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Week of March 22, 2015
Mon Mar 23

A Molecular Window on Nitrogen Remineralization in the Ocean

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Alyson Santoro, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland

Special Seminar

Sponsor: Biology and MC&G Departments

Tue Mar 24

New Genes as Drivers of Phenotypic Evolution

12:15 PM • Speck Auditorium
Manyuan Long, University of Chicago

MBL Ecosystems Seminar

Organizer: MBL Ecosystems Center

There will be no MC&G Department seminar today

12:15 PM

Impact of Ice and Wind on Phytoplankton Blooms in the Chukchi Sea in a Changing Climate

3:00 PM • Clark 507
Bob Pickart, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Mar 25

Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Coastal Circulation and Its Couplings with Regional Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Maine: In-situ Observations and Coupled Biophysical Modeling

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Yizhen Li, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Mar 26

There will be no Biology Department seminar today

12:00 PM

There will be no Geodynamics Seminar Today

1:30 PM

Fri Mar 27

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: March 27

Presents the video “Venom: Nature's Killer” on Friday, March 27, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Hunting down the most venomous animals to reveal their medical mysteries. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: April 3

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.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: March 23-29

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 “Book Sale Committee” of the library is having a huge spring cleaning sale on March 28, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All day, people will be invited to fill a whole shopping bag for only $5. There are beautiful and useful books included in the sale, both new and old. All the books currently on the shelves in the book sale room will be included in the bag sale. As a special incentive, a huge inventory of paper backs, which have been sailing the high seas aboard a research vessel, have just been added to the sale. In the meantime, during library hours, the books are for sale for $2 each for hardbacks and only .50 cents for regular paperbacks, and $1 for large paper backs. A “Garden Roundtable” with Josh Leveque will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. (the next one is on April 9) in the library’s lower level meeting room. All gardeners, of whatever experience and level, are welcome to come to these evening discussions. 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 at www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org or call (508) 548-8961. The library is located at 581 Woods Hole Road.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: March 30 - April 5

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 WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): March 29

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

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS): April 12

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.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

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/.