MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/21/06
Issue No. 7 Spring 2006
February 21, 2006
Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
For back issues, see archive <http://africa.msu.edu>
February 20, Monday
"The Struggle of Women Domestic Workers in South Africa," presentation by Dr. Jeanne
Gazel, Director & Co-Founder, Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience (MRULE), 4:00 p.m.
- 6:00 p.m., MSU Union, Multicultural Center Conference Room (lower level). Refreshments
will be served. Please RSVP to 353-1635 by noon, February 20, 2006.
February 22, Wednesday
"Hausa Table," every Wednesday brown bag luncheon with Dr. Ibro Chekaraou.
Hausa-phones in the Lansing/East Lansing area meet to practice their Hausa in order to
maintain or improve their oral skills in the language, 12:00 noon, Room 201 International
February 22, Wednesday
"Meza ya Kiswahili" (Swahili table) every Wednesday in the Crossroads Food Court, 12:30 - 1:30. For information, contact Professor Deo Ngonyani, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 353-4051.
February 23, Thursday
"Public Opinion in Zimbabwe Following Operation Murambatsvina," African Studies Center
Brown Bag talk with Michael Bratton (Political Science, MSU), Isaac Kalumbu (School of
Music), Mr. Clapperton Mavhunga (Univ. of Michigan), and others, 12:00 noon, Third Floor,
Room 303 International Center.
February to mid-March
MSU Libraries (Africana) presents: "Zulu Vistas: Scenes from the Making of the 1927
Silent Movie SILIVA THE ZULU." The Exhibition is located on the 4th Floor, West Wing of
the library (outside of Fine Arts Library). For details, contact Peter Limb at 432-6123,
March 1, Wednesday
Transitioning from Graduate Student to New Faculty Member: Strategies for Success in a New Faculty Role," WID Graduate Associates Job Skill Building Workshop Series, presentation by Dr. Ann Austin, Professor, Educational Administration, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Rom 303 International Center. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (517) 353-5040.
2005 African Culture GALA - DVD's available
"Mu San AFRIKA" DVD's from the African Culture
performance are available for purchase. To buy a copy,
please e-mail Mohammed Bah at firstname.lastname@example.org;
or contact Lisa in the African Studies Center, 100
International Center; 353-1700.
MSU Study Abroad in South Africa and Lesotho
The Department of Teacher Education in the College of
Education and the African Studies Center at MSU
announce the Education, Society and Learning in South
Africa and Lesotho study abroad program this summer
from May 13-June 17, 2006.
This five-week program will explore the relationship
between formal education and society in South Africa
and Lesotho, as well as in the larger context of the
southern African region. Participants will visit a variety
of schools, historical sites and museums, and other
places of social importance in both urban and rural areas
of Pretoria, Johannesburg, Lesotho, and Durban. The
program will focus on issues of human diversity and
social institutions. This program is open to students
from all majors. Undergraduates as well as graduate
students are welcome to apply.
The application deadline is March 1, 2006. Visit:
ng.html for more details, or contact Stephen Backman,
Program Director, e-mail: email@example.com, 100
International Center, Tel: 353-1700.
Brazilian Scholar on Africa to Speak at MSU
The historian Joao José Reis of the Universidade Federal
da Bahia will present a talk Monday, March 13, 2006,
at 4:00 p.m. on "Domingos Sodré, A Yoroba Priest in
Bahia, Brazil, c. 1810s-1887," room 303 of the
Joao José Reis is the author of the prize-winning Death
Is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-
Century Brazil, translated by H. Sabrina
Gledhill(University of North Carolina Press, 2002) and
Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835
in Bahia. (John Hopkins University Press, 1993). He
has also published various edited volumes and articles in
Portuguese. Professor Reis is one of the most respected
Brazilian scholars on the history and culture of Africans
in Brazil. For information, contact Professor Peter
Beattie, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: (517) 353-1690.
Exhibitions and Activities at the MSU Museum
"Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education, and AIDS in
South Africa" and "Weavings of War: Fabrics of
Memory" are two exhibitions currently featured at the
MSU Museum. The exhibits will run through June.
There will be information on the web site:
http://www.msu.edu/msumsp; or call Professor Marsha
MacDowell at (517) 355-6511 for more information.
Following are upcoming activities at the Museum:
Sat., Feb. 25, 9:30AM to 12:00 noon, "Expressions of
War"/Peace Collage Creation. Adults of all ages and
high school youth are invited to participate in a
collective arts activity that is designed to capture
experiences, beliefs, thoughts, and emotions around the
issues of war.
Sun., Feb. 26, 1PM-3PM/ Mon., Feb. 27, 11AM-1PM
"Making it Good, Doing it Right" Learning Fair
throughout the MSU Museum (hands on activities for all
Tue., March 14, 6PM-7PM - "Research & Exhibits,"
Gallery Talk, Heritage Gallery. Overview of the
research issues and methodologies used in the Siyazama
exhibition project by Marsha MacDowell, Co-curator,
and Professor, Art and Art History.
Sun., March 19, 3PM-3:30PM - "AIDS and Arts
Education" Gallery Talk, Heritage Gallery. Talk by
Merit Dewhurst, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Graduate
School of Education and Arts Educator at MoMA,
Sat., March 25, 4PM - Film screening of "Yesterday"
(2005), Theater B, Wells Hall.
"MR. MANDELA" quilt display at the Museum
New on view in MSU Museum's Heritage Hall is the
"Mr. Mandela" quilt created by Beverly Ann White to
honor Nelson Mandela. White's inspiration for "Mr.
Mandela" came from the very strong emotions of elation
and relief she experienced when he was released from
his years of captivity in South Africa.
LATTICE Zulu Basket Sale - February 24-25, 2006
Linking All Types of Teachers in Intercultural and
International Education (LATTICE) is sponsoring a
Zulu Basket sale at the All Saints Episcopal Church on
Abbott Road in East Lansing, MI. Proceeds from the
sale will be used to pay school fees for needy South
The sale is Friday, February 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m., and Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sally
McClintock at: sallyma@COMCAST.NET.
Women for Women International - Call for Papers
Woman for Women International provides women
survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the
tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to
stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable
civil societies. Additional information about the program
can be found on their website (see below).
Critical Half is the biannual academic journal of
Women for Women International. The organization is
currently seeking submissions for Critical Half's Spring
2006 edition, which will focus on the importance of
psycho-social support for women in conflict and post-
Please visit http://www.womenforwomen.org for further
details about the journal and submission guidelines. The
deadline for submissions is March 1, 2006. Past issues
of the journal are also available for review at
Rockefeller Foundation/CGIAR Fellowships
Call for Proposals
Second Round of Fellowship Program: Enhancing the
careers of East African women scientist. This
fellowship program is open to women scientists and
researchers working in Kenyan, Ugandan, and
Tanzanian universities. Minimum qualification for
applicants is MSc.
Applicants are requested to submit a maximum four-
page proposal. For proposal format requirements, visit:
http://www.genderdiversity.cgiar.org. The application
deadline is February 28, 2006.
Asst. Professor- African Lang. Michigan State U.
The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic,
Asian and African Languages at Michigan State
University will make a three-year, fixed-term
appointment at the Assistant Professor level in African
languages to begin on or after August 16, 2006.
Teaching duties will include a 0.5 appointment teaching
Hausa (or another West-African language) and 0.5
coordinating the African Language Program and its
faculty-supervised, individualized-instruction offerings.
The appointee also will be a core faculty member of the
MSU African Studies Center. Ph.D. by time of
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2006.
Send letters of application describing your teaching and
research interests, vita, three letters of recommendation
to: David K. Prestel, Chair, A-615 Wells Hall,
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian
and African Languages, Michigan State University, East
Lansing, MI 48825-1027. Applicants who are not U.S.
citizens or permanent residents must provide
documentation evidencing employment authorization in
the United States. Persons with disabilities have a right
to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Michigan State University is an AA/EOE institution.
Scholarships in Human Rights for Women
The Native Leadership Scholarship (NLS) program
creates educational opportunities for women around the
world who are grassroots leaders, organizers, and
activists demonstrating financial need. NLS invests in
women's leadership and leadership development by
supporting non-doctoral graduate education in human
rights, sustainable development, and public health.
Scholarship recipients enroll in programs of study that
cover a range of human rights and development issues
at the non-doctoral graduate level including gender,
reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, child exploitation,
human and drug trafficking, infant and maternal
mortality, microbial diseases, conflict resolution,
environmental justice, global fair trade, agroecology,
and sustainable development. NLS is a secular program
and does not support programs of study that promote
specific religious beliefs.
All applicants are invited to fill out pre-applications on
the website listed below. NLS pre-applications for the
2006-07 academic year will be available through March
25, 2006 on the website or by request from:
For more information please visit:
http://www.nativeleaders.org; or contact: Aline Carton,
Program Manager, Native Leadership Scholarship,
Channel Foundation, 603 Stewart St., Suite 415, Seattle,
WA 98101, USA; Tel: (00)1-206-621-5447; Fax: (00)1-
206-621-2664; e-mail: email@example.com.
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