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This year, 484 students are spread out across the globe, serving communities in a variety of capacities through the Cardinal Quarter program.
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.
Jun 27 2018 | Happenings
From across the country, major players in water infrastructure convened a workshop at Stanford to address the strain of climate-related events on the country's aging infrastructure.
Jun 27 2018 | Out West student blog
Summer is here again, which brings us a new crop of interns working across the West as part of Stanford’s Cardinal Quarter initiative for public service.
In August, the dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences will step down and return to teaching. An appreciation by Joy Leighton.
The American Political Science Association (APSA) has named the Center’s director, Bruce Cain, its member of the month for June 2018. Professor Cain answered a brief Q&A with the association’s website.

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