MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/05/02

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/05/02

EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035 For back issues, see archive <>




February 7, Thursday

"Creating a Multi-lingual, Multi-cultural Digital Library for West African= =20 Sources," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Professor David Robinson,=20 and Cheikh Babou, (History Dept., MSU), 12:00 noon, 201 International=

February 14, Thursday

"Education, Civil Society and Democracy in Senegal: The Findings of a=20 Five-Region Study," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Michelle Kuenzi,= =20 (Dept. of Political Science), 12:00 noon, 201 International Center.


Fellowships for African Languages

Under the Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) at MSU, June 19 - July 27, 2002 Foreign Languages available in summer to MSU graduate students and others who may be interested in language training for their graduate research. Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program.

Definitely: Amharic, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu Probably: Akan/Twi, Bamana/Bambara/Mandingo, Bemba, Chewa/Nyanja, Fula/Fulfulde/Pulaar, Hausa, Igbo, Kikuyu, Lingala, Luganda, Malagasy, Oromo, Rwanda , Shona, Somali, Tigrinya, Tswana/Sesotho, West African Krio, Xhosa, Zulu

A number of Title VI Foreign Language Fellowships for U.S. citizens or permanent residents are available. The application deadline is February 15, 2002. For information and application forms, see

Non-US students may apply for the CIC FLEP Fellowships (see Fellowships).

Center for Language Education and Research

The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) announces it's 2002 Summer workshops. CLEAR is a Language Resource Center whose goal is to support the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States by facilitating foreign language research, materials development, and professional training programs. Following are a list of workshops and their scheduled dates for 2002:

June 17-19, 2002 Teaching Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom

June 20-22, 2002 Using Communicative Activities in a Grammar-Based Curriculum

June 25-28, 2002 Promoting Motivation and Interest in Foreign Languages Inside and Outside of the Classroom

July 9-12, 2002 Basic Web Pages for Late Bloomers

July 15-19, 2002 Beyond Web Pages

July 22-26, 2002 Putting Flash into your Course

July 29 - August 2, 2002 Materials Development Marathon: Creating Online Communicative Activities from Start to Finish

August 5-6, 2002 Developing and Managing a Tutorial-based Language Program for LCTLs

To apply, complete an application by applying online at Application fee is waived if postmarked no later than March 29, 2002.

For more information contact CLEAR at: A712 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027; web site:


2002 NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers

"Writing Africa: Comparative African and European Palavers and Perspectives," is the title of this five-week seminar to be held June 24-July 26, 2002. The submission deadline is March 1, 2002.

For specific details contact Professor Maureen N. Eke, Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; Tel: (989) 774-2660; Fax: (989) 774-1271; email:


21st meeting of Sudan Studies Association

Panels and papers are solicited for the 21st meeting of the Sudan Studies Association at the Berks campus of Pennsylvania State University, May 16-18, 2002. Few academic researchers have examined the experiences of Sudanese children, many of whom are today suffering from the country's ongoing civil war and economic malaise. To address this gap in scholarly production, the Sudan Studies Association has chosen "Children of the Sudan" as the theme for its 21st annual conference.

Participants may address a wide range of child issues (for example, child soldiering, child labor, son preference, and the education of the young), and may also consider the long-term or historical consequences of these issues for Sudanese societies. The SSA welcomes presentations by scholars of all academic disciplines and fields of expertise; papers unrelated to the theme are also welcome.

The deadline for submission of abstracts to be considered for the program is February 1, 2002. A preliminary program will be announced on February 15, 2002. Late proposals for papers will be considered only if space is available and hard copies are submitted. Proposals for panels and abstracts will be considered by a small committee established by the Program Coordinator. Proposals and paper abstracts submitted earlier will receive preferential treatment in scheduling. Important notice: not all papers will necessarily be accepted for presentation; acceptance for presentation will depend on the quality of the abstract and the judgement of the program committee. Please contact the program coordinator if you would be interested in organizing or chairing a panel on one of these, or other, topics.

Program coordinator: Michael Kevane, Department of Economics, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053 tel 408-554-6888, fax 408-554-2331, Local arrangements host: Randall Fegley, Penn State Berks,Tulpehocken Rd., P.O. Box 7009, Reading PA 19610-6009; Telephone (610) 396-6092; e-mail:; Sudan Studies Association website:

Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, 29 May - 1 June 2002 Toronto, Ontario

"The Global and the Local: Africa in the World and the World in Africa," at The University of Toronto.

With this call for papers for the 2002 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies, The committee invites submission of proposals for both panels and individual papers. Panel proposals are especially desired. Some of the major sub-themes of the conference are: 1. Health and Society; 2. Migration and Ethnicity; 3. Food and Development; 4. The Politics of Reconstruction; and 5. Popular Culture.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 8TH, 2002 In order to allow for good programme preparation, no proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

All Panel and Individual proposals should be sent to the Project Secretariat Electronically or by regular post. Please ensure all files are saved as "RTF" (Rich Text Format), Word or Word Perfect files if submitted as attachments. Send to: Secretariat, Mme. Linda Theriault, Mme. Roxanne Welters, c/o CETASE, Universit=E9=E9 de Montr=E9=E9al, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre- Ville, Montr=E9=E9al, Qu=E9=E9bec, Canada, H3C 3J7; Tel: (514) 343-6569; Fax: (514) 343-7716;


CIC FLEP Fellowships Foreign Language Enhancement Program

The CIC is currently accepting applications for FLEP scholarships for a wide variety of languages around the world. Scholarships are awarded to graduate students at CIC universities to pursue foreign language study during the summer. This program is designed to help students take advantage of language offerings not available to them at their home university. Scholarships are intended to cover living expenses incurred while attending another CIC host institution.

ELIGIBILITY: * Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree at one of the twelve participating CIC institutions.

* Study may be undertaken at any other CIC institution. FLEP scholarships may not be used for language study at a student's home institution and must be used for a "less commonly taught" language.

* FLEP awards may be held concurrently with other awards, if permitted by home institution or other awarding agency policy.

* FLEP recipients may also apply to the CIC Traveling Scholar Program which enables graduate students to pay tuition and fees at their home institution while attending another CIC university.

DEADLINE: Extended to February 11, 2002

For more information contact the Foreign Language Liaison on your campus (Dennie Hoopingarner A list of foreign languages expected to be taught at the CIC institutions Summer 2002 is available at the program website:


Summer Study in Mali

Program of African Studies (PAS) at Northwestern University announces a six-week summer study abroad program in Mali, directed by Bill Murphy (anthropology and PAS) and taught by Northwestern faculty, that will provide undergraduates with firsthand experience in African research and intellectual life on the African continent. For further information, call PAS at (847)- 491-7323.


Message-Id: <> Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 11:58:54 -0500 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 5

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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