Atlantic Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus)
Lily Helfrich, Northwestern University
Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium

2:00 p.m.
Special Physical Oceanography Seminar
Observed and Modeled Teleconnections Along the Equatorial Waveguide During IOD-ENSO Interactions

Saji N. Hameed, University of Aizu, Japan
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 201

 

Friday, August 22

11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
iGlobe Demonstration
Representatives from iGlobe will demonstrate this spherical system
for displaying 3-D data
Sponsored by: Climate Foundation - 3 Little Harbor Road, Woods Hole

MC&G Summer Student Fellow Presentations
Production and Respiration in a Salt Marsh Pond

Jennifer Karolewski, Caltech
Colored Dissolved Organic Matter and Light Attenuation in Eutrophic Estuaries
Will Oestreich, Northwestern University
A Preliminary Investigation Into the Seasonal and Spatial Dynamics of Particulate Organic Carbon Transport in the Congo River Basin
Helena Pryer, University College, London
Sponsored by: MC&G Department - Clark 507

12:15 p.m.
MBLWHOI Library Lunchtime Discussion
Citation Management Discussion
John Furfey, MBLWHOI Library
Sponsored by: MBLWHOI Library - Clark 509

8:00 p.m.
MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series - Lederberg Lecture
From Yeast Cells to Patient Neurons: A Powerful Discovery Platform for Combating Neurodegenerative Diseases
Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Sponsored by: MBL - Lillie Auditorium


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All members of the community are welcome to attend seminars.

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB:Presents the PBS video "Building Pharoah's Chariot" on Friday, August 22, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. A team uncovers the advanced engineering behind and ancient Egyptian war machinel. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

“SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC” LECTURE SERIES:
On Tuesday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m., the WHOI “Science Made Public” series will host a presentation by Alvin Group Manager Bruce Strickrott, titled “Humans in the Deep Ocean, From Imagination to Reality.” In 1870, Jules Verne penned his famous novel, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, putting on paper as fiction what many had dreamed about, the ability to visit and explore the unknown depths of the ocean. From that time moving forward, the dream of deep-ocean exploration has become a reality and has uncovered profound discoveries about the planet and the ocean environment. Learn about the history of human-occupied submersibles, starting from the early primitive designs and working toward how we operate Alvin today and the plan to take Alvin even deeper over the next few years. During this presentation, Bruce will moderate a live phone call to the research vessel Atlantis to hear first hand about Alvin’s latest adventures. The “Science Made Public” talks are free and open to the public. Redfield Auditorium is located at 45 Water Street in Woods Hole. For more information, call (508) 289-2700 or visit http://www.whoi.edu/ScienceMadePublic/.

WOODS HOLE THEATER COMPANY: Presents the award winning comedy "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" by Neil Simon, directed by Ruthe Lew. Performances will be held August 21-23 at 8:00 pm., at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. Tickets are $15.00. For reservations, phone (508) 540-6525.  The story revolves around the problems of a middle-aged couple living on Second Avenue on the Upper East Side of New York City.  Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years, and now he and his wife have to cope with being unemployed in middle age. This occurs during a heat wave, a prolonged garbage strike, noisy neighbors, street noise, and even a daylight robbery. Barry Lew and Louise Patrick star as Mel and Edna Edison. Other cast members are Cathy Smith, Sharyn Waters, Susan Weliky, and Grant Willis.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM:Presents the 3rd Annual Oyster Event on Friday, August 22, from 5-7 p.m. There will be a talk by local Falmouth oyster growers Eric Matzen and Pete Chase, followed by a demonstration on how to properly open oysters, then tasting the local oysters. Served with wine and beer paired with the flavor of the shellfish. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers and are available at the museum, 579 Woods Hole Road. Numbers limited; reservations are strongly recommended. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the season. For more information, please call (508) 548-7270.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP:The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is now open for the season, Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. For WHOI merchandise, visit our online store at www.whoi.edu/whoistore.

 




 

 

About the Calendar
The deadline for the WHOI Weekly Calendar of Events is Tuesday noon for entries for the following week.
Contact Joanne Tromp in the WHOI Information Office:
Phone: (508) 289-2252
Fax: (508) 457-2034
E-mail: jtromp@whoi.edu

 

Monday, August 25

There are no seminars today

Tuesday, August 26

MC&G Summer Student Fellow Presentations
Temperature and Light Effects on Extracellular Superoxide Production by Algal and Bacterial Symbionts in Corals: Implications for Coral Bleaching
Caterina Brighi, Imperial College, London
Phytoplankton Diversity off the Western Antarctic Peninsula:
A Comparison of Methods 

Maria Ordovas-Montanes, Tufts University
Elucidating the Springtime North Atlantic Phytoplankton Bloom and the Biological Pump from a Ship of Opportunity and Satellite Data
Alexis Wood, Stanford University
Sponsored by: MC&G Department - Clark 507

3:00 p.m.
Science Made Public Lecture Series
Life in an Earthquake Zone

Susan Mills, WHOI
Sponsored by: Exhibit Center and Information Office - Redfield Auditorium
(See page 2 for details)

3:00 p.m.
Water Mass Transformation and Circulation in the AMOC’s Ascending Limb
Ruth Curry, WHOI
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 201

Wednesday, August 27

12:15 p.m.
Co-Prime Sensor Arrays 
John Buck, UMASS Dartmouth
Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Smith Conference Room

Thursday, August 28

Noon
There will be no Biology Department seminar today

Friday, August 29


There will be no seminars today

 

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All members of the community are welcome to attend seminars.

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the PBS video “Acting Funny” on Friday, August 29, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. Peek behind the curtain at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They’re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared approach. The episode also highlights the all-time #1 Emmy winner for comedy acting Cloris Leachman. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

“SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC” LECTURE SERIES:
On Tuesday, August 26, at 3:00 p.m., the WHOI “Science Made Public” series will host a presentation by marine biologist Susan Mills, titled “Life in an Earthquake Zone.” Deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites host dense communities of animals in a food web dependent upon chemical energy from the Earth. These sites experience frequent disturbances, like volcanic eruptions, that may wipe out entire communities. Such an event occurred on the East Pacific Rise in 2006, when an area of several kilometers was paved over with lava during an eruption. How does life return to sites after such an event? Learn how this site was recolonized by distant populations of animals and how the transformation of this site has added to our understanding of how these communities persist in this unstable environment. The “Science Made Public” talks are free and open to the public. Redfield Auditorium is located at 45 Water Street in Woods Hole. For more information, call (508) 289-2700 or visit http://www.whoi.edu/ScienceMadePublic/.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the season. For more information, please call (508) 548-7270.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP:The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. For WHOI merchandise, visit our online store at www.whoi.edu/whoistore.

 



 


The deadline for the WHOI Weekly Calendar of Events is Tuesday noon for entries for the following week.
Contact Joanne Tromp in the WHOI Information Office:
Phone: (508) 289-2252
Fax: (508) 457-2034
E-mail: jtromp@whoi.edu