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Q&A: Laura Jones on preserving Stanford’s archaeological sites and historic buildings

Dr. Laura Jones is the Stanford Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist. Jones coordinates preservation efforts for areas of the University’s campus, including hundreds of historic buildings and more than 100 campus archaeological sites. She oversaw excavation of the former Men’s Gymnasium — which was destroyed during the Great Earthquake of 1906 — and the transformation of the Old Chemistry Building, among other historical archaeology projects.

Student-built art studio hopes for a place on campus

A team of Stanford students built a small, portable arts studio using materials found at Jasper Ridge over the summer as part of an Arts Intensive. They have big dreams for the studio, because it has the potential to be a new, separate arts space for student artists to retreat to and create art. The student propose keeping it on campus during the fall and winter and moving it to the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve for spring and summer quarters.