Here at IMR we’re hoping that you have a chance to escape to the mountains during these incredibly challenging times. We’re very fortunate on that front here in Northern Utah.

Among the many things that are far more difficult is mountain research. But we’re pleased that two teams of researchers…


This summer, IMR is helping to fund an exciting project from Prof. Allison Shir and Nathaniel Wooley, from Westminster’s Dance program. Here’s Nathaniel’s first report:

Summer 2019 IMR Student/Faculty Research Progress Report 1, June 1, 2019 Nathaniel Woolley and Allison Shir

Sacred Mountains: Where body and Spirit Converge Structure and…


Westminster student Scout Invie and her faculty mentor, Hikmet Sidney Loe, have completed their research report. We at IMR are proud to have helped fund this important work, which will be shared at future conferences. Well done Scout and Hikmet! Thanks for letting us be a part of this.

Determining Connections Between the Cultural Significance of Utah’s Mountains and Great Salt Lake

What…


August 1 Research Update, Scout Ivie and Hikmet Loe

IMR Progress Report

Landscape of Necessity: Determining Connections between the Cultural Significance of Utah’s Mountains and Great Salt Lake

Scout Invie and Hikmet Loe

August 1

July was a great month for both Scout and Hikmet intensive research and project discussions…


Our Summer 2018 IMR Faculty/Student summer research grants have been awarded, and work is well underway. Congratulations to Hal Snarr, Economics professor at Westminster College, and Julie Norman, who are researching “Minimum Wage Policy Impact on Small Business in Winter Sports Communities.” Congratulations also to Hikmet Loe, Adjunct Faculty, Art…


Rachel Kuhr and Dr. Ranjan Adiga received an IMR faculty/student summer research grant for 2017. Here is Rachel’s final essay.

The Peak that Beckons Me

By Rachel Kuhr

The Utah Mountains dominate the landscape that is my home. They are the pulse of this place. They are the heartbeats, translated…


The Henry Mountains Project

Katie Saad was awarded an IMR faculty/student summer research grant under my supervision. Here’s her first update.Update, 3 August 2017

By Katie Saad

For the Henry Mountains Oral History Project this summer of 2017, I have been working on gathering background information to help further prompt…


Katie Saad was awarded an IMR faculty/student summer research grant under my supervision. Here’s her first update.

3 August 2017

By Katie Saad

For the Henry Mountains Oral History Project this summer of 2017, I have been working on gathering background information to help further prompt discussion throughout the interviews…


Katie Saad also received an IMR faculty/student research grant under my supervision. Here’s her first update.

Update, 3 August 2017

By Katie Saad

For the Henry Mountains Oral History Project this summer of 2017, I have been working on gathering background information to help further prompt discussion throughout the interviews…


One of our IMR summer faculty/student collaborative research grants for 2017 went to Prof. Ranjan Adiga and his student, Rachel Kuhr. Here are Rachel’s three progress reports. Onward indeed!

Rachel Kuhr

May 30, 2017

Progress Report #1

I am incredibly excited to embark on this journey of combining mountain exploration…

Jeff Nichols

Jeff teaches history at Westminster College.

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