MSU Tuesday Bulletin [12], 11/19/96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [12], 11/19/96

November 19, 1996 EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035









Please submit information on Africa-related events or news seven to 10 days in advance of the day it should appear in the Tuesday Bulletin. Submissions may be brought, faxed, or e-mailed to the African Studies Center, Room 100, Center for International Programs, Michigan State University. Telephone: (517) 353-1700 Fax: (517) 432-1209, E-mail:


November 21, Thursday

"Hypertension in Urban Zimbabwean Women: Role of Stress and 'Thinking too Much'", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Barbara and Harvey Sparks (Faculty Members, Respectively Osteopathic Medicine, and Physiology, MSU) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

November 22, Friday

1996 African Film Festival Series, sponsored by the African Student Union, African's Africa: Films by and about African's; "Camp de Thiaroye" will play at 7:00pm, Room 128 Natural Science Building, Admission: FREE. This film offers a view of the dilemma which faced African troops serving in the French Army. MSU ANNOUNCEMENTS

1996-97 Walker Hill Scholarship Award

Approximately $1,300 scholarship is available to a graduate student who meets the following criteria: Outstanding scholarly performance; strength of predissertation program purposes to be served by the period spent abroad; and character and personal attributes that provide a high probability of success in a foreign setting. Financial need may also be considered in the award decisions. Applications, including supporting documents, must be submitted by January 17, 1997 to Dr. Tracy Dobson, Associate Dean, International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University, 207 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517) 355-2350; Fax: (517) 353-7254. For detailed application requirements, please write or call Dr. Dobson.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Michigan State University offers an exciting opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study at the University of Zimbabwe in southern Africa for a full academic year. The program is designed for students with an academic interest in Africa, therefore preference will be given to students who a) have established and demonstrated interest in Africa, b) are taking Africa-related courses, and c) plan to continue their study of Africa. For application information contact: Dr. John Metzler, African Studies Center, 100 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517) 353-1700; Fax: (517) 432-1209; E-mail:


Kiswahli Video Tapes

A set of Kiswahili tapes can be obtained from the University of Georgia. This is a result of a video project intended to provide teachers of Kiswahili authentic teaching materials with language as used by the Kiswahili speakers in Tanzania. The videos which are 8 in total have sections of varying themes (designated lessons). The total number of themes is 23 with a varying number of sub-themes (and in some cases sub-sub-themes). For purchasing information and or a PREVIEW TAPE, send Email to When you send your request for information or tape, make sure you include your address and telephone number. Also, Please Copy Your E-mail Message to


April 3-5, 1997- Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"Music & Dance of Africa and the Diaspora: The Present State and Potential in the U.S." Sponsored by the University of Michigan in cooperation with the International Center for African Music and Dance at the University of Ghana (J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Director) and the African Music Caucus of the African Studies Association (Steve Friedson & Cynthia Schmidt, Co-Chairs). For more information contact: Sam Cronk, Ethnomusicology Laboratory, School of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085, Phone: 313-973-1443 or 313-763-8123; Fax: 313-763-5097, e-mail: web site:

Call For Papers

Center for African Studies Univ of Illinois-UC

The Center for African Studies at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to extend an open invitation to graduate students to participate in the 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies, February 28-March 2, 1997 at the University of Illinois. The organizers are seeking graduate papers, primarily in the social sciences and humanities. Students in natural sciences, applied and professional disciplines, are also welcome. Abstracts are due by January 21, 1997; completed papers and $10 registration are due by February 21, 1997. For submissions and inquiries contact: Center for African Studies-UIUC, Attn: Graduate Conference in African Studies, 210 ISB/MC 485, 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820. E-mail contacts: Nicholas Cook, or Tunde Brimah,


West African Research Association

The West African Research Association is offering two research and teaching fellowships for the Spring/Summer of 1997 in West Africa. The fellowships are offered primarily to provide opportunities for faculty at liberal arts colleges to conduct short-term research and to lecture at an African university in order to enhance their teaching effectiveness and expand their course offerings. Each fellowship will provide round trip travel cost to a West African country and a stipend of $7,500 for a minimum stay of eight weeks. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who teach in the humanities and social sciences at four-year colleges in the United States. For more information on how to apply, please contact: West African Research Association, Howard University, Box 742, Washington, D.C. 20059. The deadline is November 30, 1996.

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking nominations for its Social Science Research Fellowships in Agriculture, a two-year program designed to expand the number of social scientists who have had interdisciplinary research experience in international development. It is open to persons who hold a doctoral-level degree in a social science discipline and who are citizens of the United States, Canada, or a sub-Saharan African country. The deadline for completed applications is December 31, 1996 for candidates applying from North America, and January 31, 1997 for candidates applying from overseas. The Ph.D. degree must have been completed by the time the fellow leaves for his/her post. Applications should be sent to the Fellowship Office, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10018.


Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College invites applications for Director of African Studies. Responsibilities include organizing Africa lecture and event series, overseeing Africa-oriented curriculum, seeking funding for further program development, and supporting community and institutional outreach. Terminal degree in area required, as is previous work and/or experience in Africa. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Dr. David Evans, Dept. Of Biology, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295. Tel: (616)337-7157; Fax: (616) 337-7251. Deadline for applications is December 2, 1996.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College is seeking candidates for an entry-level, tenure track position in the history of sub-Saharan Africa. Interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association meetings in January. For further information about this position, contact: Joseph J. Ellis, Chair, Search Committee, Dept. of History, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075. Tel.: (413) 538-2511.

African Language & Literature Position

Boston University is offering an African Language and Literature Position (Eastern and Southern Africa), Assistant professor beginning fall 1997. Tenure-track position. Joint appointment between Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures and African Studies Center. Ability to teach both African literature and/or folklore and to teach and supervise instruction of Eastern or Southern African languages. The African Studies Center at Boston University is one of the oldest and best established programs in the nation for African language and area studies. The ASC is strongly committed to an interdisciplinary approach which includes training in African languages and cooperation with 20 other departments and professional schools represented on its faculty. The African Studies Center is a Title VI Language and Area Studies Center which strongly supports research and high quality teaching. Applications should be sent to African Search Committee, Professor Dorothy Kelly, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Boston University, 718 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. AA/EOE.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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