Events

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Sunday, August 17, 2014

Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums

Photo Exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

As the nation celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums, an exhibition featuring nearly 70 original mammoth prints from three unique albums of the renowned photographer's work.
Open to the Public
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chasing Water: A 1,500-Mile Quest Down the Colorado River

Film Screening and Talk by Pete McBride, Photographer

Clark Center Auditorium
Stanford University

The acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride will present his film, "Chasing Water," about a 1,500-mile journey down the Colorado River to its arid terminus in Mexico.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Ogallala Road, A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

Lunchtime talk by author Julene Bair

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
Room 300

The author Julene Bair will talk about her memoir, The Ogallala Road, which recalls growing up on an irrigation-dependent farm in Kansas, and Bair's experiences watching the toll of agriculture on the great plains' vast Ogallala Aquifer.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Extinction's Greatest Hits

Lunch talk with the author and Center media fellow Mary Ellen Hannibal

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki
Environment & Energy Building, Room 300

The science and environment journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal talks about how the science of conservation biology developed to engage the problems of extinction, and her upcoming multipart series on extinction for The New York Times. 
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Recent Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Law of the River: The Future of Interstate Compacts and Transboundary River Management in the American West

Panel Discussion co-sponsored by Water in the West, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Bill Lane Center for the American West, and Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School
Room 190

An event convening a panel of experts with extensive experience in interstate river disputes, "Law of the River" will seek to provide perspectives on the past, present, and future of interstate compacts in the management of rivers and water in the west.
Open to the Public
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: A Vision for the American West

Second of two multidisciplinary symposia

Li Ka Shing Center for Teaching and Learning
Stanford University

The second of two interdisciplinary symposia devoted to the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., this event at Stanford University will explore the impact of his work and relevance to contemporary landscape architecture and planning. A previous symposium was held in Washington, DC in October 2013.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The California Drought – Causes, Context, and Response

Panel Discussion at Stanford

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki
Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2), Room 111

California is in the midst of a historic drought. 2013 was the driest year since the state began keeping records 150 years ago, the third dry year in a row. Sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Water in the West Project, a panel discussion with Stanford experts on the roots of and responses to the drought.
Open to the Public
Monday, February 10, 2014

Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West

Part of the "Ripple Effects" Film Series

Clark Center Auditorium
Stanford University

Watershed explores the future of the heavily dammed and diverted Colorado River in an era of rising population and climate change. Presentation of the film on February 10 will be followed by a Q&A session with one of the film's producers, Jill Tidman.
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Deadly Measures: Uncovering a Little-Known Agency's Toll on Wildlife

Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism Award and Symposium

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
Stanford University

Please join us in celebrating Tom Knudson and the Sacramento Bee, winners of the 2013 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism for their report "A Killing Agency." Along with the award presentation and reception, the event will feature a panel of journalists and educators assessing the state of enviromental investigative reporting. 
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

Part of the "Ripple Effects" Film Series

Clark Center Auditorium
Stanford University

Part of "Ripple Effects," the Center's yearlong film series on the past, present and future of western water use, A Fierce Green Fire chronicles the awakening and growth of the American environmental movement from the 1960s to the present day. The writer and director Mark Kitchell will be on hand to present the film and answer questions. Co-sponsored by Water in the West.
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