MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/27/01

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/27/01

THE TUESDAY BULLETIN Issue No. 11, Spring 2001
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035 For back issues, see archive <>




March 29, Thursday

"Women and the Transformation of Higher Education," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Reitumetse Mabokela, Faculty (Education Administration, MSU) 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

April 5, Thursday

"Food Microbiology Research at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Mogessie Ashenafi, Visiting Professor (Microbiology, Iowa State University) 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

April 11, Wednesday

International Studies and Programs will host its 11th Annual International Awards Ceremony from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Big Ten Room A, Kellogg Center.


Global Alliance -Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis

Charles MacKenzie, Professor of Veterinary Pathology and African Studies Core Faculty, is directing MSU's participation in the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis. The Alliance is receiving $20 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fight the disease. As part of the Allinace, MSU has joined the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Emory University to devise ways to enable afflicted countries to fight the disease. Mackenzie recently returned from Tanzania, where more than 40,000 people were treated for the disease.

Call for Papers - GLOBALICITIES

Michigan State University's 2001 Modern Literature Conference, GLOBALICITIES: A Conference on Issues Related to Globalization, will take place October 18-20, 2001 at MSU. The Conference features four of the most dynamic and prominent scholars of postcolonialism and globalization: Gayatri Spivak (Columbia University), Michael Hardt (Duke University), Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University) and Saskia Sassen (U of Chicago). Organizers are looking for reflections on the anthropological, sociological, economic, legal, linguistic, and aesthetical ways in which "global" has been thought and actualized during the last 500 years. The deadline for panel and paper proposals is March 31, 2001. Abstracts for papers should be no more than 500 words and abstract for panels are limited to 1000 words. Please send abstracts and one-page vita to Professor Kenneth Harrow, Director, Program in Comparative Literature, Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; fax: (517) 353- 3755; e-mail:


US Ethiopia Journalism Training Program

Request for Proposals

The Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development (ALO) announces a Request for Proposals for a partnership grant to support a linkage between a U.S. higher education institution and Unity College in Ethiopia. This solicitation calls for proposals from U.S. institutions interested in working with Unity College to improve its journalism program and contribute to the development of an independent and responsible media in Ethiopia. The closing date for proposals is April 26, 2001. For more information contact ALO, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington DC, 20005-4701. Phone: (202) 478-4700. Fax: (202) 478-4715. E-mail: Web site:

ASA Text Prize 2001

The African Studies Association (ASA) invites members, authors, and publishers to nominate titles for its biennial Text Prize. The Text Prize honors the translator, compiler, or editor of the best critical edition or translation into English of primary source material on Africa. Texts published in 1999 and 2000 are eligible. The prize will be presented at the ASA Awards Ceremony during the Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, November 15-18, 2001. Texts dealing with the history, literature, and other aspects of the cultures of Africa, whether in African or European languages and whether from oral or written traditions, are eligible. Texts being published for the first time or as a new edition are eligible.

The evaluation is based on the importance of the text, the presentation of the text and the critical apparatus, and the utilities of the work as a whole for scholars and teachers of Africa. Works edited by a single individual or jointly edited by more than one person are eligible. Anthologies with separate contributions by different authors are not eligible. Children's books and straightforward texts are ineligible. The minimum length is 10,000 words, excluding apparatus.

To nominate a text, please send a copy of the text to each of the three-committee members and the ASA Executive Director by May 1, 2001. Also, please send a copy of the nomination form to the Executive Director. For a nomination form and the addresses of committee members, please contact Loree D. Jones, Executive Director, African Studies Association, Rutgers University, Douglass College, 132 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1400. E-mail:


Call for Papers - GLOBALICITIES (See MSU Announcements)


Summer Internships - ASA

The African Studies Association (ASA) offers selected, advanced undergraduates and graduate-level students the opportunity to serve a summer internship in the ASA Executive Office in New Brunswick, NJ. The content of each internship will be based upon the particular interests of the intern and project priorities of ASA. Interns will have the opportunity to work with ASA staff in at least one of the following areas: web site development, newsletter editing, publishing, international visitors program administration, academic conference planning, marketing; proposal development, and grant writing. The deadline for applications is rolling, and the starting date is flexible. The work schedule will follow ASA regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm. Qualifications include interest in African studies, oral and written communication skills, research capabilities, good computer and Internet skills, and the ability to work independently and with a group. Duties include research projects, data-entry projects, and assisting with special projects. The Internships are unpaid. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest and proposed internship dates, a resume, two references, and a transcript. Applications should be sent to Bridget Williams via email:

Intern Positions Africa Center for Strategic Studies

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies, based in the Washington, DC area, is seeking qualified interns to support its upcoming seminars. Interns will work in its US headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia. The internship will last one semester or eight-week summer session, with a minimum of 10 hours a week, maximum of 40. Interns will help the faculty and staff conduct library research, prepare curriculum-related materials, effect final coordination with US Embassies across Africa, and undertake other time-sensitive tasks in support of upcoming seminars. Interns will also take on individual research assignments. Requirements: College student; strong interest in International Affairs; cross-cultural awareness; flexibility, strong written and oral communications skills; ability to operate effectively under pressure; knowledge of and strong interest in the African political environment; computer literacy; and good organizational skills. Desired: Fluency in French; experience in MS Office Suite, Access, Excel, and Word. There is no set deadline for intern applicants, but applicants are encouraged to reply promptly. The summer session will begin in mid-May.

This is a non-funded internship. Please address a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample via mail, fax, or email to: Lauren Bickel, Participant Affairs Specialist, ACSS, 2211 South Clark Place, Suite 836 Arlington, VA 22202. Fax: 703-602-2879. Email:

Summer Internships - FSD

The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) would like to inform interested students of their international summer internship programs with grassroots development organizations in South Africa and Tanzania, as well as Bolivia and Nicaragua. FSD's summer programs consist of a 9-10 week internship with a local grassroots development organization, a family home-stay, group orientation and evaluation sessions, and a mid-program group outing. Internships are available in a variety of areas including environment/conservation, economic development, women's issues, human rights, education, health, construction, youth development, natural disaster relief, micro-business, social work, and many more. For students with an interest in Africa, FSD offers internship opportunities in the Kinondoni District of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and in the Odi-Moritele District near Pretoria, South Africa. The Latin American summer programs are located in mountainous areas surrounding Matagalpa in Northern Nicaragua and Cochabamba in Bolivia. The programs have a minimum 3.0 GPA requirement and a Spanish requirement for the Latin American programs. The cost of the program varies by country, but is about $2000 and includes all in-country travel, administration, room and board, and a donation to the host organizations. FSD is a registered 501c3 non- profit organization and their program fee is tax deductible. They will work with students seeking college credit for their internship. For more information, visit the FSD website at or email FSD at


Professor of International Theatre - Ohio University

Ohio University School of Theater seeks a senior professor with a record of study, publication, and participation in international theatre for a newly created position. This PhD position will conduct courses within the University in conjunction with other programs such as African Studies, Southeast Asian Studies or East Asian Studies, as appropriate to the scholar's specialty. Courses may range from graduate seminars to undergraduate lectures to performance workshops in international dramatic literature, theatre history, and non-western theatrical practices. This senior professor will also lead the School of Theater's Undergraduate Honor's Program, providing advising and organization for course selection and cap stone projects. Additionally, this professor will provide leadership of our recruiting efforts for under-represented populations. Please send letter of application, vita, and three current letters of recommendation to International Theater Search Committee, School of Theater, 307 Kantner Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. Application review begins April 15, 2001.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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