Stanford Today
March/April 1998


Aging in the ’90s




Aging in the ’90s

In less than a century,
30 years have been added
to the life cycle.
With people living longer
than ever, it is time
to burst the myth that
old age is about
dementia, poverty
and loneliness.

Unwrapping the Humanities

Artist Christo, authors Umberto Eco and Isabel Allende, critic Harold Bloom ­ they’re all coming to campus to discuss literature and the arts.  By Diane Manuel
Everything Old is New Again

With people living longer than ever, it’s time to explode the myth that old age is about dementia, poverty and loneliness.  By Laura Carstensen
A Marriage Made in Medicine

After a rocky courtship, Stanford and UCSF medical centers merge.  By Yvonne Daley


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MARCH/APRIL 1998

 Contents

 NEWS & VIEWS
 President’s Column
 On Campus
 Arts & Sciences
 February Floods
 Kenneth Pitzer
 Campus Briefs

 Science & Medicine
 Computer Friendships
 Life on Mars
 Sci & Med Briefs

 Sports
 Women’s Volleyball
 Sports Briefs

 FEATURES
 Class of 2002
 Stanford Wildlife
 Learning Curve
 John Felstiner
 Aging in America
 Stanford Observed
 Hospital Merger


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