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Nov 14 2016 | ... & the West Blog
The veteran journalist Felicity Barringer introduces the Center's news blog, '& the West,' which will feature reports, interviews, and analysis on the future of California and the North American West.
A new poll of California voters by Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center and the Hoover Institution also shows State Attorney General Kamala Harris leading Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the U.S. senate race, with a large percentage of voters still undecided.
Oct 31 2016 | Center News
Starting from the premise that HBO’s Westworld should be understood both as science fiction and as a western, Kara McCormack examines the ways the ideologies of the mythic West are woven throughout the narrative landscape.
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.
Oct 13 2016 | Happenings
Water in the West researchers presented shapshots of their research into groundwater measurement and how suggestions about how data can be improved.
Oct 12 2016 | Happenings
We're excited to announce a terrific slate of events this month. In the coming weeks, we will welcome three distinguished speakers who will share their unique perspectives on the majestic trees, landscapes, and myths of the American West.
Sep 21 2016 | Happenings
The author and photographer hurtled like a comet through the fabric of the American West in the early 20th century, burning with anger and determination for social change. That picture was drawn by four specialists at a Stanford symposium on Sept. 19.


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