MSU Tuesday Bulletin- Spring No. 6, '94

MSU Tuesday Bulletin- Spring No. 6, '94


| | | | AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER | Academic Year | | MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY | "TUESDAY BULLETIN" | | 100 INTERNATINAL CENTER | Spring Semester #6 | | EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035 | February 22, 1994 |


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

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

February 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 <> to be held on the MSU campus. Conference schedule is listed in the "MSU Announcements" section. Public sessions open on Saturday 2/26/94, at the MSU Union, 9 am - 6 pm. Interested persons should contact Profs. David Wiley, Bill Derman, or Craig Harris through the African Studies Center, (517) 353-1700.

February 28, Monday, "Agenda 95: What Should Our Priorities Be?" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Women and International Development Seminar, Janet Owens (Graduate Student, Agricultural Economics, MSU), 204 International Center, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

March 3, Thursday, Sambizanga - An African film in the series ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Women Depicting Women," sponsored by International Studies and Programs. This is a Thursday series of international films about women, produced and directed by women. Room 206, Old Horticulture, 7:15 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 355- 2350.

March 3, Thursday, "Employment Growth among Small Enterprises in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag, Donald Mead (Faculty, Agricultural Economics, MSU), 201 International Center, noon.

March 4, Friday, Gender Issues, Land Tenure Policy Issues, and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Environmental Decisions by Rural Women in the Gambia" Society for International Development (SID) Luncheon Seminar, Nanette Hegamin (Visiting Scholar, Department of Family and Child Ecology, MSU), 117C Crossroads Cafeteria, noon.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "Fragile Lakes, Fragile Lands: International Cooperation in the ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Management and Development of Lakes Malawi and Victoria and their Watersheds" is a special African Lakes Conference of the MSU <> to be held on the MSU campus February 25-27, 1994. Participants will present current research findings about the lakes and discuss the pressing issues of management and development of the fisheries and aquatic resources. The schedule for activities on Saturday, February 26 in Parlor C of the MSU Union is as follows:

9:00 am The Ecological Health of Lake Victoria: An Overview Panel with Drs. Bugenyi, Otieno, Maembe, Harris and Wiley.

11:00 am Discussion of Lake Victoria

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm The Ecological Health of Lake Malawi: An Overview Panel with S. Alimoso, S. Donda, S. Munthali, R. Mkandawire, A. Ferguson, B. Derman and P. Reinthal.

3:15 pm Discussion of Lake Malawi

4:15 pm "The Implications of Ecological Trends on the Lakes for Lakeside Management and Research Institutions" - Dr. Brian Davy, IDRC.

Interested persons should contact Profs. Bill Derman, Anne Ferguson, Craig Harris, or David Wiley through the African Studies Center, (517) 353-1700.

The Institute of International Agriculture at MSU recently ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ published "Summary Descriptions of Current and Proposed Africa-Related Projects in Agriculture and Natural Resources" For more information, contact the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on campus.

"Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Systems in Southern ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Africa" is a 1994 summer study program offered by the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. The course of study will focus on exposing students to agricultural policy, natural resource and economic development, and rural sociology and environmental issues. Students will examine how these components contribute to agricultural development. The program includes visits to universities and colleges in southern Africa, the Highvelds surrounding Johannesburg and Mbabane, and sites throughout mountainous Lesotho.

MSU students from all academic majors and students from other universities are encouraged to enroll. Students may earn up to six semester credits by enrolling in ANR 475, ANR 491 or AEE 491. In addition to the normal sources of financial assistance, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will provide a significant number of scholarships to students enrolled in the College. Overseas study scholarships are also available to qualified students who apply at the Office of Overseas Study. <>. The number of openings is limited, and students should reserve a place as soon as possible. For more information, contact the Office of Overseas Study, 108 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517) 353-8920. Or, contact: Professor Frank Bobbitt, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, 410 Agricultural Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1039. Phone: (517) 355- 6580.

The Society for International Development (SID) invites community ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ members, students and faculty who are interested in international development issues to join the MSU-Lansing chapter of SID. SID is a professional society committed to encouraging international development and informing researchers, practitioners and community members about development activities. The local chapter sponsors a Friday Luncheon Seminar Series throughout the academic year, organizes various professional and social activities, and maintains membership records for the international headquarters in Rome and the USA Chapters Center in Washington, D.C. Dues-aying members receive weekly program announcements from the local chapter and publications from the national and international organizations. Dues for regular members are $30/year; students pay $11/year. For more information, contact SID through CASID (Center for Advanced Study of International Development), 306 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824. Phone: (517) 353-5925.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Elementary Standard Arabic will be offered by the Department of ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Near Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley this summer. A full year of Arabic is covered in ten weeks from June 20-August 12, 1994. The cost is $1,260 for 10 units. <>. After that date applications will be accepted, but a $50 late fee will be charged. For information and applications, contact: Summer Sessions, 22 Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.


^^^^^^^^^^^ Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in African Studies at ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Boston University will be held March 25-26, 1994. This is an interdisciplinary conference intended for students at all levels of their graduate careers. Research proposals, thesis chapters, methodological papers, and outlines of ideas will be presented in an informal and friendly setting. For more information, contact: Beth Pratt at (617) 424-6838; E-Mail: Or, Jennifer Seif at (617) 739-2698; E- Mail:

"Zimbabwe, South Africa and Southern Africa in the 1990's" is an ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ International Faculty Development Seminar in Harare hosted by the University of Zimbabwe from June 12-18, 1994. This seminar, open to full-time college and university faculty and administrators from all disciplines and administrative areas, is part of a series of International Faculty Development Seminars offered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). For more information, contact: CIEE, Department of Professional and Continuing Education Programs, 205 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017. Phone: (212) 661-1414, ext. 1110. Fax: (212) 697- 7235.

The Francophone Africa Research Group (GRAF) is organizing a ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ two-day interdisciplinary conference to be held in October 1994 at Boston University. The 50th anniversary of the 1994 Franco-African Conference at Brazzaville will serve as a base for a critical evaluation of Franco-African interaction over the past half-century. African, European and North American scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers and/or panels on politics, "cooperation," economics and culture, literature and the arts, and sociology. <>. Submit To: GRAF c/o Edouard Bustin, African Studies Center, Boston University, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.


^^^^^^^^^^^ The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) offers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ travel grants for educational programs in the Third World, including Robert B. Bailey III Minority Student Scholarships for study abroad, work abroad, and international workcamps. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have enrolled in or applied to a CIEE-administered study abroad, work abroad, international volunteer workcamp, or secondary school program. (MSU is a member of CIEE). <> for programs beginning between June 1 and December 31. October 15 is the deadline for programs beginning between January 1 and July 31 of the following year. <>. For more information, contact: CIEE, 205 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017-5706. Phone: (212) 661-1414, ext 1108; ext 1231 for Bailey Minority Scholarships.


^^^^ Lector in Kiswahili. Yale University's Program in African and ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ African-American Studies anticipates an opening for a Lector in Kiswahili. This is a position for one year with possible extension to three years, beginning in September 1994. Responsibilities will be to teach Kiswahili at any of four levels Elementary through Advanced, and to participate in related language programs in the U.S. and abroad. An M.A. is required, and candidates with a Ph.D. will be preferred. Candidates should have natie or near-native fluency in Kiswahili, and should have competence to teach at least one other African language. Candidates should also have experience in language teaching, expertise in an area of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, syntax or sociolinguistics) or in the field of African Literature, and an interest in developing language materials using videotapes and computer software. Send a letter of application, c.v, sample article or paper and the names and addresses of three references to: Sandra Sanneh, Chair, Kiswahili Search Committee, Program in African Languages, P.O. Box 206891, New Haven, CT 06520-6891. <>.

African/African-American/Black Studies faculty position. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Youngstown State University is looking for candidates for an <> in their History Department. YSU offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. For more information or to forward names of prospective candidates, contact: William D. Jenkins, Department of History, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-3452. Phone: (216) 742-3452.

Assistant Professor in History. Pembroke State University in North ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Carolina has a position for an <> with a Third World specialty (Africa, Asia, Middle East, or Latin America) and an ability to teach World Civilization surveys. A Ph.D. is required for this tenure track position which will begin August 1994. Send letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Attention: David K. Eliades, Chair, Department of History, One University Dr., Pembroke State University, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510. <>.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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