MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 01/15/02

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 01/15/02

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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.

January 24, Thursday

"Community-based Land Title for the Urban Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Kenyan Case," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Ellen Bassett, Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Program (Geography, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


MLK Commemorative Convocation

The 21st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Convocation is scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2002. The keynote speaker is Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Scholar, Writer and Syndicated Columnist. This event will be held at the Wharton Center Great Hall at 7:00 p.m. For further details visit To request special accommodations, call 353-3922 by January 14, 2002.

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:


All Around The African World Museum Lansing, Michigan

From January 2 to February 10, 2002 the African World Museum presents it's first Artist in Residence and African Handicrafts exhibit. Artist include Master Carver Nii, Amartey Laryea, AAT& C Company Ltd., of the "Y" Junction in Aburi, Ghana, West Africa.

Artwork and Carving demonstrations will also be available. For information and scheduling call: (517) 484-7480. The All Around The African World Museum is located on Shepard Street, East of Pennsylvania Street and East Main Street.

15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies July 14-18, 2003, Hamburg Germany ***Call for preliminary registration***

The 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies is going to be hosted July 14 through July 18 by Hamburg University in 2003. Thematic focus lies in humanities, with several sessions devoted to various aspects of archeology, history, religion, languages, literature, arts, anthropology and social sciences (including law and politics). Those interested in participation are kindly asked to register their addresses with the Organizing Committee. More information is available at: Or write to the Organizing Committee at: 15th ICES organizing committee, Hamburg University, Asia- Africa Institute, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, D-20146 Hamburg, GERMANY; Fax: +49-40-42838-5675; email:


Call for Papers Midwest Graduate Student Conference

The Graduate Students in African Studies and the African Studies Initiative of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS) at the University of Michigan are pleased to extend an open invitation to graduate students to participate in the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies, to be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, March 22-24, 2002. The Conference title is "Critical Approaches in African Studies: Conversations Across Disciplines." Graduate students from all disciplines and at all stages of their careers are invited to present their work in a friendly and collegial atmosphere.

Participants from all colleges and universities are welcome. Those from Midwestern institutions are particularly encouraged to participate. As in the past, contributions may take various forms: research proposals and papers; preliminary results of research/field data; methodological, theoretical or conceptual papers; thesis and dissertation chapters, either in process or complete; term papers, etc.

Please submit a short abstract (200 words) by January 15, 2002. Be sure to include: your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and email address. Panel or roundtable proposals are also welcome. Acceptance notices will be sent by February 1 and papers are due March 1, 2002. Please send submissions to: All abstracts will be available on the conference website: ndex.htm

Please direct questions, comments, and requests to Claire Decoteau and Daniel Puskar, Conference Liasons at:

Call for Papers - SERSAS

The South Eastern Regional Seminar on African Studies (SERSAS) is pleased to announce a preliminary call for its Spring 2002 conference to be hosted at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia on March 22-23, 2002. The theme for the conference will be identities and economies in Africa, however this call for papers is open to all disciplines and topics in African studies.

Those interested in presenting a paper, organizing a panel or attending should contact the SERSAS coordinators, Dr. Aran S. MacKinnon, Department of History, State University of West Georgia; email: or Dr. Nonso Okereafoezeke, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Western Carolina University; email: For more information, consult the SERSAS website at: http://www.ecu/african/sersas/homepage.htm


Center of Concern

The Center of Concern offers hope for creating a global society with economic justice for all. The Center is committed to creating a world where all economic structures and policies guarantee the dignity and the basic rights of every member of the human family.

Interns will work for the new gender, trade and development Project. Graduate and junior/senior undergraduate students as well as recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Interns must have a degree or concentration in gender, economics (with an interest in gender and international trade), and/or international affairs; good verbal and written skills. Interns are integral to the work of the global Women's project and are expected to handle administrative tasks, research information for the department and help with program work. Interns are asked to commit to the project for two to three days a week. Transportation and lunch are provided. Please mail/fax cover letters with resume and writing samples to: Candy Warner, Administrative Director, Center of Concern, 1225 Otis St., NE, Washington, DC 20017.


Cross-Cultural Psychology - Ohio University

The Department of Psychology at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cross- Cultural Psychology. They are seeking an individual who conducts programmatic research in cross-cultural psychology or with diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates whose research program has a strong potential for external funding and whose research area falls within one of the department's existing areas of strength, i.e., health psychology, the design and evaluation of psychological interventions, or social judgment and decision-making.

Ohio University has several international studies programs, including federally funded centers in Southeast Asia Studies and African Studies. The Department of Psychology has established collaborative relationships with psychology departments outside of North America. Preference will be given to candidates who can help the department to strengthen its ties with the university's international studies programs and/or with it's international partners. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in cross-cultural psychology and must be qualified to teach the diversity course required of all clinical doctoral students. Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Cross-Cultural Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2002.

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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