MSU Tuesday Bulletin [7], 10/15/96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [7], 10/15/96


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October 15, 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,


October 15, Tuesday

Free Printmaking Workshop, by renowned Nigerian graphic and textile artist, Tunde Odunlade. The workshop will be held in 210 Kresge Art Center (Michigan State University), from 1:00-3:00p.m. FREE--everyone is welcome. In addition to being a gifted visual artist, Odunlade is an accomplished performer. While visiting the Lansing area he will be drumming and dancing with Amka Africa and Pashami Dancers. For more information, contact D'Ann de Simone at 355-7623.

October 15, Tuesday

"France, Islam and Africa: The French Vision of Islam" African Studies Center Special Presentation with Jean-Louis Triaud (Faculty, University of Aix-en-Provence, France); 4:00 - 5:30pm, Room 201 International Center.

October 17, Thursday

SPECIAL WORLD FOOD DAY AWARENESS WEEK SEMINAR: "Africa's Emerging Maize Revolution" African Studies Center Brown Bag, World Food Day Week Special. Round table discussion with MSU Faculty, 12:00-1:30pm Carl Eicher, Julie Howard, and Tom Jayne (Agr. Economics); Richard Ward Spartan Room B and Dale Harpstead (Crop & Soil Science) and Advanced MSU Graduate Students, Daniel Karanja and Bernard Kupfuma (Agr. Economics). Handouts available from Pat Eisele, 202 Ag Hall. (5-4563) or the African Studies Center. (Note: Longer presentation time and Room change.)

October 23, Wednesday

"The Robben Island Years and the South African Struggle for Freedom," 4:00 pm The Hon. A.M. Kathrada, Member of Parliament and Special Counselor to President Mandela - In this informal address, Mr. Kathrada will reflect on the Robben Island Experience of himself, President Mandela, and others in the ANC and other non ANC political prisoners. MSU Library, North Conference Room W449 (West Wing Elevators).

October 24, Thursday

U.N. Flag Raising Ceremony, City Hall Speaker: The Hon. A.M. Kathrada, Member Parliament & Special Counselor to President Nelson Mandela (Kathrada is currently on campus visiting MSU), 10:00am, City Hall, Downtown Lansing. Music provided by Sexton High School Band. Entertainment performed by Lansing area elementary schools. Color Guard will be presented.

October 24, Thursday

"Runyakitara: Uganda's 'New' Language" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Janice Bernsten (Faculty, English, University of Michigan, Flint); 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

October 24, Thursday

"Reflections on Two Years in the New South Africa and Future Prospects," 3:30 pm Hon. A.M. Kathrada, Member of Parliament and Special Counselor to President Mandela. Spartan Rooms B & C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center (followed by a reception).

October 24, Thursday

As part of the Fall 1996 Epidemiology Seminars, Jeanne Courval, Ph.D. will present: "Analysis of Open Randomized Trials Comparing Artemether to Quinine for the Treatment of Cerebral Malaria in African Children", 4:30pm, C-102 East, Fee Hall-Patenge Room.

October 28, Monday

United Nations Day Dinner and Reception Honoring Gillian Sorenson. Reception and dinner will be in the Big Ten Room of the Kellogg Center, beginning at 5:30p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Gluna awards will be presented. Tickets are $16.00, which includes parking. To purchase tickets, contact: UNA Center & Market Place at (517) 485-4324 or Ann Fouts at (517) 332-1226.

October 31, Thursday

"Local-Level Rural Associations and the Consolidation of Democracy in Mali" African Studies Center Brown Bag with John Uniack Davis (Graduate Student, Dept of Political Science, MSU); 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.


United Nations Day Observance

Saturday, October 26, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. United Nations International Booths and Exhibits will be at the Frandor Shopping Center. Booths and exhibits will feature colorful displays, ethnic arts, crafts, and sweets and goodies will be for sale.

The Coca-Cola Foundation and Michigan State University

The Coca-Cola Foundation and Michigan State University have joined forces to increase the number of U.S. college students and high-school teachers who go abroad. The foundation has given Michigan State $50,000, an amount the university has matched, to award individual grants of up to $5,000 for study in one of 80 overseas programs sponsored by the university in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and other parts of Asia. Undergraduate and graduate students from any accredited institution in the United States, along with high-school foreign-language teachers, are eligible. Grant winners can spend either a summer or a semester overseas. About 30 summer grants and 10 semester-long grants will be awarded in the first year. Michigan State will begin sending out applications next month. Information about the program may be obtained from the study abroad office at Michigan State; fax (517) 432-2082.


Africa on the Internet

International Studies. The Africa Policy Information Center offers access to the full text, with graphics, of "Africa on the Internet," a background paper on the status of Internet connectivity on the continent. The paper covers the use of communication tools, such as e-mail and bulletin boards, and information on where to find related policy information, mailing lists, and newsgroups on the Internet. Web address is:

The Association for Third World Studies

The Association for Third World Studies maintains an E-mail list, "ThrdWrld", over which a good deal of news items are (re)posted concerning events in countries of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific. To subscribe, send an E-mail message (no subject) to: In the body of the message type: SUBSCRIBE ThrdWrld (then your first and last names).

African Film Industry

The African film industry requires government intervention in the form of grants, tax incentives and subsidies if it is to survive international competition, a South African delegate to a film financing workshop said. Carl Fischer, presenting South Africa's experiences in the development industry, said government support was more important now as an onslaught of foreign productions though satellite television had begun. The workshop is part of the on-going Southern African Film Festival where the problems afflicting the region's film industry are being discussed with a view to coming up with concrete resolutions, especially on attracting private investments. African governments were urged to introduce regulations to determine local content in programs of broadcasting stations in order to support productions of the continent's film-makers.

African Pen Pal

Would you like to have a friend in an African country? If you are between the age of 13 and 25, become a pen pal with a friend in Senegal. Write: PADEC,

B.P. 13046

Dakar Grand Yoff,

Patte d'Oie Builders No A78

Dakar, Senegal


1997 Robert McNamara Fellowship

This fellowship will be given in order to provide support of imaginative post-graduate research in areas of economic development. Proposals must be on one of the following topics: 1) Role of NGOs in Development, or 2) Land Reform. It is not for support to be put towards advanced degree or fieldwork for a Ph.D. degree. Those chosen must be nationals or residents in countries which are eligible to borrow from the World Bank. Research must be done in a developing country for six to twelve months. For more information please contact: World Bank Headquarters, Rm. M-4010, 1818 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20433, USA.


L.S.B. Leakey Foundation Symposium

The L.S.B. Leakey Foundation presents the Louis S.B. Leakey Symposium, "Out of Africa," on Saturday, December 7. The symposium, which will be held at Stanford University in the Geology Lecture Hall, Building 320, Room 105, will convene from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The moderators for the event are scheduled to be Dr. Frank Brown from the University of Utah and Dr. F. Clark Howell from the University of California, Berkeley. For more information please contact: The L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, 77 Jack London Square, Suite M, Oakland, CA 94607. The number is (510) 834-3636, Fax: (510)834-3640. E-mail address:


Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is looking to fill a position that will carry two chief responsibilities. The first is to help shape and develop the Foundation's work on religion as a cultural force in contemporary society, which is a new component of the recently reorganized Education, Media, Arts and Culture Program. The second responsibility is to design a grant making initiative for the Foundation on issues of religion, values, and cultural pluralism--both in the U.S. and overseas--and to implement this initiative in the field. Qualifications include substantial professional experience in the fields relating religion to values, culture and civil society. Strong preference for experience working overseas, particularly in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America or Asia. For more information please contact: The Ford Foundation at 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017. The phone number is (212) 573-4730 and the fax is (212) 599-4584.

Academic Directors

The School for International Training is seeking academic directors for the Spring 1997 semester. There are positions available in: Botswana (Kalahari Conservation and Ecology); Cameroon; Ghana; Kenya Upcountry; Kenya Coastal; Madagascar; Mali; South Africa and Tanzania. Candidates should send resumes and cover letters to: Christine Spaulding, School for International Training, Academic Studies Abroad, P.O. Box 676, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676.

Director of African Studies Kalamazoo, MI

Director of African Studies position available at Kalamazoo College. The position reports to Provost and will work with the Director of Center for International Programs in coordinating on-campus programs with study abroad programs; will organize Africa lecture and event series, oversee Africa-oriented curriculum, seek funding for further program development and carry on community and institutional outreach. Terminal degree in area required, as is previous work and/or experience in Africa. Completed applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and three letters of recommendation to: David A. Evans, African Studies Search Committee, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295. College representatives will be available at the November meeting of the African Studies Association in San Francisco. To insure that its searches consider women and minority candidates, the College especially invites such qualified individuals to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lutheran World Relief

The Lutheran World Relief, an international relief, development and public policy advocacy organization is seeking a Gender and Development intern. Through a variety of programs, LWR works with its partners to promote a peaceful, just and sustainable global community. The intern will assist in fully integrating a gender perspective into all facets of organizational life, especially into its programs with local non-governmental organizations throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and in the Middle East. Graduate student or recent graduate in Women's Studies, Developmental Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, International Relations, or other related fields preferred. Internship will begin January 13 and end May 16. LWR will provide supervision and reporting as needed in order to fill requirements for course credit. Closing Date: November 1, 1996. For further information, contact: Ann Fries, Manager for Human Resources, Lutheran World Relief, 390 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016. Tel.: (212) 532-6350; Fax (212) 213-6081; E-mail:

Sociocultural Anthropologists Ann Arbor, MI

The Center for Afro-American and African Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan are seeking one or more sociocultural anthropologists, rank open, with a Ph.D. and extensive research experience in sub-Saharan Africa and/or the African diaspora, including African-American or Caribbean anthropology. Desired specializations include women's issues and gender, religion, social organization, economic anthropology and ethnicity. Positions would begin September 1997. Please send curriculum vitae, description of research, evidence of teaching experience, sample publications and names of three references to: Chair, African Search Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, 1020 LS&A Bldg., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382. Fax: (313) 763-6077.

Visions in Action

Visions in Action, an international non-profit organization founded in 1988, offers one-year volunteer positions in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Dominican Republic and Mexico to work with non-profit development and media organizations. Opportunities are possible in agriculture, communications/journalism, environment/natural resources, food/nutrition, human rights/law, health, small business and more. Volunteers select positions within their area of preference according to their experience, skills and interests. Internships are also available in their Washington D.C. office in international administration, public relations, fundraising, recruiting and special projects for a period of three months. For more information, contact: Visions in Action, 2710 Ontario Rd, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009; or call (202) 625-7403, fax (202) 625-2352, E-mail:


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