UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
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| AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER | Academic Year |
| MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY | "TUESDAY BULLETIN" |
| 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER | Fall, No. 7 |
| EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035 | October 10, 1995 |
| MAJOR SUBHEADINGS |
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| EVENTS MSU ANNOUNCEMENTS |
| CONFERENCES OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS |
| FELLOWSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS |
October 12, Thursday, Exploring the Social Services and Cultural Context for Expression and Change in South Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dorothy Jones (ACSW, Diversity Officer for the College of Social Science, and Professor, School of Social Work, MSU) and J. Theodore Jones (ACSW, Program Administrator, Michigan Department of Social Services [retired]), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
October 13, Friday, "The Challenges to Change in South African Universities" African Educational Research Group seminar with Moses Turner (Professor of Educational Administration and former Vice President for Student Affairs at MSU). Dr. Turner was recently invited to spend two weeks at the University of Durban-Westville as a consultant on issues relating to student affairs. For more information, contact Anne Schneller, INET, College of Education, 355-5522.
At Western Michigan University: October 17, Tuesday, "Gender and Development in South Africa: The Kellogg Foundation Projects" Western Michigan University African Studies Lecture Series (Fall 1995) with Ms. Freddie Webb-Pekott (The Kellogg Foundation), at 7 p.m., Lee Honors College.
October 17, Tuesday, FAO at 50 A 50th birthday celebration for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will be held at noon in 410 Agriculture Hall. A short video and panel discussion with MSU faculty consultants to FAO will be held, and FAO internship and career information will be available. Refreshments. For more information, contact, Julie McDaniels, 355-0174.
October 19, Thursday, "Exploring the H-Africa and H-Net" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Harold Marcus (Professor, Department of History and African Studies Center, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
October 26, Thursday, "The Challenges of Food Production in Sub-Saharan Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Bantayehu Gelaw (Former CYMMT Plant Breeder), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
November 2, Thursday, "Reflection on Agricultural Reform and Capacity Building in South Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Mandivamba Rukuni (Faculty, Agricultural Economics, University of Zimbabwe) and Carl Eicher (Faculty, Agricultural Economics, MSU) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.
Dr. John Sebiyam Nabila, Ph.D., MSU, is the Head of the Geography Department at the University of Ghana, and he will be visiting the MSU campus Saturday, October 7, 1995 through Wednesday, October 11, 1995. Dr. Nabila completed his M.S. degree in 1970 with a thesis entitled "Population Change in Northern Ghana," and his Ph. D. dissertation in 1974 with a study entitled "Cyclical Labor Migration in West Africa: Case Study of the Migration of the Frafra of Northern Ghana." At noon on Monday, October 9, in Room 309 Berkey Hall, Dr. Nabila will give a brown-bag talk on his work as Director of the Ghana Population Research Center. This event is cosponsored by Urban Affairs, the African Studies Center, Geography, and the African Diaspora Program. Faculty and students are cordially invited to attend. Friends can meet Dr. Nabila through Professor Ruth Hamilton (353-9505, 353-6790) or John Hunter (353-1685, 355-4649, 351-066). There will be a reception for Dr. Nabila on Tuesday, October 10, 1995, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at 515 Centerlawn, East Lansing, at the home of Professor John Hunter. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. RSVP not necessary.
A Farewell Reception for Maureen Eke will be hosted by the African Studies Center at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 1995, in Room 204 of the International Center. Faculty and friends are invited to attend. Maureen is now an instructor at Central Michigan University.
FAO at 50--a 50th birthday celebration for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, hosted by the Institute of International Agriculture, will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 1995, at 12:00 noon, in 410 Agriculture Hall. The agenda includes a short video, panel discussion with MSU faculty consultants to FAO, as well as cake and cider. FAO internship and career information will be available. For more information, contact Julie McDaniels, 355-0174.
The Community Volunteers for International Programs will be sponsoring the World Gift Shop at the Global Festival which will be held at the MSU Union Building on Sunday, November 12, 1995.
All proceeds from items sold at the World Gift Shop will go toward the CVIP scholarship fund. Since 1969 CVIP has been able to grant 259 scholarships to spouses of international students from 44 countries.
CVIP is asking for donations of handicrafts and other articles from around the world, such as stamps, bowls, badges, postcards, pictures, calendars, vases, dolls, carvings, scrolls, notepaper, toys, statues, fans, unbrellas, letter openers, ceramic items, fabrics, jewelry, wall hangings, cookbooks, antiques, and reproductions of antiques, native American artifacts, and crafts.
The success of the World Gift Shop depends on donations from the MSU and surrounding community. These donations are tax deductible. Items must be received by Friday, October 27.
Please provide a list of the donated items and notate the country of origin. The sheet will be returned to you with acknowledgement for a tax deduction substantiation according to your valuation. Items may be left at the following locations: CVIP Office, Room 103 International Center Phone: 353- 1735), Avis Bulters home in East Lansing (phone: 332-4596); or Lois Sollenbergers home in Okemos (phone: 349-1862).
Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation for the Scholarship Fund are encouraged to do so. Please write a check to Michigan State University and note thatit is for the Scholarship Fund. It can be mailed to: Community Volunteers for International Programs, Center for International Programs, Room 101A, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035.
International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, (IFESH) is a private, nonprofit organization, whose purpose is to pool and direct resources toward five developing world problem areas: hunger, illiteracy, unemployment, health care and economic development. Its primary area of concern is sub- Saharan Africa. The Educators for Africa Program, sponsored by IFESH, is a public-private sector initiative to permit teachers, school administrators, and professors from the United States to spend an academic year in Africa. Over the next four years, IFESH has the goal of placing more than 500 Americans in Ghana, the Gambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Gabon, Benin, Uganda, Ethiopia, Senegal, South Africa, and other countries, to teach at elementary and secondary schools, colleges, polytechnic and universities. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, with a college degree (graduate degree preferred) and with five to seven years experience as a teacher, professor, or administrator. (See related article in Jobs section on page 4). For more information contact: Dr. C. T. Wright, Executive Director, International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, 5040 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 260, Phoenix, Arizona 85254-4610. Phone: (602) 443-1800.
The Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis hosts a Monday Noon program. On October 23, 1995, the free talk will be The Future of the Past: History in the New South Africa with Andre Odendaal, professor of history and director of the Mayibuye Centre, the University of Western Cape, South Africa. The Center for International Studies was established in 1968 and supports teaching, research, and community service in international studies. For more information, contact: The Center for International Studies, 366 Social Science and Business Building, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4499. Phone: (314) 516- 5753.
The outreach program of the Center for International Studies maintains a library of books, audiovisual materials, exhibits, cultural artifact kits, and other classroom teaching aids which are available on loan to schools and other institutions. For more information contact: Kathy Cochrane, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, at the above address..
The Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois hosts Wednesday Noon Sack Lunch Seminars. On October 18, Alex Winter-Nelson (agricultural economics/African studies) will speak on "Taxation and Reform in Ethiopian Agriculture," and on October 25, Ndikhe Xaba (Unit One Artist in Residence, musician and former cultural worker for the African National Congress) will provide a discussion and a music demonstration. There will not be a seminar on November 2, 1995, due to the African Studies Association meeting. For more information, contact: Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, 210 International Studies Building, 910 South Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Phone: (217) 333-6335.
Afrocentricity: From Rhetoric to Praxis is the theme of the 4th Annual Student Conference, hosted by the African Heritage Studies Association Student/Youth Commission. The conference will be held on November 9 - 12, 1995, at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. The African Heritage Studies Association Student/Youth Commission is soliciting abstracts from student scholars, and youth activists for the conference. Abstracts should be written around the conference theme, should be no longer than 200 words, and must be submitted before October 16, 1995. All abstracts should be sent to: AHSA - Student/Youth Commission, Ronald McNair Program, 204 Seltzer Hall, Temple University 062- 61, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Phone: (215) 204-8023, or (215) 204-3249. Fax: (215) 204-8412, or (215) 204-8023.
The African Heritage Studies Association Student/Youth Commission is also soliciting abstracts from student scholars, and youth activists for the Fourth Annual Student/Youth Conference and paper competition. There will be a $100 prize for both the best undergraduate and best graduate papers, which should be written around the conference theme, Afrocentricity: From Rhetoric to Praxis. Papers should be no longer than 25 pages and must be received before October 16, 1995. All abstracts should be sent to the address listed above.
The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) invites applications from American professors and administrators who wish to spend an academic year in South Africa as visiting professor volunteers. The successful candidates will be teaching at some of the historically disadvantaged Technikons (Polytechnic) in South Africa beginning January through December 1996. They will be expected to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, initiate research programs, supervise student research and contribute to the technological development initiatives in South Africa. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a doctorate or equivalent degree in relevant area with at least five years experience as a college or university professor. For more information, contact: International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, 5040 East Shea Boulevard, #260, Phoenix, Arizona 85254-4610. Phone: (602) 443-1800. Fax: (602) 443-1824 to the Chair, Selection Committee, Educators for Africa Program.
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 95 11:22:38 EDT
From: Judith Lessard <21248JL@ibm.cl.msu.edu>
Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 7
Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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