FW: Tuesday Bulletin for February 10th, 2009

Tuesday Bulletin for February 10th, 2009

Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements | Other Announcements | Conferences Events
Friday, February 20, 2009

"Karmen Gei" Special film showing with Jo Gai Ramaka, noted Senegalese director. Film and discussion with Jo Gai Ramaka is 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Room 303 International Center. For further information contact Professor Ken Harrow at Light reception will follow. Friday, February 13, 2009

"The Nigerian Press and Transformational Politics: Watchdogs or Lapdogs of Change?" CASID/WID Friday Forum with Folu Ogundimu, Faculty (Dept. of Journalism, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Thursday, Februar 12, 2009

"The Emerging Africa: New Issues and Emerging Economic Opportunities," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Adesoji Adelaja, Hannah Distinguished Professor (MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Who Needs a Language?" African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Charles Cantalupo, Faculty, English, Comparative Literature and African Studies (Penn State Univ.), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. His visit is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint and the Association of Eritreans and their Friends in Michigan (AEFM). Announcements
Africa Past & Present Podcast

"Africa Past and Present" is a podcast about history, culture, and politics in Africa hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb. It is produced by MATRIX - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at MSU ( Listen and subscribe to the biweekly podcast at: Threads of Change: The Transformation of West African Textiles Exhibit at the MSU Museum

"Threads of Change: The Transformation of West African Textiles" will be on display at the MSU Museum until August 20, 2009. Upcoming programs include:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion, "Boglan Today, Bogolan Tomorrow" at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), Snyder Hall Theater.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 2:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk and demonstration by Groupe Bogolan Kasobane, at the exhibit at the MSU Museum.

Additional programs are planned in conjunction with the MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. For details, go to African Studies Center Application for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS): 2009-2010 AY

The African Studies Center at MSU is now accepting on-line applications for FLAS fellowships for academic year 2009-2010. The FLAS fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program for the study of African languages and non-language courses on Africa. Fellowship support includes the payment of tuition and fees (up to $12,000 per academic year) and a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year. Up to date information and on-line application forms are available at Candidates must have completed fellowship application procedures by February 13, 2009. Related application materials are to be mailed to the Assistant Director of the African Studies Center, 100 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Phone: (517) 353-1700; Fax: (517) 432-1209; e-mail: Summer Cooperative African Language Institute 2009

Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) 2009 will be hosted by Michigan State University from June 15 to August 7, 2009. More information on SCALI and the application form are available at and at

Students interested in SCALI need to immediately complete the "Expression Your Interest" form found at Graduate students who are interested in the MSU summer FLAS fellowship should apply using the relevant section of the same SCALI application form given above. CASID/WID Application for FLAS 2009-2010 AY

The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) and Women and International Development (WID) programs invite applications for the 2009-2010 Academic year fellowships and SCALI.

The CASID/WID application deadline is February 16, 2009. For application materials please go to: For more information please contact Dr. Andrea Allen, Associate Director, CASID, Michigan State University, 202 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Phone (517) 884-2141; Fax (517) 353-8765. Spring and Summer 2009 GenCen Internships - Call for Applications – Deadline: February 28, 2009

GenCen offers internship coordination for undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of gender, social justice, community development, health, domestic violence, and/or environmental change. Students gain hands-on experience interning with organizations working on these issues, while receiving MSU credit. Students interested in international internships should contact the GenCen Internship Coordinator, Marisa Rinkus, at to discuss programs and specific deadlines. Download application form at: Electronic submissions are encouraged. Other Announcements
Africa Project Inc. -Unpaid Internship/Volunteer

Africa Project Inc., is a non-profit organization incorporated in North Carolina, USA. The Africa Project's mission is to promote Self-Reliance and International Cooperation through Education, Culture and Community Development. This is an-all-volunteer run and managed organization. Their vision is to provide opportunities and an environment in which individuals can explore and realize their full potentials in life. They strive to instill in the people they empower, the culture of self-reliance and support them to bring development and positive changes in their lives as well as in the lives of the members of their community. The organization promotes empowerment, not charity.

Africa Project Inc. offers unpaid Volunteer, College Internship and Service Learning opportunities both at their local office and in African countries. Africa Project Inc., partners and collaborates with community-based organizations in different African countries. They research and locate program opportunities for their interns and volunteers and match them based on interests, qualifications and needs of the host organizations.

Please download application forms and program materials from their website at The office address is: Africa Project, Inc., 1058 West Club Blvd., Northgate Mall, Office Area 2, Suite 220, Durham, NC 27701, Tel. (919) 439-0480; e-mail: Film Screening - U of M, Ann Arbor- Feb. 10, 2009

On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, Films from African and African-American and African Studies Jahazi Media & Gris-Gris Films present the North American premiere of: "Poetry in Motion: 100 Years of Zanzibar's Nadi Ikhwan Safaa," 7:00 p.m., in the Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

The history of Zanzibar's oldest taarab orchestra, question and answer session to follow the screening with Director Ron Mulvihill and Producer Kelly Askew. The screening is sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Dept. of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Admission is Free. For further information, contact (734) 764-5517 or 2009 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is pleased to announce the 2009 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, a $25,000 award for the most outstanding nonfiction book published in English in 2008 on the subject of slavery and/or abolition and anti-slavery movements. Publishers and authors are invited to submit books that meet these criteria. The Center is interested in all geographical areas and time periods. Please note, however, that works related to the Civil War are acceptable only if their primary focus relates to slavery or emancipation.

Nominations for books published in 2008 will be accepted beginning in January 2009. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2009. To receive instructions on how to submit a book, please contact the Gilder Lehrman Center, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, at 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511-8936, Fax: (203) 432-6943, or for more info email: Unite for Sight - Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Unite for Sight engages, inspires, and train volunteers to support and assist eye clinics globally. Volunteers receive hands-on training in international community-based eye care, public health, and international development, and while immersed in effective Unite For Sight programs, they gain skills to become new leaders in global health dedicated to creating lasting solutions for change.

As featured weekly on CNN International, Unite For Sight supports eye clinics by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. With the assistance of volunteers, Unite For Sight has restored sight to 19,549 patients and provided eye care to 600,000. Unite For Sight's programs demonstrate the highest standards in social entrepreneurship, and are sustainable, apply best practice principles in global health and development, and achieve effective change. Volunteer locations in Africa are in Accra Region, Ghana, Rural Villages, Ghana, and Tamale, Ghana. Participants can volunteer for 10 days or more. For details, visit or contact Conferences
Five College African Studies Conf - Feb. 27-28, 2009

The Five Colleges of western Massachusetts (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst) will host a regional conference on February 27-28, 2009, at Smith College in Northampton MA. Their objective is to provide an informal arena for scholars of Africa in all disciplines, from throughout New England and eastern New York State, to gather informally to exchange views and to discuss common concerns and shared issues.

The Colleges warmly welcome all colleagues to this conference. The conference will meet on the Smith College campus.

Participants will be asked to cover their own transport and lodging. (A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at a reduced rate). The conference will provide a casual dinner on Friday and continental breakfast and light lunch on Saturday. For information on the conference please contact David Newbury, Smith College: Registration and other details regarding the conference are available at Please register by February 18, 2009.

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