September 12 Sep 12
2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Thu

Staff Speakers Series: The Poisoning of Jane Stanford

Presented By: Laura Jones, Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist

School of Medicine, Staff Speaker Series

Presented By: Laura Jones
Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist

Event is at Berg Hall but also availble via Zoom at SRWC Discovery Hall-Brazil Conference room.

Lunch will be served at both places.

Register here >>

Location

Li Ka Shing Center
Paul Berg Hall

291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305
USA

Loading Map...

Li Ka Shing Center
Paul Berg Hall

291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto CA, 94305
Get Directions

About the speaker

Dr. Laura Jones is Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist for Stanford University, responsible for stewardship of the University’s nearly 100 archaeological sites and 200 historic buildings. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1983 and a Master’s Degree (1985) and Doctor of Philosophy (1990) from Stanford University. Her archaeological experience includes serving as director of a number of major excavations of prehistoric occupation and cemetery sites in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works closely with the indigenous Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. Primary themes in this work include mortuary treatment and subsistence strategies among complex hunter-gatherers. She has also conducted several historical archaeology projects and is currently leading the excavation of the monumental Men’s Gymnasium ruin, a site created by the Great Earthquake of 1906. Laura Jones also has a long-term interest in education. She served as Senior Scholar and Director of Community Programs at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching from 2001-2006 and is the co-author of a major study of doctoral education, The Formation of Scholars, published in 2007.