MSU Tuesday Bulletin, Spring, No.7, '95

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, Spring, No.7, '95

   |  AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER       |      Academic Year         |
   |  100 INTERNATINAL CENTER      |      Spring, No. 7         |
   |  EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035  |      February 28, 1995     |
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         |    EVENTS             MSU ANNOUNCEMENTS     |
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         |    FELLOWSHIPS        SCHOLARSHIPS          |
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March 2, Thursday, Chudi Uwazurike will present an African Studies Center Brown Bag entitled, A Look at the Current Political Crisis in Nigeria: The Military, Democracy and the Future. Uwazurike is a member of the faculty of International Studies & Sociology, City College, City University of New York. The Brown Bag will take place in Room 201 International Center, 12:00 noon.

March 3, Friday, A CASID-SID Seminar will be held in 309B Berkey Hall. Chudi Uwazurike, CUNY will discuss Understanding Current African Political 'Crises!: A Pan-Africanist Perspective.

March 4, Saturday, "Understanding Current African Political "Crises!: Pan- Africanist Perspectives" a workshop for teachers sponsored by the African Studies Center Outreach Program, with additional funding provided by CASID. 8:30 to 4:00 p.m., Con-Con Room, International Center, MSU. For registration information, contact Maureen Eke or John Metzler at (517) 353-1700.

  ! March 6, ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!!! (No Brown Bag this week) !

March 16, Thursday, Nancy Horn, Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Human Ecology, MSU will present an African Studies Center Brown Bag. The topic will be, Structural Adjustment, Women and the Informal Sector: Insights from Zimbabwe. Room 201 International Center 12:00 noon. Room 201 International Center is not handicapper accessible. Handicapper accommodations may be requested by calling the African Studies Center at 353-1700 at least two days in advance of the event.


An INFORMATION SESSION on Internship Opportunities in African Countries willtake place on Monday, February 27 in Spartan Room B of Crossroads Cafeteria, International Center, MSU. The session will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sponsors are Tuskegee University International Programs & IFESH.

Visions in Action is an international nonprofit organization offering volunteer opportunities working with development organizations in Africa and Latin America. Placement for volunteers is available in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Dominican Republic and South Africa. Program areas include community development, health care, housing, youth coordination, the environment, human rights, democratization, research, journalism and others. The program is open to persons of any nationality. For more information contact: Visions in Action, 3637 Fulton St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. Telephone: (202) 625-7402. Fax: (202) 625-2353. E-mail:


The University of Westminster offers Postgraduate courses in Francophone African Studies. Students of this program will earn either a Master of Arts degree, a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate. For further information and an application form, please contact: Nikki Roberts, School of Languages, University of Westminster, 9-18 Euston Centre, London NW1 3ET. Telephone: 0171 911 5000 ext. 4364. FAX: 0171 911 5001.

Drew University offers a summer study program in Cote D!Ivoire, West Africa. Program dates are July 18 to August 17, 1995. Particular attention is given to local art and its relationship to the culture producing it. Interested students have the opportunity to work with artists who are vital links in a tradition of apprenticeship. Jerome Vogel was the first American professor at the University of Abidjan in 1964-65 and is the program director. The program is open to unergraduate and graduate students, artists and craftspeople, teachers, and others interested in learning about Africa. The application deadline is April 1, 1995. For further information and an application form contact: Office of Off-Campus Programs, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940 Telephone: (201) 408-3438.

The Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF 95) will be held from July 31 to August 5, 1995. The Fair!s central theme is Human Rights and Justice. ZIBF is the largest and most diverse exhibition of books, magazines and journals in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is held annually during the first week of August in central Harare!s open-air Sculpture Garden. The Fair is administered by an independent Trust comprising a broad cross-section of individuals from Zimbabwe!s vibrant indigenous book industry. A Freedom of Expression Indaba will take place on July 28 and 29 and an African Rights Indaba is planned for July 31. This will focus on rights protection and trading. For application forms and further information please contact: ZIBF, PO Box CY1179, Causeway, Zimbabwe. Telephone: (263-4) 750282. FAX: (263-4) 751202; or, if you are a resident in Europe or North America, to: ZIBF (UK) Ltd, 25 Endymion Rd., London N4 1EE. Telephone: +44-81-348 8463. FAX: +44-81-348 4403.

Planning With Pastoralists: PRA and More is a review of methods focused on Africa and has recently been published by GTZ. The book is authored by Ann Waters-Bayer and Wolfgang Bayer giving an overview of participatory approaches and methods for planning pastoral development projects. It contains an annotated and indexed bibliography of over 100 reports on participatory enquiry and planning, a description of rapid methods used in pastoral settings and a critical analysis of experiences with these methods. The annex contains names and addresses of individuals and organizations which are sources of further information about participatory planning methods related to livestock-keeping. To obtain a copy of the book free of charge contact: GTZ Division 422, Attn: Annette von Lossau, PO Box 5180, D-65726 Eschborn, Germany. FAX: +49-6196-796103

The Overseas Development Network publishes catalogs, guides and information packets useful to those seeking internships, study and work opportunities in international development. Guides include contact information and suggestions for applying to international organizations in the United States and abroad. Write or call for the ODN publications order form by contacting: Overseas Development Network, 333 Valencia St., Suite 330 San Francisco, CA 94103. Telephone: (415) 431-4204. FAX: (415) 431-5953. E-mail:

Media for Development (MFD), a Zimbabwean registered charity, is seeking donations to expand its collection of development-related videos for use in its resource center. The center has over 200 video and 16mm titles that Zimbabwean organizations can borrow and use in educational and outreach programs. MFD would like to acquire more titles in the following categories: agriculture, environment, health, culture/arts, politics and gender issues. Contact: Ben Zulu, MFD, PO Box 6755, 135 Union Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe. Telephone: (263-4) 733364/5. FAX: (263-4) 729066; or, Christine Schlegel, Media for Development International, 9111 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046, USA. Phone: (301) 490-4465.


Research Perspectives in Adult Language Learning and Acquisition (RP-ALLA 95) announces a scholarly symposium devoted to quantitative, qualitative, and evaluative research on aspects of study abroad programs in commonly and less commonly taught language programs. The symposium, entitled Study Abroad: Research on Learning Language and Culture in Context will be held on November 10 and 11, 1995 at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio. Keynote Speakers: Richard Brecht, University of Maryland; Barbara Burn, University of Massachusetts; Jon Strolle, Monterey Institute of International Studies. For more information contact: National Foreign Language Resource Center, The Ohio State University, 276 Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1229. Telephone: (614) 292-4361. FAX: 614) 292-2682. E-mail:

African Entrepreneurship is the title of a Carter Lecture Series to take place in November 1995. The series was established in 1988 to honor internationally renowned scholar Dr. Gwendolen Carter. The Series provides a national forum for discussion of issues important to Africa. Scholars, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are invited to meet in Gainesville prior to the African Studies Association Annual Conference in Orlando. The University of Florida is the principal host institution. Contact: Dr. Anita Spring, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. Telephone: (904) 392-4691. FAX: (904) 392-6929, or Dr. Barbara E. McDade, Department of Geography, University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611. Telephone: (904) 392-0494. FAX: (904) 392-8855


The Global Competence Grants may be used to support curriculum development, research, increasing foreign language capacity and initiating and maintaining institutional linkages. Due to their modest size, these grants are normally used for project initiation or completion. Who can apply: All faculty members at MSU who are in the tenure system. Applications should be submitted by March 16, 1995. Contact: Tracy Dobson, Assistant Dean, International Studies and Programs, 207 Center for International Programs. Phone: (517) 355-2350.

The National Science Foundation announces a Special Funding Opportunity [NSF 94-166]. NSF encourages international collaboration in proposals for Human Dimensions of Global Change (HDGC) Research Centers and Research Teams. Funds are available to support international collaborative partnerships between U.S. principal investigators and their foreign partners. For more information, including special funding arrangements for specific geographic regions, refer to the International Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers Program Announcement (NSF 93-51). This is available electronically on STIS or from the NSF Division of International Programs at (703) 306-1709 or NSF TDD (703) 306-0090.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids foreign students studying in the United States who plan to work for social justice in their own countries after finishing their studies. Applicants, including science students, must have a strong commitment to social activism. Contact: Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund, 1454 W. Hollywood (2E) Chicago, IL 60660-9653, USA.

The African Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment Program (AWLAE) gives fellowships for Masters and Doctoral level studies in the U.S. Applicants must be African women having a bachelor!s degree in some area of agricultural technology or research, the desire to do gender-sensitive graduate work, and a commitment to return to Africa. For more information contact: Winrock International, AWLAE, 16511 N. Kent Street, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209. FAX: (703) 525-1744.

The Population-Environment Fellows Program is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development and administered through the University of Michigan. The program places Fellows in two-year assignments with host institutions in developing countries to provide assistance and technical support. Contact: The Population-Environment Fellows Program, SPH II Room M2240, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029, Telephone: (313) 747-0222. FAX: (313) 747-4047


Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) has an opening for an Aquatic Researcher in Eritrea. The researcher will be responsible for a program to enhance and maintain coastal vegetation in Eritrea. The offer is for September 1995. VSO is a volunteer organization "working for a better world." The applicant should be able to spend at least two years overseas, working for a modest living allowance. For further details and an application form send a brief summary of your qualifications and work experience (quoting reference NSCO1) to: Atha Murphy, VSO Enquiries Unit, 317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2PN. Telephone: 081-78 1331.

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 10:35:06 -0500 (EST)
From: "Yacob Fisseha" [21248YF@IBM.CL.MSU.Edu]
Message-Id: [199502281035191251.21248YF@IBM.CL.MSU.Edu]
Subject: Tuesday Bulletin, ASC-MSU

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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