MSU Tuesday Bulletin [11], 11/12/96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [11], 11/12/96

November 12, 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:


November 14, Thursday

"History and Identity in the Sankaran (Guinea, 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.

November 21, Thursday

"Hypertension in Urban Zimbabwean Women: Role of Stress and 'Thinking too Much'" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Barbara and Harvey Sparks (Faculty Members, Respectively Osteopathic Medicine, and Physiology, MSU) 12:00 noon, Room 201, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

November 22, Friday

1996 African Film Festival Series, sponsored by the African Student Union, African's Africa: Films by and about African's; "Camp de Thiaroye" will play at 7:00pm, Room 128 Natural Science Building, Admission: FREE. This film offers a view of the dilemma which faced African troops serving in the French Army.



MSU Working Papers on Political Reform in Africa. The MSU Working Papers on Political Reform in Africa are designed to promote analysis of the processes of political liberalization currently unfolding on the African continent. Topics covered include the content and extent of political reforms, the measurement of democratization and governance, the governance performance of specific political institutions, the cultural context of political values and attitudes, the role of women in democratization and the complex interrelationships between political and economic reform initiatives. The series provides an outlet for the quick dissemination of research results an the exchange of views among scholars, teachers, policy- makers, donors, practitioners and all others concerned with political reform in Africa. Please direct enquiries to: MSU Working Papers on Political Reform in Africa, Department of Political Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1032.

African Christian Fellowship

The African Christian Fellowship (MSU/E.Lansing Chapter) Cordially invites you, your family and friends to their annual GOSPELFEST FESTIVAL (1996) to be held at the 100 Engineering Building (opposite the International Centre, MSU Campus) on Saturday, November 16th 1996 between 6.30pm-9.30pm. Pastor Charles Bicy and the New Jerusalem Church Choir will minister. COME AND BE BLESSED WITH US! For more information contact: Daniel Karanja, E-mail:

Sistas Affirming Sankofa

"Sistas Affirming Sankofa" (SAS) presents the Second Annual "Black From The Diaspora Speak Out About Misconceptions" Panel Discussion, Tuesday, November 19, at 7:00pm. Place to be announced. If interested in being on the panel, please contact Soad Balla at 517-332-4518 or E-mail:, as soon as possible.

New Africa-Related
Spring 1997 Courses

African Religion: An Introduction (REL 360) 3 Credits 1:00 - 2:20, T-Th 114 Berkey Hall -- Instructor: John Hinnant (517) 353-2930.

Religion and the Media (REL 210) 4 Credits 10:20 - 11:40, T - Th 316 Bessey Hall -- Instructor: John Hinnant (517) 353-2930


Wayne State University

The Pan-African Students Union & Africa 2000 presents: "A Series of Campus/Community Forums". Beginning Saturday, November 2 to Wednesday, December 4, with events running 2 days out of each week. All events will be held in the African Heritage Room, WSU Campus, Rm 91 Manoogian Bldg., Corner of West Warren and the Lodge Service Drive. All programs are FREE and open to the Public. For more information: call (313) 869-8383 or write to PASU: 211 SCB Box 47, WSU, Detroit, MI 48202.


West African Research Association

The West African Research Association is offering two research and teaching fellowships for the Spring/Summer of 1997 in West Africa. The fellowships are offered primarily to provide opportunities for faculty at liberal arts colleges to conduct short-term research and to lecture at an African university in order to enhance their teaching effectiveness and expand their course offerings. Each fellowship will provide round trip travel cost to a West African country and a stipend of $7,500 for a minimum stay of eight weeks. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who teach in the humanities and social sciences at four-year colleges in the United States. For more information on how to apply, please contact: West African Research Association, Howard University, Box 742, Washington, D.C. 20059. The deadline is November 30, 1996.


Director of Research

The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) is an international research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Its ultimate purpose is to foster food security along with natural resource conservation through better use of trees and shrubs in crop and livestock production systems in the humid, subhumid and semi-arid tropics.

The Director of Research oversees ICRAFC's Research Division which is currently composed of four programmes: Natural Resource Strategies and Policy; Domestication of Agroforestry Trees; Tree-Crop - Environment Interactions & Systems Improvement, plus a small research support unit.

The Director of Research reports to the Director General and is responsible for planning and implementing ICRAFC's research programme.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in biophysical or social science and be an internationally recognized scientist in a field related to agroforestry, ecology or natural resource management. The position will be based at ICRAFC's headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and requires frequent travel. The contract is for continuing appointment up to 10 years, subject to satisfactory performance.

To apply, send a detailed curriculum vitae, including salary details, date of birth, and names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, email and fax numbers). All correspondence should be addressed to the Head of Human Resources, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, PO Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya, tel: 254 2 521450: email:; fax: 254 2 521001.

Temporary Job in African History

A one semester appointment at the junior or ABD level is available for a desparate student needing employment for Spring semester, 1997 at the History Department, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79704, USA

A four course load, (2 US history surveys and two African courses) and meager pay are all that can be promised. Reappointment for Fall, 1997 is a remote possibility as I will be on leave until January 1998.

Interested candidates might contact Prof. Allan Kuethe at: by snailmail, or the Departmental adminstrator, Mrs. Joan Weldon by e-mail: (


West African Research Association

The West African Research Association is offering two Minority Student Internships in West Africa in an effort to increase the presence of minorities in international affairs (African-Americans, Eskimo or Aleut, Native American Indians, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islander, Puerto Ricans). Internships will be awarded to those who, in judgement of a review panel, have demonstrated ability and potential to succeed in international studies, and have an interest in African affairs. Students without previous foreign travel are encouraged to submit applications. Each internship will provide travel costs to and from Washington, DC for orientation; travel costs to a West African country for four to six weeks; and a stipend of $1500.00. For more information on how to apply, please contact: West African Research Association, Howard University, Box 742, Washington, DC 20059. The deadline is November 30, 1996.

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 96 11:37:15 EST Message-Id: <> From: Lisa Beckum <> (by way of Lisa Beckum < Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 11

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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