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MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/27/10

Tuesday Bulletin for April 27th, 2010

Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements | Other Announcements | Conferences Events
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Higher Education in the South African Context," Global Institute for Higher Education presentation by Dr. David Cooper, Fulbright New Century Scholar and sociologist (Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa), 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Third floor, International Center. Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Food Security in an Era of Price Volatility," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Rosamond "Roz" Naylor, Director, Program on Food Security and the Environment, William Wrigley Senior Fellow (Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute of the Environment, Stanford University), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Friday, April 30, 2010

"Post Conflict Resolution and Agricultural Development in Zimbabwe," Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics discussion with Professor Mandivamba Rukuni (Zimbabwe), 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Room 75 Agriculture Hall. Fri. & Sat., April 30 - May 1, 2010

"David Robinson and the Writing of African History" conference at Michigan State University Kellogg Center Auditorium. For conference program visit: Please direct inquiries to: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Issues of Engaged Scholarship in South Africa," Global Institute for Higher Education presentation by Dr. David Cooper, Fulbright New Century Scholar and sociologist (Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa), 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Heritage Room, Kellogg Center. FREE, however registration is required. Please register at outreach/ Announcements
Africa Here and Now: Contemporary Art & Identity

Student perspectives on "Africa Here and Now: Contemporary Art and Identity," will be featured at the Kresge Art Museum from April 24 - May 9, 2010. Scheduled informative tours are at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI 48824-1119. Museum admission is free. To register for a tour, please call (517) 884-0653. Other Announcements
"Through African Eyes" - Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is featuring the exhibit: "Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500–Present," April 18-August 8, 2010.

Portuguese sailors landed on the shores of West Africa more than 500 years ago. Strangers at first, Europeans became trading partners, settlers, and eventually colonizers. African artists recorded every stage of these changing relationships, and now this fascinating history can be experienced – for the first time– through African eyes. The Detroit Institute of Arts is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI. For more information, call: (313) 833-8499 or (313) 833-1292. Conferences
Remembering 114th Victory of ADWA, East Lansing

The Ethiopian Community in Michigan is hosting the 114th Victory of ADWA conference to be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room 115 of the International Center on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. The committee quotes: "This is a Day of Cultural and Educational Enlightenment: A conference featuring the history of the 114th Victory of the Battle of ADWA, one of the greatest anti-colonial wars in Africa..." Events include: Historic Pictorial Exhibition, ADWA victory DVD, Poems, and paper presentations by Ethiopian scholars and guest speakers. Please direct inquiries to: (517) 214-5392. Science Environments in Africa - May 6-8, Ann Arbor, MI

"Science Environments in Africa," is an international conference featuring experts from a wide array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines to share ideas and map out possible strategies for topics including natural resource management, climate change, environmental justice, cancer research, information technology, and funding environments for scientific research in Africa.

Keynote addresses:

May 6, 5:00 PM ~ Rackham Ampitheater

Professor Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, Political Science; 2009 Nobel laureate

May 7, 5:00 PM ~ 1670 Computer Science and Engineering Building (North Campus)

Professor Moses Kizza Musaazi, Makerere University, Engineering; Technology 4 Tomorrow

This event is sponsored by the African Studies Center's STEM-Africa Initiative University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Sandie Schulze at

Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.

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