The MIT Club of Maine



The Last Great Global Warming


What the End of the Last Ice Age Tells Us About the Future of the Antarctic Ice Sheet


Dr. Brenda Hall

University of Maine / Climate Change Institute

And School of Earth and Climate Sciences

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 11:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

The Woodlands Country Club

39 Woods Rd

Falmouth, ME 04105



The MIT Club of Maine is proud to host a presentation by Dr. Brenda Hall of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, addressing a topic that is of great concern to all of us, together with our kids and our grand kids. 

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet covers a portion of the Antarctic continent, and is three miles thick in places. Established global warming trends have raised serious doubts about its stability, and if it collapses, it has the potential for raising sea levels by ten to twenty feet all over the world.

Dr Brenda Hall is a prominent researcher into the causes of ice ages, rapid climate changes, and the stability of ice sheets. She has authored scores of research papers on these topics, and currently has ongoing research projects in the Antarctic, South America, Maine, and Greenland. 

Dr. Hall will be speaking to us about recent research results in the Antarctic and in South America aimed at characterizing the history of changes in polar-region ice sheets, and about what the end of the ice age in the southern middle and high latitudes tells us about the future of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Please join us for this very exciting event! We’ll be meeting for lunch on Thursday, July13th, from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at The Woodlands Country Club in Falmouth. Cost is $26 per person for our program and an excellent buffet lunch. There will be cash bar service available at 11:30 A.M. An excellent buffet lunch will be served at 12:00 N, and Dr. Hall’s talk will begin at 1:00 P.M.

And as a brief aside, the Club’s fiscal year begins anew on July 1st, and it’s time to renew your membership (or join, if you’re not currently a member.) Annual dues are still only $25 (click here for a printable mail-in form) and help the Club continue to arrange six to ten events per year, as well as helping us all maintain our connection to MIT. We also urgently request a donation along with the dues (no amount is too small) to help the Club send one or two Maine school teachers each year to MIT’s annual Science Education Program for Teachers (SEPT), a one-week residential program at MIT each June that exposes a class of teachers from around the world to the latest topics in science and technology, and equips them with modern teaching tools (like simulations of complex phenomena) that they can bring back to the classroom. Teachers who have been through the program absolutely rave about it. The Club pays the tuition ($1200) for the teachers that we sponsor.

Hope to see you at The Woodlands on July 13th!

Bill Bisson, ’60
President, MIT Club of Maine

DIRECTIONS to the Woodlands Country Club
From I-295 N:
1. Take Exit 10 (Bucknam Road)
2. Turn right off the exit and cross I-295; at 2nd traffic light (Nina’s Variety on right), turn right
3. Shortly, when you come to a “Y” in the road, bear left, staying on Route 9
4. Take an immediate left onto Woods Road. The Woodlands Club entrance is 0.8 mile on your left.
From I-295 S:
Replace Instruction 2 above with:
2.  Turn right off the exit. At 1st traffic light, (Nina’s Variety on right), turn right.


Contact Information
Name: Bill Bisson
Phone: 207.317.1995
Name: Erv Davis
Phone: 207.282.8096



Looking For Alums who were Tutoring Plus Volunteers 

Tutoring Plus of Cambridge,, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2014. In preparation for this very special celebration with a Mardi Gras themed event on Friday February 28th, 2014, the organization is making an effort to contact former volunteer tutors. Tutoring Plus hopes to include as many comments and reminiscences as possible as part of the program for the event, and of course they would be thrilled if you could deliver them in person!

If you were a Tutoring Plus volunteer as an MIT student, please contact Ellen McLaughlin, Executive Director at:, and let her know how she can best reach you to follow up, get your comments and reminiscences and send you an invitation to the event.

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