MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/14/'95

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/14/'95



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


At 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 (Free-lance performer from Accra, Ghana), 12:00 noon in Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

November 23, Thursday, Thanksgiving holiday -- No Brown Bag this week.

November 30, Thursday, African Studies Center Brown Bag with Damian Manuhwa, world-renowned for his Zimbabwean stone sculpture, 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

December 7, 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.


Damian Manuhwa, a Zimbabwean sculpture, will visit Michigan State University on November 29 - December 3, 1995. He is world famous for his "Zimbabwean stone sculpture," several pieces of which are on display in the African Studies Center. His schedule (which at this time is tentative) includes a demonstration for a school group, an African Studies Center Brown Bag at the International Center (see Events section), and a reception at Professor Jim Cunningham's house on Thursday, November 30. On Friday, December 1, Mr. Manuhwa will perform a sculpting demonstration for several MSU art classes, and a reception for "collectors of Zimbabwe stone sculpture" at the MSU African Studies Center. On Saturday, December 2, Mr. Manuhwa will perform several demonstrations, one for the student group, As One, and another at the Nokomos Center in Okemos. That evening he will be the guest at dinner for the local Zimbabwean community. Upcoming Tuesday Bulletins will contain more details about Mr. Manuhwa's visit.

Going Global - How Colleges Deliver Programs Internationally is the title of a televised broadcast that will be presented live, via satellite, on November 15, 1995 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Panel participants will include: Miguel Cardenas (Executive Director, International Training Center, San Diego State University), Dennis Jeffers (Associate Dean and Director, International Extended Degree Programs, Central Michigan University), Brenda Robinson (Assistant Vice President, Global Distance Learning, California State University, Monterey Bay), Stephen C. Dunnett (Vice Provost, International Education, The University at Buffalo, SUNY), and Albert N. Koller, (Executive Director, Community Colleges for International Development). The Moderator will be Carol B. Aslanian (Director, Office of Adult Learning Services, The College Board).

This program is produced by The College Board, and supported by PBS. At MSU, the MSU Broadcasting Services is sponsoring this telecast in cooperation with International Studies And Programs. The show can be viewed at MSU on any closed TV network on Channel 3, or in Room 191 in the Communications Building for public viewing.

Earth Systems Science. MSU has been selected to participate in NASA's Cooperative University-based Earth Systems Science Education (ESSE) program. As part of this program, a graduate course (2 credits) will be offered Spring semester, 1996. The course is being developed by a consortium of faculty from different disciplines. Students interested in participation and details for enrollment in this course should contact Stuart Gage via e-mail (


The Center for Afro-American and African Studies (CAAS) at the University of Michigan is offering the 1996 Summer Institute on Social Science Methods and African Studies which provides an introduction to the use of survey research methods in African research settings. It is open to visiting scholars, mid-career civil servants, market researchers, graduate students, and others who are considering the use of surveys in their work. There are no pre-requisites, although familiarity with social science research methods and basic math skills would be extremely helpful.

The Summer Institute has two components: (1) ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Sponsored by the Inter-University Consortium for Political Social Research (ICPSR), this workshop offers a wide selection of courses on mathematics, computing, statistics and data analysis. (2) CAAS Workshop on Quantitative Analysis and the Study of Africa is organized around the design, management, and analysis of surveys, although it introduces topics in the analysis of aggregate data, as necessary. The Workshop focuses on ways to adapt to the special challenges many African contexts pose for survey research.

A limited number of fellowships will be available on a competitive basis to African participants and to students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.

The deadline for applications is January 5, 1996. Contact: 1996 Summer Institute, Center for Afro- American and African Studies, 200 West Engineering Building, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1092. Phone: (313) 764-551. Fax: (313) 763-0543 E-mail:

The School for International Training in conjunction with the Organization of Rural Associations for Progress, Zenzele College provides an opportunity for study abroad in Zimbabwe with a concentration on grassroots development. For details contact SIT Admissions, (800) 451-4465.

The Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, offers study abroad programs in Namibia with travel to South Africa. Separate programs will be on the themes of "Women in Development: Southern African Perspectives," and "Southern Africa Societies in Transition." The Center for Global Education also offers short-term travel seminars to Southern Africa. For details call (612) 330-1159.


"Crisis Poverty and Demographic Changes in Southern Nations" is the theme of a conference organized by the Demography Network of the Universite des resaux dFEexpression francaise (UREF). The conference will be held November 13-15, 1996 in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. Proposals for presentation on the theme are due by December 15, 1995. Details are available through Georges Compaore. Phone: (226) 36-21-15. Fax: (226) 36-21-38.


The USAID Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is soliciting applications from qualified candidates for its internship programs for 1996. In 1996 the mission will have two internship cycles. Modest compensation and transportation will be provided under both programs. Suitable applicants should be graduate students in relevant disciplines with hands-on work experience in less developed countries.

The Frederick Douglas Institute for African and African-American Studies (Rochester) offers support for research on historical and contemporary topics on the economy, society, politics, and culture of Africa as well as projects on human and technological aspects of energy development and agriculture in Africa. Awards are offered for postdoctoral and predissertation work. Address inquiries to Associate Director for Research and Curriculum, Frederick Douglas Institute for African and African-American Studies, University of Rochester, 302 Morey Hall, Rochester, NY 14627. The deadline is January 31.


The Department of Anthropology/Sociology at Albion College invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology to begin Fall, 1996. Areas of specialization should include social change in Africa and some of the following: ecology & development; health & community; demography, urbanization and transnational migration. Some ability to teach quantitative methods is desirable.

Applicants should send a letter describing research and teaching interests, a vita, copies of teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references to Dr. Len Berkey, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology/Sociology Albion College, Albion, MI 49224. Applications should be received by January 15, 1996.

The Political Science Department of DePaul University seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The department wishes to hire a comparativist specializing in African politics, regional development issues, and ethnic relations in contemporary Africa. Send a letter of application, full resume, a writing sample, evidence of teaching success an /or interest, and three letters of recommendation to: J. Harry Wray, Chair Department of Political Science, DePaul University, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago. IL 60614. The deadline is November 15.

Northwestern University's Program of African Studies and Department of Political Science invite applications for a senior position in comparative politics, including political sociology. They seek candidates whose research interests center on current political dynamics in Africa, especially those with regional emphasis on East or West African politics. Applications received by November 15 will receive full consideration. Send a letter of application, current c.v., writing samples, and contact information on three referees, to Chair, PAS Senior Social Science Search; Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, 620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208-4110.

The Government Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure track position in International Relations/African Politics beginning September, 1996. The applicant should be able to teach widely in the field of International Relations and contribute to the African Studies Program. Ph. D. is preferred but ABDs will also be considered. Appointment will be at Instructor and Assistant Professor level depending upon whether degree requirements are complete.

St. Lawrence is a residential liberal arts college which boasts a very strong program in African Studies, including an abroad program in Kenya. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Candidates who submitted material for last yearFEs position need only send a letter indication they would like their file activated to be considered for this position. Application deadline is January 1, 1996. Send letter of application, resume, transcripts, letters of recommendation, evidence of scholarship and teaching to: International Politics/African Politics Search Committee, Department of Government, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.

The University of Florida, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for African Studies. The Center is a Title VI National Resource Center with nearly 100 faculty affiliates, representing nearly all academic disciplines. For more information, contact: Professor Goran Hyden, Chair, Search Committee, Center for African Studies, University of Florida, 427 Grinter Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-2037.


Date: Wed, 8 Nov 95 11:41:00 EST
From: Judith Lessard
Subject: Tuesday Bulletin, Fall No. 12, November 14, 1995

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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