MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/23/01

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/23/01

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October 25, Thursday

"Women's Knowledge and Practice: Responding to Disease and Promoting Health in Senegal," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Ellen Foley, Graduate Student, ABD (Anthropology, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

November 1, Thursday

"There and Back: Growing Up in District 6; 15 Years on Robben Island with Mandela and Others and Life in a New South Africa,"African Studies Center Special Brown Bag with Eddie J. Daniels, Founding member of the African Resistance Movement (South Africa), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

November 1, Thursday

POSTPONED until November 29th. "DOING the History of Muslim Societies in African History," with David Robinson.

November 8, Thursday

"Music, Dance, Magic and Filmmaking in West Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Taale Laafi Rosellini, Founder/Director (African Family Film Foundation), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

November 15, Thursday

No Brown Bag - ASA Annual Meeting


Course Announcement MSU Virtual University

RD876, International Rural Development, is a 3 credit graduate seminar available every semester on the MSU Virtual University. The course stimulates a small group of students sitting around a table with the professor, who has years of hands-on experience designing and implementing many development programs and projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Since the course is offered in a weekly a-synchronous conversation, students can fit it into their schedule at any time.

Conversations, readings, individual term paper, and other assignments address various topics. Some of these topics include: Development and International Development; Current Issues and Concerns in Development; Strategies and Design of International Development Collaboration; Directing Development Organizations, and International Development in the 21st Century. For details about this graduate seminar, see the preview at: or e-mail Professor George H. Axinn at


Africa Week 2001 - Kalamazoo College

The Black Student Organization presents: "I am Because We Are: The Transcendence of the African Spirit," a week of art, poetry, music and insights from the African Continent. Books and school supplies will be collected at each event and donated to a non- governmental organization working with homeless children in Nairobi.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 29th 7:00p.m. - Out of Africa Exhibit Opening and
Reception 7:30p.m. - Africa: A Continent Speaks (interactive

Tuesday, October 30th 11:30a.m. - "K" in Africa Luncheon
7:00p.m. - An African Poetess - African Dance Workshop

Wednesday, October 31st 7:00p.m. - "Sustaining the African Community"
Public lecture by Ngugi wa' Thiong'o, internationally acclaimed Kenyan novelist and playwright. (Followed by a reception).

Thursday, November 1st 7:00p.m. - Sarafina film showing

Friday, November 2nd 10:50a.m. - Chapel Service
Alhadji Papa Susso, master kora player and griot will discuss West African oral traditions. 7:00p.m. - Africa Week 2001 Banquet
Dr. Mbulelo V. Mzamane, South African ANC member is the keynote speaker.

For registration information, please contact The Center for International Programs, (616) 337-7133.


SSRC Fellowships on Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the availability of summer fellowships for innovative research on information technology (IT), international cooperation and global security. PhD students and faculty from any academic discipline and of any nationality may apply. These in-residence fellowships (location TBA) for summer 2002, are designed for researchers who currently work on cooperation and security issues and who want to explore the role and impact of IT in this area; or for researchers who work on IT and want to explore its relationship to cooperation and security. Doctoral-student fellowships are $5,500. Faculty fellowships are $10,500.

International cooperation and global security involve a wide range of issues including new forms of global regulation and surveillance; transboundary advocacy and global civil society; economic and political "crisis" and system transformation; unequal access to goods and services; transnational identity politics; conflict and transboundary intervention; changes in security threats, military and warfare practices; legitimacy, power and governance in the global realm. IT issues could involve the Internet and related technologies such as those associated with telecommunications, data processing, encryption, and systems of code; robotics, automation, and simulation; and concerns bearing directly on connectivity and content such as structures of information flow and processes of disinformation and dissemination. Deadline is Monday, December 3, 2001. For more information and an application: Email: / web: or write: Program on Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; Telephone: (212) 377-2700; Fax: (212) 377-2727.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a unit of The New York Public Library's Research Libraries, announces its Scholars-in-Residence Program. The residency program assists those scholars and professionals whose research on the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's collections.

The program is designed to encourage research and writing on the history, literature, and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, to facilitate interaction among the participants, and to provide for widespread dissemination of findings through lectures, publications, and Schomburg Center Colloquia.

The Fellowship Program is open to scholars studying the history, literature, and culture of the peoples of African descent from a humanistic perspective and to professionals in fields related to the Schomburg Center's collections and program activities. Persons seeking support for research leading to degrees are not eligible under this program. Also, foreign nationals are not eligible unless they will have resided in the United States three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2001 and sent to: Scholars-in- Residence Program, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801; Telephone: (212) 491-2228 or visit:

AAUW International Fellowships 2001-2002

Women graduate students from countries outside the United States are invited to apply for a $16,860 fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation for study or research in the United States.

International fellowships are available to women who are not American citizens or permanent residents. Of the 58 fellowships awarded, six are available to members of the International Federation of University Women for graduate study in a country other than their own. Awards support full-time graduate or postgraduate study in all disciplines for one year, and studies important to changing the lives of women and girls.

The Foundation also awards several annual Home Country Project Grants ($5,000-$7,000 each). These grants support community based projects designed to improve the lives of women and girls in a fellow's home country. Application deadline is December 15, 2001. For more information and to receive an application contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Dept.60; 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; tel: (319) 337- 1716, ext. 60. Or visit the web at:


Semester Programs in Namibia

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College announces its Fall 2002 program in Namibia, "Multicultural Societies in Transition: Southern African Perspectives." This program runs from September 2- December 13, 2002. The Spring semester program in Namibia focuses on "Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind." This program runs from January 27 - May 9, 2003.

Both programs combine experiential education with rigorous academic work. Students will participate in rural and urban homestays, travel to South Africa and learn from a variety of guest lecturers and field trips. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Deadlines are April 1, 2002 for the fall program and October 15, 2002 for the spring program.

For more information or an application form, contact The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College, Tel: (800) 299-8889;; Application forms can also be accessed on line.


Mon, 22 Oct 2001 08:13:23 -0400 Message-Id: <> Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 16:39:57 -0400 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 9

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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