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Jul 13 2018 | ... & the West Blog
An arid region 180 miles south of Tijuana is the crossroads where strawberries, economics, and groundwater meet.
Jul 12 2018 | Out West student blog
“In just a few weeks, I’ve developed both my coding and culinary abilities,” writes Henry’s Fork Foundation summer intern Zach Clayton.
Jul 10 2018 | Out West student blog
"It's inspiring to observe," says the Santa Lucia Conservancy summer intern TJ Francisco, "how a very small, but very high-functioning team can make a big impact over 20,000 acres."
This year, 484 students are spread out across the globe, serving communities in a variety of capacities through the Cardinal Quarter program.
31 titles for you to peruse and consider packing along on that vacation you are planning or take to the chaise lounge you are dusting off in the back yard for summer reading.
Under the direction of Professor Bruce Cain and Senior Researcher Iris Hui, the RA’s will spend ten weeks exploring such topics as air pollution and health in the rural West, water management and permitting in California, and the future of renewable energy policy.
Jul 2 2018 | Happenings
Mary Dailey Desmarais '03, a curator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, spoke about the exhibition “Once Upon a Time... The Western” in an appearance at the McMurtry Building on June 5.

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