MSU Tuesday Bulletin- Spring No. 5, '94

MSU Tuesday Bulletin- Spring No. 5, '94


| | | | AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER | Academic Year | | MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY | "TUESDAY BULLETIN" | | 100 INTERNATINAL CENTER | Spring Semester #5 | | EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035 | February 15, 1994 |


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^^^^^^ February 15, Tuesday, Study Abroad in Zimbabwe Informational ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Meeting on MSUs summer program, "Education, Society and Learning in an African Context," 201 International Center, 5:00 p.m. If you cannot attend this meeting, but would like more information, contact either John Metzler, 353-1700 or Anne Schneller, 355-5522.

February 17, Thursday, "Which Way Higher Education in the Sudan?" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ African Studies Center Brown Bag with Malik Balla (Faculty, Linguistics, MSU), 201 International Center, noon.

February 19, Saturday, Language Teaching Share Fair A fair ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ designed to improve communication between graduate students in the language departments with fifteen sessions focusing on language teaching methods for all skill areas. English Language Center, Ground Floor, International Center 9:00 a.m. - noon. For more information, contact Cheryl Delk, 353-0800.

February 24, Thursday, "The Rule of the Game in African Political ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Markets" African Studies Center Brown Bag with C'lestin Monga (Mason Fellow, Harvard University), 201 International Center, noon.

February 25, Friday, "Democratic Changes in Africa and Eastern ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Europe: A Comparative Analysis" Society for International Development (SID) Luncheon Seminar with C'lestin Monga (Mason Fellow, Harvard University), 117C Crossroads Cafeteria, noon.

Feb. 25-27, Friday - Sunday "Fragile Lakes, Fragile Lands: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ International Cooperation in the Management and Development of Lakes Malawi and Victoria and their Watersheds" Special African Lakes Conference of the MSU Program on the Lakes of East Africa to be held on the MSU campus. Interested persons should contact Profs. David Wiley, Bill Derman, or Craig Harris through the African Studies Center, (517) 353-1700.

March 1, Tuesday, "Radical Empiricism as a Basis for Understanding ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the Creative Process of Improvisation in Zimbabwe" Special Guest Seminar cosponsored by the African Studies Center and the MSU School of Music with Linda Williams (Ph.D. candidate, Ethnomusicology, Indiana University) 201 International Center, noon.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Congratulations to Nancy Mezey (Graduate Student, Sociology) for ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ receiving the 1994 Walker Hill International Scholarship. She will travel to Mali for six weeks this summer to establish formal research contacts with the Ministry of Health and locate research sites for her doctoral dissertation. She plans to conduct a comparative study on the use of Islamic medicine by both Bambara and Fulani populations in Mali.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Study Tour to South Africa and Senegal is being organized by Global ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Exchange. A research-study tour to South Africa will be from April 23 - May 6, 1994 and a trip to Senegal from June 13 - June 26, 1994. Global Exchange is a non-profit, research, educational and activist organization. Contact: Global Exchange, 2017 Mission St., Suite 303, San Francisco, CA 94110. Phone: (415) 255-7296.

"Southern Africa Societies in Transition: The View From Namibia" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ is a new 1994 semester abroad program for undergraduates based in Namibia's capital and sponsored by the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College in Minnesota. A trip to South Africa and a homestay in Northern Namibia are included in the program. *Applications will be accepted until April 1, 1994*. Contact: Augsburg College, 731 21st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Phone: (612) 330-1159.

"Global Issues and World Churches" is a six-week undergraduate ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ summer study program based in Geneva, Switzerland. Students will study the workings of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), especially ecumenical church agencies such as the World Council of Churches and Lutheran World Federation. The program introduces students to global issues and international processes with a particular focus on justice, peace, and environmental issues. *The application deadline is March 1, 1994*. For more information, contact: Augsburg College, 731 21st Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Phone: (612) 330-1159.

Ghana Study Abroad is offered with an academic year and semester ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ program at the University of Ghana. Organized by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), the academic program includes required courses in Ghana's history and a local African language. More information is available at the African Studies Center (mention Tuesday Bulletin No. 5), or through CIEE, University Programs Department, 205 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017-5706. Phone: (212) 661-1414, ext. 1230.

Study in Senegal or Kenya is available through Minnesota Studies in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ International Development (MSID) at the University of Minnesota. Academic year programs include internships and field study with 5 months stays in Senegal or Kenya. Financial aid is available. Contact: MSID, The Global Campus, University of Minnesota, 106-M Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455- 0138. Phone: (216) 625-3379.


^^^^^^^^^^^ The Project for Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa (PASALA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ at the University of Iowa will hold its Fourth Annual PASALA Graduate Student Symposium April 10, 1994. This conference is open to graduate students in all areas of African Studies. Contact: PASALA Graduate Student Symposium, School of Art and Art History, W-150 Art Building, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Phone: (319) 355-1777.


^^^^^^^^^^^ Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) offers graduate ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ students scholarships of up to $1,500 to cover living expenses while attending summer language programs at a university belonging to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). CIC institutions are the eleven Big Ten Universities and the University of Chicago. Applicants must also be enrolled at CIC institutions. For information: Ivan Dihoff, Assistant Director, Foreign Language Center, 1555 Dieter Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Road, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. *The deadline is February 21, 1994*.

Information on international studies funding for MSU faculty and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ students is available on computer files on "Grants-Info." Grants-Info is one of the options on the Bulletin Board portion of EMC2. Some of the files available include International Studies, Africa, and Developing Nations. Funding opportunities on specific countries can also be supplied. Other files include the table of contents from various newsletters such as Federal Grants and Contracts Weekly, Federal Research Report, Grant Advisor, and ERC Newsbriefs. Notices of new publications in the Foundation Collection as well as miscellaneous notices related to grants and fundraising are also posted. For those with access to the Internet, it also possible to search the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance by keyword. For assistance with research into grants, contact the MSU Library's Grants Specialist, Jon Harrison, WG1G Main Library, 355-6669. E-Mail:

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program, African and Middle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Eastern Division offers academic fellowships for juniors, seniors, and graduate students in a program designed to fit the interests of the fellows while serving the mission of the Library. Projects in the collection should be of interest to students in library science and African Studies. Contact the Acting Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540. Or, call the Junior Fellows Program Coordinator at (202) 707-4353.

Rockefeller Foundation Sub-Saharan Africa Dissertation Internship

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Awards Program supports supervised doctoral research on Africa. Citizens of sub-Saharan Africa studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible. Priority is given to research on agriculture, health, life sciences, and education. *The deadline is March 1, 1994*. Contact: African Dissertation Internships, The Rockefeller Foundation, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.

Rockefeller Humanities Residency Fellowships are available for ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ postdoctoral research on Africa at the Department of African Studies at Howard University. Two fellowships are offered for work in the humanities or social sciences that relates theories and developments in cultural studies to issues of human and socio-economic development in contemporary Africa. The theme for 1994-95 is "Gender, Cultural Production, and Development in Africa." Contact: Vivian Mahathey, Department of African Studies, Box 231, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059. Phone: (202) 806-7115. *The deadline is February 28, 1994*.

National Science Foundation (NSF) has several fellowship ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ opportunities for research activities related to Africa in the social, behavioral and economic sciences. NSF's Division of International Programs provides support for research collaboration between U.S. and foreign scientists and engineers and international research experiences for junior scientists and engineers. Dissertation enhancement awards are given to outstanding graduate students at U.S. universities to conduct research in Africa. Research on international aspects of research and technology is also supported. The advisory deadline for these grants was February 1, 1994. Detailed information on these opportunities is available in the NSF "Program Announcement," available in the African Studies Center (mention Tuesday Bulletin No. 5). Or, contact the NSF International Program Officer for Africa at (703) 306-1707. Fax: (703) 306-0476.


^^^^ The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non- profit, autonomous, scientific, research and training institute receiving support from donors through the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research. The ICRISAT has a post-doctoral position available in the regional headquarters of the Southern African Development Community/ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Program near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. A Ph.D. is required. Further details are available in the Reference Room, 29 Agricultural Hall (mention Ag Econ- O-Gram No. 96). Information cannot be given out over the phone.

Associates in Rural Development, Inc. seeks a senior economist/team ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ leader and an agricultural economist/policy analyst to form a two-person team to conduct an impact assessment of the three AID/Cameroon programs related to economic policy reform. Complete job descriptions (mention Ag Econ-O-Gram No. 98) are in the job file in the Agricultural Economics Reference Room, 29 Agricultural Hall. Information cannot be given out over the phone. Or, contact: Barbara Messner, ARD, Inc., 110 Main St., Burlington, VT 05401. Phone: (802) 658-3890. Fax: (802) 658-4247. Don Hinman (Graduate Student, Agricultural Economics) has been working with one of the three policy reform programs of AID/Cameroon that will be part of the impact assessment. He can be reached at 355-0134 (office) or 332- 5941 (home).

The Center for International Development and Environment of the ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ World Resources Institute, Africa Program needs a project manager to coordinate and implement the Center's activities in sustainable development planning in Africa. Contact the African Studies Center (mention Tuesday Bulletin No. 5). Or: Africa Program, Center for International Development and Environment, World Resources Institute, 1709 New York Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20006. Phone: (202) 662-3497.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) seeks a development ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ officer for a position in Chicago. Responsibilities will include raising financial contributions for international, national, and local work and writing grants. Contact: Nicole Gotthelf, AFSC, 59 E. Van Buren, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60605. *March 11, 1994 Deadline*.

<> offer internships in their New York office which provide exposure to critical international and Africa-related issues. Interns conduct in-depth research projects and experience hands-on involvement in mobilizing Americans around the struggle for independence and freedom in Africa. ACOA/The Africa Fund is a national resource and catalyzing agent working with a wide array of institutions, including churches, civil rights organizations, trade unions, universities, the United Nations, Congress, African movements and the media. No special background is required for internships, but a strong interest in The Africa Fund's program, flexibility, and commitment to hard work are of equal importance. There are no pre-set times for working as an intern, but <>. Contact: Adrena Ifill, The Africa Fund, 198 Broadway, New York, NY 10038.

The Washington Office on Africa seeks interns for the spring and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ summer semesters 1994. For more information and an application form, contact: Washington Office on Africa, 110 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Phone: (202) 546-7961. Fax: (202) 546-1545.


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