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WHOI President’s statement in wake of Jan 6 attack on the Capitol

By gepackard | January 19, 2021

Dear WHOI Community, This afternoon I watched, as many of you did as well, the deeply troubling footage of our nation’s Capitol Building under siege. Regardless of your political views, these actions are a fundamental challenge to our democracy and the rule of law. We hope and pray that calm will return to our nation’s…

Making Geosciences Antiracist

By gepackard | January 7, 2021

“It is not now, nor has it ever been, the most vulnerable folks’ job to fix structural oppression.” Dartmouth College astrophysicist Jedidah Isler In the wake of the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dion Johnson, and Ahmaud Arbery, people across the nation and around the globe are voicing their long-held frustration with institutions…

Woods Hole’s Got Talent

By Dina Pandya | December 15, 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 • 7:00-8:00ish p.m. ET on Zoom

Recording of “A Sea Change: Oceanographers Learn From Psychologists About Systematic Racism In America”

By gepackard | December 10, 2020

Woods Hole Sea Grant is pleased to announce that a recording of “A Sea Change: Oceanographers Learn From Psychologists about Systematic Racism in America” is now available through the WHSG diversity, equity and inclusion website. The virtual symposium curated by Dr. Collin Ward at WHOI on Nov. 20 is part of WHSG’s initiative to increase…

A Sea Change: Oceanographers Learn From Psychologists About Systemic Racism in America

By kgriffen | October 26, 2020

A Sea Change: Oceanographers Learn From Psychologists About Systemic Racism in America Friday November 20, 3 pm EST Zoom Registration Required: Click here! Speakers and Panelists: Dr. Steven Roberts, Dr. Amber Williams, Dr. Mike Rizzo, and Dr. Babe Kawaii-Bogue Free and open to the public! Sea Change Event Ad pdf  

Room Naming Working Group

By gepackard | September 25, 2020

The Room Naming Working Group is charged with honoring the important contributions of people of under-represented races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities at WHOI. This Working Group is composed of members of the Women’s Committee, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Workplace Climate Committee, International Committee, and Development, and will facilitate the naming of…

K. Dutt presentation

MC&G Department Virtual Seminar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts at Lamont

By gepackard | August 20, 2020

UPDATED: Presentation below. Kuheli Dutt of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will deliver the MC&G seminar virtually on Tuesday July 21st at 12:15pm. Information will be posted when available here. The citation for Kuheli Dutt’s recent paper is: Dutt, K. Race and racism in the geosciences. Nat. Geosci. 13, 2–3 (2020), linked here.

NIH’s Scientific Approach to Inclusive Excellence

By kgriffen | July 2, 2020

UPDATE: Recorded event available here. MBLs Friday evening lectures are kicking off July 3 with Hannah Valantine from the National Institutes of Health. Visit MBLs website for more information: MBL Public Events Calendar

Jearld Lecture

By kgriffen | July 2, 2020

  Please join the Diversity Advisory Committee for the 2020 Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture July 23,2020 at 2pm on zoom.  For more information and to register please visit: Registration is required for this event.

POC Speak Up: A listening event

By gepackard | June 30, 2020

You are invited to an event organized by community members to highlight voices of local people of color.  Curated storytelling and art will center on racism, police brutality, marginalization, and life as a minority here on Cape Cod. The event is Saturday, July 11th at 2pm on the Hyannis Village Green.

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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