AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER - UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Study Abroad Information Meetings for Summer 2009 Programs Going to Africa SOUTH AFRICA
"Conservation and Biodiversity in South African Parks and Nature Reserves"
"Society and Ecology"
Please direct any questions to Chris Barden, Editor, Office of Study Abroad, 109 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Phone: (517) 432-8785; Fax: (517) 432-2082; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://studyabroad.msu.edu.
Agriculture, Development, Environment & Gender: NGO Internships in Malawi - Jan. 12 - May 1, 2009 (includes six weeks on MSU campus) This program is a cooperative venture between the College of Social Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Center for Gender in Global Context, the African Studies Center , and the Institute of International Agriculture which will allow students the opportunity to carry a full semester course-load while participating in a non-governmental organization (NGO) internship. Students will be required to take intensive course-work for six weeks in East Lansing, two-weeks in Malawi, and an eight-week internship with an NGO. Some examples of NGOs a student may work with are Water Aid, Action Aid, or World Vision (all subject to change).
Students must be in good academic standing, with a grade point average of at least 2.5 at the time of application. Meeting this minimum grade point average does not, however, guarantee admission. Additionally, students must submit an essay with their application stating why they wish to participate in this program. This program is open to MSU students only.
The deadline to apply is October 15, 2008. Visit http://studyabroad.msu.edu/programs/africangointern.html for more details. To find out more about the program contact one of the following people: Dr. Anne Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, Director of Center for Gender in Global Context, 206 International Center; Phone: (517) 353-5040; Dr. Tracy Dobson, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 10C Natural Resources Building; Phone: (517) 432-1711; Kate Patch, Center for Gender in Global Context, 206 International Center; Phone: (517) 353-5040.
2nd Annual Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner, Lansing, MI The City of Lansing - Building Bridges Ramadan Unity Dinner will be held on Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:00 pm 9:30 pm at the Cooley Temple Building, 217 S. Capitol Avenue, 6th Floor, Auditorium, Lansing, Michigan.
The Keynote Speaker is the Honorable Adam A. Shakoor of Adam Shakoor & Associates, PC. He was the first Muslim Judge in the U.S., appointed to the Wayne County Common Pleas Court in 1981, Retired Chief Judge of the 36th District Court. Former Deputy Mayor & Chief Administrative Officer (City of Detroit 1989 1993).
Learn about the Muslim Month of Fasting and support food access to all! Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern cuisine catered by Sultan's; promote food security and greater understanding among communities. Proceeds will go to the Greater Lansing Food Bank to support the hungry in the Lansing community. To order tickets, contact Renee Freeman-(517) 483-4141 e-mail: email@example.com.
Interpreter/Translator Referral Program- Detroit, MI The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD, a Michigan nonprofit), in an effort to serve the community better has introduced their new Interpreter/Translator Referral Program. The Institute receives hundreds of calls from businesses and individuals seeking people to translate, write or speak different languages. As a member of the referral program your name and language skills will appear on the IIMD website so clients can come directly to you. Becoming a member of this program will give you an added marketing edge above traditional methods.
To become a member of the International Institute's Interpreter/Translator referral program contact the IIMD office at (313) 871-8600 ext. 232 and speak to Amanda.
"A Taste of Cameroon" - Sat. Oct. 25th, Lansing, MI The Cameroonian Ladies Association of Lansing (CALALA) extends an invitation to their fundraising dinner gala "A Taste of Cameroon". This fundraising gala is to support a water project in Cameroon. It will be held at the Parish Family Center, 3815 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48910, 6:00p.m. - 12:00 midnight. The gala will feature authentic Cameroonian cuisine, fashion show/hair show, cultural events, and dance. For tickets and other information contact Melanie at (517) 927-9637 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Tenure-track positions - Univ. of Norte Dame The University of Notre Dame Department of History invites applications for two tenure-track positions in African history, any specialization, at either the assistant or associate professor level. Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2008, and the department will continue accepting applications until October 13, with interviews of finalists expected at the African Studies Association meeting in Chicago in November. Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v. and three letters of recommendation to African Search Committee, Department of History, 219 O'Shaughnessy Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
For more information on African studies at Notre Dame, including the new Ford family program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Department of Africana Studies, visit the following sites: http://kellogg.nd.edu/fordprogram/events.shtml and http://africana.nd.edu/. The University of Notre Dame is an affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are especially encouraged to apply.
Political Science & Environmental Policy with International Experience - Michigan State Univ. Michigan State University seeks a faculty member in the area of environmental policy. The appointment will be joint between the Environmental Science and Policy Program and the Department of Political Science. Political Science will be the tenure home for the position. Ph.D. or equivalent is required at the time of appointment.
Candidates should have strong quantitative skills and a rigorous theoretical focus. International experience or demonstrated interest in international issues is an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to develop externally funded research. Applications will be reviewed starting September 15, 2008, and will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please send curriculum vitae, samples of written work, a short statement of professional goals and at least three letters of recommendation to: ESPP/Political Science Search Committee, Environmental Science and Policy Program, Michigan State University, 274 Giltner Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1101. Electronic applications should be sent to ESPP@MAIL.MSU.EDU and directed to Search Committee, copies to email@example.com. For more information on the Environmental Science and Policy Program see: http://www.environment.msu.edu/. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
Senior Research Associate - Nordic Africa Institute The Nordic Africa Institute, located in Uppsala, invites applications for a position as Senior Research Associate for a research project on `Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion.'The Nordic Africa Institute is seeking to appoint an experienced researcher at the rank of Senior Research Associate to manage a new research project on 'Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion'. The candidate must have a demonstrated experience in the analysis of poverty and inequality and offer research-based policy recommendations on how to reduce them. The position is for a period of three years and financed by Sida. The closing date for applications is September 30, 2008.
For more information please visit: http://www.nai.uu.se/about/job/senior_research_associate/.
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