MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/26/'95

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/26/'95

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September 28, Thursday, "Democracy and Authoritarianism in Cameroon" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Hon. A. Funge Forsac M.P. (Member of Parliament, Cameroon National Assembly), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

September 28, Thursday, "The U.N. at 50: Human Rights for All"CASID/WID Seminar, 1:15 - 4:15 p.m. Crossroads Cafeteria, International Center.

September 29, Friday, "Education and Training in Namibia: Progress, Prospects and Constraints since 1990" the African Educational Research Group meeting with three graduate students from Namibia, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m., Room 116-H Erickson Hall.

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

October 6, Friday, "Education for Development: Malawi and Zimbabwe" CASID-SID luncheon seminar with Alice Nkungula, (Agriculture and Extension Education), 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

October 12, Thursday, "Exploring the Social Services and Cultural Contexts for Expression and Change in South Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dorothy Harper 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.


1995-96 Distribution and Due Dates for Awards and Grants at MSU are as follows: the Amoco Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, and the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award: the due date for both is October 24, 1995 and the contact person is Robert Banks, Provost Office, 353-5300.

The All University Research Initiation Grants (AURIG) and the Research/Outreach Seed Grant Program: the due date for both is November 1, 1995, and the contact person is Arnold Revzin, Res & Grad Studies, 353-8638.

The Integrated Technologies-Curricular Development Grants: the due date is November 1, 1995, and the contact person is Carrie Heeter, Com Tech Lab, 353-5497.

The Presidential Awards for Outstanding Community Service: the due date is November 2, 1995, and the contact person is Robert Banks, Provost Office, 353-5300.

The Excellence in Diversity Awards due date is December 1, 1995 and the contact person is Lee June, Provost Office, 432- 1001.


Africa Today is an African Studies Lecture Series to be held on Tuesday evenings at Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. This lecture series uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the recent political and socio-economic changes in Africa. Perspectives drawn from the humanities and the social sciences will give an overview of Africa that will not only create a greater awareness but also inspire an interest in the study of Africa. Upcoming events/lectures include: the Gambian National Dance Troupe and Dinner at Recital Hall in the Dalton Center on October 6, 1995. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8:00 p.m. On October 17, Ms. Freddie Webb-Pekott from the Kellogg Foundation will speak on "Gender and Development in South Africa: The Kellogg Foundation Projects." The lecture series is open to the public, and academic credit may be earned through Western Michigan University. For a brochure describing the remaining lectures for Fall Semester, and for information on earning academic credit, call (616) 387-3230. Africa Bureau Summer Overseas Internship Program - 1996. Graduate students pursuing a degree in fields related to Africa or international affairs are invited to apply for a chance to spend the Summer of 1996 working at an American embassy or consulate in Africa. This program, sponsored by the Bureau of African Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, will give a small number of highly qualified graduate students an opportunity to work at a U.S. embassy or consulate in Africa on a level equal to that of a junior foreign service officer. Important factors in the selection process will include special experience and skills, such as knowledge of Africa, political and/or economic background, and foreign languages. The deadline for applications is November 1, 1995. For more information, obtain a copy of the information at the African Studies Center (mention Tuesday Bulletin, Fall No. 5), or, contact Dwight A. Samuels, Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. 5-3430. Phone: (2) 647-6480. Fax: (2) 736- 4872.


8th Niger-Congo Syntax and Semantics Workshop will be held at Boston University on October 25-26, 1995. The focus of the workshop will be "Applicative Architectures." For more information, contact: John Hutchison and Victor Manfredi, African Studies Center, Boston University, 270 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215. Phone: (617) 353-7305 or (617) 492-0951.

International PEACEKEEPING FE95 is an exhibition that will be held November 13 - 15, 1995 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Attendance at this exhibition is vital for anyone involved in the purchase and supply of international peacekeeping equipment and services. Seminars will be held that will examine the worldFEs refugee situation, including that of Africa, and national and international approaches to regional peacekeeping. For information, contact: International PEACEKEEPING FE95, 310 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1V9. Phone: (416) 968-7252. Fax: (416) 968- 2377. E-mail:


African Media Program (AMP) Coordinator/ Manager at Michigan State University. Immediate Opening: Deadline October 13, 1995. The MSU African Studies Center has begun a three-year comprehensive national inventory and review of (a) all Africa- related films and videos available in North America which have become accessible since publishing Africa on Film and Videotape, 1960-1981: A Compendium of Reviews (1982), and (b) educational audio-visuals (slide sets, computer simulations, film-strips, overhead transparencies, etc.) currently marketed in the United States.

Requirements include a bachelorFEs degree in social sciences or humanities with Africa concentration; two years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in project management including composing documents/reviews/correspondence, editing documents/correspondence, editing books/journals/articles, supervision, proofreading, computer usage, and word processing software.*

Preferred attributes include: Africa-focused M.A. in humanities or social sciences; expertise for critically reviewing Africa- related audiovisual materials (videos, films, slide-tape presentations, etc.) and educational materials (textbooks, curricular); competency in Windows 3.1 and World Perfect 6.1, and a database program(s); and experience in grant writing.

Basic function: develops and implements programs and materials in order to inform participants of innovations, resources and offerings; administers the complex process of reviewing films, videos, and other educational audiovisuals concerning Africa and bringing these to publication; supervises secretarial and project assistants in identifying, locating, obtaining, and describing A-V materials concerning Africa in North America; supervises the development of a database of A-V materials and reviews; locates appropriate faculty and students and enlists their assistance in critically reviewing these A-V materials; writes and edits concise reviews and assembles theses and diverse data and text into monograph form; assists program directors in all aspects of program administration. Duties associated with this position involve working on a video display terminal 40-60 percent of the time viewing and reviewing A-V materials. The Program Manager will be responsible for: the day-to-day management of all programs undertaken by the AMP; liaising on a regular basis with the AMP program director and co-director; supervising the secretarial and graduate and undergraduate student staff; ensuring that the review and editing processes maintain their time- schedules; supervising the ordering and return of all reviewed items; recruiting and training (in coordination with project director/co-director) or reviewers; establishing reviewing schedules; collecting, compiling, and editing reviews to completion; supervising the entry of reviews into a database; and collaborating with the project director/co-director in the production of a monograph (print and electronic version) Africa on Film and Videotape: A Compendium of Reviews, Vol. 2.

This is an off-date position expected to end 8/14/97 with possible extension. As a full-time employee of Michigan State University, the Program Coordinator/Manager will qualify for full staff benefits. MSU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact: David Wiley or John Metzler, Project Directors, African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 100 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517) 353-1700. Fax: (517) 432-19. E-mail: WILEY@MSU.EDU or, METZLER@MSU.EDU

For application contact the MSU Employment Office at (517) 432-1662. Refer to posting # S-50532. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 13, 1995.

Development Specialist position is available at a Washington, D.C. international development consulting firm to serve as a project supervisor for technical assistance contracts in Africa. Qualifications include: the ability to collaborate with and guide the in-country team leader, to help the team focus on achieving objectives, and the ability to review results and incorporate experience. Other qualifications include: the ability to manage the home-office administration and technical support resources, have experience in strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Applicant must have a background in NRM, enterprise development, finance or other technical field. Knowledge of USAID, and fluency in French is preferred. Contact: Sally Cameron or Nancy Zlotsky, Africa Region, Chemonics International, 00 M Street, N.W., Suite 0, Washington, D.C. 036. Phone: (2) 466-5340. Fax: (2) 331-82. E-mail:


A Comparative Politics/Africa tenure-track Assistant Professor position is available in the Political Science Department at DePaul University. The department is seeking a broadly trained comparativist specializing in African politics, with interests that include post-colonial African politics, regional development issues, and ethnic relations in contemporary Africa. There will also be opportunities to affiliate with interdisciplinary programs. The candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching as well as an active research agenda. Completion of the Ph.D. degree by the summer off 1996 is expected. The job begins in the fall of 1996. Application deadline is November 15, 1995. For more information, contact: J. Harry Wray, Chair, Department of Political Science, DePaul University, 23 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-3298. Phone: (312) 325-7336. Fax: (312) 325-7337.

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 95 14:01:38 EDT
From: Judith Lessard
Subject: Tuesday Bulletin, Fall #5

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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