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…
“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…
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 • 7:00-8:00ish p.m. ET on Zoom
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 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
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…
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.
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
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: https://www.woodsholediversity.org/events/ambrose-jearld-jr-lecture/ Registration is required for this event.
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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