■ Talk: 'Do We Need String Theory to Quantize Gravity?'
A talk on String Theory and gravity will be presented by Lance Dixon of Stanford University today (Aug. 31) at SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Ave., Mountain View. For more information, visit SETI.
■ Talk: 'What do Free Elections Mean for Women in the Muslim World?'
Prof. Lisa Blaydes, an expert on the Middle East, and assistant professor at Stanford, discusses how recent revolutions in the Middle East may or may not impact women's rights today (Aug. 31) at noon at SLAC National Accelerator Lab, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, Research Office Bld #048, Redwood Conference Rooms C&D. For more information, visit Stanford Events.