MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/21/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 04/21/98


Issue No. 14 - 1998

April 21, 1998



EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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April 22, Wednesday

"Soil Conservation Efforts in Tigray, Ethiopia: Strategies and Contributions to Food Security."African Studies Center "Special" Brown Bag with Dr. Berhanu Gebremedhin (Visiting scholar, C.S. Mott Foundation, Chair of Sustainable Agriculture, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, MSU) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

(Mr. Gebremedhin's last name was incorrect on last week's bulletin.)

April 23, Thursday

"Politics and Democratization in Angola: 1996-98" African Studies Center Brown Bag with William Rougle (Interpreter, Portuguese, for the U.S. State Department's Visitor Program,) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

Special South African Visitor

Special South African Visitor To Mid-Michigan: <bold>Thandi Mhlongo</bold>, 1997 recipient of the Nelson Mandela Woman of the Year Award for Community Development, will be the guest of Project LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education) from April 14 to May 7, 1998.The visit, funded in part by African Studies Center, International Studies and Programs and the College of Education at Michigan State University, has been arranged by Sally McClintock, LATTICE coordinator, and the Haslett, Lansing and East Lansing school districts.Project LATTICE is a staff development model which is based on the belief that we have an obligation to provide our children with the skills to function in a global environment.LATTICE brings American teachers and administrators together with M.S.U. international graduate students from over 20 countries for monthly discussion sessions.

Mhlongo will give short presentationsto local Rotary clubs, the Haslett School Board, LATTICE, and the Thorburn Bell Ringer Awards luncheon as well as visit classrooms in Haslett, Lansing, East Lansing and Holt.For the past year, area school children have been sending books and letters to school children in Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal province in South Africa.Teachers and students are looking forward to this personal contact with this elementaryschool principal, marriage councillor, community organizer, mother, church council member and wife.For more information on Mrs. Mhlongo's visit, contact: Dr. John Metzler at MSU, African Studies Center, Phone: 517-353-1700, or e-mail:

The African Studies Center is hosting a <bold>special reception for Mhlongo on Friday, April 24 at 3:00,</bold> in Spartan Room C, Crossroad Cafeteria, International Center.

African Film Festival

Wayne State University is sponsoring an African Film Festival entitled: "Through a Black Prism."The event is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 23rdthrough Saturday, April 25, 1998.Guest speakers are: Zeinabu Davis, Northwestern University; Manthia Diawara, New York University; Gloria Gibson, University of Indiana; Mark Reid, University of Florida; and Keyan Tomaselli, University of Natal and Michigan State University.For more information, contact: Debbie Simpson, Wayne State University, Department of Africana Studies, 51 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48202, Tel: (313) 577-2321, Fax: (313) 577-3407.


<bold>Call for Papers

The Association of Nigerian Abroad (ANA)</bold> is sponsoring the Second International Conference on Nigeria beginning July 10-12, 1998 at Howard University in Washington, DC."Vision for Nigerian Emancipation in the 21st Century" is the theme for the conference.

Scholars, professionals, students, business people and those who have an interest in the affairs of Nigeria are invited to attend.The planning committee is soliciting papers from interested individuals in areas such as education, technology, science, politics, diplomacy, and special needs (including disabilities.)Particular attention will be given to papers which focus on concrete, pragmatic and feasible short-term and long-term solutions to problems identified, rather than mere descriptions of such problems.

Please submit abstracts in English of more than 200 words on or before April 26, 1998, preferably via email, to: Dr. Linus Thomas-Ogvuji, Mail Stop 106-1, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135, Tel: (216) 433-6463; Fax: (216) 433-5544; email: and more conference details and registration information, please contact: Dr. Mobolaji E. Aluko, Department of Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, Tel: (202) 806-4635; email: full details, consult the website:

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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