MSU Tuesday Bulletin [14], 12/03/96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [14], 12/03/96

December 3, 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.

Materials/Technology Development Workshops
June 15-21, 1997

The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR), a National Foreign Language Resource Center, announces a program to develop additional expertise in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) for teachers of Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL). CLEAR has made available support for four LCTL Fellows. Each Fellow will attend a week-long workshop at Michigan State University, plan and develop a set of CALL learning materials during the 1997-1998 academic year, and attend, a follow-up workshop during the summer of 1998. The 1997 workshop will focus on the integration of audio and graphics using generic templates. Each supported Fellow will receive travel up to $250.00 to attend the June 1997 workshop, room and board during the June 1997 workshop, a computer, technical assistance via the Internet during the 1997-1998 year and travel, room, and board for the 1998 workshop. To be eligible for a stipend, CLEAR Fellows need to meet the following qualifications: have basic computer skills (use a mouse, familiarity with the Macintosh operating system, ability to use a word processor), be a teacher of a Less Commonly Taught Language, commit to attend the 1997 June 15-21 workshop, commit to spend 3 hours a week during the 1997-98 academic year, commit to attend the CLEAR refresher workshop during the summer of 1998 and have full access to the Internet. Applications should be mailed to CLEAR: Dr. India Plough, Room A-126 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, Fax: (517) 432-0473. Applications must be postmarked no later than January 13, 1997 and contain the following contact information: name and position, office address, office, fax and home phone, e-mail and language to be used in CALL development. Six unsupported positions are also available. These applications should contain an additional letter from the applicant's home station that the institution is willing to provide transportation, room and board for the workshops, access to a comparable computer; and a $200 workshop registration fee. Visit the CLEAR LCTL workshop at: Further inquiries should be addressed to: David Dwyer (517) 355-1808,


Global Exchange

Global Exchange, a research, education and action center dedicated to promote social justice between the North and the South, will organize four grassroots delegations to Africa in 1997. The focus is to meet with various grassroots organizations and community development groups to explore social, economic and cultural issues in the region.

SENEGAL: West African Culture and Grassroots Development, March 24 - April 7 and November 3 - 17 (2 trips). The delegation will travel to Dakar, Goree Island, and Kaolack. The delegation will meet with dynamic grassroots organizations to explore the challenges brought by rapid population growth, drought, and IMP structural adjustment programs, as well as their struggles and achievements. The cost is $2800.00 per person.

SOUTH AFRICA: Redefining Development and Democracy, May 26 - June 9 and October 12 - 26 (2 trips). Through the journey to Johannesburg and Cape Town, the delegation will meet with the people and grassroots organizations to learn about the victory, changes and challenges they are faced with almost 3 years after the first non-apartheid election. The cost of this trip is $3300.00 per person.

Trip cost includes round-trip international airfare from New York, all local transportation, accommodations, two meals a day, seminars and program activities, a full-time trip leader, interpreters, reading materials and personal meetings to suit your particular interests (as available). For more information and trip application form, please contact: Global Exchange, Attn: Shirabe Yamada, 2017 Mission Street, #303, San Francisco, CA 94110. Phone: 415-255-7296 or 800-497-1994, ext.242. Fax:415-255-7498. E-mail:


Call for Papers Univ of Minnesota

Interested faculty and graduate students are invited to submit papers for the conference "Africans Meeting Missionaries: Rethinking the Colonial Encounter", to be held May 2 and 3, 1997 at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lamin Sanneh, the very prominent and widely-published historian of religion in Africa, and Dr. Paul Landau, a social historian whose research concerns religious intermediaries and missionary discourses in Southern Africa, will be the featured speakers. The conference is intended to assess and extend the recent literature on the colonial encounter in African societies. By redirecting analytical attention to the adherents of colonial missions, we hope to highlight the ways in which Africans not only were shaped by but profoundly shaped the colonial world. Abstracts due by January 15, 1997 to Africa Conference Committee, Department of History, University of Minnesota, 633 Social Sciences, Minneapolis, MN 55455, or e-mail Derek Peterson at:

12th African Educational Research Symposium,
February 2-22, 1997

The theme of this year's conference is Politics and Education in Africa. Paper abstracts/proposals and all inquiries should be sent to: Dr. Sally Navin, McCracken Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701; e-mail: Deadline is January 10. Costs: Students $35, others $50.

Symposium: - University of Georgia
January 22-24

The third symposium, "Africa, Pan-Africanism, and the New World Order," in The University of Georgia Humanities Center's Program for Global Understanding, will be held on January 22-24. It will bring together some fifteen scholars from Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and the United States and ambassadors from Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Tunisia to discuss the effect of globalization on Africa. The idea of the symposium series is to provide a forum for scholars and diplomats with different political and intellectual viewpoints to exchange ideas on matters of global concern. The participants in the opening roundtable discussion will all be ambassadors, with the exception of historian Atieno Odhiambo from Rice University, who will serve as moderator. The distinguished scholar Ali Mazrui will give the keynote address on January 22, and Gertrude Mongella, Special Envoy to the Secretary- General of the United Nations on Women and Development Issues, will speak on January 23. The program will also feature two African musicians: James Makubuya of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Alhaji Papa Susso, a musician and oral historian from the Republic of Gambia. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Betty Jean Craige, Director of the Humanities Center, Room 1, Peabody Hall, Athens, GA 30602-1628: Phone: (706) 542-3966; Fax: (706) 542-2828; Email: Students who wish to attend and also need housing should contact Dr. Lioba Moshi at 706-542-2133; or by email,


Population-Environment Fellows Program (PEFP)

The Population-Environment Fellows Program (PEFP) provides two-year fellowships for individuals with graduate degrees in areas related to population and environment. Fellows are selected competitively and placed in host agencies to provide assistance and technical support. PEFP supports the capacity of host country institutions to respond to development problems in a comprehensive way, and develops a cadre of future leaders with expertise in integrating population and environment issues. Sponsored by USAID. Administered by the University of Michigan. For more information please contact: Population-Environment Fellows Program, University of Michigan, SPH II, Room 4537, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. Phone: (313) 647-0222, Fax: (313) 647-4947, E-mail:

Sub-Saharan Africa,
University of Houston (Texas)

The University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in sub-Saharan African history. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in history or substantial progress toward completion of the degree. Teaching responsibilities include diversified undergraduate and graduate level courses. Pending funding. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: December 6, 1996. Applications and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to Chair, African Search Committee, Department of History, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3785.

Africa, Drake University (Iowa)

Drake University invites applications for a two-year visiting appointment in African history (contingent on budgetary approval) to begin in August 1997. The candidate will teach a nine hour course load each semester. Course responsibilities will include a two semester world history survey, "Passages to the Modern World, 1500-present," an introductory course in African history, and upper-level colloquia in the candidate's own field of specialization. A completed Ph.D. and evidence of promise of excellence in teaching is required. Drake University is a private, liberal arts university fostering a student-centered learning environment. Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation by January 15, 1997 to Fred Adams, Chair, Department of History, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311.

Africa Program Associate

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is looking for an Africa program associate for its International Programs Department. For more information please contact: Human Resources-Africa, UUSC, 130 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Fax:(617) 868-7102. E-mail:

Carnegie Mellon, History Dept

Africa and African Diaspora (Latin America/Caribbean). Carnegie Mellon's History Department seeks new faculty member whose interests center in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Latin American/ Caribbean region. Interdisciplinary orientation is highly desirable. Ph.D. required in History, Anthropology, or related social science fields. Although defined as an entry-level position, appointment at a higher level is possible and qualified scholars are invited to apply. Candidates from under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Send application letter, transcripts, vitae, letters from three references, and scholarly writing sample to Erick D. Langer, Chair, African Diaspora Search Committee, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 by December 18, 1996.

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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