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Aaron Kehoe and Kurt Hickman
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.

While extant works have documented public receptivity towards wind turbines extensively in developed democracies, we examine these claims in China, who leads the world’s wind energy market and faces rising environmental NIMBYism

Jose Bolorinos, Newsha Ajami, Robert B. Jackson
A “policy-informed” life cycle assessment of a cross-border electricity supply chain that links the impact of each unit process to its governing policy framework. An assessment method is developed and applied to the California–Mexico energy exchange.

This public symposium celebrated the rise of notable western women artists during the last century and the prospects for achieving gender parity in the western art scene today.

The Bill Lane Center invited members of the Stanford community and others to join in addressing how we can best marshal the resources of Stanford University to contribute to the improvement of wellness and health care delivery in the Rural West.

Both parties agree that the country has serious infrastructure needs—but even with a new proposal on the table, we may end up with next to nothing, writes Bruce Cain.

The lives and careers of 34 prominent and remarkable woman visual artists, specifically those who hail from, call home, were educated, or spent their professional careers producing art in the American West.

Why did Silicon Valley take off in the postwar era? Who was responsible for its explosive development? And where is the Valley headed? A conversation about Leslie Berlin's latest book, Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age.

Professor Marci Kwon’s lecture explores the remarkable body of photographs produced by May’s Photo Studio, one of the most prominent Chinese-run photography studios in San Francisco’s Chinatown. From its opening in 1923 until the mid-1960s, the wife-and-h

Proceedings of the Knight-Risser Prize Symposium at Stanford, including a panel discussion on investigative science journalism and the outlook for vulnerable coastal communities.

November 7, 2017 | Article
John Upton, Western Enterprise Journalism Fellow
As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air.

Mitch Tobin
While most Californians are in favor of using recycled water for nonpotable purposes, research has found that only 11 percent would drink it. A Stanford study examines the reasons why and the policy implications.

John O. Dabiri
We conducted a public opinion poll in California to examine public receptiveness to deploying vertical axis turbines at a smaller scale in urban or suburban areas.

Debra Perrone, Scott Jasechko
An analysis of millions of well depth records in 17 western states found that during 2013 to 2015, about 1 in 30 wells were dry.

Tom DeMund and the Bill Lane Center for the American West
The book offers 18 themed walks through the Stanford campus, guiding you past notable architecture, sculptural works, and historic features; plus another 20 hikes on university lands, nearby parks, and nature preserves, as well as more distant hikes.

Sophomore college students toured the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, one of the seven civil engineering wonders of the U.S., according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Presentations from the ArtsWest symposium at Stanford University: the world seemed on the brink of catastrophe when John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath in 1939. Today we are confronted with our own cataclysmic moment in time.

A keynote address opening the conference "World War II and the West It Wrought"</a> at Stanford University. The author and New York Times columnist Timothy Egan spoke about the role the war played in shaping the contemporary American West.

Attendees and organizers talk about the vital conversations about the future of rural western health and health care that took place in Santa Fe at the Eccles Family Rural West Conference on March 23-25, 2017. Full video of the conference.

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada addressed an audience of Stanford students, faculty, and staff on April 18, 2017.


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