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Jul 31 2015 | Center News
We are pleased to announce that Bill Lane Center for the American West's founding former director David M. Kennedy has been selected to join the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail's advisory council.
Jul 22 2015 | Out West student blog
“Already familiar with commercial fisheries and interested in pursuing a career in fisheries management,” writes Christina Morrisett, “I sought out the opportunity to work with the Henry’s Fork Foundation to gain experience with sport fisheries.”
Jul 13 2015 | Out West student blog
I had the opportunity to join my supervisor and a group of other natural and cultural resource management professionals on an educational excursion to the Beartooth Mountains (right next to the northeast entrance to the park) to explore the topic of ice patch archaeology, that is, scouring the rapidly melting ice patches of the high alpine regions of the vicinity for artifacts emerging after thousands of years.
Jul 7 2015 | Center News
The July/August issue of Stanford Magazine features the Center's undergraduate course The American West, which was offered for the second time during the spring quarter.
Jun 29 2015 | Research Notes
From the late 1960s and well into the 1980s, the pages of the magazine reflected the changing West. Sunset also dived deeply into two especially critical subjects that are getting considerable attention at the Center today: the California Coast and water.
May 28 2015 | Research Notes
John J. Dougherty joined the Center as a Postdoctoral Scholar after receiving his PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California-Berkeley. He is working on a book manuscript entitled "Flooded by Progress," a history of hydropower's transformation of the Columbia River Basin.
Apr 9 2015 | Research Notes
A team of Center researchers and students looked to the states' periodic water plans as a window to understanding the range of practices and philosophies. Their analysis has just been published in the California Journal of Politics and Policy.

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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.
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