MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/21/99

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/21/99

Issue No. 3, Fall 1999
September 21, 1999
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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September 23, Thursday

"Till Death Do Us Part" (A thirty-minute film on widowhood in certain parts of Nigeria).African Studies Center Brown Bag with Gretchen Barbatsis, Faculty (Dept. of Telecommunications, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

September 23, Thursday

1999 Fall Study Abroad Fair, 12:00 noon6:00 p.m., Second floor of the MSU Union.One-stop opportunity to learn about the wide array of MSU programs, and to meet and speak with faculty knowledgeable about the programs.For more information contact Ms. Inge Steglitz in the Office of Study Abroad at 353-8920.

September 24, Friday

"Education, Women and West Africa:Pathways to Equity," First meeting of the African Education Research Group with Leslie Woolcott (Trent University, Ontario, Canada and former Program Assistant for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Dakar, Senegal), 10:00 a.m.-noon, Room 452 Erickson Hall. Meeting open to all students and faculty.

Poetry Reading and Discussion with Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, author of Before the Palm Could Bloom:Poems of Africa, 7:30 p.m., RoomW449, MSU Main Library.Sponsored by the MSU Library's Michigan Writers Series.

Orientation for MSU Graduate Students applying for the International Pre-dissertation Fellowship Program (IPFP) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 3:30-5:00 p.m., 309 Berkey Hall, CSS Conference Room.

September 29, Wednesday

"Community Colleges: Their Relevance for Restructuring the South African Higher Education Sector."Seminar by Professor Jairam Reddy, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, College of Education, MSU), 12 noon, Room 116H Erickson Hall.Sponsored by the College of Education's International Theme Group and the African Education Research Group.


Fulbright IIE and Fulbright-Hays Grants for Study and Research Abroad

Applications for Fulbright IIE and Fulbright-Hays grants are now available from the Dean's Office, International Studies and Programs, 209 International Center. Students in African Studies who would like to have their proposals reviewed by one to three appropriate African Studies Center core faculty members may submit a draft of their application to the Center's Director, Professor Dave Wiley.Please allow ample time for distribution, feedback and your subsequent revisions.The MSU contact for both the Fulbright IIE and the Fulbright-Hays is Dr. Charles Gliozzo, Assistant to the Dean, International Studies and Programs, 207 International Center, 353-5589.

The US Student Fulbright IIE Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, M.A./Ph.D. candidates, young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Grantees plan their own programs, and projects may include university course-work, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, or special projects in the social or life sciences. The awards are for nine to 12 months of research or study abroad.Applicants must be US citizens and have sufficient proficiency in a written and spoken language of the host country.The initial MSU campus deadline for the Fulbright IIE competition is September 30, 1999.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the US by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct research abroad. The campus deadline for Fulbright-Hays is October 25, 1999.

Friday African Cultural Soirees at The Point After

The MSU African community extends an invitation to all to socialize and network with international professionals and students who are living in the Lansing area.Every other Friday evening, beginning September 24th, people from around the world will gather at The Point After, 3015 S. MLK Jr. Blvd., Lansing, MI; Tel: (517) 882-4870.Choice hits, including African Salsa, Ndumbolo, Kwaito, Makossa, Kwassa-Kwassa, Reggae, Soca, Zook, Hip-Hop and R&B, will be featured up until November 26th.

Women of Color Caucus at MSU

The Women of Color of the Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy will hold a caucus on October 23, 1999 from 10:30 a.m11:45 a.m. in the Illinois Room of the MSU Union.This gathering is part of the Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) conference sponsored by MSU from October 2224. The caucus aims to bring together women of color who want to think and discuss among themselves, whether they are professional philosophers, academics, community members, poets, activists or others.Modes of expression include: conversation, poetry, story telling, letter writing, prose and video.Travel subsidies are available for students, unemployed or underemployed attendees.Proposals for the caucus should be sent to:Maris Lugones, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000.For further information about local arrangements, contact:Crista Lebens, 374-6728;

African Film and Video Workshop Atlanta, Georgia, October 7-9, 1999

The African Media Program at MSU and Clark-Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College present: "African Film and Video in the Social Science Curriculum."The objective of the workshop is to introduce college faculty to quality films and videos with African subject matter and provide strategies for including these materials into introductory, interdisciplinary social science curricula. This workshop is made possible by the support of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. There is opportunity for 40 eligible participants from the greater Atlanta area to receive materials and meals free.Others are welcome to attend; however they are responsible for the cost ofmaterials and meals. Registration is free to all. For registration and further information contact: Tama Hamilton-Wray in the African Media Program at: (517) 432-0057; fax: (517) 432-1209 or email: deadline is September 23, 1999.


Cape Verdean Music in Ann Arbor, Mi

Cesaria ...vora, "the queen of Cape Verdean morna" will be performing in concert on October 5, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor.Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, or for more information, visit:


Celebrating the Resurgence of African Languages January 11-17, 2000Asmara, Eritrea

Penn State University in collaboration with Africa World Press, Inc. & The Red Sea Press, Inc. will host a conference and festival titled "Against All Odds: African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century," from January 11-17, 2000, in Asmara, Eritrea.The gathering willrecognize the achievements of African languages and literatures in the 20th century and promote their continued growth and development into the 21st century.The conference will bring students, scholars, researchers, artists, activists, business leaders and politicians together to discuss the relation of African languages to issues such as global publishing, telecommunications, and broadcast systems. Deadline for submission of proposals, papers, and panels is October 15, 1999.The registration deadline is November 1, 1999.For submissions and inquiries about program content, contact: Charles Cantalupo, Organizing Chair, Against All Odds, The Pennsylvania State University, 200 University Dr, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 USA;Tel:(570) 385-6055 or (610) 974- 9219; Fax: (570) 385-3672 or (610) 974-9219; email: inquire about fees and registration, contact: Georgia Abbey or Melissa Beidler, The Pennsylvania State University, 225 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, PA 16802- 7002; Tel: (814) 863-5100; email: up-to-date information, please visit the website:

International Peace and World Politics

The annual conference of the International Studies Association Midwest will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University in Des Moines October 810, 1999.Numerous papers, panels and round-tables are centered around the conference theme of international peace and world politics.For more information, contact:Carol C. James, 503 Ross Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1204; Tel: (515) 294-2184;;

Gender Equality and Justice

The 8th International Association for Women in Development (AWID) Forum will be held in Washington, DC November 11-14, 1999.This year's forum on "Leading Solutions for Equality and Justice" explores six sub-themes: women transforming development and economics, trading women's human rights, technological changes and choices, the politics of the global women's movement, women organizing and organizational transformation, and leadership and the next generation.For more information, contact:AWID Meeting Masters, Tel: (703) 968-5872;;


Undergraduate Studies in Kenya or Senegal

Kalamazoo College offers undergraduate studies in Kenya and Senegal.These programs run from September to June and provide students with firsthand experience in the host countries, cross-cultural language training, and an academic program of study.Students must be juniors or seniors, in good academic standing and possess the maturity to adapt to an environment different from that of the US.Students interested in studying in Senegal should have completed at least two years of college-level French or the equivalent. Preference is given to those students who demonstrate an interest in African Studies.The application deadline is February 15, 2000.For more information, contact:Kalamazoo College, Center for International Programs, 1200 Academy St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006- 3295.Tel:(616)337-7133;Fax:(616) 337-7400;;


African, Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean History and Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is now accepting applications for its Scholars-in- Residence Program.This program is designed to encourage research and writing in African, Afro American and Afro-Caribbean history and culture. Fellowships funded by the Center allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at both the Schomburg Center and the New York Public Library.For more information, contact: Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, NY 10037-1801;Tel: (212) 491-2203;


Assistant Professor in the Humanities at IIT

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago seeks a teacher-scholar in any humanistic discipline whose interests focus on the role of women in social, economic, or cultural change in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.The Lewis Department of Humanities is especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching in the above areas complement the department's current strengths in the humanistic study of science, technology, architecture, and the city.ITT encourages candidates who can develop curricula that will be of interest to IIT's diverse, international student body to apply. This is a tenure track position beginning August 2000.The salary is competitive and a Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. The application deadline is December 1, 1999.To apply, send a 1-2 page statement, C.V., and three reference letters to: Thomas J. Misa, Chair, Search Committee, Lewis Department of Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago, IL 60616; Tel: (312) 567-3465; more information, visit:

Relief/Development Specialist in Uganda

USAID/Kampala seeks an international development professional to serve in Uganda under a two-year contract with the possibility of a renewal.Work experience in developing countries, preferably Africa, and a Masters degree in a technical field related to international development are required.A comprehensive understanding of relief and development issues is also needed. For more information, contact: POC Catherine Runnebaum, Tel:(256) (41) 342402; Fax:(256) (41) 233308;

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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