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Dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America, the Center supports research, teaching, and reporting about western land and life in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Center News and Notes

Oct 18 2016 | Center News
Our western enterprise media fellow Zack Colman has published the first of a series of articles supported by the Center: "How the Western Water Wars May End," the the cover story of this week's Christian Science Monitor.

Welcome to Our New Website

Screen capture of Bill Lane Center home page

We're pleased to unveil the Center's first new website since 2011. We hope you enjoy the larger images, mobile-friendly layout and updated look and feel, which better matches Stanford's institutional identity. We are also happy to offer much-improved course listings, drawn directly from Stanford's catalogue.  Later this year, we will be unveiling such additional features as a news blog run by our writer in residence Felicity Barringer, and new data visualizations and multimedia.

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