MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/02/99

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/02/99

Issue No. 8, Spring 1999
March 2, 1999
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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March 4, Thursday

"All Over Again: Current Worker Participation Debates in the Labor
Movements of South Africa and the United States." African Studies Center
Brown Bag with John Beck, Faculty (School of Labor and Industrial
Relations, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

March 11, Thursday Spring BreakNo Brown Bag

March 18, Thursday "Political Parties in a New African Democracy: Ethnic Accommodation and Democratic Survival in Malawi."African Studies Center Brown Bag with Kimberly Butler, Advanced Ph.D. Graduate Student (Dept of Political Science, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


The MSU Mandela Fellowship The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) and the African Studies Center at MSU will award tuition scholarships for as many as four South African graduate students. Specifically, OISS and African Studies will offer either: Two full tuition waivers for initial degree undertaken for the duration of study, or Four partial tuition waivers covering the cost of the outofstate portion of tuition for initial degree undertaken.The goal of this fellowship is to make it easier for highly qualified South African graduate students to gain admission to MSU.It is hoped that students receiving the fellowship will eventually move into assistantship, freeing up fellowship funding for other South African students. For consideration, the candidate must be of South African citizenship and admitted as a fulltime regular student in a Masters or Ph.D. program at MSU.For specific details on how to apply, contact: Michael Fisch, Sponsored Student Coordinator, Office for International Students & Scholars, 103 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035;Telephone:

(517) 353-1720; Fax: (517) 355-4657; email:


Call for PapersWilberforce University The Humanities Department of Wilberforce University announces its first conference on Slave Narratives, to be held on the Wilberforce campus from October 14-16, 1999. The theme is "Chronicling Our Present; Remembering Our Past; Predicting Our Future."

Papers are invited on any aspect of the slave narrative including the slave as author and character; the underground railroad; contemporary experience of slave descendants; role of women and socalled minorities and any interesting focus. Send two copies of a 240-word abstract and/or proposals for sessions by May 15, 1999, to:Dr. Olabisi Gwamna, English

Department, Wilberforce University, 1055 N.Bickett Road, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384; Telephone: (937) 376- 2911, ext.615;Fax:(937) 376-2911; email:

The National Council for Black Studies The National Council for Black Studies, Inc. announces the 1999 International Summit to be held at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, on April 15-17, 1999.The theme of the summit is: "At the Dawn of the 21st Century: Positioning African Studies for the New Millennium."Some of the thematic topics include; Assessment and Evaluation of Programs/Departments and Cultural Centers on Local and National Levels, Administration in Africana Leadership, K-12 Education and an Infusion of the Africana Materials in the Public Schools, Collective Economic Development in the African World, The Black Community in Transition, and Legislative Agenda. For more information contact: The State University Dominguez Hills, Telephone: (310) 243-2169;Fax: (310) 516-3987;Email:


Richard A. Horovitz Fund The Institute of International Education invites applications for the Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development. The candidates must be a citizen of sub-Saharan Africa, a graduate student, researcher or artist in a program at an accredited U.S. university, cultural or artistic institution, be on F-1 or J visa, specialize in humanities or social sciences, demonstrate academic achievement by transcripts and letters of recommendation from faculty members, demonstrate financial need, and not currently funded by an established educational program.For additional information and application forms contact: Patricia S. Link, Program Officer, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017;Telephone: (212) 984-5390;Fax: (212) 984-5393;Email: plink@iie.orgThe deadline for applications is May 31, 1999.

The Greenlining Institute The Greenlining Institute, a Multi-Ethnic Public Policy Institute, is seeking candidates for its Multi- ethnic Academy Fellowships and Internships in Public Policy and Economic Development.The Academy is a public policy and leadership training

program for recent college graduates and graduate students who are pursuing careers in the field of public policy, urban planning, minority advocacy and economic development.Candidates must have a BA or BS in a related field or be a Masters candidate or recent graduate from a Masters program in a related field.A solid experience working with minority community groups, and familiarity with public policy or community development issues are highly recommended.For the Summer Internships, eight positions are available for a paid ten week, intensive, summer public policy and leadership training program.This program is from June 14 to August 20,1999. The deadline for applications is March 15, 1999. For the year round Fellowship, five positions are available

for a fellowship in low income, minority economic development issues.The fellowships begin in August through October 1999 and are one year in duration.The deadline for applications is June 15, 1999.A cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, all transcripts and a one page statement explaining career goals and what you hope to gain at Greenlining Academy must be sent to: Haydee A. Diaz, Academy Director, 785 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.For further details contact: Haydee A. Diaz at:

University of WisconsinMadison The African Studies Program at the UW-Madison announces that funds are available to offer Scholar Access Grants to "Africa-interested" faculty at colleges in Wisconsin and other Upper Midwest states.The purpose of these grants is to allow scholars from other institutions to conduct research in the UW libraries and to consult with Africa specialists at the university.

Grants are available for the spring and summer semesters 1999, but must be used before August 15, 1999.A letter of application including a brief description of the project, the dates the applicant wishes to go to Madison, the expected duration of the stay, an estimate of transportation and other costs, and a curriculum vitae should be sent to: James Delehanty, Associate Director. African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 205 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI53706.The application deadline is March 19, 1999.


Eastern Michigan University June 28 - July 30, 1999tentative dates The Department of African American Studies announces the Intensive Educational and Cultural Program in South Africa.The program includes four weeks of intensive course-work and cultural excursions.The team will spend time at several universities in the country including the University of Transkei and the University of Cape Town. Dr. Victor Oguejiofor Okafor will lead the team. For more information contact: Office of Academic Programs Abroad, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197;Toll free phone:800-777-3541.Email:

Uongozi (Leadership) School The University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, in collaboration with the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)'s James S. Coleman African Studies Center will host the Uongozi (Leadership) School under the auspices of the Uongozi Institute, July 4 to August 15, 1999. This project will take place in Kenya and will involve students in the arts, humanities, law, social sciences and related fields from Africa, Europe and America.Application deadline is: March 15, 1999. For more information contact: Professor Edmond J. Keller, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA, Bunche Hall 10024. P.O. Box 951310-1310. Fax: (310)


John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Country Coordinator The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation seeks a Country Coordinator of the Fund for Leadership Development.The person selected will be based in Nigeria.A cover letter and resume must be sent to: Search Director, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60603.Fax: (312) 920- 6284. Email: Web:

African Studies Association (ASA) Executive Director African Studies Association (ASA) invites applications for the position of Executive Director. This position is responsible for the administration of the ASA Secretariat in New Brunswick, New Jersey which includes the organization and management of the association's annual meeting, member publications, the ASA Press, membership services, and other duties assigned by the Board of Directors.

To apply, send a letter of interest, a resume, and at least three references (current phone and email address, if possible) to: Ms. Karen P. Bryant, Assistant to the Executive Director, African Studies Association, 132 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1400; Telephone: (732) 932-8173; Fax: (732) 932-3394.Application reviews will begin February 15, 1999, however all applications should be submitted no later than March 31, 1999. Questions should be directed to: Jack Parson, Chair of the Search Committee for the ASA Executive Director; Telephone: (843) 953-7662; email: or if he is not available, David Wiley, ASA President; (517) 353-1700; email:

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Assistant Director The Center for African Studies seeks an Assistant Director to coordinate and develop the Center's Outreach Program, administer the interdisciplinary MA program, and to assist the Center Director in programming development and implementation. Applicants must have a doctorate in education or related field with a concentration in African Studies. Experience with working with faculty and administrators, and with diverse community groups is required.Knowledge of a language spoken in Africa in addition to English, and experience with K- 12 teaching and curriculum development is desirable.This is a full-time position beginning August 21, 1999.An application letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation must be sent to: Search Committee, Center for African Studies, 210 International Studies Building, 910 South Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820; Phone: (217) 333-6335; Fax: (217) 244-2429; Email: deadline for applications is April 1, 1999.

Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 16:00:41 -0500 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 8

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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