MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 01/27/04
THE TUESDAY BULLETIN
Issue No. 3 Spring 2004
January 27, 2004
Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
For back issues, see archive <http://africa.msu.edu>
January 27-29, Tuesday - Thursday
Peace Corps on Campus to conduct Informational meetings and Interviews. (See MSU
announcements for details).
January 29, Thursday
"A New Agroecology of Epidemic Malaria in Africa: Maize and Malaria in Ethiopia,"
African Studies Center Brown Bag with James McCann, Visiting Professor (History, Boston
University), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
January 30, Friday
"Hyenas," Film directed by Djibril Diop Mambety, Main Library, W449. Free Admission.
Discussion following film will be led by Dr. Ken Harrow, Professor of English and Film
February 5, Thursday
"Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction: How can they be jointly achieved?" African
Studies Center Brown Bag with Cynthia Donovan, Faculty (Agricultural Economics, MSU),
12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
February 12, Thursday
"Monrovia Four Months after Charles Taylor: a Personal View," African Studies Center
Brown Bag with Tim Geysbeek, Visiting Professor of History (Grand Valley State
University), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
Peace Corps Information and Interviews at MSU
Peace Corps has over 4000 positions to fill this year in
areas of Education, Business, Health, Environment and
Agriculture. All majors are welcome to apply.
Applications should be submitted by Monday,
January 26th if possible.
On campus Interviews will be given January 29th to
applicants that have scheduled an interview through
For applications and more information visit
www.peacecorps.gov or contact K. Courtney
Cunningham, Recruitment Representative, Chicago
Regional Office (800) 424-8580.
Following is the list of scheduled meetings:
January 27 Informational Meeting with Video,
Tuesday MSU Union, Wisconsin Room, 7:30 -
January 28 Information Table, MSU Union,
Wednesday First Floor, Concourse Level, 9:00 a.m.
- 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday Agronomy Club Information Meeting
with Video, Plant and Soil Science,
Room A155, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
January 29 Peace Corp Interviews
Thursday (requires a completed Peace Corp
African Studies Center Application for Foreign
Language and Area Studies (FLAS) 2004-05
The African Studies Center at MSU is now accepting
on-line applications for FLAS fellowships for academic
year 2004-05 and for the 2004 Summer Cooperative
African Language Institute (SCALI). The FLAS
fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of
Education Title VI program for the study of language
and non-language courses on Africa.
Detailed information on the fellowship, and on-line
application guidelines and forms are available on the
Center's website: http://africa.msu.edu/. Applicants
who can not access the on-line forms can either use the
printable PDF files available at the bottom of the
application form webpage or contact the African Studies
Center at (517) 353-1700; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submitting applications to the Center is
February 13, 2004. In accordance with the Title VI
centers' agreement of rotating summer course offerings
under SCALI, African languages study in summer 2004
will be hosted by Ohio University. For more information
visit the following site: http://www.ohiou.edu/scali.
Teachers for Africa 2004-05 - IFESH
The International Foundation for Education and Self-
Help (IFESH) has placements for both active teachers or
retired people who may want to teach for 9 months in
Africa. Teachers are placed in formal and informal
educational settings to: Teach classes; Assist in
developing improved methods of school curriculum
through teacher training and observation; Collaborate
with African counterparts in making the subject matter
relevant to the local environment; Strengthen
administration and management capabilities in
educational settings in African nations; Provide
innovative methods and techniques for instruction in
classroom settings; Help identify improved educational
materials for school through resource mobilization and
community functions; and Impact public policy at the
national level. The following are placements for 2004-
Guinea Teacher Training, Gender Equity and
Teaching English as a second language. Candidates
French must be fluent.
Benin Teacher Training; Fluent French
Djibouti Teacher Training, Teaching English as a
Second Language; must have computer skills and Fluent
in French. Selected teachers will teach at High School
and some at the main University in Djibouti City.
Ghana Teacher Training and Training of Trainers.
Ethiopia Teacher Training at Universities/Teacher
Training Colleges, Teaching English to Trainee
Teachers, Teaching Computer at Vocational
Institutions/University level, Health Education at
Namibia Teacher Training, Vocational Training,
Computer Training, Business Educati0on, Training in
various Tourism Industry or Educational Administration
(proposal writing, project monitoring and evaluation)
Malawi Teacher Training both at the University and
Teacher Training Colleges, Special Education Teachers
For further information e-mail: www.ifesh.org.
- The Journal of South African and
American Comparative Studies (April 2004)
Call for Papers
In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of South
Africa's first democratic elections in April 1994, Safundi
is publishing a double-issue of its journal. Safundi
encourages any scholar or professional to submit a paper
for publication. Papers are being collected for
publication in Issue 13/14, April 2004.
- SUGGESTED TOPICS
- For this special issue, Safundi
is particularly interested in essays and scholarly articles
that address the ten-year anniversary, what 'progress' has
been made in South Africa, what pitfalls lie ahead, and
how this relates to the United States in any academic
discipline. Papers are published on all topics: politics,
sociology, law, economics, art, music, literature, history,
- PUBLICATION INFO
- http://www.safundi.com :
Safundi is a peer-reviewed, quarterly, academic journal
devoted to the comparative study of South Africa and
the United States. Safundi believes that analyzing the
two countries in a comparative context enhances their
perspective on each, individually. While new
comparative research is the focus of the journal, Safundi
will publish articles specifically addressing one country,
provided the articles are of interest to the comparative
scholar. George Fredrickson of Stanford University
serves as Patron of the Board. Christopher Saunders of
the University of Cape Town and Scott Rosenberg of
Wittenberg University are the journal's Editors-in-Chief.
Safundi has an editorial board of more than 30 scholars
and a membership of more than 1900 individuals
- SUBMISSION INFO
- Review the writer's guidelines at
http://www.safundi.com/about/researchers.asp and then
submit your paper in either RTF or Microsoft Word
DOC format to the Founding Editor and Publisher,
Andrew Offenburger, at email@example.com.
Safundi evaluates papers using a blind submission
process. Papers of a comparative nature receive priority.
The submission deadline is February 16, 2004.
Academic Center for Historical Study in Egypt
The Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, announces the
first academic center for historical studies in Egypt. The
Center for Historical Research consists of faculty and
researchers drawn from various Egyptian universities.
The C.H.R. seeks to develop links with other
international research centers and universities.
Collaborative projects, such as thematic research groups
- both within Egypt and internationally - are sought by
For more information please contact the Director, Dr.
Mohamed Afifi, E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duke University Field School in South Africa
Duke University's Department of Biological
Anthropology and Anatomy (BAA) and the Office of
Study Abroad are offering a six-week field-study
program this summer in the Cradle of Humankind, a
World Heritage Site in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
The Program, directed by Professor Steven Churchill of
Duke University, gives students hands-on training in the
field of paleoanthropology while conducting excavations
in a Middle/Late Pleistocene human occupation site.
Applications are due February 6, 2004; applications
received after the deadline will be considered on a case
by case basis. For additional information and to
download an application, visit the website at
Chair, Dept.of Africana Studies - U. of Pittsburgh
Applications and nominations are invited for the
position of Chair of the Department of Africana
Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The
successful candidate will have demonstrated
leadership qualities and administrative skills, and an
outstanding record of scholarly achievements. The
Chair will also be expected to lead the Department
to new levels of accomplishment.
The appointee requires qualifications and
experience consistent with appointment to the rank
of tenured Associate Professor or above. The search
committee seek candidates with a background in
African-American/African Literature or related
creative arts. The successful candidate will be a
member of an interdisciplinary faculty of eight,
drawn from the social sciences and humanities, who
are committed to excellence in undergraduate
teaching and curricular innovation.
Qualified persons should submit a letter of
application and a statement of research, teaching
and administrative goals, vision, and philosophy on
Africana Studies, along with a complete curriculum
vitae with names, addresses, and telephone numbers
of three references to:Joseph K. Adjaye, Chair,
Department of Africana Studies, 230 S. Bouquet
Street, 4C02 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
The appointment is effective September 1, 2004,
pending budgetary approval. Applications will be
considered until the position is filled. The
University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action
equal opportunity employer. Women and minority
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professor/Akan/Twi- Univ. of Florida
The Department of African and Asian Languages and
Literatures at the University of Florida invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in Akan/Twi, beginning August, 2004. The
preferred areas of specialization include cultural studies,
film, folklore, literature, media, drama and performance
or other theoretical orientations that articulate verbal and
Qualifications include Ph.D. by time of appointment,
native or near-native proficiency in Akan/Twi, and
ability to participate actively in the development of a
B.A. degree program in African Languages and
Literatures. The successful applicant will be expected to
teach Akan/Twi language at all levels and courses in
his/her areas of specialization. The salary is competitive
and will be determined on the basis of the selected
Interested applicants must submit a letter of application,
a cv, three letters of recommendation, teaching
evaluations, copies of two most recent publications
which reflect their specialization, and a chapter of the
analytical portion of their dissertations if the Ph.D.
degree is relatively recent. The deadline for application
is February 28, 2004.
Address applications and enquiries to: Chair, Akan/Twi
Search, University of Florida, 470 Grinter Hall,
P.O.Box 115565, Gainesville, FL 32611-5655.
Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.