■ Talk: 'Melancholy in the Midst of Abundance: How America Invented the Humanities'
Dr. Geoffrey Harpham will present material from his new book, "The Humanities and the Dream of America," alongside a panel of three Stanford faculty members, today (Feb. 1) at 4 p.m. at Stanford Humanities Center Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford. For more information, visit Stanford Events.
■ Author: Douglas Brinkley
Author Douglas Brinkley will present his book, "The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom: 1879 - 1960," today (Feb. 1) at 7 p.m. at Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. For more information, visit Kepler's.