MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/14/00

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/14/00

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November 16, Thursday

"'We Request a Reply in Eight days': Strategy and Selfhood Among the Samuelites of Thaba Nchu, South Africa, 1928-1940," special Brown Bag talk with Paul Landau, Professor (History Dept., Univ. of Maryland), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center. Sponsored jointly by the African Studies Center, the History Department, and the Program in Comparative Black History.

November 23, Thursday

Thanksgiving Holiday No Brown Bag

November 30, Thursday

"The Pathology of Cerebral Malaria," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Terrie Taylor, Faculty (Dept. of International Medicine, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


Graduate Scholarships for Foreign Language Study

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) will award up to 30 scholarships to graduate students at CIC universities to pursue foreign language study this summer. This program is intended to help students take advantage of language offerings not available to them at their home university.

Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree at one of the twelve participating CIC institutions, (listed on the web). Study may be undertaken at any of the CIC institutions. Recipients may also apply to the CIC Traveling Scholar Program which enables students to pay tuition and fees at their home institution while attending another CIC university. Scholarships may not be used for language study at a student's home institution and must be used for a 'less commonly- taught' language. For information contact the Foreign Language Liaison at MSU, Dennie Hoopingarner, email: Or visit the website at: Application deadline is February 1, 2001.

"Travel" The World in a Day

The annual MSU Global Festival will be held in the MSU Student Union, on Sunday, November 19, 2000, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Global Festival is an annual event in which MSU students representing dozens of countries around the world, will share their culture and talents with exhibits and demonstrations, ethnic song and dance and an entire floor of children's activities.

Pick up your "passport", purchase a gift at the Global Gift Shop, and enjoy a sampling of delicious foods at the international buffet or ala-carte. The buffet will be served from 12-3p.m. and cost $10/adults, $8/students and seniors, and free for children 6 and under. There is something for everyone. Admission to the festival is free.

The festival is co-sponsored by CVIP (Community Volunteers for International Programs), the Union Activities Board, International Studies and Programs, the Departments of Residence Life and Internationalizing Student Life and the Office for International Students and Scholars. For more information, call the CVIP office 353-1735 or Lois Park, Global Festival co-coordinator, 351-5106.


Items from your world travels which you no longer want...for the GLOBAL FESTIVAL WORLD GIFT SHOP. Proceeds provide scholarships for international student spouses. To donate call, Avis Butler at 332- 4596.


Dr. Mamphela Ramphele is the ASA M.K.O. Abiola Lecturer

The African Studies Association (ASA) announces that Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, the Managing Director of the World Bank, is the Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola Lecturer for the 43rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Dr. Ramphele's topic is "Harnessing Africa's Intellectual Capital for Sustainable Development: The Challenge of the 21st Century." The lecture is Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 5:30 p.m. and all registered conference participants are invited to attend. For additional information on the Abiola Lecture of the ASA Meeting, contact the African Studies Association at or call (732) 932- 8173.

Sembene Film Premieres at African Studies Association Meeting

The African Studies Association (ASA) and California Newsreel announce the screening of FAAT KINE at the ASA Annual Meeting. The screening is on Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. in Room 204 of the Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee and is free to all conference participants. This will be the first public screening of the film in North America. FAAT KINE is the latest work by the renowned Senegalese filmmaker, Ousmane Sembene.

For information about the screening contact Loree D. Jones, executive Director, African Studies Association, Rutgers University, Douglass College, 132 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1400; Phone: (732) 932-8173; Fax: (732) 932-3394; Email: For information about purchasing a copy of the film, contact the film's distributor, California Newsreel, 149 Ninth Street, Suite 420, San Francisco, CA 94103; Phone: (415) 621-6169; Fax: (415) 621-6522; Web:

Kiswahili On-line School

Francis Mushi, a Dar Es Salaam resident who lives in Chicago, has created a web site devoted to teaching Kiswahili at In addition to teaching the Kiswahili language, the site features information on African culture and Kiswahili chat forums. To check out the Kiswahili school or to obtain information about building a web site, contact Francis Mushi at

Council - International Study Programs

Council - International Study Programs (Council-ISP) administers more than 50 programs in 26 countries. Among its programs, Council-ISP offers academic programs and support services at the Council Study Center at the University of Cape Town, at the Council Study Center at the University of Ghana and at the Summer Council Study Center in Tunisia. For more information contact Marie Alice Arnold, Program Officer, African and Spain, Council - International Study Programs by telephone at 1-800-40-study or by e- mail at

Call for Papers - Special issues of Feminist Media Studies

Feminist Media Studies invites submissions for a special issue on "Women, HIV, Globalization, and Media." This project extends the important contribution of feminist media scholars to critical perspectives on the AIDS pandemic by bringing together work concerned with the structures, inequalities, and geographies of globalization. The journal is seeking contributions that employ a wide range of theoretical, topical, and methodological approaches and work from a variety of perspectives on local-global relations. Possible subjects include but are not limited to the following topics: different forms of media and their implications in a variety of institutional and community settings; the relationship between women and gender as analytic categories; the relationship among media, activism and public policy; feminist methodology and analytical frames; NGOs governments, international health organizations, and other organizations concerned with AIDS policy. Completed papers must be submitted by April 16,2001. For more information, contact Cindy Patton ( or Meredith Raimondo ( Send completed papers to Cindy Paton, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, 30322, USA. Visit the journal's web site at cfp.html to view submission guidelines.


The 2nd Wilberforce International Conference on Slave Narratives

The 2nd Wilberforce International Conference on Slave Narratives, "Consolidating Our Gains; Strategizing for the 21st Century," October 11-13, 2001 issues its call for papers. Submissions on any aspect of the slave narrative (authors, works, genres, the slave family, theories, themes, history, pedagogy, slavery in contemporary Africa and the Diaspora, slavery in the 21st century, etc.) will be considered. Submission deadline is May 15, 2001.

For individual presentation: Send two copies of a 250 word abstract, and two copies of presenter's bio, to Olabisi Gwamna, convener, Wilberforce International Conference on Slave Narratives, Wilberforce University, PO Box 1001, Wilberforce, OH 45384; Phone: (937) 708-5615; Fax: (937) 879-1009; E-mail:

For panel proposals: Send two copies of the names and bios of panel chair and presenters and three copies of abstract to Muriel Wright Brailey, convener, Wilberforce International Conference on Slave Narratives, African/African American Studies Department, Wilberforce University, PO Box 1001, Wilberforce, OH 45384; Phone: (937) 708-5642; Fax: (937) 708-5793; E-mail:

Institute for the African Child The African Girl Child

The Institute for the African Child is organizing a two day symposium called "Precious Beads Multiply. The African Girl Child: From Girl to Woman." The conference will be held at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, April 5-6, 2001, and organizers encourage those interested or involved in research, policy, human rights or in providing services to African families and children to attend. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nawal Nur, M.D., M.P.H. Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Papers addressing the following areas, among other topics, are welcome: The African Girl Child and Education; Family Law and the African Child; Social and Religious Issues Affecting the African Girl Child; Violence Against the African Girl Child; and Poverty and the African Girl Child. If you would like to present a paper, please submit an abstract of not more than one page. If you would like to organize a panel, please send a short proposal that contains the names of panelists and the methods of presentation. Direct submissions and inquires to Asthma Abdel Halim, Institute for the African Child, Burson House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens, Ohio 45701; E-mail:; Web:


Message-Id: <> Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 16:10:24 -0500 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 11

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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