Category: The MBL Global Community

“The Ark and Beyond” Panel Examines How Aquariums Can Protect Biodiversity

“The Ark and Beyond” Panel Examines How Aquariums Can Protect Biodiversity

“The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation,” the second book in a new series called Convening Science: Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory, was celebrated last week with a panel discussion on biodiversity in MBL’s Lillie Auditorium. This volume examines the many human-caused threats to wild species around the world, and

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“Convening Science” Book Series About MBL Launches with “Visions of Cell Biology”

"Convening Science" Book Series About MBL Launches with "Visions of Cell Biology"

The first fruit of the Convening Science: Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory book series, published by University of Chicago Press, was toasted in a recent author’s talk held at the MBLWHOI Library. “Visions of Cell Biology” is a volume of scientific, historical, and philosophical essays on a field of research that has been intimately

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Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two alumni of the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program have been awarded three-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Loranzie (LJ) Rogers and Jacey Van Wert were selected from over 12,000 applicants and are two of 2,000 awardees nationally. The fellowship program supports graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Both Rogers and

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The Art of Science Communication: A Visit from the Alan Alda Center

The Art of Science Communication: A Visit from the Alan Alda Center

By Gisella Higuera Falmouth STEM Boosters, a local volunteer group, invited all Woods Hole science professionals to attend an interactive workshop presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Approximately 150 people attended the session, held on April 28 at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). The goal was to help scientists improve their storytelling

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Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Among the most-appreciated awards in biology are the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Awards, which provide outstanding scientists with generous and flexible research funding for significant periods of time (and a reprieve from the time-consuming cycle of grant-writing). Five of the 19 scientists recently named 2018 HHMI Investigators are members of the MBL’s research,

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Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten members of the MBL’s research, education, and alumni communities are newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the Academy recognizes “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research” and is widely considered a mark of excellence in science. It is one of the highest honors a scientist can attain. Among the MBL

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MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Eight members of the MBL education and alumni communities are newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Biological Sciences division. Founded in 1780, the Academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world. The new class will be inducted at

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