MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/26/99

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 10/26/99

Issue No. 8, Fall 1999
October 26, 1999
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
For back issues, see archive



October 28, Thursday

"North Africa as Barbary, 1500-1900: Imagined Community and Toponymic Politics," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Lotfi Ben Rejeb, Professor (American History and Literature, Univ. of Tunis, Tunisia) 12 noon, Room 201, International Center.

November 4, Thursday

"Colonial policy and the 'campaign' against alcoholism in French West Africa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Ibrahima Thioub, Faculty (Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dekar Senegal) 12 noon, Room 201, International Center.

November 5, Friday

"Agricultural and Food African Development: A Kenyan Perspective," African Studies 'Special' Brown Bag with Jane Mumbi T. Ngige, Manager (Biosystems Ltd., Research and Development, Nairobi, Kenya) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Room 201, International Center.


Transport to ASA Annual Meeting

The African Studies Center is organizing transportation by van to the ASA Annual meeting in Philadelphia November 11-14, 1999. Interested riders should stop by the Center and speak to Melissa Jeffries as soon as possible. For conference information or inquiries, visit: ge/ASA_Menu.html.

Global Festival '99

The MSU Global Festival will be held in the MSU Student Union, on Sunday, November 14, 1999, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Global Festival is an annual event in which MSU students from more than 25 different nationality clubs share their culture and talents with the community. Exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, food, gifts, and children's activities will provide an afternoon of fun for all ages.

Donations of unwanted items from your world travels are requested for the Global Festival World Gift Shop. Proceeds provide scholarships for international student spouses. To donate call: Lois Sollenberger at 349-3862 or Peggy Arbanas at 353-1720. Admission is free.

Spring 2000 Mandela Fellowship

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) and the African Studies Center at Michigan State University awarded four outstate tuition waivers to South African students for the 199900 academic year. One of the recipients was not able to attend MSU; therefore, applications are being accepted from departments for one (1) available outstate waiver (up to 9 credits) for Spring 2000 only. The recipient will automatically be considered among the applicant pool for the Fall 2000 award. The selection committee will favor students being recruited to MSU who are residing in South Africa over students currently at MSU. For specific requirements and details for applying, please contact Mike Fisch at OISS, phone: (517) 353-1720; fax: (517) 355-4657; email:


The African Rural Policy Analysis Networks (ARPAN) program is pleased to announce a new call for research proposals from African Social Science researchers. The Network helps African scholars to conduct policy relevant research that contributes to a better understanding of the social, environmental and economic aspects of Africa's rural and agricultural development. ARPAN also develops working groups of social scientists that stimulate discussion and provide peer review of research proposals and reports. When the Network publishes and disseminates research findings it strives to make relevant material available to universities, African governments, research and development institutions, and interested individuals all over the world. The Network, established in1987, was formerly known as ARSSRN (African Rural Social Sciences Research Networks). Since its inception, the Network has awarded a total of 120 grants to African social scientists in 20 African countries, and funded five regional (Africawide) and one subregional (West Africaspecific) rounds of research grants. USAID (US Agency for International Development) is currently the principal financier of the Network's activities. The application deadline for research proposals is November 30, 1999. For more information on application procedures, eligibility, areas of research, workshops and other forms of support, contact: Professor Anthony Ikpi, Chair ARPAN Technical Advisory Committee, Resource and Crop Management Division, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, PMB 5320, Ibadan, Nigeria; (2342) 2412626; (2342) 2412221;

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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