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.
Stanford’s long-empty Old Chemistry Building, which stands to the side of the Oval, will open later this fall as the Sapp Center for Teaching and Learning.
In fall 2016, a combined science library will open in the Old Chemistry building. The library will compile the resources of the Mathematics and Statistics, Biology and Chemistry libraries into one facility.
The Stanford Board of Trustees heard a report from new School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor and approved the University’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its June meeting.
The University has moved forward with plans to renovate the historic Old Chemistry (Old Chem) Building and construct a new Bass Biology Building, with both projects expected to be completed by the 2016-17 academic year.