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Taking 'deliberative democracy' to a new level: action

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Communication Professor James Fishkin and colleagues from a number of institutions will gather ideas and opinions from a group of randomly selected ordinary citizens this weekend. They hope the best ideas will make it onto the statewide ballot during the general election in November 2012.

Researchers try cash incentives to improve child health

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In a study of 72 schools in rural areas of China, researchers found that principals who received a combination of information, subsidies and cash bonuses wound up significantly reducing student anemia rates. But they also found a few stumbling blocks in addressing iron deficiency.

Seniors receive awards for theses, research, arts projects

The winners of the 2011 Firestone Medals for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, the Robert M. Golden Medals for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts and the David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis Prize represent the full spectrum of disciplines and interests. Their project titles range from "Let them eat yellowcake" to “Chopin Etude Op. 10, No. 3 & 4.”

Jazz festival features superstars with crossover recognition

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The Stanford Jazz Festival turns 40 this year – but rather than settle into a comfortable middle age, the event (which runs from June 24 to Aug. 6) is turning its face toward the future by offering performers whose crossover appeal extends even beyond the world of jazz.

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Music Professor BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH wins another award from the Royal Philharmonic Society . . .

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