Tuesday Bulletin for April 15th, 2008

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Tuesday Bulletin for April 15th, 2008

Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements


Nigerian Pidgin English: It's Political and Cultural Relevance

Thursday, April 17, 2008
African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Dr. Tunde Fatunde, Faculty (Francophone Studies, Lagos State University, Nigeria), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

The Rebirth of Nigerian Universities: Prospects for MSU-Nigerian-Partnerships

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
African Studies Center Special Brown Bag talk with Reverend Echi Nwogu, Senior Personal Assistant of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (MSU's oldest partner in Africa), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

The Effects of Market Deregulation on Maize Marketing Margins in South Africa: An Opportunity to Improve Household Food Security

Thursday, April 24,2008
African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Senior Researcher (Bureau of Food & Agricultural Policy, BFAP, University of Pretoria, South Africa), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

Film series "Daratt: Dry Season" (Chad)

Thursday, April 24, 2008
Shown at the Snyder-Phillips residential college theater, 7:30 p.m. – This fable-like gem opens in a small village in Chad, as the government is about to announce the fates of those accused of war crimes during the country's decades-long civil war. Atim and his grandfather crouch by a small radio to await the verdict; controversially, the government decides to grant amnesty to all war criminals. This devastating decision prompts the boy's grandfather to assign him one mission in life: Kill the man who murdered Atim's father during the war. Armed with a revolver, he is told to return only when ! his task has been completed.


New South African Quilt Exhibit at MSU Museum

A South African quilt is the current featured quilt in the quilt collection's showcase at the Michigan State University Museum. Made c. 2000 by a Venda women's cooperative in Muswodi, Limpopo, South Africa, the quilt's embroidered panels illustrate images from a Venda folk tale. Visit: 2002.9.1.html for more details.

Two other South African quilts are also currently on view at the MSU Museum, one each in the exhibit "Siyazama: Traditional Arts, AIDS, and Education in South Africa" and "Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory." The MSU Museum is open Mon.- Fri., 9:00 - 5:00.; Sat., 10:00 - 5:00; and Sun., 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Openings Available: MSU Study Abroad in Uganda

This study abroad program to Uganda is being offered for the first time this summer, with a few spots left.

The MSU Office of Study Abroad is offering a new course for 2008 entitled "Evolution of Uganda's Biodiversity: Apes to Aves" that will be held July 26 to Aug. 18, 2008. This study abroad program will focus on the evolution of primate and avian biodiversity in forests of western Uganda. With its tremendously rich biota, Uganda is one of the world's mega-diversity countries. Highlights of the program will be tracking the endangered mountain gorilla at Bwindi National Park, tracking chimpanzees at Kibale forest, a boat trip to find the bizarre Shoebill on Lake Albert, seeing many elusive birds and monkeys with expert Ugandan guides, and viewing wildlife at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Students can earn the following credit for this course: ZOL 490; NSC 390, 490; FW480; ANR 475; ANP 490; LB 490E; ISB 202. There are still a few spaces available so it is not too late to apply. Contact Dr. Pam Rasmussen, Assistant Professor <>, Department of Zoology or Gabe Hamer, TA <>, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife for more information if you are interested. For details, visit the Study Abroad website at:

rom MSU African Studies Center <>
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Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.

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