MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/12/06
Issue No. 3 Fall 2006
September 12, 2006
Weekly News from the AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
For back issues, see archive <http://africa.msu.edu>
September 12, Tuesday
"Increasing the Effectiveness of Responses to Food Insecurity and Famine: Famine Early
Systems Network (FEWS NET), talk by Patricia Bonnard, Trade and Markets Advisor (FEWS NET
MSU faculty, Institute of International Agriculture), 12:00 noon, Rm 75 Ag Hall.
September 14, Thursday
"A Year in Senegal: Talibe, Emigration, Strikes," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk
Ken Harrow (English dept., MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.
September 21, Thursday
"Security of Widows' Access to Land in an Era of HIV/AIDS: Panel Survey Evidence from
African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Antony Chapoto, Faculty (Ag Econ., MSU), 12:00
Room 201 International Center.
September 21, Thursday
Study Abroad Fair, Second floor of the MSU Union, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information,
contact Meghan in the Study Abroad office at 432-2686.
September 22, Friday
"Global Climate Change: What is it and What Can We Do About it?" The Center for Advanced Study of
International Development (CASID) and the Women and International Development (WID) Program
invite the MSU and Greater Lansing Community to participate in an All day Teach-In, 10:30 a.m., - 3:30
p.m., held in Room 117, the International Center Library. For information, contact the CASID office at
African Studies 2006-07 FLAS Fellows
Congratulations to the following students who have been
awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies
fellowship through African Studies:
|Anne Axel - Fisheries and Wildlife
|Kirsten Bakken -
||Linguistics and Languages
|Tracy Beedy -
||Crop and Soil Sciences
|Thomas Darnell Jr.
||Linguistics and Languages
|Jenni Fetters -
|Leigh-Anne Goins -
|Marcy Hessling -
|Sara Hillman -
||Linguistics and Languages
|Jill Kelly -
|Matthew Kirwin -
|Sandra Schmidt -
MSU Global Focus - Photography Competition
The entry deadline for the Eighth Annual International
Photography competition is Monday, October 2, 2006,
5:00 p.m. EDT. The competition is open to MSU
students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and Alumni
For more information, to see the official competition
rules and entry form, or contact the MSU Office of
International Studies and Programs, visit
http://www.isp.msu.edu/photocontest/ or contact the
MSU Office of International Studies and Programs,
Michigan State University, 209 International Center,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Tel: (517) 355-2350; or
All Around the African World Museum
All Around the African World Museum, a National
Heritage Foundation is located at 1134-1136 Shepard,
Lansing, MI 48912; Tel: (517) 484-7480.
The museum presents a pictorial display of the African
presence on the inhabited continents. Authentic
woodcarvings from the Woodcarver's Village of Aburi,
in Ghana West Africa are displayed throughout the
museum, along with art work and artifacts from other
continents. The museum fills two separate buildings.
The rooms are separated and dedicated to show the
cultural presence of Africans in each area location on
the various continents. There is also a project dedicated
to 'Reading Enrichment' for youth located in the
museum, as well.
For more information on the museum, contact Dr.
Babakubwa Kweku (Willie D. Davis, Jr.) at the number
listed above, e-mail: Damany384@aol.com; or visit the
website at: www.africanworldmuseum.org.
Umoja - New publication at Grand Valley State Univ.
The African and African American Studies Program at
Grand Valley State University recently published their
first issue of Umoja (means solidarity, unity, and
oneness in Swahili). Umoja, a peer-reviewed, scholarly
journal which is designed to foster quality scholarship
and intellectually engage the community on major issues
facing Africa, the African American community and the
African diaspora at large.
The Bulletin will be published twice yearly.
Contributions in the form of articles, book reviews,
news items, and opinion pieces from individuals and
organizations representing any discipline are welcome.
To submit contributions or for questions, e-mail: The
Editor at email@example.com or write to: Editor, Bulletin of
the African and African American Studies Program, 117
Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State University,
Allendale, MI 49401; Tel: (616) 331-8110; Fax: (616)
2006-2007 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is
launching a new fellowship program providing support
for young scholars to complete their dissertation and,
later, to advance their research after being awarded the
Ph.D. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early
Career Fellowship Program will award fellows in two
categories: Dissertation Completion Fellowships and
Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients.
Please visit the ACLS website at: http://www.acls.org
for details on applying for the fellowships. The
competition deadlines are September 27, 2006 and
November 15, 2006, 9:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowships
The Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) at the
Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), along
with its partners at the National Institutes of Health in
the USA, invite applications for Fellowships for
research that fosters the current research internationally
in the area of Gender, Globalization, and Health, and
strengthens North-South collaboration in gender global
health research, including the building of
interdisciplinary teams for research and research
Eligible research areas have been identified through
national and international consultations and include
food security and nutritional well-being, HIV/AIDS,
tobacco and addictions, occupational health and safety,
mental health, infectious diseases, violence,
reproductive health, and public-private partnerships for
health. Other cross-cutting research priorities include
human rights and ethics, socioeconomic status and
poverty, lifespan from early childhood through aging,
and health (and health-related) systems.
Full applications must be courier stamped by the
deadline date of October 1, 2006. For further
information, visit the CIHR website at: http://www.cihr-
irsc.gc.ca/e/31108.html. For questions on CIHR funding
guidelines, how to apply, and the peer review process
contact: Leah Jurkovic, Program Delivery Coordinator,
Canadian Institute of Health Research, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: (613) 946-0088; Fax:
2007 Gilman International Scholarship
The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant
at the time of application or provide proof that
he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term
of study abroad.
The applicant is applying to or has been accepted
into a study abroad program eligible for credit by
the student's institution of higher education in the
The applicant is studying abroad for at least four
weeks in one country.
The applicant is studying abroad in a country not
currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel
Warning or in Cuba.
The applicant is studying on a program that begins
between December 15, 2006 and April 15, 2007.
The Spring cycle encompasses spring semester,
quarter, calendar year, winter inter-session and
January term programs that are a minimum of four
weeks in length. May-term or Summer-only study
abroad programs are not eligible.
Award recipients will receive up to $5,000. Students
apply online via the Gilman website,
http://www.iie.org/gilman. The student online
application deadline is September 26, 2006. Please
review the full Spring 2007 Application Timeline
online, which includes deadlines for advisors and
New! Critical Need Language Supplement. During
the 2006-2007 academic year 25 recipients will be
eligible to receive a $3,000 Critical Need Language
Supplement for a total possible award of up to $8,000.
Critical Need Languages include: Arabic (all dialects)
and other non-African languages. For more information
on the Critical Need Language Supplement visit the
Gilman website at http://www.iie.org/gilman.
Two Tenure-track positions - Clark University
The Department of International Development,
Community, and Environment (IDCE) at Clark
University seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in
International Development and Social Change to begin
Academic Year 2007-08. One of these positions will be
filled at the assistant professor level and one at the
associate professor level. Significant field research
and/or applied experience in developing countries is
essential. Ph.D. or equivalent in any relevant discipline
is required. Discipline and areas are open. The
committee expects to hire one individual with
experience in Africa and one individual with expertise
in another geographical area. Candidates should be able
to teach courses supporting graduate level programs in
international development, as well as undergraduate
courses. Applicants should show a strong commitment
to working collaboratively within a cross-disciplinary
Application should include curriculum vitae, a list of
references, and a detailed statement of interest including
research foci and teaching philosophy. These should be
sent electronically to Ikaub@clarku.edu or mailed to:
Chair, ID Search Committee, IDCE, Clark University,
950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610. Review of
applications begin October 1, 2006 and continue until
the position is filled. For more information, visit:
International Center for Research on Women ( ICRW)
Please visit the ICRW website at: www.icrw.org to see
Team Director, HIV/AIDS and Development Unit
Regional Technical Advisor, HIV/AIDS
Operations Research Manager
Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic
Senior Evaluation Advisor/Economist
Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Adviser
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter,
resume, a short writing sample, and salary requirements
to: Human Resources at email@example.com. Indicate the job
title in the subject line of the e-mail.
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