About the O'Connor Center

The O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West is a regional studies and public education program focused on building a better understanding of the rich past and promising future of the Rocky Mountain West region of the U.S. and Canada.  Regions emerge from real connections between people and places.  The Center honors these connections by affirming the growing importance of land-based and regionally defined places in economic, social, and cultural life.

Working up and down regional scales across academic disciplines, the Center engages in wide ranging activities in research, writing, public education, and teaching.