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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and Women’s Equality Day

By bjames | September 6, 2022

There are two significant days celebrated in August, and both can encourage us to learn more about people in our communities and consider a viewpoint that is different from our own.   August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. To celebrate, you can educate yourself by listening to podcasts or radio programs…

Together for Mental Health

By bjames | May 6, 2022

National Mental Awareness Month is a time to acknowledge that mental health is as important as physical health, and that we should focus on it without fear or shame. One in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year, and so it is crucial to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for…

Jewish-American Heritage Month

By bjames | May 6, 2022

During May, we celebrate the contributions of the approximately 7 million Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture, and society. You can explore historic photographs, videos, and archival collections and exhibits at the Jewish Heritage Month website. This website is a joint collaboration between The Library of Congress, National Archives and…

April is Tartan Month, celebrating Scottish-American Heritage

By bjames | April 19, 2022

About 25 million Americans claim Scottish descent.  In North America, Tartan Day is celebrated on April 6, in honor of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6, 1320. This document asserted the independence of the Scottish kingdom. Scottish barons wrote the declaration to the Roman Catholic pope, asking him to recognise Scotland’s…

Arab-American Heritage Month

By bjames | April 19, 2022

April is Arab-American Heritage month, where we celebrate the Middle Eastern and North African heritage of nearly 3.7 million Americans. This designation was made in 2017 and President Biden officially recognized April as Arab-American Heritage month in 2021.   Today, Arabs primarily inhabit the 22 member states of the Arab League. The Arab world stretches…

April 29 Rice Potluck Party!

By bjames | April 12, 2022

Let’s socialize over a delicious meal while taking pride and sharing in the many cultures at WHOI! Please complete this form if you would like to contribute with a dish or with ideas for the event.

Greek American Heritage

By bjames | March 16, 2022

March is Greek-American Heritage month, also known as Hellenic Heritage month. The celebration of Greek-American history coincides with Greece’s National Greek Independence Day on March 25th. Mass Greek migration to the United States began in the late 1800s and now, over 2.5 million Americans are of Greek descent. To learn more about Greek-American history and…

Irish American Heritage

By bjames | March 16, 2022

March is Irish-American Heritage Month, and while many will think first of St. Patrick’s Day and green beer, there is a great deal more to Irish culture than that! Ireland has a rich literary history, and is especially known for folk tales and fairy tales. Heroes like Finn McCool, tragic tales like the Children of…

Footprints Café

By bjames | March 1, 2022

If you are looking for another local bookstore that is not of the big-box variety, check out the Footprints Café! Located just over the bridge in Buzzard’s Bay, Footprints Café is a Black-owned, woman-owned bookstore that focuses on people and authors of color. A coffee shop is due to open soon, too! You can find…

Illuminating Stories hosted by Herring Pond Tribe

By gepackard | October 29, 2021

“Illuminating Stories” is a special exhibition featuring the art of Herring Pond Tribe Members & students, to be held November 6, 2021, 4-6pm at Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360. The art was produced out of a three-day workshop with Meclina Gomes, co-founder Community Art Collaborative and Plymouth North and Plymouth South…

Through the Porthole

Through the Porthole is a quarterly newsletter, highlighting the experiences of students and faculty to make information about graduate school in the geosciences more accessible to undergraduates.  If you are an undergraduate student studying biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or engineering, chances are there are research questions in the geosciences that you would be interested in—and that you have the skills to tackle!

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