In the Spotlight

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At Stanford 2021: The year in review

Looking back on a year that saw the Stanford community reconnect after 18 months apart and resume in-person teaching, working and learning.

Molecular fossil hunter

Geomicrobiologist Paula Welander has come to see microbes as a system for grappling with complex questions about life, evolution and ancient Earth.

Wearable technology research at Stanford

From developing innovative means of production to testing the quality of commercially available products, Stanford researchers are enthusiastically involved in improving wearable technologies.

Survey suggests reduced invasion of Argentine ants

A nearly 30-year survey, conducted at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, has found that the distribution of Argentine ants has shrunk as a result of climate change. Meanwhile, native species are faring better.

Exploring public service on campus and overseas

Jasmin Dalsgaard, an international student from Malaysia, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics and will bid farewell to Branner Hall, the public service theme dorm she has called home for the last three years.

An academic journey – accompanied by song

John Okhiulu, who grew up in the Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, will graduate in June with bachelor’s degrees in African and African American studies and in human biology.