Stanford Report, October 13, 2004
The university's Quake '06 Centennial Alliance is working with movers and shakers throughout Northern California to coordinate activities commemorating the Big One. Faculty and staff belong to the larger 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance, which also aims to highlight a century of progress in understanding and reducing earthquake dangers, as well as tout the advances of scientists and seismologists. Stanford's group, online at, is led by Professor Greg Deierlein, director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center. University Archivist Maggie Kimball is the committee's coordinator, and so far, plans call for a library exhibit, lectures and a walking tour-but nowhere near the walk that students on April 18, 1906, made to assist victims off campus. "Some students walked to San Francisco," Kimball said. "Many of them just walked up the train line."

The Stanford Daily, October 3, 2005
This coming April will mark the 100th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake, which leveled nearly half of San Francisco’s buildings and killed about 5,000 people in the surrounding areas. The quake also destroyed much of Stanford’s campus — Memorial Church and the west side of the Quad sustained the greatest damages — and two people, including a student who was trapped in his Encina Hall dorm room, were killed... [read the entire article here]

Stanford Report, January 25, 2006
'Restrain, Respect and Rehabilitate'
Engineer examines earthquake retrofits of campus buildings [read the entire article here]

The Stanford Daily, April 5, 2006
A new walking tour showcases the significance of earthquakes to the history of the University. As the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco trembler approaches, planners say they hope the self-guided tour shows how almost every part of campus has been touched in some way by an earthquake... [read the entire article here]

Stanford Report, April 5, 2006
Signs went up this week for a self-guided walking tour of the campus, sponsored by the university’s Quake ’06 Centennial Alliance. The signs explain what happened on the morning of April 18, 1906, and how the university continues to prepare for the next major earthquake.