MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/26/06
Issue No. 5 Fall 2006
September 26, 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 27, 2006, Wednesday
"Hausa table" every Wednesday round-table discussion with Professor Ibro Chekaraou. Hausa-phones in the Lansing/East Lansing area meet to practice Hausa, 12:00 noon, MSU Union-(UB Lake Michigan Rm). Direct inquiries to Professor Chekaraou at: email@example.com; or call 353-0746.
September 28, Thursday
"Democracy and Governance in the Horn of Africa: The Crisis of Election in Ethiopia,"
African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Taye Woldesemiate, Visiting Professor (Illinois
State Univ.), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.
September 28, Thursday
"Hedging Commodity Price Risk in Africa; Field Experiences and Lessons for Markets,
Finance, and Food Security," Ag Econ seminar with Dr. Julie Dana of The World Bank,
3:30p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Rm 75 Ag Hall.
September 29, Friday
International Coffee Hour, every Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Spartan Rooms B & C,
International Center Food Court. Sponsored by the Office of International Students and
Scholars office. Everyone welcome.
October 5, Thursday
"Islamic Brotherhood and Religious Tolerance in Senegal," African Studies Center Brown
Bag talk with Abdou Ngom, Faculty, (University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal), 12:00 noon,
Room 201 International Center.
October 12, Thursday
"Impact of an Education Policy on Female Pupils' Classroom Behavior and on Female
Parents' Attitude towards Their Children's Schooling in Two Niger Elementary Schools,"
African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Ibro Chekaraou, Faculty (Linguistics, MSU),
12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.
October 19, Thursday
"The Neuropsychology of Cerebral Malaria in Ugandan Children," African Studies Center
Brown Bag with Michael Boivin, Faculty, (Neurology & Ophthalmology and Psychiatry,
MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.
Eddie Daniels, ANC member to visit MSU in October
South African Eddie Daniels will be at MSU on two
weekends in October and on weekdays, Friday, October
13th, Monday morning, October 16th, Thursday
afternoon, October 19th, and Friday, October 20th all day.
Eddie Daniel's was a member of the African Nationalist
Congress (ANC). He has written an autobiography
entitled, There and Back: Robben Island 1964 to 1979
(Third edition, 1998). He is a popular lecturer among
young people and is being requested to speak in Haslett,
Okemos, and other area high schools.
If you would like to set up individual meetings with Mr.
Daniels over the two weekends, please consult John
Metzler, African Studies Center Outreach Coordinator
at (517) 353-1700; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
MSU Global Festival, Nov. 19th, MSU Union
Come Travel around the World in a Day at the Annual
MSU Global Festival, Sunday, November 19, 2006,
from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. in the MSU Union.
MSU international student organizations and area
nationality groups, representing dozens of countries
around the world, will share their cultures with exhibits,
performances of ethnic dances and music; fashion
shows; and demonstrations of native games and crafts.
There will be an entire floor of children's activities.
Enjoy delicious foods found at the international café
between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. or ala carte available all
afternoon. Purchase gifts at the Global Gift Shop. All
proceeds are used for scholarships for spouses or
international students. There is something for everyone.
Admission is Free! More details found at:
Agricultural Higher Ed. in Africa, Staff Paper avail.
Professor Carl Eicher's seminar paper on
"Agricultural Higher Education in Africa" is now
available as an MSU Staff Paper at the following web
Forthcoming in December 2006 in Food Policy 31(6),
"Crop Biotechnology and the African Farmer", Carl K.
Eicher, Karim Maredia and Idah Sithole-Niang.
MSU AgEcon Food Security International Updates
The MSU Department of Agricultural Economics
website shows many Africa-related research projects
and outreach going on at MSU. Please visit
http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/fs2/ to view the Food
Security updates in the Ag Econ department.
Prof. Mazisi Kunene Memorial Service, Oct. 12, 2006
A memorial service for Professor Mazisi Kunene is
scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2006 from noon to
2:00 p.m. at UCLA's James West Center. The
acclaimed author taught African literature and Zulu for
17 years at UCLA. The African Nationalist Congress
(ANC) member was also poet laureate of South Africa.
The complete obituary may be seen at the following site:
more information on the memorial service please
contact UCLA's African Studies Center at: (310) 825-
USDA Paid Overseas Internships
The US Department of Agriculture is looking for a few
outstanding senior and graduate level college and
university students to work in their OVERSEAS offices
to promote U.S. agricultural interests through the
USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). U.S.
citizen students who are majoring in a business or
science related agricultural field, i.e. Ag Econ, Econ,
Finance, Business or Marketing, International Studies or
Relations, Law or in a Biotechnology program are
eligible. Online registration for the summer 2007
application deadline is January 9, 2007 and the fall
2007 application deadline is April 17, 2007. For more
information on FAS internship programs, please go to:
or contact the internships coordinator at:
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 training
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
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:
email@example.com; Tel: (613) 946-0088; Fax:
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:
African History - Indiana University
Africa. Tenure-track. The Department of History at
Indiana University, Bloomington seeks to appoint an
outstanding scholar/teacher in African history. Research
fields and regional specializations are open but there
will be a preference for someone with transnational or
comparative interests. The anticipated starting date will
be the fall of 2007. Please send a letter of application,
c.v., a writing sample consisting of an article or
dissertation chapter, and arrange to have three letters of
recommendation sent to the African History Search
Committee, Department of History, Indiana University,
Ballantine Hall 742, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.,
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103. Review of applications
will start November 1, 2006, and continue until the
position is filled. Indiana University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to
excellence through diversity.
Interested candidates may direct questions to the search
committee chair, Professor John Hanson, at
Globalization and Education - Indiana University
Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-line
faculty position for a specialist in globalization and
education in the School of Education. A doctorate in an
appropriate field is required, and the successful
candidate will have disciplinary grounding in political
science, political economics, or political sociology.
Preference will be given for expertise in African studies
and/or Islam and education, but other qualified
candidates are invited to apply.
Responsibilities include conducting research and
teaching undergraduate teacher education courses and
graduate courses in comparative education and
education policy studies.
Applications should arrive by November 1, 2006 to
insure full consideration but will be accepted until the
position is filled. Send letter of application describing
research and teaching interests and experience,
curriculum vitae, sample of scholarship, and three letters
of reference to: Professor Margaret Sutton, Search
Committee Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy
Studies, 201 North Rose Avenue, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana, 47405.
Additional information about the School of Education
can be found at http://education.indiana.edu/. Questions
about the position may be directed to Professor Sutton
at firstname.lastname@example.org. The faculty of Indiana
University is committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity. The university actively encourages
applications and nominations of women, persons of
color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other
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