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May 5, 1997

Of Note

The Staff Art and Craft Show opens on Friday, May 9, at the Women's Center with an ice cream social from 3 to 5 p.m. The show, which continues until noon May 16, can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

Teams are forming for the 10th annual Prediction Walk/Run relay, which will take place on Thursday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Field track. Each team has four members and each team member walks or runs one-half mile; the team with the time closest to their own prediction before the race wins. The deadline for entering is May 19; for an entry form or more information, call Dan Wood at (408) 459-2531.

Neferti Tadiar, a new assistant professor in history of consciousness, will give a talk titled "Domestic Bodies of the Philippines" on May 7 in the Oakes Mural Room. The talk is part of the Spring Colloquium Series, sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies. Sessions begin at noon, with a 30-40 minute presentation beginning at 12:15 p.m., followed by discussion. The center supplies coffee and tea, and participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

Japan in Not Interesting is the title of a presentation by Masao Miyoshi, Hajime Mori Professor of Japanese, English, and comparative literature at UC San Diego, on Thursday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in 159 Kresge College. Miyoshi's book Accomplices of Silence: The Modern Japanese Novel (1974) transformed Western-language scholarship on modern Japanese literature, and his later work on Japanese literary and intellectual production and on U.S.-Japan relations established him in the U.S. and in Japan as an independent critic whose work angered Japanophiles and Japanophobes alike.

Ron Greer of the Loch Gary Project will speak on the topic "The Loch Gary Restoration: Beyond Brigadoon" on Wednesday May 7. The talk is part of the Spring Quarter Environmental Studies Seminar Series. All seminars are held at 4 p.m. in Room 148, Porter College. For more information, call (408) 459-2634.

Nietzsche, Derrida, and the Deconstruction of "Being" is the title of a talk by alumnus Christoph Cox (Ph.D. '94) of the University of Chicago on Wednesday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the Silverman Lounge at Stevenson College. The talk is cosponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Center for Cultural Studies. For more information, call (408) 459-4899.

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