Welcome to the Bill Lane Center for the American West
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
Remembering Iris Hui
We mourn the loss of our beloved colleague, mentor and friend, Iris Hui.
Remembering Bill Lilley
The Lane Center remembers Bill Lilley, a charter member of our Advisory Council, whose commitment, generosity and creativity represented unparalleled contributions to the Council’s work and the Center
Practical tips to mitigate harm from wildfire smoke
Lane Center researchers and partners offer tips for staying safe from the smoke during wildfire season.
Lane Center student researchers investigate salient challenges facing the West
In 2021, we’re pleased to welcome 20 RAs into the Lane Center family, with projects spanning climate change, public policy, health and other important issues in the American West.
2022 Western Media Fellowships
We are proud to announce the recipients of our 2021-2022 Western Media Fellowships, Keith Schneider and Emily Kaplan.
How has the Lane Center shaped the academic and career goals of our students?
Exploring the American West with the Lane Center means SoCo in Hawaii, interning at Yosemite, researching indigenous communities and careers in local government. Learn more about the experiences of our accomplished students and alumni.