MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/07/'95

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/07/'95



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


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

November 8, Wednesday, Young African Leaders Panel Presentation on African Justice Systems with Mr. Kuadjo Amlin Komlan (Attorney, Lome, Togo), Ms. Rebecca Zatan Sako (Attorney, Emmanuel Toro and Company, Kaduna, Nigeria), and Mr. Equbeyonas Mesfin, (Acting Chief, Office of the Public Defender, Ethiopia), at 3:30 p.m. in the Iowa Room, MSU Union Building. Sponsored by the African Studies Center and the Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP). (See article in MSU Announcements).

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, Children's 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.

At the University of Michigan: November 14, Tuesday, "Kingship in Ancient Nubia" lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium C, Angell Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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.

November 23, Thanksgiving holiday -- no Brown Bag this week.

November 30, Thursday, "The Archaeology of White Paintings Rock Shelter: 100,000 Years of Human Occupation in the Kalahari Desert" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Larry Robbins (Faculty, Department of Anthropology, MSU) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center


Young African Leaders Panel Presentation on African Justice Systems. A group of young African leaders will be visiting MSU November 8 and will be speaking at 3:30 p.m. in the Iowa Room of the MSU Union. They are part of a USIA delegation of Young African Leaders visiting the United States to study the "American Criminal Justice System." Mr. Kuadjo Amlin Komlan, who is an attorney in Lome, Togo, will speak on "Civil Procedure in Togo." Ms. Rebecca Zatan Sako, an attorney with Emmanuel Toro and Company in Kaduna, Nigeria, will speak on "Legal System in Nigeria." Mr. Equbeyonas Mesfin, who is the Acting Chief of the Office of the Public Defender in Ethiopia, will speak on "Crimes Against Humanity in Ethiopia." This event is sponsored by the African Studies Center and the Community Volunteers in International Programs.


Africa Today, the Western Michigan African Studies Lecture Series presents Pan Africanism and its Impact on the Current Developments in Azania by Julian Kunnie, (Director, African Studies Program, Kalamazoo College) on November 7 at 7 p.m. at the Lee Honors College, Western Michigan University. In the same series on November 14, Dr. Alan Jacobs (Prof of Anthropology, WMU) will speak on Development Trends in East Africa.

The Association of African Computing Engineers and Scientists is being formed to bring together students, academics and professionals so that Africans can assume initiatives rather that have non- Africans continue to define AfricaFEs computer and telecommunication future. It will model itself on the IEEE and ACM and focus on such areas as: technical exchange between Africans at home and Africans in the diaspora; promote conferences and workshops in and outside Africa; Promote communication among African universities and industries; encourage the professional development of its members; support African institutions of higher learning. For more information contact: Kingsley C. Nwosu, AT &T Bell Labs, 67 Whippany Rd, Rm 2C256, Whippany, NJ 07981-0903. Phone: (201)386-4211. Fax: (201) 386- 2182. E-mail:

The Program of African Studies at Northwestern University (PAS) has a number of Africa-related events throughout the year, including a Monday Night Lecture Series. For a recorded announcement of upcoming events, call the PAS Events Line at (708) 491-3200. For more information about events listed in their newsletter, call PAS at (708) 491-7323, or contact: Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, 620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208-4110.

Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook is a forthcoming volume scheduled for publication by Greenwood Press. Interested scholars are invited to contribute articles (1500 to 6000 words) for inclusion in this book which will serve as a comprehensive reference guide to over fifty major and emerging writers (in English and French) from all parts of postcolonial Africa. The design and format of this volume will be identical to Emmanuel S. NelsonFEs Writers of the Indian Diaspora: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. A number of writers have already been chosen by scholars. Among those who remain are: Peter Abrahams, Ben Okri, Sahle Sellassie, Leopold Senghor, Dennis Brutus, Sippho Sefamla, Ellen Kuzwayo, and others. For more information, contact: Dr. Pushpa Parekh, English Department, P.O. Box 339, Spelman College, 350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta, GA 30314-4399.


The National Security Education Program (NSEP) has funding available for overseas study for graduate and undergraduate students. The program provides substantial sums to successful applicants. The application forms are ordered but not in yet. The campus deadline for applications for graduate fellowships is November 28 and for undergraduate scholarships, the deadline is January 9. Interested students can contact Tracy Dobson, Associate Dean for International Studies and Program, 207 International Center. Phone: 355-2350.

The Population-Environment Fellows Program (PEFP) provides fellowships for individuals who have completed graduate degrees in areas related to population and environment. Fellows are placed in developing countries for two year assignments where they work in host agencies to provide assistance and technical support. The program is administered through The University of Michigan and is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development. The program targets entry-level professionals with a demonstrated commitment to a career in international development.

For more information and applications contact: The Population-Environment Fellows Program, SPH II, Room M4537, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. Phone: (313) 747-0222.
Fax: (313) 747-4947.

Nation, Community, and Culture in the Aftermath of Empire is the title of the 1996-1997 Sawyer Seminar of the Advanced Study Center at the University of Michigan. The Seminar will focus on the regions of the world which were at the center of the reconfiguration of the imperial globe from the mid-twentieth century onward: South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

The International Institute of the University of Michigan established the Advanced Study Center in 1994 in order to stimulate fresh research responsive to a world undergoing profound change. The activities of the Center are organized around a core, yearlong seminar. It provides an interdisciplinary arena in which visiting fellows, joint students and faculty at the University of Michigan in rethinking and redesigning the address of the academy to the wider world. The seminars have brought together students, visitors, and faculty from anthropology, economics, engineering, history, journalism, Near Eastern studies, physics, Russian and East European studies, and sociology. Fellowships were awarded to scholars studying various areas of the world, including Africa. In 1996- 96 and 1996-97 the Center is convening Sawyer Seminars through a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Residency fellowship opportunities are available on a competitive basis to University of Michigan scholars, and cultural practitioners from outside the University. Students who are in the advanced stages of dissertation writing are encouraged to apply. The Center will offer a small number of long- term fellowships and a larger number of short-term fellowships (one week to one month).

For more information, 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. Phone: (313) 764-2668. Fax: (313) 763-9154. E-mail:


The Program of African Languages and Linguistics, Indiana University has several positions available: (1) a lecturer to teach Xhosa or Zulu beginning in 1996. This is a one year-renewable position. Native or near native fluency in Xhosa/Zulu is required. Preference is given to candidates who have additional fluency in a second African language, preferably Afrikaans. Applicants must have equivalent of an M.A. degree. Annual salary is $23,000. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Robert Botne, Program in African Languages and Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Memorial Hall 322, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Applications will be evaluated on an-ongoing basis. (2) A lecturer in Swahili, beginning September, 1996. This is a full-time teaching position, renewable on a yearly basis. Native or near-native fluency in Swahili and an M.A. is required. Annual salary is $24, 000. Send letter or application curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Robert Botne, Program in African Language and Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Memorial Hall 322, Indiana University, IN 47405. Applications received by March 1, 1996 will be given full consideration.

Beloit College Anthropology Department seeks a sociocultural anthropologist beginning August 1996. Rank and salary are open for this tenure-track position. Ph.D., demonstration of teaching excellence, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in anthropology and interdisciplinary programs, and an active research agenda in Sub-Saharan Africa are required. Topical specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with interests in linguistics, political anthropology, or development. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 1995. Send letter of application, 3 letters of reference and a curriculum vitae to: Robert J. Salzer, Chair of the Search Committee, Dept of Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511; Fax 608-363-2718. Senior scholars may send a letter of inquiry together with a curriculum vitae to the same address. Preliminary interviews will be scheduled for the AAA meetings (Washington D.C. Nov 16-19, 1995).

Date: Wed, 1 Nov 95 13:57:23 EST
From: Judith Lessard
Subject: Tuesday Bulletin, Fall No. 11, November 7, 1995

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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