MSU Tuesday Bulletin [2], 01/21/97<

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [2], 01/21/97

January 21, 1997 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:


January 23, Thursday

"Ethiopic Writing System", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dr. Grover Hudson (Faculty, Department of Linguistics, MSU); 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

January 24, Friday

"Regional Development and Health Care Challenges in Heavily Land- Minded Countries", CASID-SID Luncheon Seminar (Prof. Michael Rip, Geography, MSU); 12:00 - 1:00, Rm 201 International Center.


Visiting Professors

Michigan State University announces the arrival of Dr. J.H Kwabena Nketia as Hannah Visiting Professor of Integrative Studies. One of the most highly regarded ethnomusicologists in the world, Dr. Nketia has been Director of the International Centre for African Music and Dance at the University of Ghana since 1993. The goal of this Professorship is to advance and enrich MSU's Integrative Studies program, by making contributions to teaching, teaching enhancement, faculty development and other scholarly activities in the relevant fields of the humanities, sciences and social behavioral sciences. While at MSU, Dr. Nketia will teach two courses, Music of West Africa and Area Studies-Africa. The professor will also offer several workshops and faculty seminars during his stay. If you wish to contact Prof. Nketia, he can be contacted in the School of Music at (517) 353-8988.

Charles Machethe, recently appointed Dean of Agriculture at University of the North, South Africa, is visiting the Dept. of Agricultural Economics January 10-30, 1997. The visit is part of the UNIN-MSU linkage activities. He can be reached at (517) 353-9330, and is in 205 Ag Hall.

Marie Miran who is a student of African and Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University is a visiting scholar in the Department of History and African Studies Center. She received B.A. from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisation Orientales, and B.A. and M.A. from the Sorbonne in Paris. Before she came to MSU, she was in West Africa studying the Moslem Community of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Besides continuing her research on the preceding topic, she will be working with Prof. David Robinson and hopes to contribute a paper to the publication on the Tijaniyya which was the subject of the NEH workshop here on campus last April.

Additional Classes

The Department of Resource Development is offering a chance for students to enroll in special summer courses at MSU in order to earn six credits in six weeks. The classes being offered are International Development and Sustainability which helps students understand the concepts of development and sustainability in an international developmental setting and Administration of International Development which focuses on the administration and implementation of sustainable rural developmental in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. For more information please contact: The Department of Resource Development, 323 Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1222, USA.

Graduate Seminar

Announcing a Special Multidisciplinary Graduate Seminar Spring 1997: Issues and Methods of International Social Science Research in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America. Contact the Center for more information: 353-1700.

Fulbright Hays

Summer 1997 Ethiopia/Eritrea Fulbright/Hays, Group Projects Abroad (Faculty Program).

CICALS is welcoming applications for a five-week Fulbright Hays In-Country Language and Area studies Seminar to be held at MSU and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Asmara, Eritrea between June 16 and July 21, 1997. Ten qualified faculty employed at GLCA, HBCU, ACM and other affiliated institutions will participate in a one week on-campus area studies and orientation institute before flying to Ethiopia and Eritrea to complete four weeks of in-country studies. Approximately two weeks each will be spent in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Grants cover round trip airfare and in-country expenses. Each participant will be expected to participate fully in all phases of the program, including a study program designed to enhance teaching/research directly relevant to her/his home institution. Deadline for Applications: March 31, 1997. For further information, please contact Professor Kenneth Wylie at (517) 353-0778 or E-mail:


International Society for Third-Sector Research

The International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) is organizing a network of researchers working in the Third Sector (philanthropy, nonprofit, civil society) in Africa. They are looking for individuals and institutions working in this field of study. Much of the current research in Africa is focused on NGOs, local and indigenous philanthropy, and civil society. The goal is to organize a small workshop for "Civil Society Researchers in Africa" in July 1997 in South Africa. If you are working in this area and are interested please contact: Margery B. Daniels, Executive Director, ISTR at e-mail: or fax: 410-516-4678 or phone: 410-516-4678. Address: The Johns Hopkins University, Wyman Park Bldg, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218.


African Literature Association (ALA)

April 16-19, 1997

"FESPACO Nights in Michigan: African Film and Literature" is the title of the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the ALA. The Conference will be held at the Collage Center at Michigan State University and will focus on recent developments in African film. For detailed information, contact: Kenneth W Harrow, Dept of English, Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036. Phone: (517) 353-7243; Fax:(517)-353-3755; E-mail:

1997 Midwest Graduate Student Conference

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will soon be presenting the 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies. It is slated to take place February 28-March 2, 1997. The conference is intended to provide graduate students with an opportunity to share and present academic interest in Africa to their collegiate counterparts. Examples of work are asked for submittal and are due by January 24, 1997. For more information please contact: Nicolas Cook (, or call the Center at (217)333-6335.

Africa: Landmines Conference

The Mozambican Campaign Against Landmines (CMCM), along with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and other Southern African Landmines Campaigns, will host the Fourth International NGO Conference on Landmines in Maputo, Mozambique, from February 25 to 28 1997. For more information please contact: 4th International Landmines Conference, c/o Fundacao Para O Desenvolvimento da Communidade (FDC), Avenida Eduardo Mondlane, 1160-1170 R/C, Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE. tel. 258 1 430 430/1; fax 258 1 422 595; e-mail: In the US contact the US Campaign to Ban Landmines, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, 20001 S St. NW, #740, Washington, DC 20009; tel: 202-483-9222; fax: 202-483-9312; e-mail:; web:

New York State ASA Conference

New York State African Studies Association-NYASA 22nd Annual Conference will be held at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. The conference will be held June 10-12, 1997. The theme will be "The World in Transition." Papers will be accepted on issues surrounding the theme including Conflicts & Conflict Resolution, Refugees and National Boundaries, Global Economy and Tourism, as well as Africa and the Arts to name a few. The deadline for abstracts is March 15, 1997. For more information please contact: Igho Apena PH.D. Global and Community Studies Department, The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY 12180. Fax: (518) 271-4545. Tel: (518) 270-2369. Email:


Research Workshop

Research Workshop on Challenges of Social and Ecological Sustainability in Africa...The MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Peace and International Cooperation will offer a workshop in order to address the fundamental challenge facing sustainability efforts in Africa today: reversing both the current decline in the quality of people's lives and the increasing damage to African ecosystems. The workshop will take place at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, May 9-13, 1997. Any African Ph.D. student currently studying in the United States and Canada whose research pertains to the workshop's thematic focus is eligible. Students conducting research in issues of sustainability in Africa in the humanities and the social and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. For more information on application materials, please contact: David Henrikson, The MacArthur Program, or call (612) 624-0832. Fax: (612) 626-2242. E-mail:


Postdoctoral Fellowship Pgm

The Chancellor's Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign assists under represented minority faculty members in developing their careers as scholars. One Postdoctoral fellowship will be available for 1997-98. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, received a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree within the past four years, or have completed this requirement by June of the fellowship year. Recipients must reside at the University of Illinois for the duration of the award program and contribute to life on the campus. The application deadline is February 10, 1997. For more information please contact: Valinda Littlefield, Afro-American Studies and Research Program, 1201 W. Nevada, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-7781.


Date: Tue, 21 Jan 97 10:14:55 EST Message-Id: <> From: Lisa Beckum <> Subject: Spring- Tuesday Bulletin #2

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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