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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Stephen Hinton gets inside the music of Kurt Weill

Stanford musicologist Stephen Hinton presents an in-depth portrait of the artistic and cultural contributions of Kurt Weill, one of the most influential figures in 20th-century musical theater. Weill is the composer of The Threepenny Opera.

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Alan Harvey to direct Stanford University Press

Alan Harvey, deputy director and editor-in-chief of Stanford University Press, will become its new director July 1. An expert in digital and print-on-demand delivery of books, he will lead the press through a period of industry-wide upheaval.

Children play near a punctured water pipe in Nairobi's Kibera slums. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Researchers call for policy, aid, innovation to help poor

Following on last week's talk by software giant and philanthropist Bill Gates, fellows at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies offered their perspectives on ways to advance and secure the world's most fragile nations.

Campus Announcements

  • Wellness Fair on April 18: Provost John Etchemendy urges department heads across campus to encourage faculty and staff to take time out of the workday to attend the Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 18, between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation. Fair activities include a climbing wall, chair massages, food demonstrations, mini-workouts and a raffle. For more information, visit the BeWell website.
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Did government interventions cause our recent economic problems? Economists JOHN TAYLOR and LARRY SUMMERS debate the question . . .

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