MSU Tuesday Bulletin, Spring No. 8, March '95

| 100 INTERNATIONAL CENTER | Spring No. 8 |
| EAST LANSING, MI 48824-1035 | March 7, 1995 |

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March 16, Thursday, Nancy Horn, will discuss Structural Adjustment, Women and the Informal Sector: Insights from Zimbabwe at an African Studies Center Brown Bag. Horn is an Adjunct Associate Professor, in the College of Human Ecology at MSU. Join the discussion in Room 201 International Center, 12 noon.

March 17, Friday, A SID-CASID Seminar entitled, Global Forum !94: Urbanization and Sustainable Development, will be presented by Carl Goldschmidt, Professor Emeritus Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The seminar will take place in Room 309B Berkey Hall at 12 noon.

March 23, Thursday, Clement Oniang!o will present an African Studies Center Brown Bag on The Foundations of African Philosophy. Dr. Oniang!o is a Senior Fulbright Visiting Scholar to MSU from the University of Nairobi where he is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Brown Bag will take place in Room 201 International Center at 12 noon.

March 6 - 31, The African Studies Center announces a book and journal give away! Come to the office at 100 International Center during regular office hours and select from books and journals published by the African Studies Center in recent years. Topics cover a wide range within humanities and social sciences. These are new, not used, books. First-come, first served. Office hours: 8:00 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please.

|| 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. Requests received after this date ||
|| will be met when possible. ||

The African Student Union seeks contributions for its spring 1995 newsletter Baraza, an African Student forum. These articles should not be academic in orientation and style. They should be personal reflections on issues that you feel strongly about, or that you feel should be discussed in a public forum. The issues can be related to the whole continent or region, although country specific is highly preferable. We will appreciate any written response to the articles published in our last Baraza. Remember, Baraza is a newsletter, not an academic or professional journal. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 1995. To provide better management of the editing work, submissions should be in diskette WordPerfect 5.1/6.0. The disc will be returned to the owner after the article has been copied. For contributions or questions contact Manelisi Genge at 332-7995, David Mayo, 353-6842, and Chege wa Githiora, 487-2912, editors. Contributions should be sent to: African Student Union, Attention: Baraza Board, MSU, African Studies Center, 100 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035.

The Southern Africa Summer Study Program will explore food, agriculture and natural resources policy. As they travel in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland students will have opportunities to visit:

* Universities and research farms

* Village and township farms and families

* Markets, boards and the Southern Africa Development Bank

* Kruger National Park, which is the size of the state of Connecticut and is the oldest in Africa. Students may earn 4-6 credits by participating in this program.

For more information contact:

Dr. Frank Bobbitt, (517) 355-6580; or Dr. James E. Jay, (517) 432-1349.

Michigan State University Museum announces a new exhibit called WILD CATS: Powerful Predators, Vulnerable Prey. The exhibit will be open from February 26 to September 10, 1995.

The Third African-African American Summit will be convened May 1 through May 6 in Dakar, Senegal. The Summit is a private initiative to help with the development of Africa in education, business, agriculture and health care. Participants will benefit from workshops, special student activities, seminars and group meetings. Also included will be special opportunities for selected students to work on the development of an internship exchange program between Africa and the United States. Reservations to attend the Summit can be made by contacting the Summit Office, 5040 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 260, Phoenix, Arizona 85254. Telephone: 1-800-835-3530, FAX: (602) 443-1824.

Business Workshops on Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean will be offered as a component of the 21st annual THIRD WORLD CONFERENCE to be held in Chicago, March 22 - 25, 1995. The workshops are designed to provide specific information to the business community on international markets and trade, and to assist them in locating potential partners abroad as well as becoming familiar with the social and cultural environment in which they will operate. Registration for the workshops entitles participants to full inclusion in all THIRD WORLD CONFERENCE activities. For registration information, Telephone: (312) 241-6688, FAX: (312) 241-7898.

AFRICA!95, an international conference on business, trade and investment in Africa, will be held at the Phoenix Civic Plaza on March 23-25, 1995. The conference will focus on developing new and strengthening existing business alliances among American and African economic entities. Some of the session topics that will be covered during the conference are agribusiness, computers and information technology, mineral resources, capital markets and import/export, manufacturing, tourism and health care. The attendees will include several African Ambassadors, members of the African Business Roundtable, business executives and scholars. AFRICA!95 is sponsored by the African Association of Arizona and the Maricopa County Black Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Phoenix, AMI Consultants, the Arizona Council of Black Engineers and Scientists and the Constituency for Africa. For more information on the conference, please contact Nat Obleton at (602) 863-5916 or John Ofori-Kyei at (602) 581-4280.


A Tunisian Mosaic is a study tour of Tunisia taking place from July 11 - 27, 1995. The trip is designed for secondary level or college Social Studies teachers who already teach about North Africa or who wish to bring North African history, geography or culture into their existing courses. Librarians and curriculum specialists are also welcomed. Applications from others wishing to learn more about Tunisia will be considered. Participants are expected to read assigned articles on Tunisia before departure as a foundation for a productive learning experience. The group of participants selected will meet with a variety of educators, government officials, and cultural experts. They will also tour sites of historical and cultural importance. Elizabeth Barlow, Outreach Coordinator of The Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan, will lead the tour. Application deadline is April 1, 1995. Notification will be April 15 or sooner. For further information and application materials please contact: Elizabeth Barlow at (313) 747-4142.

For Internet information on international development, refugee assistance and protection, disaster relief and public policy use the WORLD WIDE WEB to access InterAction. This is a coalition of more than 150 voluntary organizations providing information on the developing world. To view InterAction!s Web homepage, use a web browser like Mosaic with the address:

Tillers International provides workshops on skills for international development work.

March 4, Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (fee: $45) Wood Working: Sharpening Tools

March 18, Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (fee: $55) Wood Working: Woodwrighting

March 18-19, Sat. & Sun., 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (fee: $85/ea.course) Draft Horse Basics

March 25-26, Sat. & Sun., 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (fee: $85/ea.course) Ox Driving, Introduction to Blacksmithing

April 8-9, Sat. & Sun., 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (fee: $85/ea.course) Ox Training

April 25-29, Tue-Sat, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (fee: $325) Animal-Powered Development

For more information on Tillers and their courses call (616) 344-3233 or write:

Tillers International, 5239 South 24th Street, Kalamazoo MI 49002

The African Studies Center at Boston University is seeking conference papers from Graduate Students interested in topics concerning Africa. The Annual Graduate Research Conference is designed to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, the presentation of suggestions regarding research methods, and the discussion of issues facing African Studies graduate students today. Mail letters of interest, including paper title and one-paragraph abstract to: 1995 Graduate Research Conference, African Studies Center, Boston University, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. Persons wishing to make a presentation must submit a letter of intent by March 17, 1995. This conference is open to members of all fields within the social and medical sciences. For further information call the Boston University African Studies Center at (617) 353-3673 or E-mail Beth Prate ( or Tom Spang (

Towards Equity and Sustainability is the name of a conference on Women and Development. The Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, Women and Development Committee at the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor this three-day effort to raise the awareness of students, academics and practitioners from within the Pittsburgh community and around the world regarding gender issues in economic and social development. The conference will offer the opportunity to share ideas and evaluate the future role of women in development by providing a forum for the presentation of work in progress and the open sharing ideas. A ten dollar late fee will be charged for registration as of February 24, 1995. Contact: Women in Development, University of Pittsburgh, Attn: Sheryl Pinnelli, Box #281, 3rd Floor Forbes Quadrangle, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Telephone: (412) 362-9465, FAX: (412) 648-2605, E-mail:

A Tenth Triennial Symposium on African Art will take place at New York University from April 19-23, 1995. Topics covered will include the following: The Intersection of African Art and Colonial Perceptions, Reshaping the Boundaries of Tradition, Afro-Brazil Arts, History, and Hegemony, History and Vernacular Architecture in West Africa, Museums and the New South Africa as well as many other sessions throughout the week. Associated activities are also scheduled such as an awards banquet at the Brooklyn Museum, films on South Africa, visits to artists! studios, gallery and studio open houses and feature films. For a symposium agenda and registration materials contact: Glenda Doyle, Institute of Afro-American Affairs, Telephone: (212) 998-2134, FAX: (212) 995-4109; or Barbara Frank, State University of New York at Stony Brook, (516) 632-7255, FAX: (516) 632-7261, E-mail:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Center for Advanced Study of International Development announces acceptance of applications for the position of Editor. The editor is responsible for compilation of information, publication and distribution of the CASID Connection, a bi-annual outreach journal, and the CASID Current, a bi-weekly newsletter. Applicants should have excellent command of the English language, punctuation, and sharp editing skills. All word processing is produced in Word Perfect 6.0, so proficiency in Word Perfect 5.2 is required at the minimum. Applicants should send a resume and samples of previous publishing/graphics work immediately to CASID and call for an interview after March 13, 1995. CASID, 306 Berkey Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1111, Telephone: (517) 353-5925 FAX: (517) 353-4840. Georgia Southern University!s department of History seeks candidates for a tenure-track position. Ph.D. preferred by the starting date of the position, September 1, 1995. Assistant or Associate professor; salary dependent upon qualifications. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Duties include teaching: survey courses in the development of civilization, undergraduate and graduate courses in African history, and historiography. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, copies of teaching evaluations and publications, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Don Rakestraw, Chair, African History Search Committee, Dept. of History, Landrum Box 8054, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8054. Postmark deadline is April 10, 1995.

Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 16:07:37 -0500 (EST)
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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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