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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why the Golden State Became Green: Environmental Protection in California

Lunchtime Talk by Prof. David Vogel

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

California has enacted a wider range of stringent and innovative environmental regulations than any other state. University of California, Berkeley professor David Vogel discusses the state's unique geography and the impact of its economic and population growth on its environment.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

State of the West Symposium

Fourth Annual Conference on the Economic and Fiscal Health of Western North America

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
Stanford University

The North American West is among the world's most dynamic regions. It has been a source of innovation and growth and can be an engine of economic recovery. We hope you can join us for this special gathering of scholars, policymakers, investors, and business people in a vibrant conversation about the economic and fiscal prospects of the western United States, western Canada, and Mexico.
Invitation Only
Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunset and Cry California: Unlikely Magazine Allies in 1960s Environmentalism

Lunchtime Talk by Visiting Scholar Bill Marken

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

The Center's Visiting Scholar Bill Marken, the former editor-in-chief of Sunset magazine, gives a lunchtime talk about the surprising overlap in coverage in the early 1960s between his publication and the outspoken journal of a small environmental organization. Lunch will be available for registered attendees.
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Recent Events

Monday, October 20, 2014

Geospatial Computational Social Science Conference

Mackenzie Room
Huang Engineering Center, Room 300

Please join us for the fifth in a series of computational social science conferences. This conference will present the geospatial side of computational social science. Our series of speakers will join us from eBay, AirBnB, Facebook, and Google, among many others, and the event will conclude with a roundtable discussing visions for future spatial research collaboration.
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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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Monday, May 19, 2014

Overcoming Urban Water Supply Challenges in the Arid West

Lecture for Water in the West by Pat Mulroy, Las Vegas' former Water Czar

Nvidia Auditorium
Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Pat Mulroy, recently retired general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), will give a talk entitled "Overcoming Urban Water Supply Challenges in the Arid West."  Ms. Mulroy led SNWA, which provides water to Las Vegas and southern Nevada, for 25 years and is a leading figure in western and national water issues. The lecture is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by ReNUWIt and Water in the West. 
Open to the Public
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, 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, 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