Tuesday Bulletin No. 14

Tuesday Bulletin No. 14

Issue No. 14 Spring 2002
April 16, 2002
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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April 18, Thursday

"Rene Dumont: His Contribution to Thinking about Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Violaine Dory, Visiting Scholar, Resource Development, MSU (INA P-G, Paris), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

April 21, Sunday

"Landmines and Their Consequences in Nicaragua," program by the Greater Lansing United Nations Association with Philippe Dicquemare, Program Director and Regional Representative for Handicap International-Nicaragua, 6:00 p.m. Potluck, 7:00 p.m., program. Location: Hannah Community Center Room 211, (819 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI).

April 22, Monday

"Donkeys of the University: Women, Leadership and the Transformation of Higher Education," discussion with Reitumetse Mabokela, MSU faculty, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room 222 Erickson Hall. (See MSU announcements for more details).

April 25, Thursday

"Landmines and Development in Mozambique," African Studies Center Brown Bag Philippe Dicquemare, Program Director and Regional Representative for Handicap International -Nicaragua, 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.


Women, Leadership and the Transformation of Higher Education - (talk with Reitu Mabokela)

The Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program at MSU, in cooperation with the Richard Lee Featherstone Society and the Raines Colloquium, invites everyone interested, to engage in a discussion with Reitumetse Mabokela, on "Donkeys of the University: Women, Leadership and the Transfor- mation of Higher Education."

The qualitative study on which this presentation is based, examines the experiences of female administrators/scholars in South African Institutions of Higher Education. The data demonstrate that while gender discrimination as a global phenomenon affects many women in the academy and, while gender inequities are common across all racial groups in South Africa, the experiences of Black women administrators/scholars highlight the overlap of race and gender, and the multiple ways in which these women continue to be marginalized.

Questions on this presentation may be directed to Marilyn Amey, HALE Coordinator, e-mail:, or Pamela Eddy, Graduate Assistant at:

Virtual University Class (Every Semester)

RD 876, "International Rural Development" is a course designed for people who care about improvement in human condition in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is offered as a web-based course every semester. This "live" seminar is taught by Professor George H. Axinn, Professor Emeritus. The course is offered as a graduate credit course, for three credit hours, and as a non-credit course. Since the course is offered in a weekly a-synchronous conversation, it can fit into any schedule, regardless of the timing. Preview the class on the web at: or contact Professor Axinn via e-mail at: for more information.

Summer Cooperative African Language Institute

Under the Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) at MSU, June 19 - July 27, 2002 Foreign Languages are available in summer to MSU graduate students and others who may be interested in language training for their graduate research. Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program.

For details, please see the web site at: http://www.isp, or call Kuria Githiora at (517) 353-9780.


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.

Tillers International - Kalamazoo, MI

Each year Tillers Kalamazoo Training Center offers several opportunities for everyone to visit and see what they do. At other times, the center serves as a school in which students are learning in the shops and fields. The open events are days when no registration or reservations are needed. Visitors can come and leave on their own schedule. Family and friends are welcome to visit and explore the center. The Visitor schedule is listed below (including demonstrations outside of Kalamazoo):

1. Mar. 1-2 - Ag & Nat Resource Days, E Lansing, MI 2. April 27, 2002 - Plow Day 102 3. May 25-26 - Heritage Fest - Rochester Hills, MI 4. June 24, 2002 - Ox Drovers' Show 104 5. July 5-6 - Horse Progress Days, Arcola IL 6. July 16-18 - MSU AgExpo, East Lansing, MI 7. September 28 - October 6 - Fall Harvest Days Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI 8. Oct. 4-6, 2002 - Sweet Sorghum Volunteer Fest 182 9. October 6, 2002 - Fall Open House 106

For more information and details write: Tillers International, 5239 South 24th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49002; Phone: 1-800-498-2700 or (616) 344-3233; e- mail:; or visit the web site at:

CFP - Special Issue: Tourism in Africa

Africa Insight reflects thinking about theoretical and practical developments in African studies, and about contemporary affairs and issues on the continent. The Journal's purpose is to provide insight into the process of change in Africa.

With this goal in mind, the Africa Institute of South Africa is planning a special issue of Africa Insight to focus on tourism in Africa, especially as it relates to development and the African renaissance.

Submissions are invited from researchers from a variety of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary backgrounds, using a variety of approaches. Contributors are encouraged to write about a wide range of African countries, and for this reason preference will be given to papers focusing on countries other than South Africa. Comparative studies will also be encouraged.

Notes for Contributors to this Special Issue: In order to allow for a variety of contributions, manuscripts should be kept to a 4000-6000 word limit (including notes and references). Selected manuscripts will be sent for peer review. The usual style guidelines and notes for contributors apply. Please send an abstract of 100-150 words, one hard copy manuscript and an electronic copy (by email or on disk), along with full contact details, by May 31, 2002. Direct inquiries to Elizabeth le Roux, Editor: Africa Insight, Africa Institute of South Africa, PO Box 630, Pretoria 0001, South Africa; e-mail:


Volunteers/IFESH The International Foundation for Education and Self- Help (IFESH) offers 9-month fellowship field study opportunities for graduate students. Fellows are expected to lend skills and expertise to grassroots, self- help programs and are provided with stipends, living allowances, health insurance and transportation. Academic credit is offered, depending on institution. Tuskegee University, the lead institution for the program, is responsible for predeparture orientations.

Countries with programs include: Tanzania, Central African Republic, Swaziland, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Niger, Guinea, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Botswana and Zaire. For more information, contact: International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, 5040 East Shea Blvd., Suite 260, Phoenix, AZ 85254-4610; Phone: (602) 443- 1800.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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