Over the past few weeks you might have had the pleasure of meeting one or more of the 10 students visiting Western Washington University from their homes in distant Peru. With wide-eyed enthusiasm they have taken an array of classes during the winter quarter and thoroughly soaked up the Pacific Northwest’s winter splendor.
To the Roof of the World: WWU Faculty, Students Headed to Mount Everest this Spring to Study Climate Change
John All, director of Western Washington University’s Mountain Environments Research Institute, will lead an international team of students and researchers – including a pair of WWU graduate students, Colin Schmidt and Morgan Scott, and Biology Professor Eric DeChaine – on an expedition to Mount Everest and its neighboring peak, Lhotse, this spring to research the impact of global climate change on the Himalayas.
Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) Speaker Series will host Chris Stevens of the University of Nevada at Reno for "Development and application of a dual spectrometer albedometer in the Peruvian Andes" at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 in Academic West Building, Room 204.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Please join the Huxley College of the Environment and Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute for a reception next Friday to welcome 10 Peruvian students visiting WWU for the winter quarter. These students are studying ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation and come from WWU partner Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. They are able to visit Western thanks to generous grants from the Peruvian government and the US State Department’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas fund.
Western Washington University's Window Magazine came away from the last Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Region XIII conference with a trio of awards.
WWU, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina to Collaborate on New Student Exchange and Research Project
Western Washington University and the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina of Lima, Peru will collaborate on a new project titled “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Education in the US North Cascades and Peruvian Andes” sponsored by 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, CAF: Development Bank of Latin America, the U.S. Department of State, and SEMPRA Energy.
Various speakers will discuss how Buddhists, climbers, rebels and tourists share Mount Everest and the Khumbu Valley at Western Washington University’s Mount Everest Cultural and Environmental Conservation Forum from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in Academic Instructional Center West Building 204.
This event is free and open to the public.
John All, director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute, is scheduled to speak Jan. 29, 2018, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on "Studying Climate Change on Mt. Everest - Integrated Mountain Environment Research Systems in Peru and Nepal."
The talk is part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Climate Sciences Department's "Climate Conversations" lunchtime lecture series.
Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) now offers a certificate in mountain research skills that aims to train the next generation of scientists interested in working in remote environments. Organizers say the program addresses a critical need identified by groups such as the U.S. Forest Service and is the only one of its kind in the U.S.
John All, director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute, will present "Climate Change and Civil War on the Mount Everest Massif" on Nov. 18 at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. The event is co-sponsored by the Explorers Club and the Circumnavigators Club. For more info, see:
Weber State University's Liz Balgord will present "The Impact of Glacier Retreat on High Alpine Watersheds in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru" at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26 in ES 418 as the first speaker in the new WWU Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) Speaker Series.
The talk is free and open to the public.