MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/28/00

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/28/00

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November 30, Thursday

"The Pathology of Cerebral Malaria," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Terrie Taylor, Faculty (Dept. of International Medicine, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.


Walker Hill International Scholarship

The Walker Hill International Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,500 awarded to an MSU doctoral student at the pre-dissertation stage. The award is to be used for pre-dissertation visits to the site of the doctoral research in a country outside of the US (for international students, research in one's own country does not qualify). To qualify for the award, doctoral student must be at the pre-dissertation stage. The pre-dissertation research objectives must be accomplished during the period spent abroad. The successful candidate must demonstrate scholarly excellence and character that will contribute to success in an international setting. To apply for the award, submit the following materials to Dr. Charles Gliozzo, International Studies and Programs, Room 209 International Center by February 12, 2001.

* A letter of application describing the use to which the funds would be put in the context of the student's overall program of studies. A copy of the student's official academic transcript. * Two letters of support from faculty, including
one from the student's advisor, specifically endorsing and describing the proposed use of funds. * Applicant's one-page C.V.

Faculty Appointment

African Studies Core Faculty member, Kim Witte (Communications) has been named director of the Health and Risk Communication Center in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

Graduate Scholarships for Foreign Language Study

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) will award up to 30 scholarships to graduate students at CIC universities to pursue foreign language study this summer. This program is intended to help students take advantage of language offerings not available to them at their home university.

Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree at one of the twelve participating CIC institutions, (listed on the web). Study may be undertaken at any of the CIC institutions. Recipients may also apply to the CIC Traveling Scholar Program which enables students to pay tuition and fees at their home institution while attending another CIC university. Scholarships may not be used for language study at a student's home institution and must be used for a 'less commonly- taught' language. For information contact the Foreign Language Liaison at MSU, Dennie Hoopingarner, email: Or visit the website at: Application deadline is February 1, 2001.


Study in Southern African Program for Educators

The University of Toledo, with support from the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Program, invites applications for a program in southern Africa. Participants will spend equal intervals in Botswana, Lesotho, and South Africa. Participants are required to pay only $800. Participants will interact with African university faculty, government officials, ordinary citizens and participants in international and non- governmental organizations. They will visit historic sites and explore the cultural diversity of southern Africa, and share professional expertise with high school teachers. Application deadline is November 30, 2000. For a copy of the application and other information, contact Richard F. Weisfelder, The University of Toledo, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Toledo, OH 43606-3390. Phone: (419) 530-2265; E-mail:


Call for Papers Michigan's Women's Studies Association Conference

The 28th Annual Michigan Women's Studies Association Conference will focus on the topic, "Preparing Women to Live in a Global Society." The conference will be hosted by Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, March 23-24, 2001 and will explore critical issues facing women in the 21st century. A wide range of proposals are welcome including, but not limited to, papers on Women's Issues in an International Arena, Women's Health, and Global Feminism. Send proposal cover sheet, C.V., and a one page proposal to MWSA, 213 W. Main Street, Lansing, MI 48933. Phone: (517) 484-1880; Fax: (517) 372-0170; E-mail:; Web: Deadline for Submission of Proposals is December 18, 2000.


AAUW International Fellowships

Women graduate students from countries outside of the US 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 US. For information and application materials, contact AAUW Educational Foundation, c/o Customer Service Center, Department 141, 2201 Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030. Phone: (319) 337-1716, ext. 141. Web: The application deadline is December 15, 2000.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is offering fellowships for regional research in 2001-02. The fellowships are open to US doctoral and postdoctoral scholars proposing research in the fields of humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Research should have regional significance in the Middle East, sub-Sahara Africa, and/or South Asia, and must be conducted in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Applications are due December 31, 2000. For further information contact The Council of American Research Centers, Regional Research Program, Smithsonian Institution, 10th and Constitution Street, NNHB East Court Room, CE-123, MRC 180, Washington, DC 20560. Phone: (202) 842-8636. E-mail:

West African Research Association

The West Africa Research Association is offering three summer 2001 minority student internships in West Africa. The competition is open to US citizens who are enrolled in the MA program of an accredited college or university in the US. Applicants should submit a 4-6 page statement describing the following: the type of internship they would like to carry out, including the field of activity; the country they wish to work in; the contribution such an experience would make to their academic careers; and the academic, linguistic and other background information, including previous international experience, that prepares them for this work. Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation from professors, a resume and college transcripts. Direct application materials and questions to WARA, 1414 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Liden Drive, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: (608) 262-2487. Application deadline is December 15, 2000.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces the opening of its 2001-02 fellowship competition. Applicants from any country are welcome, All applicants should have a good command of spoken English. Eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level. For application materials and further information contact Scholar Selection and services, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3027. Phone: (202) 691-4170. Fax: (202) 691-4001.


Asst. Professor of Black Studies - Portland State U

Applications are invited for a tenure track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Black Studies starting September 16, 2001. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in African and African American Studies, advise students, serve on university committees, establish a strong research program and engage in community service and outreach programs and be able to contribute to general education and/or interdisciplinary programs. Candidates must have at least two years of teaching and research experience. Candidates with interests in black feminist thought, black family, religion, African/Carribean studies and international studies are encouraged to apply. An earned PhD is required. Interested applicants should send an application including a letter of intent, a recent C.V., and names of and contact information for three referees. Mail materials to The Chair, Search Committee, Department of Black Studies, Portland State University, 308 Neuberger Hall, Portland, Oregon 97207. The review of files will begin on December 31, 2000 and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions to the address listed above.

Regional Coordinator for the Educational Research Network - West and Central Africa

The Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa is looking to hire a Regional Coordinator. Applications for the position are invited from Africans and Nationals of ERMWACA country members. The successful candidate will have a Master's degree (or higher degree) in management, fund raising, organizational development, communication or related discipline with a background in the field of educational research and at least 5 to 10 years of demonstrated work experience in institutional development, communication, negotiation and public relations, or fund raising. The applicant must be African, have a sound knowledge in information technologies and be able to use the Internet and must be cognizant of existing funding institutions, be proactive, energetic and creative and willing to travel 40% time. Proficiency in French and English is required. The position is full time for the two first years, based in Bamako, Mali, starting on January 30th, 2001. Contract renewal will be based on the incumbent's ability to raise funds. Annual salary up to US $42,000. The coordinator will be an ERNWACA employee. The application deadline is December 8, 2000. Applications with detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and names contact information from three employers must be e-mailed to:,, and

Social Demographer - Ghana

The Navrongo Community Health and Family Planning Project (CHFP) has an opening for a senior social scientist to oversee the research arm of its project. The research component of the project conducts operations research on project activities and outcomes, survey research on project impact, and social research on the social impact of CHFP services. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Demography, Economics, Sociology, or a relevant Public Health Science, research skills in survey research, social science, statistics, or population sciences, and work experience in sub-Sahara Africa. For a detailed description of the CHFP and application information, contact the Fellowship Office, Policy Research Division, Population Council, 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, New York, 10017, USA. Fax: (212) 755-6052. E-mail: Web:

Communications Fellow - Ghana

The Community Health and Family Planning Project (CHFP), under the auspices of the Navrongo Health Research Centre, is accepting applications for a Communications Fellow. The Fellow will be responsible for writing and supervising the production of newsletters, brochures, and news releases for circulation to relevant audiences. The Fellow will help organize a media outreach workshop and provide technical support for the NHRC website and train staff in web management. The fellow will also provide technical advice to the drama production team and supervise the creation of video clips and interactive computer based training modules that can be produced in Navrongo and copied at low cost for use in other districts. The successful candidate will have a BA or MA in Communication Studies, Journalism, Sociology, Health Education, Political Science, International Relations or Public Health, strong communication skills, experience in developing printed media, multi-media, or mass media materials, and knowledge of computer technology for multi-media management. Knowledge of website text management is essential. For more information about the project, qualifications, and the application process, please contact the Fellowship Office, Policy Research Division, Population Council, 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA. Fax: (212) 755-6052.


Message-Id: <> Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 12:59:09 -0500 From: MSU African Studies Center <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 12

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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