MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/12/'95

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/12/'95

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| 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER | Fall, Nos. 2 & 3 |
| EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035 | September 12, 1995 |

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September 13, Wednesday, "Africare s Gour! (Niger) Natural Resource Management Interventions" the Food Security Project brown bag series with David Weight (former project administrator for Africare), 12:00 noon, Room 16 Agriculture Hall. Background information is available ahead of time from Roxie Damer, Room 216 Agriculture Hall. For more information, contact Reid Whitlock, 353-7226.

September 14, Thursday,"Open Meeting on MSU s South Africa Strategy," African Studies Center Brown Bag hosted by the Action Group on South Africa, for public to response to the draft of MSU s South Africa Strategy. Con Con Room, International Center, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. (The draft is available from the Office of the Dean, International Studies and Programs, 207 International Center).

September 15, Friday, Social Science Research Council International Predissertation Fellowship Program, 1996 Information Meeting for MSU graduate students, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in 309 Berkey Hall. For more information, contact: Keiko Tanaka, Dept. of Sociology, at <>.

September 21, Thursday, "MSU s Involvement in Health Programs in Sudan" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Charles MacKenzie (Chairperson and Professor, Pathology, MSU), Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center, 12:00 noon.

September 23, Saturday, "Exploring Third World Issues through Literature" fall workshop sponsored by Michigan International Development Education Outreach Network (MIDEON) and Alma College. See related article in Announcements Section.

September 28, Thursday, "Reflections on the ISS Africa Course" African Studies Center Brown Bag with David Dwyer (Professor, Anthropology, Linguistics, and African Studies, MSU), Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center, 12:00 noon.

Please note: Until the International Center becomes handicapper accessible, the African Studies Center Brown Bags and Lectures normally will be held in the Spartan Rooms of the Crossroads Food Court, International Center, where outside food is not allowed.


The African Studies Association 1995 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida--the African Studies Center will coordinate room sharing for MSU students interested in attending. The annual meeting will be held November 3 - 6, 1995 (see Conferences, below). Interested students should contact Judy or Ilona at the African Studies Center at 353-1700, to have their names added to the list.

Hepatitis-A Vaccine for International Travelers--an advisory from Dennis M. Jurczak, M.D., University Physician, Olin Health Center indicates that Hepatitis-A virus infection is endemic in certain areas which include, but are not limited to, Africa, Asia (except Japan), the Mediterranean basin, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, Mexico, and parts of the Caribbean. The seriousness of the disease is related to age. In adults more than 50 years of age, the case fatality rate is 2.7 percent.

Hepatitis-A vaccine has become available in the United States and consists of one primary injection followed by a booster in six to twelve months. All faculty, staff, and students who travel in endemic areas are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. The vaccine is available at Olin Health Center at a cost of $66 per injection. Appointments to receive the vaccination may be made through the Olin Health Center Travel Clinic at 353-3161.

Agricultural Economics Report No. 585 entitled, Departmental Publications - 1994, was published in August 1995 and is available from the Department of Agricultural Economics, 202 Agriculture Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Leonidas Murembya, from Rwanda, is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept. of Economics at MSU and he is in need of assistance in helping bring his remaining family from Zaire. Through his younger sister he recently learned that another sister, a brother, and his sixty-four year old mother were alive in a refugee camp in Goma, Zaire. His father, along with three sisters, three brothers, and their spouses and children, had all been killed in Rwanda. To help, please send a check to: Friends of Leonidas, Old Kent Bank, Okemos Branch, 4990 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864.

All-University Research Initiation Grants (AURIG) are available on a competitive basis to all MSU faculty. There will be only one round of competition. The maximum level of funding is $15,000 and the deadline is November 1, 1995 for receipt of proposals in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Telephone inquiries should be directed to Mrs. Jean Van Douser (5-0306). Proposals are invited from all faculty who have not had AURIG funding in the last 18 months.

English Teacher needed for a West African (Niger) woman who already speaks French and some local languages (Tomaceq, Djerma, and Hausa). A tutor is needed to assist this person with comprehension and speaking skills. Contact Dale or Frances Downes at 333-6528 in the evenings or on the weekend.


"Exploring Third World Issues Through Literature" is the first seminar in the MIDEON 1995-96 Workshop Series to be held Saturday, September 23, 1995 at Alma College, Michigan. Sponsored by Michigan International Development Education Outreach Network (MIDEON), Alma College, and co-sponsored by The African Studies Center and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID). This workshop is designed for humanities faculty, advanced students, and interested community members. Prior registration is required. The workshop s hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information contact: Jim Mueller, Alma College, phone: 517-463-7183; or, Gail Campana, MSU/CASID: 517-353-5925.

African World Expo, the World s largest African, North American Trade and ivestment Conference and Expo will be held November 2 -4, 1995 at the Promenade Level, Westin Hotel, Detroit, Michigan. There will be exhibits and a conference on export-import, joint ventures, and investments. For more information: Michigan International Trade Authority, Michigan Jobs Commission, 525 W. Ottawa, Lansing, Michigan 48909. Phone: 517-373-6390. Fax: 517-335-2521.


The 1995 African Studies Association Annual Meeting will be held November 3 - 6, 1995 in Orlando, Florida with the theme being "Africa in Comparative Perspective." For details, contact the ASA at Emory University, Credit Union Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

"Meteorological Research in Eastern and Southern Africa" is the theme of a conference to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in December 1995. Contact: Dr. B.S. Nyenzi, Directorate of Meterology, P.O. Box 3056, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Phone: (255) 51 32608. Fax: (255) 51 32591.


MSU Overseas Study Program Development Grants are offered by the Office of International Educational Exchange in International Studies and Programs. This new grant program provides seed money for overseas study program development with the goal of attracting a diverse array of interesting proposals to initiate or to significantly change existing overseas study programs. There are two grant cycles per year, spring and fall, with the next application deadline being October 1, 1995 for programs to be offered beginning no sooner than Summer semester, 1996. For more information contact David Horner, Director, Office of International Educational Exchange, 108 International Center.

Rockefeller Foundation African Dissertation Internship Awards are granted to African graduate students enrolled in American universities to undertake supervised dissertation research in Africa. The awards are open to citizens of African countries studying in the United States or Canada who are about to embark on dissertation research in the fields of agricultural sciences, health, life sciences, and others. Deadlines for applications are September and February of each year. Contact: Rockefeller Foundation, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 869-8500. Fax: (212) 764-3468.

Summer Fellowships for Foreign Language Teachers K-12 are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. This fellowship provides summer stipends of $3,750 for teachers to spend six weeks abroad studying foreign languages and cultures, in order to recognize and encourage excellence in the teaching of foreign languages in grades K-12. The application deadline for 1996 is October 31, 1995. For more information, contact NEH Fellowship Program for Foreign Language Teachers K-12, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320-4196. Phone: 203-439-2282. Fax: 203-439-5341. E-mail:

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women s Studies encourages original and significant research about women. Students in doctoral programs who have completed all predissertation requirements in any field of study at graduate schools in the United States are eligible. Deadline for requesting applications is October 20, 1995. Contact: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Dept. WS, CN 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543-5281. E-mail:

The 1996-97 South African Fellowship Competition, offered by Northwestern University, offers one residential fellowship to enable a black South African to take part in the activities of the Program of African Studies in 1996-97. Deadline for all application materials is November 15, 1995. For more information: South African Fellowship Program, Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, 620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208-4110 U.S.A. Phone: 708-491-7323. Fax: 708- 491-3739.


The Mennonite Central Committee offers opportunities for work in agriculture and community development, education, and health throughout Africa. A service opportunities listing is available from 21 South Street, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help places teachers, professors and administrators in African schools and colleges through its Teachers in Africa Program. Contact: IFESH, 5040 East Shea Blvd., Suite 260, Phoenix, AZ 85254-4610. Phone: 602-443-1800; Fx: 602-443-1824.


The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) seeks a highly qualified scientist and experienced research manager as its Deputy Director General for Research. Responsibilities: Advise the Director General on CIT s research priorities and strategy. Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree and at least 10 years of internationally recognized research experience in tropical agriculture. Further details are available in the Reference Room, 29 Agriculture Hall. Information cannot be given over the phone.

The West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) is seeking an experienced agricultural scientist to act as interim director of research for 12-18 months beginning November 1995. The individual should have background in research management, preferably within the CGIAR. The position is based at WARDA s main research center at M be near Bouake, in Cote d Ivoire. Candidates should send a letter of application, along with a copy of their curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees, by the end of September 1995, to: The Director General, WARDA, 01 BP 2551, Bouake 01, Cote d Ivoire. Fax: 225 63 47 14.

The School for International Training is seeking a Regional Director for Africa programs within its Academic Studies Abroad department. Duties involve overseeing all matters pertaining to the operations of College Semester Abroad programs in a number of African countries, as well as various other duties, such as managing program budgets, developing new programs and providing academic leadership. Application deadline is September 22, 1995. Contact: Human Resources, World Learning, Kipling Road, P.O. Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302.

Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 09:51:03 -0400
From: Yacob Fisseha
Subject: MSU's Tuesday Bulletin

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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