MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/26/02

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/26/02

Issue No. 11 Spring 2002
March 26, 2002
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March 28, Thursday

March 28, Thursday
"'Drinking the Word of God:' Expressions of Faith and the Search for well-Being in Two West African Communities," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Rob Glew, Assistant Director of the Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID, MSU) and Ray Silverman, Professor of Art History, (MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

April 4, Thursday

African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dr. Mustafa Mirzeler, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, (Western Michigan University). Title: To Be Announced, 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

April 10, Wednesday

"Frontier Research:Poverty, Inequality and Institutions in Developing Countries," GATI workshop series with Professor Michael Schatzberg, Dept. of Political Science (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison), 3:30 in the Koo Room, Marshall Hall.


African Videos and Sound Recordings in MSU Libraries

MSU Libraries now have the ability to play most internationally produced VHS videos. A multi-standard VHS deck and converter has been installed in the Digital & Multimedia Center (fourth floor, West). The Library also has recently acquired a number of interesting new videos, including Lumumba (Audio/Visual Library PN1997 .L848 2001), Mobutu, King of Zaire, African art, women, history: the Luba people of central Africa, Heart and stone: the life and times of Govan Mbeki, The life and times of Sara Baartman, What happened to Mbuyisa?, The Guguletu seven, and Siliva the Zulu (1927 silent film). Videos from Ghana have just been received.

A series of ethnomusicological sound recordings also have been recently acquired from the International Library of African Music, including Southern and Central Malawi, Northern and Central Malawi, On the edge of the Ituri forest, and Royal court music from Uganda.

NAPPY: Black Women and the Politics of Hair

Sistah's presents it's 2002 Conference with Keynote speaker Lydia Douglas and a showing of her award- winning documentary: "Nappy: Black Women and the 'politics' of Hair."The Conference will be Wednesday, April 10, 2001 at 5:30 p.m., Lafayette Square, Brody Complex, MSU.

Registration is $5 for students or $10 for non-students, and includes dinner at Lafayette Square. To register, or for more information, please call (517) 353-1635.

U.S. Faculty and Professionals 2003-04 Fulbright Competition

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering lecturing/research awards in approximately 140 countries for the 2003-2004 academic year. The competition opened March 1.

Opportunities are available not only for college and university faculty and administrators, but also for professionals from business and government, as well as artists, journalist, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. There are awards in 37 different disciplines and professional fields, and in a variety of sub-disciplines such as gender studies and peace studies.

Application booklets are available from International Studies and Programs, Room 209 International Center. Questions can be referred to Assistant Dean Murari Suvedi at 353-235- or e-mail: Information and online application are also available on the Web at:


Refugee Services - Lansing, MI

Refugee Services of Lansing is seeking motivated students for internships and volunteer positions for the summer and fall semesters of 2002. Positions include providing services such as establishing employment, assisting with school enrollment, health care, immigration, and a variety of other services for clients.

Interns and volunteers must be comfortable working with non-English or limited English speakers. Fluency in another language, however, is not necessary. Interns and volunteers must be able to work efficiently in an office environment. If you are interested in participating and are willing to help others, contact Vincent Delgado at Refugee Services, 2722 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 100-B, Lansing, MI 48912, or call (517) 484-1010, ext. 165.


HIV/AIDS and the African Child: Health Challenges, Educational Possibilities

The Institute for the African Child at Ohio University announces its fourth annual conference, HIV/AIDS and the African Child: Health Challenges, Educational Possibilities, to be held in Athens, Ohio from April 11- 13, 2002. The conference will address this complex health and social issue from all academic and practitioner perspectives. Scholars, teachers, medical doctors, health service providers, activists, advocates, social workers, and others are encouraged to participate in the conference.

The presentations will focus upon the following themes: Globalizing the HIV/AIDS Debate; HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination through Media and the Arts; Sexual Violence, Armed Conflict, and HIV/AIDS; The Role of Care-Givers in the HIV/AIDS Debate; Bringing the Voices of Children to the HIV/AIDS Discourse; Sexuality Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention; HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities; HIV/AIDS and Human Rights; HIV/AIDS and Mother-to-Child Transmission; The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans; HIV/AIDS and Secondary School Curriculum; HIV/AIDS and Implications for Socio-Economic Policies; HIV/AIDS, Cultural Taboos and Political Denial; and Theoretical and Methodological Issues in HIV/AIDS Research.

For more information, please contact Mr. Abdul Lamin, Conference Coordinator, Institute for the African Child, Burson House, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 USA; Phone: (740) 597-1368; e-mail: Registration materials for the conference are available online at


Grants for Field Research in Africa

Cornell and Clark Atlanta Universities invite research proposals from U.S. based Ph.D. students and faculty members in economics, agricultural economics, and other closely related fields to be carried out in selected African countries. The grant is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Strategies and Analysis for Growth and Access (SAGA) project. The grant covers costs of travel, research related expenses (e.g., data collection) and a stipend to cover daily lodging and food ($5,000 - $20,000). The recipients of the grant will be based in one of the member countries of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA) during the field research period.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2002 (original, plus two hard copies, and a Word document on diskette). Mail to: SAGA/Small Grants Office, CAU Box 944, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314. For more information on relevant research themes, SISERA member institutes, application guidelines and SAGA in general, visit the web sites: and and/or contact Mesfin Bezuneh at; phone: (404) 880-6274.

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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