MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/3/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/3/98


Issue No. 8 - 1998

March 3, 1998



EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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March 4, Wednesday

"South African AIDS/STD Media Campaign:An Action Research, Participatory Communication Approach", seminar with Dr. Keyan Tomaselli, Director and Professor, Centre for Cultural and Media Studies (Univ of Natal, Durban, South Africa), 12:00 noon, C-102 East Fee Hall.Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences.

March 5, Thursday

"Assessing the Impact of Trypanosomiases on Land Use and Human Welfare: Lambwe Valley, Kenya", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Gichana Manyara, Ph.D. candidate (Geography, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

March 9 - 13=09


March 19, Thursday

"The Impact of Income, Household Demography, and Price Changes on Consumption Demand in Malawi", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Leonidas Murembya, Graduate Student (Economics, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room B, Crossroad Food Court, International Center.


SHONA Summer Institute

SHONA 1998 Intensive Summer Institute will be held from June 22 to July 24, 1998 by the African Studies Center and the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University.This five-week Intensive Summer Program in Shona will be preceded by a three-day workshop on Zimbabwean Culture, June 18-20. Three courses will be offered during the Institute: Elementary Shona (AFR 151 & 152), 8 credits, 25 hours per week for five weeks; Intermediate Shona (AFR 251 & 252), 8 credits and 25 hours per week; and Advanced Shona (AFR 450), 6 credits and 18 hours per week.The Summer Program will be directed by Dr. Albert Natsa, Faculty, Department of Curriculum Arts, University of Zimbabwe.

The three-day workshop on Zimbabwean culture, directed by Professor Tapera Chiwocha, former instructor in economic history at the University of Zimbabwe, and assisted by Dr. Natsa, being held June 18-20 is free for Institute participants.Shona Intensive Summer Program participants are strongly encouraged to participate in this gratis workshop.

The MSU deadline for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to graduate students offered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act was February 13, 1998.Since awards may still be given if funds are still available, potential Shona Institute participants who need FLAS support should inquire for such awards from all the Title VI institutions-- FLAS funds from different institutions could be combined for a full award.For a list of institutions with potential FLAS awards, visit the web site: further information, contact: Dr.Yacob Fisseha, Assistant Director, African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; telephone: 517-353-1700, fax: 517-432-1209, and e-mail:

CLEAR Summer Institute

1998 SUMMER INSTITUTES: The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR), a National Foreign Language Resource Center announces six institutes during the summer of 1998, as follows:

Two four-day institutes on materials and methods:

Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom - June 17 - 20, 1998

Content-based Instruction and Business Language Materials Development -=

June 24-27, 1998;

Two Five-Day Institutes on technology:

CALL Materials Development for LCTLs: advanced techniques -

June 15-19, 1998

The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: advanced techniques -

June 22-26, 1998

Two Ten-Day Institutes on technology:

CALL Materials Development for LCTLs: introductory techniques -

July 13-22, 1998

The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: introductory techniques -=

August 3-12, 1998

CLEAR was established at MSU in 1996 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Title VI Language Resource Centers program to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States. CLEAR is a multidisciplinary unit facilitating integrated research, instruction, and training programs.

For more information and application materials on CLEAR, contact: CLEAR; Michigan State University; A712 Wells Hall; East Lansing, MI 48824-1027; Tel. (517) 432-2286; Fax: (517) 432-0473; e-mail:; or website: must be postmarked no later than March 6, 1998.

Plant Nematology in Eritrea

Dr. Haddish Melakeberhan, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, MSU,hascompleted a report entitled: "Status of Plant Nematology in Eritrea," (December 1997) for the Government of Eritrea, Ministry of Agriculture.For details contact: Dr. Haddish Melakeberhan, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1115, USA, tel: 517-355-4487, fax: 517-353-4354, e-mail:, or website:

International Fellows Program

The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help invites applications for its 1998-99 International Fellows Program.This is a nine-month, field study opportunities with self-help, economic development projects.The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help is a non-profit organization dedicated to self-help initiatives in vocational skills, agriculture and literacy training in developing countries.It offers a chance to gain practical, hands-on experience with a community organization or a grassroots program in a developing region of the world, with an emphasis on Africa.Send completed application by April 8, 1998.For more information, contact: Julie Sullivan-Johnson, The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, 5040 East Shea Blvd., Suite 260, Phoenix, Arizona 85254-4610, telephone: 602-443-1800, and fax: 602-443-1824.

African Language Program

African Language Program.The 1998 Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For program information and language listings check the website at: http://polyglot.1ss.wisc.ed/afrst/scali/html or contact the SCALI Coordinator, John Hutchison, African Studies Center, Boston University, 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215; Tel: 617-353-7305; fax: 617-353-4975; e-mail: Or Mark Lilleleht, SCALI Coordinator, 205 Ingraham Hall, 155 Observatory Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706; e-mail: deadline is April 12, 1998.

UONGOZI Institute

The University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) in collaboration with the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda) and the University of California, Los Angeles' (UCLA) James S. Coleman African Studies Center will inaugurate the UONGOZI (Leadership) INSTITUTE, a summer school, July 4 to August 15, 1998, in Tanzania. This project will involve undergraduate students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, law and related fields from the three African universities and America. A major feature of the institute will be the interaction of the students with prominent African leaders as well as noted African and Africanist scholars. This year's curriculum will be based on the theme of Democracy and Development.Who is Eligible? Students at the mid-point of their undergraduate education, and in good standing. East African students must be enrolled at any of the participating institutions in the region. American-based students may be from any US or Canadian college or university. Application deadline: March 15, 1998. East African students may receive application forms by contacting the UONGOZI INSTITUTE representative at their respective institutions.American-based students may receive application forms from the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA. University of California-Los Angeles, The James S. Coleman African Studies Center, PO Box 951310, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310.


Namibia and South Africa

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College announces its study abroad programs for the fall 1998 and spring 1999 terms for undergraduate study in Namibia and South Africa.Fall program, September 2 to December 19, 1998, "Multicultural Societies in Transition: Southern African Perspectives."Spring program, January 23 to May 15, 1999, "Women/Gender & Development: Southern African Perspectives."Applications are accepted on rolling admissions basis.Deadlines are April 1 for the Fall program and October 15 for the Spring program.Enrollment is limited; early application is encouraged.For further information, contact: Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454, telephone: 612-330-1159 or 1-800-299-8889, e-mail:, and website:


African Development Dissertation Workshop

African Development Dissertation Workshop Program 1997-98."Health and Population Issues in Africa," is the theme of workshop to be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in May 1998. Eligibility: African doctoral students in U.S. and Canadian universities in the social sciences, especially demography, or in the health sciences are eligible.Students must have completed at least one year of graduate study, and have written a draft research proposal.Applications should include a 5-10 page dissertation proposal, a curriculum vitae, and a supporting letter from a faculty sponsor.Applications should also include a cover letter explaining their reasons for wanting to attend the workshop.Application deadline: April 15, 1998.Send the application to: Dr. Henry Mosley, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205-2179.For more details contact: Dr. Mosley at


Social Science Research Council

Social Science Research Council's International Peace and Security Research Workshop Competition.The Council's Program on International Peace and Security offers grants to support small, topical workshops. These grants of up to $7,500 are available for workshops on topics that test established assumptions about peace and security.Eligibility: Workshops must be initiated by individual recipients of SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellowships in International Peace and Security (past and present), MacArthur Foundation Grants for Research and Writing, MacArthur Collaborative Studies Grants, or any other direct or indirect grant from the MacArthur Program on Peace and International Cooperation. Application deadline: April 1, 1998.For more details and application forms, contact: SSRC, Office of Fellowships and Grants, ACLS, 228 East 45th St., New York, NY 10017-3398, telephone: 212-377-2700, fax: 212-949-8058, e-mail:

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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