Historian Greg Smoak joins us to discuss water law in the west, John Wesley Powell,
and provide an overall historical context for the pipeline. Greg Smoak is a Professor
of History at the University of Utah and the director of the American West Center.
He’s the author of many articles and essays on various American west topics including
water rights, Native American law, environmental policy, and American Indian policy
among other things.
The American West Center at the University of Utah is pleased to offer two graduate
student fellowships for research on the American West during the 2022-2023 academic
year. The fellowships honor the late Professor Floyd A. O'Neil (1927 - 2018), Director
Emeritus of the Center and Professor Emeritus of History.
The Wick R. Miller Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Wick R. Miller,
a widely respected anthropological linguist who specialized in the study of indigenous
languages of the western United States and northwest Mexico and was also a pioneer
in the study of first language acquisition.
The Utah Architects Project features collaborative research between the Utah Center
for Architecture, the Marriott Library’s Special Collections Department, and the American
The Vietnam War Oral History Project documents how American involvement in Southeast
Asia changed Utah and the United States.
Famously dubbed “America’s best idea” by Wallace Stegner and numerous promoters after
him, national parks fill a vital role in the American imagination, acting as canvases
for American conceptions of wilderness, recreation, and the nature of America itself.
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