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04/24/95

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Overseas Studies staff to speak on campus

STANFORD -- For the first time since 1985, directors and staff from seven overseas campuses are coming to Stanford for a conference hosted by Overseas Studies.

The conference, which runs from Wednesday, April 26, through Wednesday, May 3, is not open to the public. However, a series of talks given by the overseas campus directors is open to the community.

Geoffrey Tyack of the Oxford campus will talk on "Adapting Traditions: The Architecture of Oxford University, 1870- 1995" at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 2 of the Cummings Art Building. The talk is co-sponsored by the Art Department.

Terry MacDougall of the Kyoto campus will address "The April Local Elections and the Restructuring of Japan's Political Party System" at noon Friday, April 28, in Encina Hall's Cuthbertson Conference Room. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Asia/Pacific Research Center.

Linda Campani of the Florence program will speak on "Cabiria: Early Italian Silent Costume Film" at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Stanford Theater in downtown Palo Alto. The talk is part of a conference marking the centenary of cinema; for registration information, contact the Stanford Alumni Association at 725-0689.

Edmundo Fuenzalida from the Santiago, Chile, campus, will speak on "Chile, from President Alwyn to President Frei: A New Generation in Power?" at noon Tuesday, May 2, in the Humanities Center Annex, 579 Alvarado Row. The talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.

Karen Kramer of the Berlin campus will speak on "Gegenwartsbewaltigung in Double-Talk Town" at noon Tuesday, May 2, in the reading room of German Studies, Building 240. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of German Studies.

"I am delighted at this opportunity to get our colleagues together and to introduce some of them to each other for the first time," said Russell Berman, director of overseas studies and professor of German studies and comparative literature.

Students, faculty and staff who want to reach any of the directors or their staff members should send electronic mail to osborn@osp, or deliver materials to the Overseas Studies Office on the first floor of Sweet Hall.

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