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Week of March 29, 2015
Mon Mar 30

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Mar 31

Disentangling Complexity of N2O Cycling in Coastal Sediments: A Novel Multi-Isotope Approach

12:15 PM • Speck Auditorium
Scott Wankel, WHOI

Sponsor: MBL Ecosystems Center

Nutrient Limitation: Controls and Feedbacks in the Multi-Nutrient Ocean

12:15 PM • Clark 507
C. Mark Moore, National Oceanography Centre, U.K.

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Meet the Physical Oceanography Department Students

3:00 PM • Clark 507

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department - Clark 507

Wed Apr 1

Supervised Machine Learning for Characterization of Underwater Target Geometry from Bistatic Acoustic Scattered Fields

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Erin Fischell, MIT/WHOI Joint Program

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Apr 2

The Role and Maintenance of Diversity in a Multi-Partner Mutualism: Trees and Ectomycorrhizal Fungi

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Holly Moeller, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Larval Dispersal and Colonization in Dynamic Vent Systems

1:30 PM • Clark 507
Lauren Mullineaux, WHOI

Geodynamics Seminar Series

Sponsor: The WHOI Ocean Institutes & Academic Programs Office

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “The Great Inca Rebellion” on Friday, April 3, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Mass graves and forensic evidence reveal a complex truth about how the Inca Empire fell. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


The concert “OCEAN Celtic” on Sunday, March 29, has been CANCELED.


Presents “Men at Words” on Sunday, April 12. We are thrilled to host a stop on the much-anticipated tour of three of today's greatest singer-songwriters: Archie Fisher from Scotland, Jez Lowe from England and James Keelaghan from Canada. All have been to Woods Hole before, and we heard James and Jez together in 2013, but together they will bring down the house with their world-class vocal and guitar work and renowned songwriting skills, as applied to both contemporary and traditionally-inspired material. Archie Fisher is considered Scotland's foremost troubadour, receiving an MBE from the Queen for his services to traditional culture. Incisive and thoughtful songwriting have earned James Keelaghan the unofficial title of Canada's poet laureate of folk music, and Jez Lowe's now-classic songs have generated scores of cover versions around the globe. Having come together for several years on a cruise they discovered a great synergy in their music, and when they found themselves staying in the same house last fall the idea for this tour was born. Don't miss this unforgettable trio. 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. For more information, visit www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or call (508) 540-0320.


The library will be presenting a series of children’s activities on Saturdays. Each afternoon will include a “Knitting Workshop,” starting at 2:00 p.m., for children in 1st grade and older, followed by a film starting at 3:00 p.m., for children of all ages. All these activities are free and open to the public. The knitting classes are open to knitters of all abilities, even none at all. Instruction will be provided. The children should bring their own needles and yarn, preferably of a medium weight or thicker with needles of at least a US7 to match the yarn.The next “Films for Grown Ups” will be held onMonday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. The film was just released in November 2014. As in all other films in this series, hardly any details can be released in publicizing, because of the contract for showing recently released films. So, the library continues to offer clues. Here’s a synonym for the title in French: “Oiseau Homme.” Not up on your French? Well, here it is in Spanish, which is the language of the home country of the writer and director, “Pajaro Hombre.”  For more information, or to ask the direct question “What is the name of this film?” call the library at (508) 548-8961. The next in the “Gardening Round Table” serieswill be held onApril 2, at 7:00 p.m.  During this session, at the library grafting will be featured.  This is a technique of attaching a piece of new plant onto a host plant, where it will hopefully grow and prosper. Most commonly, grafting is used on fruit trees, when new scions are attached to the mother plant, matching cambium to cambium and sealing with wax. Josh Leveque, who leads these library evenings, has ordered scions of Baldwin and Chestnut crabapples to share with the participants. He will also bring small apple trees. There will be a $15 materials fee for all this plant material. Everyone will take home a small grafted apple tree. Thanks to a grant from the Falmouth Track Club, the library has a brand new expansive shelf in its front hall. It was planned and built by local expert carpenter Rusty Strange.  While the shelf makes much better use of the space than the previous hall furniture, it also provides a place for the library to present information about local activities and services. Just as importantly, it will provide a home for a new “Books-to-Go” initiative. Recently published books donated to the library and offered for sale will be shelved here, ready for people to grab for their vacation, visit, or just for their leisure reading, without the responsibility of returning the book to the library. The library sees this as a complement to their usual loaning policy, giving people who are only passing through town an opportunity to grab a book and go read. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, check the library website atwww.woodsholepubliclibrary.org or call (508) 548-8961. The library is located at 581 Woods Hole Road.


The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is closed for the season and will re-open in mid-April. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/whoi/.