TUESDAY, November 12
Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.E.
Imagine being sent to Russia on a Fulbright Scholarship to teach, conduct research and engage in community outreach. Now imagine that the scholar has requested to do all of this in one of the more remote corners of our planet, the Altai Republic of Siberia. Siberian Fulbrightness is a look into the rural culture of indigenous people and Slavic Russians as Doc Nancy taught courses in medicine and biology at Gorno-Altaisk State University, conducted research in the closed, strictly protected areas called zapovedniks, and engaged in numerous community outreach programs resulting in the first ever astronomy Club in Southwest Siberia. There is also a look at the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Lake Baikal, and the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Center at Star City.
Doc Nancy is an Adjunct Professor of biology at Northern Arizona University and Columbia College, Sonora as well as a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Virginia Semester At Sea Program where she taught biology around the world. Doc Nancy was selected by the United States as a Fulbright Scholar and traveled to the Russian Federation teach at Gorno-Altaisk State University in southwest Siberia and to conduct research in remote protected areas.
Nancy is a retired United States National Park Ranger and lives in the Sierra Nevada with her family. When not working on her research on Giant Sequoias she loves to backpack. She leads High Sierra backcountry seminars on horseback for Rock Creek pack Station. She has completed solo hikes of the John Muir and High Sierra Trails through the Sierra Nevada, hiked through the Alps on The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, and is a Pacific Crest Trail section hiker. She is also the author of several books.
We meet at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue (across from UOP) in Stockton, at 7:30 p.m. Plenty of parking and refreshments. All are welcome.--
Alan England, Stockton