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Other Events and Notes of Interest for July 28 - August 3, 2014
Other Events and Notes of Interest for August 4 -10, 2014

Monday, July 28

Summer Lecture Series
9:30 a.m.
Mesoscale Air-Sea Interactions

Hyodae Seo, WHOI
10:00 a.m.
Can a Single Event Be Attributed to Climate Change?

Andy Solow, WHOI
Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Clark 507

 

Tuesday, July 29

10:00 a.m.
Steinbach Scholar Seminar

What Can We Do About Fossil Fuel CO2?
Wallace Broecker, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory & Columbia University
Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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

3:00 p.m.
The Phase-Speed Signature of Mesoscale Eddy Fluxes in the Pacific
Ryan Abernathey, Columbia University
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 507

3:00 p.m.
Science Made Public Lecture Series

Exploring Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Alvin
Jill McDermott, WHOI
Sponsored by: Exhibit Center and Information Office - Exhibit Center Auditorium
(See below details)

Wednesday, July 30


12:15 p.m.
3D Underwater Sound Propagation Over Submarine Canyons
Ying-Tsong Lin, WHOI
Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Smith Conference Room

3:00 p.m.
Steinbach Scholar Seminar
What Drives Glacial Cycles?

Wallace Broecker, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory & Columbia University
Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Clark 507

 

 

Thursday, July 31

Noon
Summer Student Fellow Presentations
Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium

1:00 p.m.
Barristers Bench Lecture Series
Crisis Management at Universities: Dealing with Risks to Reputation and Mission in the Modern Age

Dan Meyers, University of Colorado
Sponsored by: Directorate - Clark 507
(See below for details)

2:00 p.m.
Special Physical Oceanography Seminar
Thermobaric Instability: The Ocean's Role in the Last Deglaciation

Andrew Ingersoll, CalTech
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 201

 

Friday, August 1

Noon
Peanut Butter Club Presentation
Antarctica Beyond the Ice

Dena Seidel, Rutgers University
Sponsored by: OCCI, Womens’ Committee, & Info Office - Redfield Auditorium
(See below for details)

8:00 p.m.
MBL Friday Evening Lecture Serie
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The Timescales of Climate Change

Daniel Schrag, Harvard University
Sponsored by: MBL - Lillie Auditorium


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All members of the community are welcome to attend seminars.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB:On Friday, August 1, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole, the Peanut Butter Club presents a talk by Dena Seidel, the director of Rutgers University Center for Digital Filmmaking. Seidel is also the director/producer of a new film, Antarctica Beyond the Ice, which features work by scientists involved in the transformative NSF-funded Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project at Palmer in the West Antarctic Peninsula. Seidel and the film's co-producer Steve Holloway will discuss the challenges of making a film in Antarctica and what it’s like to work with a group of scientists committed to understanding this region. They will also discuss the program at Rutgers designed to engage students in communicating science through film. Co-sponsored by the WHOI Ocean and Climate Change Institute, Women’s Committee, and Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

“SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC” LECTURE SERIES:
This summer “Science Made Public” celebrates the deep submergence vehicle Alvin’s 50th year in operation. On Tuesday, July 29, at 3:00 p.m., the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center will host a presentation by marine chemist Jill McDermott, titled “Exploring Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in Alvin.” The circulation of seawater-derived fluids through seafloor hydrothermal vents releases abundant chemical energy. This discovery has expanded our understanding of the limits and constraints on life in extreme environments. Hear from this MIT-WHOI Joint Program student about her experience diving in Alvin to investigate a volcanic eruption, and learn how deep-sea research on Earth can inform the search for life, and the compounds that support life, elsewhere in our solar system. 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/.

BARRISTER’S BENCH LECTURE SERIES WITH CHRIS LAND ON JULY 31: Chris Land, WHOI’s vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, will host the third talk in the “Barrister’s Bench Lecture Series” lecture series on Thursday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m., in Clark 507. The lecture is titled “Crisis Management at Universities: Dealing with Risks to Reputation and Mission in the Modern Age.The lecture will be by Dan Meyers. Dan is director of Communications and Media, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  Prior to his university role, Dan was a producer and host at Colorado Public Radio, and before that held various editing or reporting positions at the Denver Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Jose Mercury News, and the Knight-Ridder Newspapers - Washington Bureau. Stories he wrote or edited have won various local and national awards and he shared in the 2000 Pulitzer Prize given to the Denver Post for its coverage of the Columbine High School shootings. Dan came to UC in 2009 as communications director for the School of Medicine. In that role, he supervised internal and external communications for the school, edited the school magazine, and oversaw the school’s web site. Relevant Web link: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/ucomm/mediarelations/Pages/DanMeyers-Biography.aspx

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Hear and meet award-winning Dan Isenberg, Woods Hole School graduate-turned-Harvard professor, on Monday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., at the library. He will focus his talk on his recently published book “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value” (Harvard Business Review Press 2013). “Worthless, Impossible and Stupid” is a unique global foray into the world of unusual entrepreneurs, from the chicken designer in Delhi to the billion dollar retailer in Slovenia, and from the video pill developer in Israel to the wind turbine blade maker in Brazil. Proceeds will benefit the library. For more information call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL: From Saturday, July 26 through Saturday, August 2, the sidewalks, restaurants, and auditoriums transform into a place where films, music, science, and summer meet.  WHOI is co-sponsoring a screening of “Antarctica Beyond the Ice” on Saturday, August, 2, at 5 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium. The film highlights work by scientists involved in the NSF-funded Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project at Palmer in the West Antarctic Peninsula. Following the screening, filmmakers Dena Seidel and Steve Holloway, and scientists Hugh Ducklow and Oscar Schofield will participate in a panel discussion moderated by WHOI marine chemist Scott Doney. The entire schedule of films and downloadable program are available online and tickets are on sale now online at www.woodsholefilmfestival.org or at the festival office at 87B Water Street and during the festival at the Old Woods Hole Fire Station.  For more information, call (508) 495-3456.

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 7-9, 14, 15, 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: Family Boat Building will take place on the mornings of July 28, 29, 30. On Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., in the Woods Hole Community Hall, the museum will host a talk by Tom Renshaw titled “One Day in the Life of Woods Hole.” For more information, please call (508) 548-7270. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the season.

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 4

Summer Lecture Series
9:30 a.m.
Southern Hemisphere Extratropical Atmospheric Circulation: Jets, Blocks, and Lows

Caroline Ummenhofer, WHOI
10:00 a.m.
What's Underneath? Travel Inside the Earth

Veronique Le Roux, WHOI
Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Clark 507

1:00 p.m.
First Aid Advanced
Module A

Sponsored by: WHOI Safety Office - Redfield Auditorium
(See below for details)

Tuesday, August 5


12:15 p.m.
Metal and Carbon Cycling in Dynamic Marine Sedimentary Systems – From the Surface to the Deep Biosphere
Natascha Riedinger, University of California, Riverside
Sponsored by: MC&G Department - Clark 507

3:00 p.m.
What Controls the Mean East-West SST Gradient in the Equatorial Pacific: The Role of Cloud Albedo and Ocean Dynamics
Alexey Fedorov, Yale University
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 507

3:00 p.m.
Science Made Public Lecture Series

Autonomous Underwater Robots: How They Work
Dana Yoerger, WHOI
Sponsored by: Exhibit Center and Information Office - Redfield Auditorium
(See below details)

Wednesday, August 6

 

11:30 a.m.
MIT-WHOI Applied Ocean Science and Engineering Student Presentations
Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Redfield Auditorium

1:00 p.m.
First Aid Advanced
Module B

Sponsored by: WHOI Safety Office - Redfield Auditorium
(See below for details)

5:00 p.m.
Sears Public Lecture
The Future of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice
Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington
Sponsored by: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program - Redfield Auditorium
(reception to follow)

 

 

 

Thursday, August 7


10:00 a.m.
Special AOP&E Seminar
Probability of Passive Acoustic Detection in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
James Stylinski, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Smith Conference Room


Noon

Summer Student Fellow Presentations
Exploring the Effects of Turbulent Spin Up on Larval Swimming Behavior in the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

Amber Emerson, Howard University
Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium

3:00 p.m.
Steinbach Scholar Seminar
Tools for Understanding Human Microbiome Dynamics

Rob Knight, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium


Friday, August 8

Noon
Steinbach Scholar Seminar - Student Lunch Seminar

From Open-Source Software to Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing: Leveraging a Broader Community for Large-Scale Scientific Efforts
Rob Knight, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - MRF 204

1:30 p.m.
First Aid Advanced
Module C

Sponsored by: WHOI Safety Office - Redfield Auditorium
(See below for details)

8:00 p.m.
MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series
Stepping on the Long Tail of Microbial Populations
Mitch Sogin, MBL
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 “Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby?” on Friday, August 8, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. Expert investigators reexamine one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

“SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC” LECTURE SERIES:
On Tuesday, August 5, at 3:00 p.m., the WHOI “Science Made Public” series will host a presentation by ocean engineer Dana Yoerger, titled “Autonomous Underwater Robots: How They Work.” Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) like WHOI’s REMUS, Sentry, and Seabed are important tools used to explore the ocean. They are controlled by onboard computers and powered by internal batteries; they keep track of their own motions and ensure that their sensors are operating properly. Learn about the engineering and science that goes into creating vehicles that can carry out their missions with little or no help from people. See how these AUVs are similar and different from other types of robots such as airborne drones and self-driving cars. 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/.

FIRST AID ADVANCED: This course (module A through D) will be held on Monday, August 4, at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, at 1:00 p.m., and Friday, August 10, at 1:30 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium, and Monday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium. The course is open to all WHOI and MBL employees free of charge. Family members and the community are also welcome; however, we must request a $25 fee for all non-WHOI and MBL employees to cover the cost of the textbook and training materials. Please register for these courses by calling the WHOI Safety Office at (508) 289-3347.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: On Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m., Joan Burstyn, poet and long-time summer resident of Woods Hole, will present a reading of her poems at the library. Burstyn is the author of four volumes of poetry, the most recent, Treasures Stored for Winter, was published earlier this year. In the program at the library, she will be joined by Dorothy Stracher in reading poems from that book as well as from Song Cycle (1976), Waiting for the Lame Horse (1987), and Path Into the Sun (2009).  A poem of hers won the 2007 international Milton Dorfman Poetry Prize. Joan is Professor Emerita of Education and of History at Syracuse University. To read some of her poems, visit her website www.joanburstyn.com. For further information, visit the library’s website, www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org, or call (508) 548-8961.

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 7-9, 14, 15, 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: Noted Falmouth art historian Susan Pennington will speak about the Provincetown art colony on Tuesday, August 5, at 5:00 p.m., in an event sponsored by the museum. The talk will be held in the lower level meeting room of the Woods Hole Public Library at 581 Woods Hole Road. The Provincetown Art Association, formed in 1914, anchors the oldest continuous art colony in America. Susan Pennington’s talk with slides will include Charles W, Hawthorne, Blanche Lazzell, Edward Hopper, Hans Hoffman, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Sam Feinstein, and William Littlefield. Ms. Pennington has a Master’s in Art History from the University of Wisconsin. She teaches Art Appreciation at the Cape Cod Conservatory and has taught at the Cape Cod Community College, Falmouth Academy, and the International School in Bergen, Norway. She leads trips to art destinations and will be teaching and taking students to the fall “Goya: Order and Disorder” exhibit at the MFA, Boston. 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