Western Washington University has created a new research center, the Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) and named Environmental Sciences Department research faculty member John All as its founding director.
The mission of MERI is to develop an inclusive and collaborative research, conservation, and education community through local and international field-based programming to facilitate innovative scientific research, improve life for mountain peoples, foster effective mountain stewardship, and to create the next generation of skilled mountain researchers.
Western Washington University will host renowned mountaineer and Western alumnus Leif Whittaker at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.
Admission to the event is $5 per person and is open to the public.
In this presentation, Whittaker, son of the first American to summit Mount Everest, will shed light on growing up in the shadow of a famous father, and how that journey helped shape a unique view of his own relationship with a mountain and his dad.
Western Washington University Environmental Science faculty member John All will discuss his new book, “Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edge of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at Seattle Town Hall.
Western Athletic Hall of Famer Larry Nielson and Western Athletics Historian Paul Madison will speak at Western Washington University at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Special Collections, Wilson Library, 6th floor.
The event is free and open to the public.