MSU Tuesday Bulletin [13], 11/26/96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [13], 11/26/96

November 26, 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:


December 5, Thursday

"On-Farm Oilseed Processing in Africa", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Mr. Lynn C. Schlueter (Rural development specialist); 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center. 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:


Global Exchange

Africa: Grassroots Delegations and A Language Program 1997 Global Exchange Presents "Africa: Grassroots Delegations and A Language Program 1997. Global Exchange Reality Tours offers a choice of three possible destinations including South Africa $3300 per person, Senegal $2800 per person, and Burkina Faso $2800 per person. These fees include round-trip airfare from New York as well as local transportation, accommodations, seminars and activities, two meals a day, trip leader, guide, and reading materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for low-income participants. For more information on dates, the application process and other questions, please contact: Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street, Suite 303, San Francisco, CA 94110. Tel: (415) 255-7296 or (800) 497-1994, x242. Fax: (415) 255-7498. E-mail: gx-shirabe@global


April 11-12, 1997-
Graduate Student Conference

The History Graduate Students at the State University of New York at Binghamton present: Gendered Revisions: "Identity, Culture & Conflict in History" A Graduate Student Conference. Papers are invited on all aspects of women's and gender history. Perspectives on United States history, the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, European history and all other fields are welcomed. Papers that utilize a global perspective are especially encouraged. We hope to complicate the discussion of gendered identities through consideration of other, perhaps competing identities, such as those negotiated through paradigms of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and national location. The conference aims to provide an intellectually vigorous and supportive atmosphere for graduate students presenting papers. Proposals for papers, 1-2 pages in length, are due by February 1, 1997. Papers are due by March 15, 1997. For more information, please contact: Gendered Revisions Conference, History Department, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 or refer to our World Wide Web address:


Globalization Project

The Globalization Project at the University of Chicago is a three year research program on globalization. The 1997-98 project theme is: Environment and Dislocation, including the implications for forced and voluntary human movements of global environmental policies, catastrophic events or long-term degradation. Of particular interest are SE Asia and Africa. The Project plans to award a Senior Fellowship (4 weeks) and 3 Post-Doctoral Fellowships (9 weeks) up to $4000 each, subject to cost of travel. The Project will cover airfare at the most economical rate. All applicants should submit a c.v., published article and 1-3 page research statement. Post-Doctoral applicants should submit 3 letters of recommendation. Applications due by January 31, 1997. For further information contact: The Globalization Project, Center for International Studies, The University of Chicago, 5828 S. University Ave., Chicago IL 60637. Phone: (773) 702-7721; Fax: (773) 702-9286.

WorldWID Fellows Program

The WorldWID fellows program provides a unique Academic and Professional Development opportunity for US citizens who are technical experts in areas related to USAID's (United States Agency for International Development) strategic concerns with: (1) democracy, governance, legal and human rights; (2) economic growth; (3) girls primary education; (4) environment; or (5) health, population and nutrition to increase their understanding of Women in Development (WID) issues and gender analysis and to apply this knowledge to the performance of WID-related tasks during a 3-10 month assignment in a USAID office or field mission in Africa, Asia, the Near East, Latin America, the Caribbean, or the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. Each fellowship includes a stipend of $2500 per month as well as domestic and international travel connected with the grant and some additional support for overseas expenses. Normal appointment is for 6-12 months. Both men and women who are US citizens are encouraged to apply. Candidates are required to demonstrate strong institutional support, such as a guaranteed job to return to after completion of the Fellowship. High priority placed on minority participation. 1997/98 and 1998/99 deadlines: March 1. Contact: WorldWID, Office of International Studies and Programs, PO Box 113225, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611; Phone: (352) 392-7074; Fax: (352) 392-8379. E-mail:


University of Cape Town The Department of Social Anthropology has vacancies for two one-year contract appointments to Lectureships/Assistant Lectureships, beginning in January 1997. Successful applicants should have at least a Masters degree in Social Anthropology and should preferably be working towards, or have completed, a Ph.D. They will be expected to participate in the teaching programmes of the department and to continue with their research activities. Closing date:December 9,1996. Applications, including a c.v. and the names and contact addresses of at least two referees, should be sent to: The Head, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700 South Africa. For further information contact: Dr Andrew Spiegel at: Phone: Telephone: 021 650 3679; Fax: fax: 021 650 3726, email: MUGSY@BEATTIE.UCT.AC.ZA


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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