MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/03/01

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/03/01

THE TUESDAY BULLETIN Issue No. 12, Spring 2001
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035 For back issues, see archive <>




April 4-6, Wed. - Fri.

Race in the 21st Century: A 2nd National Conference featuring keynote speakers Ronald Takaki, Orlando Patterson, Cornel West and James Jennings. For registration information and a schedule of events and list of locations, call 353-6750, or e-mail

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 5, Thursday "Visual Piety in Urban Senegal," a public lecture by Allen Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., 108 Kresge Art Center. For more information, contact Ray Silverman at 353-9114,

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.

April 12, Thursday "The Cultural Politics of San Land Claims in South Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Steven Robins, Faculty (Dept. of Anthropology, Univ of the Western Cape), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center. Co-sponsored with CASID, WID, and the Anthropology Department at MSU.


Innovation in Language Instruction

Innovation in Language Instruction is the title of a National US/ED Title VI Project for disseminating state-of-the-art practices by the Title VI National NRC, LRC, and CIBER Centers in distance learning of the less commonly taught languages and language instruction to meet the unique needs of diverse learners across the nation. The project will sponsor two conferences: 1)Distance Learning of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference - February 4- 6, 2002 - Washington, D.C.; and 2) Language Instruction for Diverse Users Conference - March 9-11, 2003 - Washington, D.C.

Distance Learning of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) is a national planning conference for the 150 Title VI National Resource Centers, Language Resource Centers, and Centers for International Business Education and Research to better serve the national need by offering access to learning LCTLs through state-of-the-art distance education. Anyone interested in distance learning of the LCTLs is welcome.

Language Instruction for Diverse Learners is a national planning conference for the Title VI community to assess the special needs and to plan differentiated instructional models for the growing population of diverse language learners, including study abroad students, heritage learners, professional users (e.g. Foreign Service, medical and legal fields), Peace Corps, religious organizations, travelers, and graduate students preparing for archival or field research. For information, contact Prof. Roger Bresnahan, Coordinator, 517-355-3507, or Prof. Margo Glew, Assistant Coordinator, 517-432-2286,


Undergraduate Institute on South Africa

The Joint Stanford-Berkeley Center for African Studies announces an Undergraduate Institute on South Africa, July 8-20, 2001, Stanford University. This intensive summer institute is part of a Ford Foundation initiative to strengthen African Studies and assure the education and the diversity of the next generation of scholars and policy makers in the field. The Institute seeks promising undergraduates, primarily from colleges and universities in Northern California, and will introduce them to intellectual, research and policy career paths focused on Africa. Institute participants will receive two weeks of room and board and may apply for a stipend of $400. Transportation to Stanford is not included. Application deadline: April 13, 2001. Students entering their senior year are eligible to apply, however, consideration will be given to exceptional students entering their junior year. Applications can be obtained at: _undergraduate_institute.htm. For more information, contact the Center for African Studies, Stanford University, Building 240, MC 2152, Stanford, CA 94305-2152. Phone: (650) 723-0295. E-mail: ccapper@stanford. edu.

World Bank Photo Library

New from the World Bank, this photography library offers over 500 online images of development from around the world. The pictures, works of art in their own right, cover an extensive range of subjects including people, nature, and urban environments. Registration is required. Users may, however, browse the library by entering "guest" in the user name field and "browse" as the password. The library offers both a simple keyword search, as well as an advanced search which allows users to search for images in specific fields including country, topic, photographer, and description. The photographs, marked with a World Bank stamp, are displayed in large thumbnails and include accompanying information. Visit the Photo Library at


Innovation in Language Instruction

Innovation in Language Instruction is the title of a National US/ED Title VI Project for disseminating state- of-the-art practices by the Title VI National NRC, LRC, and CIBER Centers in distance learning of the less commonly taught languages and language instruction. to meet the unique needs of diverse learners across the nation. (See MSU Announcements).

Call for Proposals Title VI National Outreach Conference

The Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium invites proposals for panels, presentations, workshops and speakers for the Title VI National Outreach Conference, May 2-4, 2002, Madison Wisconsin. Proposals for panels should include three to four presenters organized around individual paper presentations, multi-media workshops, round-table discussions, and/or documentary film showings for breakout sessions. Title VI programs are encouraged to consider including teacher partners as presenters. Proposals should address outreach issues to such constituencies as business, K-12 and post-secondary education, the general public, government, and media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, Best Practices, Resource Offerings, Opportunities Abroad, technology, Cooperative Ventures, and Programming Challenges. Proposals should be made on-line. Visit the website at The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2001. Please direct your questions to Peggy Choy and Sgaron Dickson, Co- chairs, Title VI National Outreach Conference, 203 Ingrham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Email: Fax: (608) 265- 3062.


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


Message-Id: <> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 11:00:17 -0500 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 12

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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