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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
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.
Jun 7 2018 | Center News
The Center is deeply saddened to report that our friend and former colleague, John McChesney, passed away on the evening of Tuesday, June 5 in Santa Rosa.
Jun 6 2018 | Happenings
Video: under the theme of collaborative governance, the sixth Eccles Family Rural West Conference focused on how different actors can work together to craft solutions to issues like water allocation, wildfire management, and rural health.
Northwest Mussels fail a drug test? Yellowstone-area gold mining may have been improperly approved; Northern Arizona lands face oil drilling; and protests planned at border wall construction site in Texas; some of the best environmental reads this week.

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