MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/02/10

Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements | Other Announcements | Fellowships Events
Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Let's go to the Show: Cinemas in the Social Cartography of Tanzanian Towns, 1920's-1980's," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Laura Fair, Faculty (History, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Helping Africa to Self-sufficiency: How to Build Math, Science and Innovation Across the Continent," NSCL women and diversity lecture with Neil Turok, Director, (Perimeter Institute, Ontario, Canada), 2:00 p.m., NSCL Seminar Room (Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory). Friday, March 5, 2010

"Globalization and Outsourcing: Drivers for Economic Prosperity in Developing Nations, Evidence from Mauritius," CASID/GenCen Friday Forum with Vasenden Dorasami, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Thursday, March 11, 2010

No Brown Bag — Spring Break
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Magical Realism in German and Igbo Literatures: A Comparative Study," Special Brown Bag talk with Felicia Nneka Ibemesi, Faculty and Former Chair Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literary Studies (Univ. of Nigeria, Nsukka), 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Room 201 International Center. For information contact Ike Iyioke at:; or call (517) 353-4570. Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center. Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Precarious Liberation: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Post-Apartheid South Africa," Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag presentation by: Franco Barchiesi, Faculty (African American and African Studies, Ohio State Univ.), 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., MSU MUSEUM Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the African Studies Center. Friday, March 19, 2010

"The Changing Role of Mobile Phones in Development: Some Examples from Africa," Information & Communication Technologies for Development lecture series with Jonathan Donner, (Microsoft Research, Technology for Emerging ! Markets group), 12:00, noon, Room 191 Comm. Arts & Sciences Bldg. For information, contact Dr. Mark Levy at Announcements
Faculty Announcement

DeBrenna Agbenyiga, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Assistant Dean for equity, diversity and inclusive affairs in the College of Social Science was honored on February 19, 2010 with the MSU Excellence in Diversity Award.

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of MSU's Excellence in Diversity Awards which recognizes individuals, teams and units for their exemplary work to promote an inclusive campus community," said Paulette Granberry-Russell, director of MSU's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

Professor Agbenyiga serves as the college's liaison in promoting diversity across the university. Her work in the classroom infuses issues related to multiculturalism and affirmative action.

To read more and to see other honoree's, visit: 2011-2012 Faculty & Student Fulbright Workshops

The MSU Office of International Studies and Programs cordially invites faculty, graduate students and students graduating in 2011 to attend a Fulbright Scholarship Program Informational Workshop. Schedules are following:


Thursday, April 1, 2010, Room 303 International Center, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Monday, April 5, 2010, Room 303 International Center, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Room 303-305 International Center, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

In these workshops participants will be informed about the objectives, requirements, and deadlines for each program as well as how to: 1) develop a more competitive application, 2) select a host country, 3) make necessary host country contacts, and 4) solicit winning letters of recommendation. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

Grants are provided to students, faculty, and professionals who undertake graduate study, advanced research, or teaching at the elementary, secondary, or university level in more than 140 countries. Most grantees choose their own programs. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, classes in an academic institution, a music conservatory, art school, or on special projects in the social or life sciences. The grants pay for air travel, a monthly living stipend, health and accident insurance and in some cases, tuition waivers and/or a research allowance.

To attend a workshop please register with Kathy Riel at 355-2350 or e-mail To learn more about the Fulbright Program, contact Professor Frank M. D'Itri, the MSU Fulbright Program Advisor, at SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2010: African Studies Center Prominent Africanist Lecture Series

Lecture II - Date: Mar. 26, 2010 - 5:00-7:00pm-

Location: 3rd Floor, International Studies and Programs

Guest Lecturer: Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Dean and Professor of History, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA and author of Barack Obama and African Diasporas, speaking on: "African Diasporas: Toward a Global History." Sponsored by the African Studies Center, Department of History, African American and African Studies Department, and James Madison College.
Gender, Justice & Environmental Change Fellowships

GenCen's Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) Program is pleased to announce two fellowships for MSU graduate students for the 2010-11 academic year. Generous funding provided by MSU's Graduate School has allowed for the development of $10,000 fellowship opportunities for Dissertation Research and Dissertation Completion.

For full information, flyer, and applications, please visit: The application deadline is April 16, 2010. Other Announcements
MALAIKA-South African Group to perform in Michigan, Saturday, March 13, 2010

For the first time in America! Best new comer group, Best Afro pop album, Best South African group, Mzansi's Most Wanted: MALAIKA will perform at the Eagle Theater, 15 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342 on Saturday, March 13, 2010. For information, call: (248) 804-4282; (248) 804-3757; or (972) 916-8179.

Advance tickets may be purchased from;; or Fellowships
Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women

The Conflict, Security and Development Group (CSDG) at King's College London together with the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women for 2010/2011. These Fellowships are intellectual and financial awards for personal, professional and academic achievements, as well as the recognition of future potential. From October 2010, the Peace and Security Fellowships for African women will be delivered by CSDG and the ALC, which is an initiative of King's College London. The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development.

The Peace and Security Fellowship Programme for African Women, is designed to expose young professional African women to the complexities of conflict, security and development. The exposure is to equip them for careers in this field by developing their expertise to generate African led ideas and processes of change for addressing challenges on the African continent. The Fellowships especially aim to ground this expertise on peace and security in the pursuit of excellence and integrity. It is intended that this project will train African women to develop a better understanding of African peace and security issues, in order to increase their participation in conflict management processes and other areas of security concerns for Africans. The application deadline is March 31, 2010.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit Peace, Security & Development Fellowships for African Scholars

The Conflict, Security and Development Group (CSDG) at King's College London in partnership with the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September 2010, including: MA Conflict, Security and Development; and MA International Peace and Security (see:

The Fellowships are over an 18-month period and comprise a rigorous training program on peace, security and development, which includes a 12-month Master's (M.A.) program at King's College London and an attachment to an African University to undertake an independent research project. The Fellowship program is designed to expose junior African scholars to the complexities of Security and Development issues facing the African continent. Funding for this program has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation.

The application deadline is March 31, 2010. For more detailed information and to apply, please visit

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