MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/02/'95

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/02/'95

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| 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER | Fall, No. 6 |
| EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035 | October 2, 1995 |

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October 5, Thursday, "The West Africa Rural Foundation: Empowering Villagers in West Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Fadel Diame (Coordinator of the West Africa Rural Foundation) 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

October 5, Thursday, Aid Politics in Washington since November 1994" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Nicolas Van de Walle (Faculty, Department of Political Science, MSU, and Visiting Fellow, Overseas Development Council, Washington, D.C.), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center).

October 6, Friday, "U.S. Foreign Assistance and Africa" special seminar with Mr. William Ford (African Development Foundation President and CEO), 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in West 1 Owen Hall. Sponsored by Urban Affairs Programs and the Urban Studies Graduate Student Association. For further information: Dr. Maxie C. Jackson, Jr.: 353-1803.

October 12, Thursday, "Exploring the Social Services and Cultural Context for Expression and Change in South Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dorothy Jones (ACSW, Diversity Officer for the College of Social Science, and Professor, School of Social Work, MSU) and J. Theodore Jones (ACSW, Program Administrator, Michigan Department of Social Services [retired]), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

At Western Michigan University: October 17, Tuesday, "Gender and Development in South Africa: The Kellogg Foundation Projects" Western Michigan University African Studies Lecture Series (Fall 1995) with Ms. Freddie Webb-Pekott (The Kellogg Foundation), at 7 p.m., Lee Honors College.

October 19, Thursday, "Exploring the H-Africa and H-Net" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Harold Marcus (Professor, Department of History and African Studies Center, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.


The following students have been awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the 1995/96 academic year: Charmagne Andrews (Art History, Shona); Laurie A. Brush (Veterinary Medicine, Shona); Kimberly Butler (Political Science, Chichewa); Timothy Carmichael (History, Arabic); Ellen E. Foley (Anthropology Wolof); Kimberly L. Ludwig (Political Science, Chibemba); Ghislaine E. Lydon (History, Wolof); Elizabeth L. MacGonagle (History, Shona); and Megan G. Plyer (Anthropology, Swahili).

All applicants are commended. Congratulations to the recipients!

The MSU Department of Agricultural Economics welcomes Dr. Mandivamba Rukuni, who will arrive in early October to work for nine months on the Food Security Project with Duncan Boughton, James Oehmke, James Shaffer and Julie Howard. They will be working on strategic issues in national and regional agricultural research in Africa. Dr. Rukuni is a professor of agricultural economics and is a former Dean of Agriculture at the University of Zimbabwe. In 1994-95, he served as chairman of the Land Commission set up by President Mugabe.

World Food Day is October 16, 1995. Sam Harris, Founder, will speak at 12:00 noon in Parlor A of the MSU Union. It is estimated that 40,000 people die every day from hunger, although the world produces 1,900 million tons of cereal grain and 500 million tons each of wheat and rice each year--enough to feed everyone on the planet. An international citizens lobby has been created whose purpose is to create the political will to end hunger.

The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) and the Women and International Development Program (WID) sponsor a series of presentations which will continue monthly in the 1995-96 academic year showcasing quality undergraduate work in international and development studies. CASID and WID are soliciting undergraduates with well-written papers or relevant experiences in development issues to make presentations in this series. Interested students may contact Gail Campana at CASID at 353-5925 or Rita Gallin at 353-5040.


The Master Musicians of Jajouka featuring Bachir Attar will be performing on Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m. at the Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Basing their music on pre-Islamic rites celebrating the god Pan, this aristocratic group of Moroccan pipers and drummers has played this music to the sultans for over 4,000 years, making it among the worlds oldest musical group.

The Directors Series at the Studio Theater in Detroit presents Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens by Linda Parris-Bailey, October 12 - 15 and 19 - 22. The colorful lives of seven black women who emerged from the American West during the period from 1830 - 1890 are celebrated in story and song. For more information call (313) 577-2972.

The Royal African Society Conference: Mediums of Change - the Arts in Africa 95 will take place at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, September 29-30 and October 1, 1995. Africa 95 will be celebrated from October to December in the United Kingdom to recognize all of the arts of the African continent: music, theater, dance, visual arts, literature, film and broadcasting. The program includes: Artist, Medium and Development in the Visual Arts, African Music - Cross-Atlantic, The Language of Change in Theater/Performance, and Film: Documenting Change in Africa. The keynote address will be given by Wole Soyinka (Nigerian playwright, poet and Nobel Laureate). Other presenters include Haile Gerima (Ethiopian film- maker), Pitika Ntuli (South African sculptor and poet), and Angelique Kidjo (Beninoise singer). For more information about Africa 95 please contact: Richard House, 30-32 Mortimer Street, London W1N 7RA, Great Britain.

The Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois presents their Wednesday Noon snack lunch seminars in Room 101 International Studies Building: October 4: Abebe Fisseha, (Education), "The Politics of Education in Ethiopia." October 11: Lamissa Bangali, (Anthropology), "Land and Boundary among the Senufo People of Mali and Burkina Faso."

Boston Universitys Division of International Programs offers an opportunity of academic year of semester study in Niamey, Niger. For information and an application contact Boston University, International Programs, 232 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA 02215. Phone: (617) 353-9888 Fax: (617) 353- 5402.

The Council on International Educational Exchange offers semester and full-year study programs at the University of Ghana at Legon. The application deadlines are October 15 for spring semester and April 1, 1996 for fall semester and full-year study. For more information call 1-800-641-CIEE.

Semesters in Namibia/South Africa are sponsored by Augsburg College and Valparaiso University. The Fall 1996 semester, Southern African Societies in Transition: The View from Namibia, will take place from September 4 - December 15. The Spring 1997 semester, Women and Development: Southern African Perspectives, will take place January 19 - May 16, 1997. These programs integrate solid academic work with real-life experiences. Based in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the participants will also travel to the western coast of Namibia, and spend two weeks in southern Namibia and South Africa. For more information, contact: Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Phone: (612) 330-1159. E-mail: www: 1-800-299-8889

African Entrepreneurship is the title of a Carter Lecture series to take place in November 1995 at the University of Florida. The series was established in 1988 to honor internationally renowned scholar Dr. Gwendolen Carter. The Series provides a national forum for discussion of issues important to Africa. Scholars, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are invited to meet in Gainesville prior to the African Studies Association Annual Conference in Orlando. The University of Florida is the principal host institution. Contact: Dr. Anita Spring, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. Phone: (904) 392-4691. Fax: (904) 392-6929.


The 27th Annual Conference on African Linguistics will be held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, on March 29-31, 1996. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for 20-minute papers on all areas relating to African Linguistics. Abstract deadline is December 7, 1995. For information pertaining to the conference and instructions on how to submit abstracts, contact: Paul A. Kotey, Organizer, ACAL 27, P.O. Box 115565, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-5565. Phone: (904) 392-7015. Fax: (904) 392-1443. E-mail:


The Overseas Ministries Study Center administers Research Enablement Grants for the Advancement of scholarship on Christian Mission and Christianity in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. For more information contact: G. A. Little, Overseas Mission Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven CT O6511. Phone: (203) 865-1827. Deadline is November 30.


Sub-Saharan African History--Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track position in the department of history to begin in the fall of 1996. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and evidence of scholarship required; Ph.D. by July 1st, 1996 expected. Candidates should be prepared to teach surveys, upper-level courses, and undergraduate seminars in the history of Sub-Saharan Africa. Specialist in the history of West Africa or Central Africa preferred; ability to teach the African Diaspora desired. Founded in 1787, Franklin & Marshall College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. Prearranged interviews will be held at the ASA meeting. Please send letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Chair, African Search, Department of History, Franklin & Marshall College, Box 3003, Lancaster PA 17604-3003. Deadline: November 10th.

Northwestern University is taking applications for a full-time, tenured, senior position in comparative politics--including political sociology, in the Program of African Studies and the Department of Political Science. Candidates should have established teaching and research interests centering on current political dynamics in Africa and their relationships to other global processes. Applications by scholars with comparative and international interests are encouraged to apply, and those with regional emphasis in east or west African politics and society are preferred. The incumbent would join a diverse Africanist faculty that is actively engaged in graduate and undergraduate interdisciplinary training and inter-areal study, and is expected to participate in the activities of he Program of African Studies (PAS) and the Department of Political Science. A record of successful programmatic, collaborative, and fund-raising experience will prove valuable, as will existing linkages with Africa-based scholars, scholarly networks, and institutions. A letter of application, current vitae, writing samples, and complete contact information for three referees should be sent to: Chair, PAS Senior Social Science Search, Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, 620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208-4110, USA. Applications received by November 15, 1995 will be given full consideration; those received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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