Collecting Net, January 2013

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MBL Updates

• Brown-MBL Program Awards Four Ph.D.s in 2012

• Renowned Vocal Quartet, New York Polyphony, Returns to MBL for February 1 Falmouth Forum

Meet A. Murat Eren (Meren), Post-Doctoral Researcher, Bay Paul Center

A. Murat Eren has always had a strong curiosity about the world around him. Life’s path has certainly taken him a long way from the small mountain village in Turkey where he spent summers shepherding cows. “That life was amazing, and memories of those days still force me once in a while to question what makes me do what I am doing today, instead of what I was doing back then,” says Murat (who goes by Meren), now a microbial ecology researcher working with Mitch Sogin in the Bay Paul Center…MORE

Employee News

New Employees

Tom Delmont, Postdoctoral Scientist, Bay Paul Center

Kylie Dolan, Student Worker, Ecosystems Center

Daniel White, Research Assistant, Ecosystems Center


Beth Liles, Assistant Director of Communications for Creative Media and Summer Outreach

Trevor Wardill, Assistant Research Scientist, Marine Resources


Bill Jeffery, an adjunct scientist in Bell Center, was awarded the 2012 Alexander Kovalevsky Medal from the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists. The medal, named for Alexander Kovalevsky, one of the founders of comparative developmental embryology, is awarded for distinguished achievements in applying modern approaches in embryology and evolution studies. Bill accepted the medal at a ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia on December 19.

Josh Hamilton, Chief Academic and Scientific Officer, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Bridgewater State University’s Winter Commencement. Hamilton received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Bridgewater in 1980 and has been a trustee of the Bridgewater State University Foundation since 2011.

Activities Committee Update

• A big “Thank You” goes out to everyone who participated our 2012 Holiday Giving programs, which benefitted our neighbors in need.  As a result of your generosity, the MBL delivered 160 gifts to the Cape Cod Housing Assistance Corporation through the Adopt-a-Family for Christmas program. The gifts were enjoyed by 54 individuals. Seven carts of food and eight gifts were donated to the Falmouth Service Center as part of their holiday food and gift drives. MBLers also donated 122 coats through the “One Warm Coat” program.

• Approximately 200 employees attended the MBL Holiday Party on December 13th. The MBL Activities Committee collected and raffled off more than 20 donated items from local businesses featuring everything from gift certificates to a Keuring coffee maker. The Sodexho staff once again did a wonderful job preparing and serving a variety of savory appetizers and sweet desserts. The Activities Committee helps to support the Holiday Party and Summer Picnic with proceeds received from the summer Artisan Fairs and Holiday Bazaar.

• Upcoming Events (stay tuned for more information via laball)

January – March:

Wii Bowling lunchtime competition

Starr Building


Valentine’s Day Smiles Program

Donate a purchased or homemade Valentine to be delivered to the Falmouth Senior Citizen’s Center

February 14th:

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Potluck

Ebert Hall, 3:00 PM

If you are interested in joining the MBL Activities Committee please email:

Campus News

MBLWHOI LIbrary Update

Digital Processing Center Closure

The Digital Processing Center, formerly located on the first floor of Lillie, has closed. Staffed photocopying, digital imaging, or fax services will no longer be available.

Self-service machines are available in the 2nd floor Library lobby for scanning and copying of library materials only. The Library encourages patrons to make the greener choice by scanning rather than printing. MBL personnel should contact the purchasing department regarding paper suppliers and alternative photocopy options including third-party vendors for large projects.

The 508-540-6902 fax number for the Laboratory has been disconnected. Departmental fax lines can be obtained through IT via a helpdesk ticket. A public fax machine is also available at the Woods Hole Public Library.

ID card services continue to be handled at the Swope Center.

Please do not hesitate to contact Library Co-Director Diane Rielinger (x7341) with any questions.