MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 11/18/08

Tuesday Bulletin for November 18th, 2008

Topics covered in this issue: Events | Announcements
Friday, November 21, 2008

"Is Food Security Achievable in a Nitrogen-Poor World with Finite Fertilizer?" CASID/WID Friday Forum with Sieglinde Snapp, Faculty (Dept. of Crop & Soil Sciences, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Friday, November 21, 2008

"Can Democracy Solve the Problems of Sudan?" talk by Talha Gibriel Musa, Bureau Chief, Asharq Al Awsat, Washington, D.C. (News analysis with BBC and the German Net Deutsche Welle and other Arab and African TV), 3:30 p.m., Room 201 International Center. Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"AFROGANZA" African Culture Week festivities begin Tuesday, November 18th, ending with the GALA on Saturday, November 22, 2008. (See MSU Announcements for further details.). Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Tourism and Wildlife Conservation in Africa: Measuring the Impacts on Rural Households," Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics Brown Bag talk by Robert Richardson, Faculty (Dept. of Community, Agriculture & Resource Studies), & Ms. Ana Fernandez, Grad. Student (Ag., Food & Resource Econ., MSU) 12:00 noon, Room 75 Agricultural Hall. Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Socioeconomic and Agro-ecological Incentives and Constraints to Agro-forestry Adoption: a Cautionary Tale from Southern Malawi," African Studies Center Brown Bag talk with Dorothy Sirrine, Post-doctoral Researcher (Environmental Studies, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz), 12:00 noon, Room 201 International Center. Announcements
African Culture Week - November 18-22, 2008

"AFROGANZA: Celebration of Rich African Culture," begins on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, ending with the Gala, Saturday evening, November 22, 2008 at MacDonald Middle School, 1601 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823. Showtime for the GALA is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the "Taste of Africa" reception will be 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. The GALA is $10 (free to students with MSU ID); Dinner: $8 (everyone, including students); Dinner + show is $15.

For more information call (517) 303-6205 or (517) 505-6980). Free shuttle service from campus to the event will be provided. Call (517) 303-6205 or Spring Course Announcements

AFR 102B & AFR 202B: Hausa Language

4 credits, Instructor: Abdul Salau.

Do you want to learn about West Africa? Are you looking for a fun language to fulfil your language requirements? The Hausa language course offers small classes, students get a mixture of language and culture, and receive informative access to the Islamic world of West Africa. For more information, contact Professor Abdul Salau at 517-353-0746; e-mail:

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NUR 402: International Health (on-line course),

3 credits, Instructor: Connie Currier.

This course will provide a general understanding of factors/dynamics that affect the health of human populations and efforts to improve it. The course will address: 1) the cultural context of health and illness, 2) international health and population status, and 3) the role of international agencies in policy setting and program development. The course is open to graduate and undergraduate students, and nursing and non-nursing majors. For more information contact: Connie Currier, DrPH,MPH at 432-1162; e-mail: Africa Past and Present: Africa Podcast

In the Africa podcast: Past and Present Professor Kiki Edozie was featured in Episode 15; Mac Maharaj was featured in Episode 16 and in Episode 17 a roundtable on "New Media and Southern African Studies in the 21st Century was featured with Professors Peter Alegi and Peter Limb.

This podcast about history, culture, and politics in Africa - is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb. It is produced by MATRIX - The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at MSU ( Listen and subscribe to the biweekly podcast at: Direct inquiries to: or

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