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Mar 25 2015 | Storybench | Research Notes
Dee Fellow Cameron Blevins has built an interactive data visualization exploring the growth of the nation's postal system as part of his study of the United States' western expansion.
Feb 3 2015 | Center News
With the Knight-Risser Prize Symposium coming to Stanford on February 25, we present an interview with the prize winners, Steve Ringman and Craig Welch of the Seattle Times, who will be honored for their work on the series "Sea Change: The Pacific's Perilous Turn."
Dec 16 2014 | Center News
As the second- and 10th-largest energy producer in the United States and in the world, respectively, Wyoming provided a unique backdrop for the Bill Lane Center for the American West's 2014 Sophomore College course.
May 12 2014 | Journalism Fellows
With the support of a Center media fellowship, the science writer and author Mary Ellen Hannibal is exploring the scientific insights leading to our understanding of mass extinction in an upcoming six-part series in The New York Times.
Nov 12 2013 | Topics of the West
Rebecca Solnit on Stanford's newly acquired collection of historic maps that curiously depict California as an island off the West coast of North America. The maps date from the 1600s to the 1860s.
Sep 26 2012 | Center News
In our small lab at Stanford University, we’ve been prototyping new models of collaboration that bring journalists together with university researchers and scholars. We’re eager to share them because we hope that others will take them up, use them, and improve upon them.
On their morning commutes this winter, many BART riders will look up from their newspapers, iPads, Kindles, and smartphones to see the faces of farmers, rodeo riders, young smalltown boxers, and country poets staring back at them, thanks to an innovative public information campaign designed to connect urban Californians with their rural compatriots.

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Feb 14 2019 | Stanford News Service | Center News
Two experts from Stanford’s Water in the West program explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed plan to downsize the $17 billion Delta twin tunnels project.
Feb 11 2019 | Happenings
The richness of his lived experience, said the actor Wes Studi in a Jan. 29 appearance, is part of what has allowed him to take on complicated and powerful roles.
Feb 11 2019 | ... & the West Blog
The drama over the Colorado River’s Drought Contingency Plan continues; stealthy trout cling to survival; the wonder of old maps, art in the desert; and other recent environmental stories of interest.