MSU Tuesday Bulletin (3), 01/30/'96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin (3), 01/30/'96



Major subheadings: events, MSU announcements, other announcements, Africa-related courses at MSU, conferences, grants, fellowships, scholarships, jobs


February 1, Thursday, "First World Management in a Third World Airline: The Case of Ethiopian Airlines" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Reid Whitlock (Faculty, Agricultural Economics, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

February 2, Friday, "An Assessment of Contraceptive Knowledge and Perceived Need for Human Reproduction Education among Nigerian College Students" SID-CASID Seminar with Patience Adibe (Family and Child Ecology, MSU), 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

February 8, Thursday, "Language, Life, and Choice: A Study of Domestic Workers' Lives in Colonial Swaziland" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Sarah T. Mkhonza (Graduate Student, English Department, MSU) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

February 15, Thursday, "Decentralization of Agricultural Decisions: Training of Ugandan Extensionalists in the Use of Oxen" African Studies Center Brown Bag with Dick Roosenberg (Executive Director, Tillers International, Kalamazoo, MI) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

February 15, Thursday, Morocco Summer Program Informational Session sponsored by the MSU Overseas Study Office, 4:00 p.m., Spartan Room E, Crossroads Food Court, International Center. Contact Cindy Chalou at 353-8920 for more information.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship applications for Academic Year 1996-97 and Summer 1996 are available at the African Studies Center. The Intensive Summer Language Institute will be Amharic for 1996. Deadline for submission of all references, transcripts, and forms relating to the FLAS application is February 16, 1996.

CASID (The Center for Advanced Study of International Development) FLAS awards are made for all levels of Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili and intermediate and advanced levels only of Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. Additionally, applicants must have a strong international development focus. FLAS applications for Summer 1996 and academic year 1996 - 1997 are available in the CASID office, 306 Berkey. Deadline March 11, 1996.

1996-97 Thoman Fellowship Program applicants are being sought. Application forms are available from the Office of the Dean, International Studies and Programs, 207 International Center. Application deadline is March 1, 1996.

Overseas Study Program Development Grants are available through International Studies and Programs to support the development of overseas study programs. The application deadline for the next funding cycle of the Overseas Study Program Development Grants is March 1, 1996, for fall 1996 consideration. For more information, contact: David Horner, Office of International Education Exchange, 108 International Center, MSU.

The Walker Hill International Scholarship is available for MSU doctoral students at the predissertation stage. It is to be used for predissertation visits to the site of the doctoral research in a country outside of the United States (for international students, research in one,s own country does not qualify). A letter of application must be submitted by each student to Dr. Dawn Pysarchik, Acting Associate Dean, International Studies and Programs, 207 International Center, describing the use to which the scholarship funds would be put in the context of the student,s overall program of study. A copy of the student,s official academic transcript should be sent directly to International Studies and Programs (ISP). Two letters of support from faculty should be sent directly to ISP, including one from the student,s

advisor, specifcally endorsing and describing the proposed use of the funds. A one-page C.V. must be submitted. Deadline, March 1, 1996. For more information, contact: Office of the Dean, International Studies and Programs, 207 International Center. Phone: 355-2350. ANNOUNCEMENTS

An Intensive Advanced Swahili course in Tanzania is being offered from June 19 - August 14, 1996. The Association of African Studies Programs (AASP) offers this eight-week intensive course with the support of the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA). The course will be directed by the Council on African Studies, Yale University, and the Department of Kiswahili, University of Dar es Salaam. Completed application packet including official transcripts and letters of reference must be submitted and received by Feb. 14, 1996. For further information and information on where to obtain applications, contact: Professor Ann Biersteker, Council on African Studies, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520. Phone: (203) 432-3436.

Tropical Appetites: Fine Cooking and Dining in Tanzania, the first

book to showcase the cuisine of Tanzania and the recipes of the country,s 21 finest hotels and restaurants, is now available. Authors Arlin E. Greene and Susan S. Hunter spent over two years in Tanzania, where Susan worked with an AIDS prevention program. The book contains 238 recipes, including 72 from such unique places as Gibbs Farm (internationally known for its cooking) located high above the Ngorongoro Crater--Tanzania,s fabled ,Garden of Eden,, and Momela Lodge, which is located in the reknowned Serengeti area of Tanzania. This exciting book, which has become very popular in Tanzania, can be purchased by sending a check or money order for $12.00 (which includes postage and handling), payable to Susan Hunter or Arlin Greene, to Susan Hunter, Gecko Publishing, 321 Old West Road, Gansevoort, New York, 12831.


The Association of Concerned African Scholars Homepage is now up and running. It contains considerable information on Ken Saro-Wiwa and the situation in Nigeria. The address is: http://www.prairenet.orgs/acas/

The Canadian Research Consortium of Southern Africa (CRCSA)

announce publication of a collection of course outlines on Southern Africa. Teaching Southern African Studies contains 42 graduate and undergraduate course outlines drawn from the following disciplines: Anthropology, Geography, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies and Women's Studies. The cost is $22 for individuals and $29 for institutions, postage and GST included. Make checks payable to McGill University and send to: Canadian Research Consortium on Southern Africa, Universite McGill, 2020 rue Universite Bureau 3400, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A5. Phone: (514) 398-1050.


The Berkeley-Stanford Joint Center for African Studies Annual Spring Conference will be held April 27, 1996 at Berkeley. The theme of the conference is "Migration in Africa: Political Traffic Across Environment and Culture." In addition to the theme of migration, the center encourages papers related to the themes of democracy and liberalization, law and colonialism, race and identity, South Africa in transition, natural resource management, and disease and health care. Send abstracts to Martha Saavedra, Joint Center for African Studies, 356 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA

94720. Deadline is March 4.

The African Diaspora and the Modern World is the title of a conference to be held February 21 - 25, 1996. It will be hosted by the University of Texas at the Austin Center for African and African American Studies, in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). For more information, call the Center for African and African American Studies at (512) 471-1798 or E-mail:


The Rockefeller Foundation Re-entry Grants for African Scholars assist in the professional establishment of African scholars who are returning to Africa from doctoral or post-doctoral studies abroad. Contact Re-entry Program, Rockefeller Foundation, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.

The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan has established an interdisciplinary and international project on "Africa Peoples in the Industrial Age." Applications from postdoctoral scholars in the humanities for a one-year

residential fellowship are invited. Contact Rockefeller Fellows Program, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, 200 West Engineering Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1092. Phone: (313) 764-5513.

A Rockefeller Resident Humanities Fellowship Program is being offered at the Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa at UCLA. The James Coleman African Studies Center, in coordination with The Center for the Study of Women invites applications in three priority areas: Development of multidisciplinary approaching gender in Africa; the examination of the historical dimensions of gender in Africa,s early and precolonial past; and the study of culture and gender. To apply, submit a 100-word abstract; a proposal of no more than 1500 words detailing the research agenda, its theoretical basis, and its scholarly relevance; a full c.v. and three letters of recommendation. Send inquiries and applications to Muadi Mukenge, African Studies Center, 10244 Bunche Hall, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310. Deadline is March 15.


The Department of History and African and Diaspora Studies at Tulane University seeks applications for a joint tenure track position in and for the position of Director of African and Diaspora Studies. Contact Coral Presley, Acting Director, ADST Program, 101 Dinwiddie Hall Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. Phone: (504) 863-8625.

Swahili language teaching internships are being offered at Ohio University for persons with native or near-native proficiency, graduate training in linguistics, and language teaching experience in the United States. Two and three year appointments may be available. Contact Chair, Linguistics Department, 103 Gordy Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701. Phone: (614) 593-4564.

The African Studies Center at Boston University seeks a Publications Editor. The Publications Editor may also hold an adjunct faculty position in an academic department. Part-time teaching is a possibility but not a requirement for this position. The position is available as of January 2, 1996 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Where necessary, candidates may indicate a later date of availability (e.g. the end of the 1995-96 academic year). For further information contact Prof.

James McCann, Director, African Studies Center, Boston University, 270 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA 02215.

Save the Children - Canada is seeking applications for the position of Program Manager. This is a contract position (2 years, with benefits) and includes supervision of programming and administration of SCC's activities in 4 countries: Haiti, Mali, Burkina-Faso and Jamaica; working with Program team of 6 members in general program development and planning, research on strategic orientations, fund-raising, methodologies and implementation tools for programming community development. The requirements include: a solid background in International Development, preferably with overseas experience; university degree in a related field; and bilingual French-English. The deadline for applications is February 9, 1996. Contact: Adrienne Clements, Director of Programs, 3080 Yonge St., Ste 6020 Toronto. Phone: (416) 488-0306 Fax: (416) 483-4430.

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 96 16:46:59 ES From: Judith Lessard <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin Spring No. 3, January 30, 1996