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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.
The 2018 Eccles Family Rural West Conference took the form of an academic workshop focused on collaborative governance. Panels explored how collaboration in rural communities can foster greater environmental sustainability and better health outcomes.
Jun 15 2018 | Happenings, ArtsWest
An ArtsWest symposium on May 18 focused on how art and music are shaping social, cultural and political identity in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

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