MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/20/07
The African Studies Center at MSU
Tuesday Bulletin for November 20th, 2007
Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements | Other Announcements
Conservation and Biodiversity in South African Parks and Nature Reserves
Monday, November 19, 2007
Study Abroad Information Session (sponsored by the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife in
the College of Agriculture Natural Resources), 5:00 p.m., Rm 001 Natural Resources. Other
scheduled information sessions on Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th at
5:00p.m., both in Rm 019 Natural Resources.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
No Brown Bag
Strengthening Civil Society in Techiman, Ghana: An International Collaboration to Build
the Nkwantananso Cultural Center
Thursday, November 29, 200! 7
African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Robert Glew, Faculty (Anthropology, MSU) and
Raymond Silverman, Faculty (Art History, Univ. of Michigan), 12:00 noon, Room 201
The Ones Left Behind: Rural Households and Poverty in Mozambique After the Death of an
Friday, November 30, 2007
CASID/WID Friday Forum with Cynthia Donovan, Visiting Assistant Professor (Agricultural
Economics, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.
Crisis in the Implementation of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sudan Awareness and Support Group Special Brown Bag talk with Benaiah Yongo-Bure,
Faculty (Kettering Univ., Flint, MI), 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Room 201 International Center.
African Studies Center Application for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) for !
The African Studies Center at MSU is now acc! epting o n-line applications for FLAS fellowships for academic year 2008-09 and for the 2008 Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI). The FLAS fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program for the study of African languages and non-language courses on Africa. Up to date information and on-line application forms are available at: http://africa.msu.edu/flas.php.
Candidates must have completed application procedures by February 15, 2008. Related application materials are to be mailed to the Assistant Director of the African Studies Center, 100 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Phone: (517) 353-1700; Fax: (517) 432-1209; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) 2008 will be hosted by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For details, please visit: http://africa.msu.edu/scali.php; or http://scali.afrst.uiuc.edu/ for details.
Spring Course Announcement
PHL 351 "African Philosophy," Tuesday/Thursday, 3:00-4:20 p.m., Instructor: John Otieno
Ouko . Course topics include: Definition and justification; epistemological, metaphysical,
and ethical issues in African Philosophy; the "rationality" debate; and connections among
African, African American and feminist philosophies. For more information, call the
Department of Philosophy at 355-4490.
NUR 402: International Health (on-line course)
3 credits, Instructor: Connie Currier. This course will provide a general understanding of factors/dynamics that affect the health of human populations and efforts to improve it. The course will address: 1) the cultural context of health and illness, 2) international health and population status, and 3) the role of international agencies in policy setting and program development. The course is open to graduate and undergraduate students, and n! ursing and non-nursing majors. For more information contact: C! onnie Cu rrier at 432-1162; e-mail: email@example.com.
Sisters in Law- PBS Broadcast, November 27, 2007
There will be a national PBS broadcast premier of SISTERS IN LAW, a powerful documentary about two extraordinary African women who are determined to change their community. The documentary offers an opportunity to raise awareness about violence against women, a human rights issue that affects women across the globe. Not only is SISTERS IN LAW a remarkable story, but it also presents a progressive model for empowerment, advocacy and change at the community level. To learn more about the film visit http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c645.shtml. Check your local listing for SISTERS IN LAWS on the PBS series Independent Lens.
For more information, visit the African Studies Center Website. Please submit information on Africa-related! events or news seven to ten days in advance of publication. Send to the African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Programs, Michigan State University. Telephone: (517) 353-1700; Fax: (517) 432-1209; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.