MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/20/01

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/20/01

Issue No. 7, Spring 2001
February 20, 2001
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February 22, Thursday

"Women's Protest on the Evictions in Swaziland: Understanding Problems of Land Tenure," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dr. Sarah T. Mkhonza, Lecturer(English Dept., Univ. of Swaziland), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

February 23, Friday

"Globalization and the Claims of Postcolonial Theory," lecture by Simon Gikandi, Distinguished Professor (University of Michigan), 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 213 Morrill Hall. For more information, contact Kenneth Harrow, Director, Comparative Literature Program, Dept. of English, Morrill Hall, MSU, tel: (517) 353-7243; fax:(517) 353-3755; email: will be served.

February 28, Wednesday

2002-03 Workshop on Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays grant programs for faculty research or lectureship. Informational workshop with Dr. Karen Adams, Assistant Director, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright program administrator), 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Conference Room 62, Kellogg Center. Please RSVP to Francois St. Onge at 355-2350, or email:


Community Forum

The American Red Cross International Services Committee presents a community forum on: "The Changing Faces of Mid-Michigan: Introducing The 'Lost Boys' of Sudan-Africa."

Registration, including ethnic refreshments begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by introductory remarks from Mayor Hollister, presentations by Terry Walsh (Chair of the Red Cross International Services Committee and Director of Refugee Services) on his experiences with the "Lost Boys" in the Sudanese refugee camps located in Kenya, and concluding with a panel question and answer session with several of the "Lost Boys" new to the Lansing Area. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at the Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI. It is Co- sponsored by Refugee Services, and generously supported by Peoples Church, The New Aladdin's Restaurant, and Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine. This is a Free event and pre-registration is not necessary. For further information, please contact Peggy Pertner at (517) 484-7461, ext. 128.

2001 Professional Study Tour of Ghana

MSU distinguished faculty member, Dr. Harriette McAdoo and Dr. Edith Lewis, University of Michigan will be the guides on the 2001 Professional Study Tour of Ghana, Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 21, 2001 . Both of the guides have been to Ghana numerous times, on a Fulbright.

The Tour includes the following: US/Accra Round trip airline ticket; hotels in Ghana; ground transportation; daily full breakfasts; most other meals and banquets; a welcome dinner at Nana Octhere Beko's (Queen Mother) residence; entertainment; full MSU coverage of emergency medical transport home or to hospital in US or Europe.

Selected tours will include the infamous slave castles; Nana Djane Kwesei Palace; Chiefs and Chief Administrators; Ashanti region; University of Ghana, Legon; Akosombo Dam; Aburi Botanical Garden; drum factory; wax printing fabric houses; Kente weavers; and boat rides.

The cost of the Tour is $3,500.00, double occupancy; small discount for children under 12 years, who room with parent(s). A deposit of $200.00 is due February 22, 2001 (Contact Harriette McAdoo immediately regarding initial payment). $100.00 of the deposit is non-refundable.

Payment Schedule: Feb. 22, 2001 $ 200.00 ($100.00 non-refundable); Mar. 15, 2001 $1,000.00; Apr. 15, 2001 $1,000.00; May 15, 2001 $ 800.00; May 30, 2001 $ 500.00. Note: As of April 30, travel packages that are not current, according to the payment schedule, will be subject to a late payment fee, in the amount of $100.00 by May 15, 2001. Failure to make timely submission of payments may result in cancellation of your reservation. Make check or money order payable to: Ghana Tour and mail it to Dr. Harriette McAdoo, Dept. of Family and Child Ecology, 115 Human Ecology Bldg., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1030. For more information, contact Dr. McAdoo at

ASC Core Faculty Distinguished Faculty Awards

Profs Geneva Smitherman (English) and Nigel Paneth (Epidemiology) received MSU Distinguished Faculty Awards at the President's Address and Awards Convocation on February 13, 2001. Smitherman, a scholar of world-renown in the study of African- American language, has been influential in the scholarly world and has had a political impact on language and social policy in the United States and South Africa. Paneth is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading researcher in the field of perinatal epidemiology. He has promoted interdisciplinary research and dedicated himself to training the next generation of clinician researchers and epidemiologists. We our proud to list among them among our core faculty and congratulate them on this university honor.

Zulu Basket Exhibit

LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International, Cross-Cultural Education) has organized an exhibit of Zulu baskets for the Newago County Council for the Arts, Fremont Michigan, April 20 - June 2, 2001.The exhibit will include over 60 baskets from Zululand and will include some items for sale. For more information about the exhibit, contact Sally McClintock at


Summer Program in Kenya

Washington University in St. Louis is offering a four week summer program in the Kenyan coastal towns of Mombasa and Lamu. The program is intended to accommodate individual student interests and may therefore appeal to students who major in Swahili, African Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Women's Studies and Political Science. The program is designed to maximize students interaction with Kenyans through home-stays, guest lectures and field trips. Application deadline: February 23, 2001. We have a few slots for non-Washington University students. For more information check the web site: or write to Mungai Mutonya

Tillers International 2001 Class Catalogue

Tillers International announces the release of its 2001 Class Catalogue. Classes will be offered in a wide range of skills for historians, craftsmen, animal powered farmers, and anyone interested in rural development. For a class schedule, contact Tillers International, 5329 South 24th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49002, USA; tel: 1- 800-498-2700; e-mail:; web:

Dual Intellectual Citizenship Summer School 2001

The University of Pennsylvania's African Studies Center, with funding from the Ford Foundation, has embarked on a program to develop dual intellectual citizenship among students and faculty in Africa and the United States. The program facilitates the sharing of knowledge produced in Africa by African scholars and increasing the interaction and collaboration between Western Africanists and Africa-based scholars. One of the components of this program is the Dual Intellectual Citizenship Summer School (DICSS). DICSS provides American graduate students first-hand contact with graduate students and outstanding scholars based in Africa. Participants interact with faculty in a number of intellectually stimulating settings, familiarize themselves with African scholarship, and receive feedback on their research. This year DICSS is being organized by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and the West Africa Research Association based in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop will be held from July 23rd to August 17th, 2001.

The African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania is offering several fellowships to graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania for participation in this third Dual Intellectual Citizenship Summer School in Dakar, Senegal. The fellowship will cover all costs (including lodging, meals, local and international transportation, and course materials). Graduate students from other institutions are invited to participate in the program provided they can secure their own funding.

Interested graduate students should submit the following materials: a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; two letters of recommendation; certification of French language proficiency; a personal statement detailing objectives for participating in the program and expected benefits of the program both in terms of graduate studies and future professional work

The application deadline is March 28, 2001.Priority will be given to students with a working knowledge of the French language. Successful applicants will be notified on April 15, 2001. Selected students will be asked to submit a $100 administrative fee to the African Studies Center. Completed applications should be sent to: Dr. Paul J. Kaiser, Associate Director, African Studies Center, The University of Pennsylvania, 646 Williams Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel. 215-898- 6449. Fax. 215-573-7379. Email:

AfricaManagers Recruiting Forum for Africa

Africamanagers announces a recruiting forum for positions with national and multinational companies with operations throughout Africa. The forum is a selective, by invitation only event that will provide opportunities for participants to meet with prospective employers. To apply, visit the website at before the March 10, 2001 application deadline. Direct questions to the Candidate Management Team at (00 32 2)543 00 29 or


Call for PapersAfrica in the 21st Century

Africa in the 21st Century: Prospect and Retrospect is an interdisciplinary conference to be held March 30-31, 2001, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The African Studies Committee of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania invites paper and panel proposals which address the conference theme and welcomes submissions from across the disciplines (with an emphasis on the areas of history, literary criticism, economics and globalization, political science and international relations, education, and public health). Proposals from graduate students are encouraged. Please submit title and one-paragraph abstract by March 5thto Dennis Hickey Coordinator -- "Africa in the 21st Century" Department of History,Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 16444,or e-mail your proposals to

The featured Keynote Speaker at the conference will be Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Other speakers include Hussein Adam, Holy Cross University, "Somalia and Africa in the 21st Century;" Joseph Adjaye, University of Pittsburgh, "African Studies into the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges;" Claire Robertson, Ohio State University, "African Women into the 21st Century."

International Conference on Eritrea

During this summer's 10th anniversary of Eritrea's independence there will be an international conference entitled "Independent Eritrea: Lessons and Prospects." Thematic topics include economics, history, politics, regional relations, socio-cultural issues, and science and technology. Details of the conference can be found in the Eritrean Studies Association web site, The conference will be hosted July 22 through July 26, 2001, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Asmara, Eritrea. The deadline for completed papers is April 15, 2001; interested individuals should contact the respective thematic and sub-thematic chairs shown on the web site or send mail to ESA, P.O. Box 4034, East Lansing, MI 48826, U.S.A. or ESA, P.O. Box 5849, Asmara, Eritrea.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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