MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 01/08/02

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 01/08/02

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January 10, Thursday

"Muslim Women as International Agents of Change: Women of the Tijaniyya in West Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Alaine Hutson, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at MSU, (Associate Professor at Southwest Missouri State University), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

January 15, Tuesday

"Seven Years in an Apartheid Prison," African Studies Center Special talk with Renfrew Christie, Professor (Dean of Research, University of the Western Cape, South Africa), 3:30 to 5:00p.m., Spartan Rooms B & C, Crossroads Cafeteria, International Center.

January 17, Thursday

"Promoting Community Forestry through Village Clubs: Case Study in Central Malawi," African Studies Center Brown bag with Vicki Morrone, Private Consultant in Horticulture, 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


African Language Tutorial Guide and Video

David Dwyer, Charlene Polio, and Margo Glew from The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) have written a book entitled "African Language Tutorial Guide," and produced a video entitled "A Guide for Language Instruction in Tutorial Settings." The Guide and the video were designed specifically for the model of language teaching that has come to be called "the language tutorial." In this kind of tutorial, the language class is seen as a team consisting of a language supervisor (who is familiar with the structural properties of the language), a tutor (who is a proficient speaker of the language), and a learner (who is typically a graduate student who plans to use the language in Africa). For information about the Guide visit the website at:

2002 Study Abroad Fair

The MSU Office of Study Abroad is having their Spring Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, January 30, 2002. The Fair will give participants the opportunity to get to know the program Professors; Network with former participants; See artifacts, photos, slides and videotapes; Speak with College academic advisers and financial aid representatives; and Win prizes. The Study Abroad Fair will be on the Second Floor of the MSU Union, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further details about the Study Abroad Fair contact the Study Abroad Office, 109 International Center; tel: 353-8920; or visit the website at:


Wayne State University- Detroit, MI G. Mennen Williams Luncheon

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs announce the 2002 G. Mennen Williams Luncheon. The Williams Lecture is named after Michigan's distinguished former multi-term governor and ambassador at large to Africa under the Kennedy Administration. His birthplace was on what is now the Wayne campus. It commemorates his great concern for African related issues by sponsoring an annual discussion of a crucial theme in the Afro-Caribbean world. Charles F. Dambach, Senior Consultant, National Center for Nonprofit Boards will speak on "Non-Governmental Organizations and Peace Negotiations in African Conflicts," on January 17, 2002 at 12:00 noon, McGregor Conference Center. Please call the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at (313) 577-3453 for more information.

AFRICAMANAGERS(tm) Recruitment Forum London, April 12-13, 2002

At this two-day forum, invited candidates will have the opportunity to interview and network with various corporations. AfricaManagers(tm) has positions available for internationally oriented graduates and Early Career Professionals with 0 - 10 years experience, across all disciplines, for positions throughout Africa.

The concept of a 'forum' is unique, in that it is a selective, by invitation only event, not to be confused with a career fair. In addition to pre-scheduled interviews organized by EMDS, candidates will also have the opportunity to arrange spontaneous interviews with other participating companies and to take advantage of the various company presentations, workshops and networking opportunities at the Forum. Examples of previous participating companies include: Accenture; Shell; Unilever; Procter & Gamble; SAB; SASOL; Heineken; Citibank and others. EMDS estimates that more than 50% of the candidates who attend their forums receive at least one job offer.

Interested candidates may apply on-line at at their earliest convenience, but before the March 4, 2002 deadline. Please direct any questions about the event to the Candidate Management Team in Brussels on +32 2 543 00 29, or e-mail:


Center for Black Studies, 2002-03 Dissertation Fellowship

The University of California-Santa Barbara has two fellowships available to assist scholars whose research focuses on areas significant to African, Caribbean and/or African-American Studies. Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged, including humanities, social sciences, sciences and interdisciplinary fields. The recipient is required to be in residence at UC Santa Barbara during the academic year, to teach one undergraduate course and to present two public lectures.

Submit curriculum vitae, a brief description of the dissertation project, a writing sample (approx. 25 pages) and 3 letters of reference to: Dissertation Fellowship Chair, UCSB Center for Black Studies, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. The application deadline is Friday, February 8, 2002. For more information, visit the web site at:

Call for Applications

Yale University, in affiliation with the University of Natal-Pietermaritzburg, invites applications for the Fulbright-Hays Intermediate-Advanced Intensive Group Project Abroad for isiZulu in South Africa, June 20 to August 7, 2002.

Applicants should be Graduate students/undergraduates who have studied one of the following languages for one academic year: isiZulu, isiXhosa, siSwati, siNdebele; and US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. To apply, go to; call Lora LeMosy at (203) 432-3436; or contact any Title VI African Studies Resource Center. The applications are due February 1, 2002.


Assistant Professor in African History Special Initiative Position

The University of South Florida, Department of Africana Studies, is recruiting an outstanding junior- or mid-level African Historian for a tenure-track position under a special USF Faculty Academic Enrichment initiative. The appointment will become effective August 2002; salary will be commensurate with experience. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in history by date of employment to be appointed as Assistant Professor. The area of specialization within African history is open. The ideal candidate will have experience and an active research agenda with a comparative and transnational perspective. Courtesy appointment in USF's History Department possible. Send letter of application, curriculum vita, a sample of written work, and full contact information for three referees to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Africana Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 East Florida Avenue, FAO173, Tampa, Florida 33620; Fax: (813) 974-4434. The letter of application should include a brief narrative of the applicant's academic history and research plans, a description of teaching experience and methods, and an indication of the applicant's status with respect to the completion of the Ph.D. Note immediate deadline: materials must be received by THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2002. Faxed materials will be accepted as initial satisfaction of this application.

African Language Coordinator and Lecturer in Foreign Languages - University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania looks to hire a candidate to serve as African Language Coordinator in the African Studies Center and as teacher of one of our regularly- taught African languages (such as Swahili, Yoruba, Twi, or Wolof). The position requires a candidate with experience in developing, managing, and coordinating a university-level African language program. The candidate will need to conduct language teaching workshops, oversee language teaching for conformity and quality control, supervise the teaching of languages which have little or no teaching resources, and coordinate a unique individualized language teaching/learning program. The department is seeking someone with skills in developing multi-media materials for language instruction, including the use of the Internet, as well as someone with experience in grant writing to secure local and national funding for development of language materials and other projects related to African language teaching and learning. The candidate is expected to be actively involved in language associations and willing to collaborate with other language teachers in Africa-related projects. Ph.D. in Linguistics, Language Education, or related field required, as well as experience in African language teaching at all levels of language proficiency. Please send application letter, resume, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Director, African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 649 Williams Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305. Application reviews will begin on January 15, 2002.

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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