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Stanford classmates take on the Calendar Year Triple Crown

Sammy Potter and Jackson Parell, ’22, are attempting a feat only nine people are known to have accomplished: thru-hiking the Pacific Crest, Appalachian and Continental Divide trails in a single calendar year. Over the course of nearly 8,000 miles, they’ll climb the equivalent of Everest from sea level about 100 times and average a marathon every day.

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Faculty Women’s Forum’s work pivots during the pandemic

During the pandemic, the Faculty Women’s Forum has continued to provide opportunities for faculty members – regardless of gender – to discuss shared interests, concerns and ideas, and to engage in action promoting greater faculty equity, inclusion and success.

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Climate change-resilient infrastructure

In his address to Congress tonight, President Joe Biden is expected to pitch a wide-ranging initiative called the American Jobs Plan. Stanford researchers discuss how and why climate change resilience is central to the initiative.

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Six faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Six Stanford faculty are among the newest members of an organization created in 1863 to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology.

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A new perspective on the genomes of archaic humans

Researchers examined 14,000 genetic differences between modern humans and our most recent ancestors at a new level of detail. They found that differences in gene activation – not just genetic code – could underlie evolution of the brain and vocal tract.

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Flood risk’s impact on home values

Analysis of sales data and flood risk data over two decades indicates that housing markets fail to fully account for information about flood risk. The findings suggest that policies to improve risk communication could influence market outcomes.

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U.S. asbestos sites made risky by some remediation strategies

Efforts to prevent human exposure to asbestos may be mobilizing the cancer-causing mineral so that it can reach water supplies, based on new findings about how the fibers move through soil.

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Stanford student judicial process called ‘overly punitive’ and ‘not educational’ in report to Faculty Senate

In a presentation to the Stanford Faculty Senate on Thursday, the Committee of 10, charged with reviewing the Student Judicial Charter, recommended how the process might be refocused on education and made more efficient.

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Newest American Academy of Arts and Sciences members

Ten Stanford faculty have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

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Ankle exoskeleton enables faster walking

In lab tests, researchers found that an optimized ankle exoskeleton system increased participants’ walking speed by about 40 percent compared with their regular speed. The researchers hope someday to help restore walking speed in older adults.

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