MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/01/05
THE TUESDAY BULLETIN
Issue No. 8 Spring 2005
March 1, 2005
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>
March 3, Thursday
"Boundaries of Identities in the Making of a Zulu Community," African
Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Nokuthula Cele, Graduate Student
(History, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
March 10, Thursday
Spring Break -- No Brown Bag talk
Publication by Susan Peters
In November 2004, the World Bank published a working
paper written by Susan J. Peters entitled: "Inclusive
Education: An EFA Strategy for All Children." Susan
Peters is an Associate Professor in the College of
Education and African Studies Center Core Faculty
Member at MSU. She has been an educator and
disability scholar for the past 20 years and has published
in various international journals. She is the co-author
and editor of two books: Education and Disability in
Cross-Cultural Perspective (NY: Garland Publishing.
1993) and Disability and Special Needs Education in an
African Context (Harare: College Press. 2001).
The full working paper is available online at
www.worldbank.org. Professor Peters may be contacted
by e-mail at email@example.com.
New Articles by Peter Limb
MSU Professor Peter Limb, Africana Librarian, has five
articles appearing in the Encyclopedia of African
History, (Kevin Shillington, editor, New York : Fitzroy
Dearborn, 2005. 3 volumes.)
Visit the following website at:
These articles concern 'Trades unionism and
nationalism'; 'South Africa: Mining: capitalization and
unionization, 1940s-80s'; 'Trade Unions in Postcolonial
Africa'; and two biographical entries on 'Mphahlele,
Ezekiel (1919--)'; and 'Matthews, Z. K. (1901-68)'.
The volumes may be found in the MSU Library at
AFRICANA REF, 2 EAST, DT20 .E53 2005.
MSU CLEAR Summer 2005 Workshops
The Center for Language Education And Research
(CLEAR), a Language Resource Center at MSU is
offering several summer 2005 workshops. CLEAR's
goal is to support the teaching and learning of foreign
languages in the United States by facilitating foreign
language learning and teaching research, developing
materials, and providing professional training programs.
Language workshops with a brief description are below:
You Can Take the Language Out of the Culture, but You
Can't Take the Culture Out of the Language...
July 12-14, 2005
This three-day workshop aims to give language teachers a
comprehensive understanding of culture learning in the foreign
language classroom, as well as an array of tools to use as they
develop strategies for use in their class-rooms.
Creating Communicative Speaking Activities
July 15-17, 2005
This workshop will begin with a discussion of what it means
for a classroom task to be truly communicative and how such
tasks are related to the National Standards for Foreign
Language Teaching. Demonstrations will be provided and
hands-on activities will be used to implement the techniques
Choosing and Using Authentic Materials
July 18-22, 2005
This workshop will review some of the theoretical and
methodological arguments in favor of integrating authentic
target-language materials into the foreign language classroom,
as well as take a realistic look at some of the drawbacks and
obstacles to doing so.
Digital Video Projects
July 18-22, 2005
This workshop shows teachers how to use digital camcorders
and computers to shoot and edit video projects. Digital video
is a great way for students to express themselves in the foreign
Vocabulary The Key to Language Fluency
July 25-29, 2005
This workshop will begin by outlining the role of vocabulary
in developing second language learners' fluency. It will then
address characteristics of vocabulary activities that foster long-
term word retention. The main focus will be on identifying
problems learners face when they learn words and when they
try to use these words to communicate their ideas.
Teaching Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom
July 25-29, 2005
This workshop will cover several areas of foreign language
writing instruction. It will begin with a discussion of how
writing fits into a general skill foreign language class and the
role writing plays in meeting the National Standards for
Foreign Language Teaching.
For more information about program cost and other
inquiries about CLEAR, contact the CLEAR office at
(517) 432-2286; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or see the
website at: http://clear.msu.edu.
AL 491: Two-credit Film course
(The following course number has been erroneous in
past bulletins, it should have read AL491, not AL492).
Film course, Second half of Spring semester 2005
Two-credit Film Course, March 17-April 28, 2005
AL 491: "Remembering the Past, Celebrating the
Present: Perspectives on South Africa @10." The world
is celebrating South Africa for its 10 years of one of the
most extraordinary and relatively peaceful transitions
from racial injustice to democratic rule. The MSU
African Studies faculty proposes a two-credit course on
South African film and video to expose MSU
undergraduates to the rich history and vibrant present of
South Africa. Built with two key South African visitors
and several faculty experts on South Africa and its
media, the seven-session course will begin after MSU's
spring break. For more information contact David
Wiley or John Metzler in the MSU African Studies
Center; phone: 353-1700.
ALO Call for Concept Papers: U.S. - Japan
Trilateral Program for Basic Education in Africa
The Association Liaison Office for University
Cooperation in Development (ALO) is pleased to
announce the release of a 2005 Call for Concept Papers.
The Call may be downloaded from ALO's website:
ALO, with funding support from the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID), is
issuing this call for concept papers for institutional
partnerships in basic education involving a U.S. college
or university, or a group of colleges and universities,
public and private sector partners, Japanese universities,
and institutions in Africa. Five countries have been
identified as potential locations for program
implementation, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa,
Tanzania, and Uganda.
For more information on this or other ALO activities,
please visit the website, or contact Tony Wagner,
Communications Manager, e-mail: email@example.com;
Tel: (202) 478-4700. The deadline for receipt of
applications is March 31, 2005, 5:00 pm EST.
Niger Summer Session Abroad - Univ. of Arizona
Study Abroad at the University of Arizona is offering a
six-week summer session from June 15 to July 31, 2005
in Niamey, Niger in the heart of West Africa. Students
from across the United States may attend the program
and can easily apply online by simply following
instructions for non University of Arizona students.
Instruction in African languages (Hausa and Tamashek)
and accelerated second year French is offered, in
addition to a survey course on West African literature in
English translation (Phyllis Taoua) and upper-division
courses on West African literatures and cultures taught
in French by an international team of dynamic young
scholars (Mamadou Baro, Abdoulaye Sounaye, and
Claire Griffiths). Courses offered focus on West Africa
and are designed to provide in-depth examination of
specific issues through lectures, discussion and
Program Cost is $2,900, which includes tuition, room
and board and a one-week expedition into the Sahara
with the group. Group airfare arrangements can be made
For more information visit the University of Arizona
(UA) web site; www.arizona.edu, go to the homepage
and search for Niger Summer Session in the Google
window, or contact Professor Phyllis Taoue, Program
Director; Tel: (520) 626-0791; e-mail:
The application can be completed at
is March 31, 2005.
AAUW International Fellowships
American Association of University Women
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time
study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens
or permanent residents. Both graduate and
postgraduate study at accredited institutions is
supported. (For support at the undergraduate level, visit
The Foundation will award 57 fellowships for the 2006-
07 academic year. Six of these awards are available to
members of International Federation of University
Women affiliate organizations. These fellowship
recipients may study in any country other than their own.
The Foundation also awards several annual Home
Country Project Grants ($5,000 to $7,000 each) to
women who received AAUW Educational Foundation
International Fellowships between 2001 and 2005.
These grants support community-based projects
designed to improve the lives of women and girls in the
fellow's home country.
Applications for the academic year will be available
August 1 to December 1, 2005. The fellowship year
runs July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. Applications must
be postmarked by the deadline, December 1, 2005. For
further details, visit the AAUW website at:
Five College African Scholars Program - Fellowships
for Teaching Staff in African Universities
The Five College African Scholars Program invites
applications for competitive residency fellowships from
junior and mid-level teaching staff employed full-time
in African universities. There are two residency periods:
mid-January to May 2006 OR mid-August to December
2006. Proposals for the January residency are invited on
the topic of Health & Society, while the August
residency is open to all applicants with projects relevant
to the study of Africa in the humanities and social
sciences. The program cannot fund projects in the
natural or physical sciences. Proposals should be based
on the applicant's current research, which can be
completed and prepared for publication during the
Three to four candidates will be chosen for each term.
Scholars will receive a stipend of $3,000 per month,
round trip airfare, laptop computer, housing, health
insurance, and a modest research allowance. Application
deadline is May 1, 2005.
For more information and application form, please see
the website at www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/asp or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: (413) 577-3778; Fax: (413)
Second African Finance Journal Conference 2005
The Africa Centre for Investment Analysis (ACIA) at
the University of Stellenbosch, together with a number
of national and international organisations, is this year
hosting its Second African Finance Journal Conference
in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 and 14 July 2005.
The theme of the conference is "Promoting
Development Finance Research in Africa." For
registration and further information, contact Claire De
Sousa on 021 918 4245 or email:
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