MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/31/'95

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/31/'95



Major subheadings: events, MSU announcements,
other announcements, Africa-related courses at MSU,
conferences, grants, fellowships, scholarships, jobs


November 2, Thursday, "HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Condom-Related Behaviors along the Trans-Africa Highway in Kenya" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Solomon Nzyuko (African Medical & Research Foundation - AMREF, Health Behavior Division, Nairobi, Kenya) and Kim Witte (Faculty, Department of Communication, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

November 2, Thursday, "The World's Freshwaters in Peril: Biodiversity, Species Loss, and the Tragedy of Lake Victoria" Special guest lecture with Dr. Melanie L. J. Stiassny (Associate Curator of Fishes, American Museum of Natural History), lecture at 3:00 p.m. and reception at 4:30 p.m., 116 Agricultural Engineering Building.

November 3, Friday, "A Presentation on Lake Victoria" SID (Society for International Development) luncheon seminar with Dr. Melanie L. J. Stiassny (Associate Curator of Fishes, American Museum of Natural History) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in one of the Spartan Rooms of Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

November 7, Tuesday, MSU Study Abroad Program at the University of Zimbabwe information meeting, Room 201 International Center, 5:00 p.m.

November 9, Thursday, "Reflection on Agricultural Reform and Capacity Building in South Africa" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Mandivamba Rukuni (Faculty, Agricultural Economics, University of Zimbabwe) and Carl Eicher (Faculty, Agricultural Economics, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

November 12 , Sunday, The Global Festival - International Exhibits, Performances, Foods, ChildrenFEs Games and Gift Shop. At MSU Union, 2nd Floor from 12 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Event is sponsored by the Community Volunteers for International Programs, Internationalizing Student Life, International Studies & Programs-Office of International Education Exchange, and the Union Activities Board.

November 16, Thursday, "African Music and Dance" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Francis Kofi (Freelance performer from Accra, Ghana), 12:00 noon in Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.


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. Interested students should contact Judy or Ilona at the African Studies Center at 353-1700, to have their names added to the list.

The WID Bulletin, Volume 11, No. 1, for Fall 1995 has been published by the Women and International Development Program at MSU. For a copy, contact: Michigan State University, Women and International Development Program, 202 Center for International Programs, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035.


St. Petersburg Journal of African Studies is the only scholarly Africanist periodical in Russia. It has been published twice a year since 1993 in English (with some materials in French). It contains articles in humanities, linguistics, anthropology, history, oral and written literature, art studies, and so forth. Books on Africa published in Russia are reviewed. Beginning with Number 2, the Historical Comparative Dictionary of Afrasian (by Igor Diakonoff's team) and the Directory of Dissertations on Africa Defended in the USSR from 1935-1980 are included. Each issue contains up to 230 pages. Four issues have been published. The price per number is $10 for individuals and $20 for institutions and libraries. The managing editor is a visiting scholar at Michigan State University until January 1996. For more information contact him at: The St. Petersburg Journal of African Studies, alentin Vydrin, Managing Editor, 1108-D University Village, East Lansing, MI 48823. E-mail: <>

After January 1996, contact: Izdatelstvo Evropeisky Dom, 3, Furmanova str., St. Petersburg 191, 187 Russia. Telephone/Fax: (812) 279.08.33. E-mail: <>


At the ASA Conference in Orlando, Florida there will be panels on Electronic Technology. Some of the sessions are: South Africa: Electronic Lessons for the Continent (at the Pre-Conference Teachers' Workshop on Friday, November 3, 8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.), Toward Increased Electronic Connectivity in Africa (Friday, November 3, 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.), Integration of Computer Technology in Africa (Monday, November 6, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.), and there will be a Computer Network Demonstration in the Exhibit Room, Booth #28, on Friday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Eighth Annual Carter Lecture Series of the University of Florida will be held November 1-2, 1995 in Gainesville, Florida, in conjunction with the African Studies Association meeting. The conference will address various dimensions of "Entrepreneurship in Africa." It will bring together a wide variety of individuals from public and private sectors, and academia in both Africa and the United States to discuss such issues as: Indigenous Knowledge and Local Technologies; Gender Issues, The Role of the State and the Public Sector, and more. Contact: Carter Conference Coordinator, 427 Grinter Hall, Gainsville, FL 32611-203. Tel: (904) 392-2183.

Crisis, Poverty, and Demographic Changes in Southern Nations is the title of a conference to be held November 13 - 15, 1996 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This scientific conference is being organized by the Demography Network of the Universit82 des reseaux d'expression francaise (UREF), in collaboration with the Universit82 de Ouagadougou's UERD (Unite dFEenseignement et de recherche en demographie). Those interested in participating in this conference should contact those in charge for information on theme proposals and the call for papers, which are due before December 15, 1995. To obtain a preregistration form and other information, contact one of the below:

Georges Compaore, Director of the UERD, B.P. 7118, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Phone: (226).36.21.15. Fax: (226).36.21.38.

Francis Gendreau, CICRED, 66 bis av. Jean Moulin, 75014 Paris,
France. Phone: (33.1).
Fax: (33.1).

Nathalie Hulot, UREF, Bureau Europeen, 4 Place de la Sorbonne,
75005 Paris, France.
Phone: (33.1).
Fax: (33.1).


The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan has established an interdisciplinary and international project on African Peoples in the Industrial Age. The project is an interdisciplinary study of the shifting role of Africans in the international labor force and in modern cultural formations. Applications from postdoctoral scholars in the humanities for a one-year, residential fellowship are invited. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand and no more than ten years beyond completion of their degree. The deadline for applications is January 16, 1996. Contact: The Rockefeller Fellows Program, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, 200 West Engineering Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092. Tel: 313/764-5513.

The DuBois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellowship Program of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan was established to identify and support scholars of high ability engaged in postdoctoral work on the Afro-American, African and Caribbean experiences of men and women of color. The program theme for 1996-97 is Transformations of Power and Culture in Africa. This is a residential fellowship for 1996-97 academic year. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand and be no more than ten years beyond completion of their degree. The deadline is January 16, 1996. Contact: DuBois-Mandel-Rodney Fellowship Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, 200 West Engineering Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092. Tel: 313/764-5513.

Residency fellowship opportunities are available on a competitive basis to University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff as well as to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, community organizers, media professionals, and cultural practitioners from outside the University. Pre-doctoral fellows who are in the advanced stages of dissertation writing are especially encouraged to apply. It is possible to combine support from the Advanced Study Center with other fellowships and with other forms of support. Nominations of senior scholars and practitioners are due by December 15, 1995. Applications are due by January 12, 1996, and notification of awards will be sent by February 23, 1996. For complete details, contact: Rebecca Armstrong, Program Coordinator, The Advanced Study Center, The International Institute, University of Michigan, 340 Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220. Telephone: (313) 763-9200 Fax: (313) 763-9154. E -mail:


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria, is looking for someone to fill the deputy director general position. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. and have an extensive and successful track record of agricultural research management and leadership. Send curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional references (including telephone, fax and e-mail numbers) and copies of two relevant publications to Dr. Lukas Brader, Director General, IITS, c/o L. W. Lamburn & Co., Ltd., Carolyn House, 26 Dingwall Road, Croydon CR9 3EE, England.

An Instructor in African History is sought by Williams College, Massachusetts. The College has anticipated openings (final authorization still pending) in several fields, including a tenure- eligible position in sub-Saharan African history. Candidates should have the Ph.D. or be completing dissertations. Deadline: December 1, 1995. For more information, contact: James Woods, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267.

Tulane University in Louisiana has a number of positions available:

--The Department of History and African and Diaspora Studies seeks applications for joint tenure track positions to begin September 1996 subject to funding approval. Ph.D. required by June, 1996. Please send complete dossier, three letters of recommendation, c.v., and letter of application. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

--Director of African and Diaspora Studies: A senior level position with a joint faculty appointment is offered. The African Diaspora Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program examining the multinational experiences of peoples of African descent. Contact: Cora Presley, Acting Director, ADST Program, 101 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. Telephone: (504) 862-8625. Fax: (504) 862-8739. E-Mail:

Language Teaching Internships at Ohio University. Full time positions will be available teaching Arabic, Chinese, and Swahili beginning Fall 1996, pending availability of funds. To and three year internships are possible in some cases. Candidates must have native or near native-speaker proficiency in the language; an M.A. in Linguistics or the equivalent in a related field; and language teaching experience in the United States. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. The Internship Program is not a training program--Interns must be able to handle full-time teaching responsibilities. Application deadline: January 30, 1996. Contact: Chair, Linguistics Department, 103 Gordy Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701. Phone: (614) 593-4564. Fax: (614) 593-2967. E- mail:

From: Judith Lessard
Subject: Tuesday Bulletin, October 31, 1995, Fall #10

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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