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Throughout the performance, Jenkinson does not simply list Roosevelt’s accomplishments. Instead, he elucidates why Roosevelt acted in his idiosyncratic way.
What will it take to improve the health and health care outlook for rural westerners, and how can we best marshal the resources of Stanford University toward that goal? These questions were central to the conference "Uncommon Dialogue: Improving Health and Health Care in the Rural West," which brought together a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to confront a growing crisis.
Stanford historian Ana Raquel Minian explains how undocumented migration from Mexico to the United States become entrenched between 1965 and 1986 in her recently published book.
The forecast: violent and changeable weather in decades to come; Hawaii may ban some sunscreens; L.A. neighbors cite environmental concerns to block low-income development, and other environmental news from the West.
When Jane and Leland Sr. lost their one and only son, Leland Jr., they decided to create a university in his honor. Then, shortly after the university was founded, Leland Sr. died unexpectedly. Jane was left alone, and it was up to her to keep the school running.
Students who joined the Sophomore College course Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest: The Columbia River traveled to the Columbia River valley to understand the interplay between water, energy and human populations.
Apr 24 2018 | ... & the West Blog
A new law calls for reducing methane emissions by 40 percent from its 2013 levels by 2030, but comes with government outreach, economic incentives, and grant programs to help remake a more sustainable dairy industry.

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