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Other Events and Notes of Interest for November 17 - 23, 2014
Other Events and Notes of Interest for November 24 - 30, 2014

Monday, November 17


There will be no seminars today

 

Tuesday, November 18

12:15 p.m.
Upward Revision of Bacterial Growth Rates in the Ocean

Ben Van Mooy, WHOI
Sponsored by: MC&G Department - Clark 507

12:15 p.m.
Ecosystems Seminars Series
Coral-Microbial Interactions Under Climate Change
Tarik Gouhier, Northeastern University
Sponsored by: MBL Ecosystems Center - Speck Auditorium

3:00 p.m.
Wave–Vortex Decomposition from One-Dimensional Ship and Aircraft Observations
Jörn Callies, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 507




Wednesday, November 19

12:15 p.m.
Interaction Between Organisms and Hydrothermal Vent Fluid: An In Situ Mass Spec View
Charles Vidoudez, Harvard University
Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Smith Conference Room

2:00 p.m.
Special Biology Department Seminar
Does One Size Fit All?" Investigating the Role of Body Size in Humpback Whales on their Breeding Grounds

Adam A. Pack, University of Hawaii
Co-Sponsored by: Biology Department and The Marine Mammal Center - Redfield Auditorium


 

Thursday, November 20

Noon
Special Seminar
Dual Career Academic Couples: The Two-Body Problem...or Opportunity?
Mary Anne Holmes, National Science Foundation & University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Co-sponsored by: Women's Committee, Academic Programs Office, & Human Resources - Redfield Auditorium

2:00 p.m.
Special Physical Oceanography Seminar
Using Argo Profiles to Infer Diapycnal Mixing in the Global Ocean
Caitlin Whalen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 201

 

Friday, November 21

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 “Riddles of the Sphinx” on Friday, November 21, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole.  A marvel of ancient engineering is vanishing. Can it be saved? Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): Presents “Skip Gorman with Connie Dover” on Sunday, November 23. Cowboy singer Skip Gorman explores music from one of the most romanticized periods in American history: the days of the cattle drives and westward expansion. He strips away Hollywood glitz and Nashville affectations to show the beauty of the music as sung and played along emigrant trails and in camps over a century ago. Dressed appropriately and using songs, stories, poetry, and authentic instruments such as cross-tuned fiddle, cowcamp banjo, bones, and slide guitar, he transports audiences to the true American West of the 1800s. Skip's 1995 album "A Greener Prairie" was used by Ken Burns in his "Lewis and Clark" film series, and also made the top ten folk recording list by the Boston Globe which called it "one of the most masterful and flat-out gorgeous cowboy albums to lope down the trail in years." Regarding Skip's singing partner for this concert, Emmy award-winning soprano Connie Dover, the Boston Globe may again have said it best. "Connie Dover is the finest folk ballad singer this country has produced since Joan Baez…her soprano is shimmeringly pure, her phrasing pristine, her evocations of Anglo-Scottish, Irish and American cowboy ballads melodically exquisite and utterly believable." Don't miss this rare pairing of voices and styles. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: The library is again pleased to be offering a raffle of local pottery. Five Woods Hole potters: Anne Halpin, Ann Newbury, Hollis Engley, Ron Geering, and Tessa Morgan have all donated pieces of their distinctive work. Raffle tickets will be sold from now through December 10, when the winners will be drawn at the library’s holiday party. Tickets may be purchased at the library, and can be designated to whichever piece the buyer prefers. All the pieces are typical of their makers, and all are on view at the library. Ann Newbury has donated a crock with both handle and lid. Ron has also donated a lidded crock, a fanciful cylinder of yellow with black polka dots with his signature bird resting atop. Anne Halpin’s donation is a bowl with a serene and peaceful green glaze with a blue border. Tessa’s piece is a large oval platter with a blue center surrounded by swimming sea turtles.  All the pottery is on view when the library is open, which includes every late afternoon except Sunday. For specific hours, see the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org. The library is pleased to offer an exciting new program for local teenagers interested in audio and radio production.  The library has teamed-up with Woods Hole-based website Transom.org to offer a week-long audio storytelling workshop for twelve Upper Cape high school students on February 16-20, 2015. Participating students will expand their writing, interviewing and organizational skills, as they become familiar with the recording and editing equipment and software used in radio production. The week-long workshop, which runs 9-5 each day, will end with a public presentation of these short audio pieces at the library.  Some may ultimately be aired on local public radio station WCAI. Students will be selected from Falmouth, Mashpee, and Bourne high schools. Other than a $50 equipment fee per student, the workshop will be offered at no cost, thanks to a generous grant from the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation.  Participants must have a laptop computer and daily transportation to and from library for the full five days of the workshop. Jay Allison – who founded WCAI and later, Atlantic Public Media – launched Transom.org in 2001. Transom is a Peabody Award winning, world-renowned website featuring tools and inspiration for telling stories for radio, the web, and elsewhere. Building on the success of the website, Transom started the “Transom Story Workshop in 2011,” an eight-week radio production course in Woods Hole. Transom now offers one-week traveling workshops around the country. While this will be the first workshop for teenagers offered by the non-profit, Rob Rosenthal, the lead instructor of the Transom Workshops, has extensive background working with high school students while living in Maine, and is excited to reconnect with this age group. Online applications will open November 12, 2014 at Transom.org, and will close on December 12.  Final student selection will be made within the following two weeks.  For questions or more information, please call the library at (508) 548-8961.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: On Tuesday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m., the museum will present its first “Conversation” of the winter season. The speaker will be Helen Hiller Frink, who has just produced the book “Oil, Ice, and Bone: Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom” about her great-grandfather Nathaniel Ransom who sailed out of New Bedford. Her research is based on his own journals and ships’ logs, written on his four whaling voyages. The talk will be held in the lower level meeting room of the Woods Hole Public Library at 581 Woods Hole Road, which is handicapped accessible. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the museum at (508) 548-7270 or visit the website www.woodsholemuseum.org.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP:
The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Tuesday – 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, November 24

There will be no seminars today

Tuesday, November 25

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

3:00 p.m.
There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today



Wednesday, November 26

12:15 p.m.
There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today

 

 

Thursday, November 27

Thanksgiving Day Holiday
(Institution closed)


 

Friday, November 28

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: There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on November 28.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP:
The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Tuesday – 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.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: The library will hold their annual holiday book sale, one of the biggest of the year, starting on Saturday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. On that day, two rooms in the lower level of the library will be filled with books for sale. This is due to the greater than ever level of donations to the library, specifically for the sale. There are many large and beautiful books on photography and art, as well as recently published and copiously illustrated cookbooks included in the new selection. There are also many recently published fiction books. As always, there are discards from the library collection, moved along to make room for newer books on the library’s own shelves. The doors to the Book Sale will be open until 5:00 p.m.  After the first big day, the sale will continue through the holiday season in a smaller state, during regular library hours, which include all late afternoons except for Sunday when the library is closed. For a complete listing of the library hours and events, go to the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org. Raffle: The library is again pleased to be offering a raffle of local pottery. Five Woods Hole potters: Anne Halpin, Ann Newbury, Hollis Engley, Ron Geering, and Tessa Morgan have all donated pieces of their distinctive work. Raffle tickets will be sold from now through December 10, when the winners will be drawn at the library’s holiday party. Tickets may be purchased at the library, and can be designated to whichever piece the buyer prefers. All the pieces are typical of their makers, and all are on view at the library. All the pottery is on view when the library is open, which includes every late afternoon except Sunday. For specific hours, see the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org. Radio Workshop for Teens: The library is pleased to offer an exciting new program for local teenagers interested in audio and radio production.  The library has teamed-up with Woods Hole-based website Transom.org to offer a week-long audio storytelling workshop for twelve Upper Cape high school students on February 16-20, 2015. Participating students will expand their writing, interviewing and organizational skills, as they become familiar with the recording and editing equipment and software used in radio production. The week-long workshop, which runs 9-5 each day, will end with a public presentation of these short audio pieces at the library.  Some may ultimately be aired on local public radio station WCAI. Students will be selected from Falmouth, Mashpee, and Bourne high schools. Other than a $50 equipment fee per student, the workshop will be offered at no cost, thanks to a generous grant from the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation.  Participants must have a laptop computer and daily transportation to and from library for the full five days of the workshop. Jay Allison – who founded WCAI and later, Atlantic Public Media – launched Transom.org in 2001. Transom is a Peabody Award winning, world-renowned website featuring tools and inspiration for telling stories for radio, the web, and elsewhere. While this will be the first workshop for teenagers offered by the non-profit, Rob Rosenthal, the lead instructor of the Transom Workshops, has extensive background working with high school students while living in Maine, and is excited to reconnect with this age group. Online applications will open November 12, 2014 at Transom.org, and will close on December 12.  Final student selection will be made within the following two weeks.  For questions or more information, please call the library at (508) 548-8961.

 


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