MSU Tuesday Bulletin [9], 10/29/96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [9], 10/29/96




October 29, 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, E-mail:


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.

November 5, Tuesday

1996 African Film Festival Series, sponsored by the African Student Union African's Africa: Films by and about Africans; "Sango Malo" will play at 7:00pm, Room B-102 Wells Hall, Admission: FREE. This film offers a view of the complex social dynamics underlying economic and political change in a typical African village.

November 7, Thursday

"Kenyan Wheat Research and Self-Sufficiency", African Studies Center Brown Bag with James Oehmke (Faculty, Dept of Agricultural Economics, MSU); 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

November 7, Thursday

"Increase and Multiply?" International Video Series presented by the College of Nursing will be shown in Room A117-123 Life Sciences Bldg, 12:00-1:30pm. Filmed in Kenya, Zimbabwe, China, Guatemala and Mexico, this documentary shows, in human terms, the consequences of with drawing family planning support due to budgetary cuts.

November 14, Thursday

"History and Identity in the Sankaran (Guuinea, West Africa)", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Laura Arntson (Faculty, African Studies Center, MSU); 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center. MSU ANNOUNCEMENTS


The editors of BARAZA, the African student union newsletter, are now accepting articles from students and faculty for the Fall of 1996 issue. All articles are accepted and acknowledged. However, articles related to Africa or the African people are allotted higher consideration. Contributions may be in the form of commentaries, critiques, poems, short stories or even artwork. Also send us short, but concise, personal notices regarding graduations, awards, scholarships, etc. BARAZA is always proud to recognize your achievements. Submit article on a diskette and send it to the African studies Center, 100 International Center, or via E-mail to,, or The deadline is November 25, 1996.


The African Studies Center welcomes Jetta Carroll who has joined the center as Directorate Secretary and Lisa Beckum as Center Secretary, including publications.



The 1996 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association will be held November 23-26, 1996 at the Hyatt Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, California. (Tel: 800-233-1234 or 415-788-1234). The National Panels Chair for the conference is Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin. The conference theme is The Challenges of Renewal In Africa. Future ASA dates are November 12-15, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio and October 28-November 4, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information contact: The Secretariat, ASA, Emory University, Credit Union Building, Atlanta, GA 30322 (Tel: 404-329-6410).

U/M International Workshop

(Contact information on the following workshop was inadvertantly excluded from from last week's bulletin:)

International Workshop - November 11-20, 1996 (CAAS) Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will sponsor a 1996 International Workshop on "Transformations of Power and Culture in Africa" For further details and application materials, please write to: 1996 International Workshop, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, 200 West Engineering Bldg, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092, Phone: (313) 764-5513; Fax: (313) 763-0543, E-mail:


The National Council for Black Studies, Inc.

The council invites colleagues and friends to the 1996 annual conference. The theme is "Celebrating 30 years of Black/Africana Studies: A Legacy of Leadership, Learning and Change"; to be held at Galludet University Kellogg Conference Center from, November 14-17, 1996. For more information, contact: The Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002; Phone: (202) 651-6000.

Land Tenure and Administration

The University of Florida (Gainesville) will sponsor an international conference on Land Tenure and Administration, November 13-15, 1996. For further information, contact: Grenville Barnes, Surveying and Mapping Program, Department of Civil Engineering, 345 Weil Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: (352) 392-4998, Fax: (352) 392- 4957. E-mail;

Religion and Art

An International symposium on Art and Rituals of Divination in Central and West Africa will be held November 15-17, 1996 at Amherst College, hosted by the Department of Religion. For further information, contact: John Pemberton III, Department of Religion, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002. Tel: (413) 542-2211, fax: (413) 542-2727.

Michigan Academy of Arts & Letters 1997 Cinema Studies Conference

The Cinema Studies Section of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters will hold its annual conference on March 21 and 22 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Papers and proposals are invited in all areas of the history, theory and pedagogy of the moving image. The Cinema Studies Section of the Michigan Academy is national in scope; scholars throughout the U.S. and Canada present research at our meetings. The Cinema Studies Section endorses a policy of informality and creative networking to provide the most productive atmosphere possible for scholarly exchange. Papers from past sessions have been published in a variety of scholarly journals. Paper proposals are due no later than November 15, 1996. Please direct all papers, proposals and queries to: Toni Perrine, Chair, MASAL Cinema Studies Section, School of Communication, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.


Rockefeller Archive Center

Research on Africa at the Rockefeller Archive Center: In 1997 the Rockefeller Archive Center will make a special series of grants to support research in its collection on topics related to Africa. The Center's collections include materials on American philanthropic involvement with agriculture, economic development, education, humanities and the arts, medical science and public health, the natural sciences, race relations, the social sciences, and wildlife and environmental conservation in Africa in the 20th century. The deadline for applications is November 30, 1996. For application forms and additional information, contact: Darwin H. Stapleton, Director, The Rockefeller Archive Center, 15 Dayton Avenue, North Tarrytown, NY 10591-1598. Phone: (914)-631-4505.

The Rockefeller Foundation

For the twenty-third year, the Rockefeller Foundation is administering a small program of two-year research fellowship appointments at overseas institutions for social scientists from the United States, Canada and sub-Saharan Africa who are interested in agricultural issues important to international development. The objective is to strengthen the fellow's professional skills and enable them to make lifelong contributions to applied agricultural research within their own region. The fellowship stipend will be $42,000 in addition to international travel and a mid-term trip back to the United States or another agreed-upon location to present a professional paper. In order to be considered for the fellowship, The applica- tion files of candidates applying from North America must be complete by December 31, 1996. The files of candidates applying from abroad must be complete by January 31, 1997. Faculty may nominate outstanding individuals no later than November 15, 1996, to allow time for the candidate to submit the documents needed to complete his or her application by the relevant deadline. Applications should be sent to: Fellowship Office, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018.

National Science Foundation Graduation Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers both Graduate Research Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships for study and research leading to master's or doctoral degrees in the behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education. Eligible applicants must be college seniors, first-year graduate students, and those who have completed a limited amount of graduate study. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. The application deadline is November 7, 1996. For more information contact: NSF Graduate Fellowship Program, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), PO Box 3010, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3010; Phone: (423) 241-4300; Fax: (423) 241-4513; E-mail:


Africa-- University of Washington

The Department of History at the University of Washington invites applications for a position in African history. The appointment will be at the level of tenure-track assistant professor, beginning September 1997. Applications, including c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests should be sent to: Professor Dauril Alden, Department of History, Box 353560, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. Priority will be given to applications received before November 15, 1996.


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