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Stanford Chemistry: Tradition and Transition

May 23, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Sapp Center Auditorium

FROM “OLD CHEM” TO THE SAPP CENTER 

A HISTORIC RENOVATION | TEACHING CHEMISTRY AT STANFORD 

Stanford’s “Old Chem” opened its doors in 1902 and was home to the Department of Chemistry until 1989. Severe damage in the Loma Prieta earthquake required that “Old Chem” be closed. Surrounded by a tall hurricane fence for almost 30 years, “Old Chem” remained a much-admired historical building. A thorough renovation was finally undertaken and “Old Chem” reopened in 2016 as the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning. With great care, the renovation retained the historic architectural character of this important building. 

Agenda:

4:30 - 5 p.m. | Stanford Historical Society Business Meeting (free and open to the public)

5 - 6:30 p.m. | Program (free and open to the public)

Reception to follow (Stanford Historical Society members and their guests only)

Program:

Reflections on the Restoration of a Noble Building 
Richard Sapp, Member, Stanford Board of Trustees, 2008-2013 
 
A Short History of Old Chem and How It Was Restored 
David Lenox, University Architect and Executive Director, Campus Planning & Design 
 
Stanford Chemistry: Tradition and Transition 
John I. Brauman, J. G. Jackson - C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus 
 
The program will be moderated by  
Larry Horton, Member, Stanford Historical Society Board. 
 
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Historical Society
Contact Email: 
historicalsociety@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-725-3332