MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/13/09

"Learning More about MSU's History with Africa," Elimu Bora, presentation with David Wiley, Faculty (Sociology Department at MSU), 7:30 p.m., Room 201 International Center. Elimu Bora is an MSU student group that sponsors the secondary education of Maasai girls in Kenya. Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Donkeys: a Vital Animal to Africa's Development," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Charles Mackenzie, Faculty (Pathology, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mali Study Abroad
Ethics in Development program will be introduced, 5:30 p.m., Snyder Hall, Room C202. Leaders of the new Mali Study abroad program, Stephen Esquith, Chris Worland, and Yobi Guindo (Professor Guindo lives in Mali) will discuss and answer questions, as well as encourage feedback regarding the program. Friday, October 16, 2009

"Dynamics of Sexual Violence as Weapons of War: Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo," Lyman Briggs College Speaker Series with Dr. Julia Van Rooyen, Gynecologic Surgeon and Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., C102 Holmes Hall. Friday, October 16, 2009

"Ecosystem Services: Linking Science to Action in Malawi and the Region," CASID/GenCen Friday forum with Daimon Kambewa, Faculty, Development Studies, (Bunda College, Malawi) and Anne Ferguson, Center for Gender in Global Conte! xt (MSU), 12:00, Room 201 International Center. Friday, October 16, 2009

"The Journey from MSU's Lyman Briggs College to the Congo: Advancing the Science and Practice of a Humanitarian Response to Violence and War," Lyman Briggs College Speaker Series with Dr. Michael Van Rooyen, Faculty (Harvard School of Public Health), 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Room C102 Holmes Hall. Friday, October 16, 2009

"Growing up Healthy in Africa (and What We Can Do to Make it Possible" Fall 2009 Andrew D. Hunt Memorial Lecture with speaker Michael L. Bennish, M.D. (CHM, MSU), Executive Director and Founder, Mpilonhle, South Africa, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Pasant Theatre - Wharton Center. Tuesday, October 20, 2009


"Declarations of Dependence: Labor, Personhood, and Welfare in South Africa and Beyond," African Studies Center Evening Lecture Series with Dr. James Ferguson, Chair and Professor, (Anthropology, Stanford Univ.), 4:00 p.m., 3rd Floor, Rm 303, International Center. Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Local Economic Development, Poverty Reduction and sustainable Livelihoods within Townships in South Africa. Myth or Reality?," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Cecil Madell, Visiting Scholar, Univ. of Michigan-UMAPS program (Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa), 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Room 201 International Center. Thursday, October 29, 2009

Michigan State University Inaugural Annual ASA Presidential Lecture

"African Audiences from Hollywood to Nollywood," Inaugural Annual ASA Presidential lecture with African Studies Association (ASA) President, Dr. Charles Ambler, Faculty, History Department, University of Texas at El Paso, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Room 115 International Center. Reception to follow in Spartan Rooms B & C, Crossroads Food Court. Announcements
Fulbright-Hays Student & Faculty Grant Announcement.

The FY2010 Fulbright-Hays student Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) and Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Programs opened on October 5, 2009. This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students and faculty to conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. These programs are defined as research related to the comprehensive study of aspects of a society, including geography, history, culture, economy, politics! , and/or international relations. On-line information is available at: * (DDRA), * (FRA) and the MSU Fulbright web page at: * (DDRA and FRA).

The grants pay for air travel, a monthly living stipend, health and accident insurance, dependent allowances, and research project allowance. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must submit their application to the MSU Fulbright-Hays DDRA/FRA Project Director who is responsible for forwarding all student and faculty applications to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA/FRA Programs. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA and FRA Program deadlines are:

November 11, 2009--MSU Fulbright-Hays DDRA budget submission deadline

November 24, 2009-- MSU Fulbright-Hays DDRA application submission deadline

December 1, 2009-- Fulbright-Hays DDRA national application submission deadline

Additional information about these programs will be presented at a Fulbright/Fulbright-Hays DDRA/FRA Program Informational Seminar on either Friday, October 23, 2009, 321 Linton Hall from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. or Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 321 Linton Hall from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

If you cannot attend but are interested in learning more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship Program, please contact Frank M. D'Itri, the MSU Fulbright Program Advisor, at or Tel: 432-8244. Study Abroad Programs in Africa - Info Meetings


Ethics and Development in Mali: Art, Culture and Education

Summer 2010

Thursday, October 15

5:30 pm - C202 Snyder


Food, Nutrition and Health

Summer 2010

Thursday, October 22

6:00 pm - 1279 Anthony Hall


Paradise in Peril? Exploring Madagascar's Biodiversity Crisis

Summer 2010

Wednesday, October 28

5:30 pm - 338 Natural Resources


Paradise in Peril? Exploring Madagascar's Biodiversity Crisis

Summer 2010

Wednesday, November 4

5:30 pm - 555 Baker


Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals (BEAM)

Summer 2010

Tuesday, November 10

5! :30 pm - 203 Natural Science


Paradise in Peril? Exploring Madagascar's Biodiversity Crisis

Summer 2010

Wednesday, November 11

5:30 pm - 338 Natural Resources

Direct inquiries to Chris Barden, Office of Study Abroad, 109 International Center, (517) 432-8785; or e-mail: GenCen Internship Applications for Spring 2010

The Center for Gender in Global Context offers in- internship coordination for undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of gender related to social justice, community development, health, domestic violence, and/or environmental health and justice. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to gain hands on experience interning with organizations working on these issues, while receiving MSU credit. More information and a downloadable application form can be found at Electronic submissions are encouraged.

The submission deadline is November 1, 2009. Students interested! in international internships should contact the GenCen Internship Coordinator, Marisa Rinkus, at as soon as possible to discuss programs and specific deadlines. Africa Past and Present Podcast

Africa Past and Present -- the podcast about African history, culture, and politics -- is now available at:

Africa Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb. It is produced by Matrix -- the Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online Other Announcements
International Human Rights Training Program

Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education, located in Canada will host The 2010 International Human Rights Training (IHRTP) program beginning June 6 - 25, 2010 in Montreal, Canada. Since 1980, this annual three-week training session brings together approximately 120 participants from over 60 countries. The IHRTP provides a unique opportunity for human rights work! ers to deepen their understanding of human rights and of the essential role of human rights education in effecting change.

As recognized by the United Nations: "There is a growing consensus that education in and for human rights is essential and can contribute to both the reduction of human rights violations and the building of free and peaceful societies. Human rights education is also increasingly recognized as an effective strategy to prevent human rights abuses."

The deadline for submitting applications for International Applicants is November 21, 2009; and March 31, 2010 for Canadian Residents and citizens. For information and an application form, visit or e-mail: SCALI 2010 Announcement

The Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) 2010 program will be hosted by Michigan State University from June 14, 2010 to August 6, 2010. A student who attends SCALI, can possibly finish his/her language requirement for Specialization in African Studies, in a year. To view requirements from last year's SCALI program, visit Updated information for 2010 will be available after December 15, 2009. Fellowships
Fellowship in Ethiopia for African Professionals

A five-month temporary Fellowship in Poverty Analysis and the Millennium Development Goals for Young African Professional! s in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia is being offered to African professionals.

This fellowship is open only to nationals of ECA member states. It is located in the African Centre for Gender and Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The fellowship program is targeted at young Africans below 30 years of age. Candidates applying must have a Master's degree and currently enrolled in a PhD program or have admission to do so. The program aims to provide practical, on-the-job experience to the young professionals as they prepare either for their doctoral studies and/or for possible future career assignments at African development institutions, teaching and research think tanks or member States' government institutions upon completion of their higher degrees.

The application deadline is October 31, 2009. For information, e-mail Jobs
Depa! rtment of History - Univ. of Florida

The Department of History at the University of Florida is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who is a historian of Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. Regional specialization and time period are open. The position will begin in August 2010 and applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. by then. UF's Department of History has forty faculty members, over 100 graduate students, and an established graduate program in African history.

The UF Center for African Studies is a federally-funded Title VI National Resource Center, which draws on some 100 affiliated faculty to create campus-wide graduate and undergraduate interdisciplinary programs related to Africa.

The University of Florida is a comprehensive public research university encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, and is a member of the Association of American Universities.Please send letter of applicati! on, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Luise White, Chair, Francophone Africa Search Committee – PS # 00025355, Department of History, University of Florida, PO Box 117320, Gainesville, FL 32611-7320; e-mail: The application deadline is December 15, 2009.

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

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