MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/07/06

Issue No. 11 Fall 2006
November 7, 2006


EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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November 8, Wednesday

"Hausa table" every Wednesday round-table discussion with Professor Ibro Chekaraou. Hausa-phones in the Lansing/East Lansing area meet to practice Hausa, 11:30-12:30, Room 6 International Center. Direct inquiries to:; or call 353-0746.

November 8, Wednesday

Film showing: "Lost Boys of Sudan," 7:00 p.m., Room 201 International Center, sponsored by the Sudan Awareness and Support Group.

November 9, Thursday

"Globalizing English Studies in Iowa: Good Intentions, Faulty Assumptions and the Problem of Empathy," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Shannon Reed, Faculty (English Literature, Cornell College), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

November 10, Friday

"Consolidating Democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Corruption Issue," CASID/WID forum with Rose Ngalula, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

November 10, Friday

"Rewriting Patriarchal Scripts: Trade Union Beauty Pageants in the South African Clothing and Textile Industry, 1970s-Present." "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives" brown bag series with Peter Alegi, Faculty (History, MSU). 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., MSU Museum Auditorium.

November 13, Monday

Films that focus on the Middle East. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Festival will be showing films as part of the International Education Week. For program listings and locations visit

November 13, Monday

"Shooting Dogs," film based on actual events during the first days of the Rwandan genocide. Showtime is 6:30p.m., Erickson Kiva. Admission is Free.

November 13, Monday

"AIDS and AIDS Research in Africa," Lecture by Charles Becker, Historian and Researcher, Dakar, Senegal, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30, Room 201 International Center. Contact David Robinson,; or Ibra Sene, for information.

November 16, Thursday

No Brown Bag, ASA Meetings in San Francisco, CA

November 17, Friday

"HIV/AIDS Policy in South Africa: When a Pill is Not Enough," Global Health lecture by Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Editorial writer, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Room 102 Conrad Hall (North of West Fee Hall). Visit for more information.

November 19, Sunday

MSU Global Festival, MSU Union, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.. Admission is free. More details found at:


Spring Course Announcement

IAH 251A- Topics in Area Studies and Multicultural Civilizations: Focus on Southern Africa. This two-credit course will meet twice a week during the first half of spring semester; 2007: January 8-February 28, 2007. Mon. 6:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m., Wed. 6:30 p.m. - 8:50 p.m., Room 110 Berkey Hall. The course will count toward the second IAH requirement. Students who have already completed the second IAH requirement can register for the course as an elective. This course investigates contemporary issues in the southern Africa region through the media of film, literature and lecture. It will make use of MSU professors with Southern African expertise and visitors from Southern Africa. Please direct questions to instructors John Metzler or David Wiley at 353-1700.

Book by MSU Graduate Dr. Mercy Tsiwo-Chigubu

HIV/AIDS Terror Awakens the Voiceless Orphan, by Dr. Mercy S. Tsiwo-Chigubu, 545 pages; catalogue #05-1807; ISBN 1-4120-6896-7. This book discusses global HIV/AIDS stigma, Africa's predicament, Zimbabwe's orphans' plight, and the pain of the underclass in both Africa and the USA. Dr. Chigubu is a native of Zimbabwe. She earned her Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology from Michigan State University.

MSU Faculty Home for Rent

An MSU family going on a foreign assignment for 24 - 30 months wishes to rent their home on contract for part or all of this period. The location is a quick 3 miles from MSU and 5 miles from downtown Lansing. It has an East Lansing mailing address, but children attend Haslett Schools. Because the owners are non-smokers and have no pets, they will only consider renters with similar preferences. The home may be rented furnished or unfurnished. Available as early as January 1, 2007. For information, e-mail Mike at:

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