MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/12/06

Issue No. 3 Fall 2006
September 12, 2006


EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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September 12, Tuesday

"Increasing the Effectiveness of Responses to Food Insecurity and Famine: Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), talk by Patricia Bonnard, Trade and Markets Advisor (FEWS NET and MSU faculty, Institute of International Agriculture), 12:00 noon, Rm 75 Ag Hall.

September 14, Thursday

"A Year in Senegal: Talibe, Emigration, Strikes," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Professor Ken Harrow (English dept., MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

September 21, Thursday

"Security of Widows' Access to Land in an Era of HIV/AIDS: Panel Survey Evidence from Zambia," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Antony Chapoto, Faculty (Ag Econ., MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center.

September 21, Thursday

Study Abroad Fair, Second floor of the MSU Union, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Meghan in the Study Abroad office at 432-2686.

September 22, Friday

"Global Climate Change: What is it and What Can We Do About it?" The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) and the Women and International Development (WID) Program invite the MSU and Greater Lansing Community to participate in an All day Teach-In, 10:30 a.m., - 3:30 p.m., held in Room 117, the International Center Library. For information, contact the CASID office at (517) 353-8571.


African Studies 2006-07 FLAS Fellows

Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies
fellowship through African Studies:

Anne Axel - Fisheries and Wildlife
Kirsten Bakken - Linguistics and Languages
Tracy Beedy - Crop and Soil Sciences
Thomas Darnell Jr. Linguistics and Languages
Jenni Fetters - Political Science
Leigh-Anne Goins - Communications
Leslie Hadfield - History
Marcy Hessling - Anthropology
Sara Hillman - Linguistics and Languages
Jill Kelly - History
Matthew Kirwin - Political Science
Sandra Schmidt - Teacher Education

MSU Global Focus - Photography Competition

The entry deadline for the Eighth Annual International Photography competition is Monday, October 2, 2006, 5:00 p.m. EDT. The competition is open to MSU
students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and Alumni Association members.

For more information, to see the official competition rules and entry form, or contact the MSU Office of International Studies and Programs, visit or contact the MSU Office of International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University, 209 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; Tel: (517) 355-2350; or e-mail


All Around the African World Museum

All Around the African World Museum, a National
Heritage Foundation is located at 1134-1136 Shepard, Lansing, MI 48912; Tel: (517) 484-7480.

The museum presents a pictorial display of the African presence on the inhabited continents. Authentic
woodcarvings from the Woodcarver's Village of Aburi, in Ghana West Africa are displayed throughout the museum, along with art work and artifacts from other continents. The museum fills two separate buildings. The rooms are separated and dedicated to show the cultural presence of Africans in each area location on the various continents. There is also a project dedicated to 'Reading Enrichment' for youth located in the
museum, as well.

For more information on the museum, contact Dr.
Babakubwa Kweku (Willie D. Davis, Jr.) at the number listed above, e-mail:; or visit the website at:

Umoja - New publication at Grand Valley State Univ.

The African and African American Studies Program at Grand Valley State University recently published their first issue of Umoja (means solidarity, unity, and oneness in Swahili). Umoja, a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal which is designed to foster quality scholarship and intellectually engage the community on major issues facing Africa, the African American community and the African diaspora at large.

The Bulletin will be published twice yearly.
Contributions in the form of articles, book reviews, news items, and opinion pieces from individuals and organizations representing any discipline are welcome. To submit contributions or for questions, e-mail: The Editor at or write to: Editor, Bulletin of the African and African American Studies Program, 117 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401; Tel: (616) 331-8110; Fax: (616) 331-8111.


2006-2007 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is launching a new fellowship program providing support for young scholars to complete their dissertation and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program will award fellows in two categories: Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients.

Please visit the ACLS website at: for details on applying for the fellowships. The competition deadlines are September 27, 2006 and
November 15, 2006, 9:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowships The Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) at the
Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), along with its partners at the National Institutes of Health in the USA, invite applications for Fellowships for
research that fosters the current research internationally in the area of Gender, Globalization, and Health, and strengthens North-South collaboration in gender global health research, including the building of
interdisciplinary teams for research and research training opportunities.

Eligible research areas have been identified through national and international consultations and include food security and nutritional well-being, HIV/AIDS, tobacco and addictions, occupational health and safety, mental health, infectious diseases, violence,
reproductive health, and public-private partnerships for health. Other cross-cutting research priorities include human rights and ethics, socioeconomic status and poverty, lifespan from early childhood through aging, and health (and health-related) systems.

Full applications must be courier stamped by the
deadline date of October 1, 2006. For further
information, visit the CIHR website at: http://www.cihr- For questions on CIHR funding guidelines, how to apply, and the peer review process contact: Leah Jurkovic, Program Delivery Coordinator, Canadian Institute of Health Research, e-mail:; Tel: (613) 946-0088; Fax: (613) 954-1800.

2007 Gilman International Scholarship

The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of study abroad.
The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's institution of higher education in the U.S.
The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country.
The applicant is studying abroad in a country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba.
The applicant is studying on a program that begins between December 15, 2006 and April 15, 2007. The Spring cycle encompasses spring semester, quarter, calendar year, winter inter-session and January term programs that are a minimum of four weeks in length. May-term or Summer-only study abroad programs are not eligible.

Award recipients will receive up to $5,000. Students apply online via the Gilman website, The student online
application deadline is September 26, 2006. Please review the full Spring 2007 Application Timeline
online, which includes deadlines for advisors and transcripts.

New! Critical Need Language Supplement. During
the 2006-2007 academic year 25 recipients will be eligible to receive a $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement for a total possible award of up to $8,000. Critical Need Languages include: Arabic (all dialects) and other non-African languages. For more information on the Critical Need Language Supplement visit the Gilman website at


Two Tenure-track positions - Clark University

The Department of International Development,
Community, and Environment (IDCE) at Clark
University seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in International Development and Social Change to begin Academic Year 2007-08. One of these positions will be filled at the assistant professor level and one at the associate professor level. Significant field research and/or applied experience in developing countries is essential. Ph.D. or equivalent in any relevant discipline is required. Discipline and areas are open. The committee expects to hire one individual with
experience in Africa and one individual with expertise in another geographical area. Candidates should be able to teach courses supporting graduate level programs in international development, as well as undergraduate courses. Applicants should show a strong commitment to working collaboratively within a cross-disciplinary program.

Application should include curriculum vitae, a list of references, and a detailed statement of interest including research foci and teaching philosophy. These should be sent electronically to or mailed to: Chair, ID Search Committee, IDCE, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610. Review of
applications begin October 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, visit:

International Center for Research on Women ( ICRW)

Vacancy Announcements

Please visit the ICRW website at: to see complete description.

  1. Team Director, HIV/AIDS and Development Unit (HADU)
  2. Regional Technical Advisor, HIV/AIDS
  3. Operations Research Manager
  4. Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Governance (PREG)
  5. Senior Evaluation Advisor/Economist
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Adviser

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample, and salary requirements

to: Human Resources at Indicate the job
title in the subject line of the e-mail.

Page Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.

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