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September 18, Thursday
"MSU's Collaboration with the University of Mali's Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources: An Update and Future Opportunities," African Studies Center Brown Bag with John Staatz, Gretchen Sanford, Brent Simpson, Mel Yokoyama, Russ Freed, Pascal Kamdem, Steve Longabaugh, Youssouf Camara, Mary Anne Walker, Brian Adams, (Participants from MSU/CANR and Office of International Development), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
September 19, Friday
"Preventing HIV/AIDS through Entertainment Education in Ethiopia," CASID/WID Friday Forum with Kim Witte, Professor (Dept. of Communications, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.
September 22, Monday
"Why Africa Matters," Special presentation by Harm J. de Blij, Distinguished Professor of Geography (MSU), 3:00 to 5:00pm, MSU Union Ballroom. This talk is sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in Art and Humanities, Center for Integrative Studies in the Natural Sciences, Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science, Dept. of Geography, and the African Studies Center.
Fall 2003 Study Abroad Fair
The Fall 2003 Study Abroad Fair has been scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 2003. The event will be held on the second floor of the MSU Union from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. Please direct inquiries regarding this event to Dr. Inge Steglitz, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 432-2685.
Collective Degradation: Slavery and the Construction of Race, November 7-8, 2003
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition announces its Fifth International Conference. The conference will explore the relationship between the enslavement of Africans and the construction of early and modern conceptions of race and racial hierarchies. The conference will bring together scholars of Graeco-Roman and Biblical antiquity, medieval Europe and early Islam, with authorities on Enlightenment, 19th- and early 20th- century European and American racial thought, with the goal of exchanging and combining insights from a wide range of historical periods and disciplines. For more information, and to register, visit the website at: www.yale.edu/glc/events/race/schedule.htm.
Academic Director - St. Lawrence University St. Lawrence
University has for the past thirty years operated a
study abroad program in Kenya for about 25 U.S. students
each semester. The program integrates classroom and
extensive field study of issues in East Africa, including
cultural adaptation, development and change; contemporary
socio-economic, environmental, health, and gender issues;
Swahili language and culture; wildlife management and
conservation. The university seeks to appoint an academic
director who will work closely with a small team of
other administrative and teaching staff. Applicants
for this post must have the Ph.D. degree; demonstrated
success in several years of teaching at the university
level; and familiarity with international education
broadly and with the U.S. university
system and American students. Research interests in topics relevant to this academic program will be an asset.
The academic director must be an enthusiastic and energetic teacher, preferably with experience in field- based learning and in cross-cultural education; he or she will accompany students on several lengthy field components, requiring absence from Nairobi for substantial intervals. The academic director will reside on the compound (as do all the administrators) and will serve as an advisor to students about academic and intercultural concerns.
Applicants should send a detailed letter explaining their qualifications for this position, a current curriculum vitae or resume, one or two syllabi for courses relevant to this academic program, and three recent letters of recommendation which address your professional qualifications for this position. A copy of one article or book chapter is optional. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2003.
Send application documents to: Dr. C. Nyamweru, Interim Director for St. Lawrence University Kenya Semester, P.O. Box 43795, Nairobi, Kenya.