MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/10/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/10/98


Issue No. 5 - 1998

February 10, 1998



EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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February 10, Tuesday

<bold>James Madison College Presents, "South Africa: An Invitation to Reject Misperception,"</bold> on Tuesday, February 10, 1998, 9:00 p.m., Spartan Room, Case Hall.The event is an effort to raise awareness about post-apartheid South Africa and to address perceptions often skewed by international media.The event will include presentations by professors, a short documentary film, music, dance, poetry and short stories.Any student or faculty wishing to participate by contributing music, dance, poetry, short stories, essays or experiences should contact: Julie Egan at

February 12, Thursday

"Ubuntu Worldview and African Renaissance," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Tshimpaka Yanga, (Faculty, Univ of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa), Room 201, International Center, 12:00 noon.

February 19, Thursday

"Archaeology of Caves in the Kalahari: Botswana," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Larry Robbins, Faculty (Anthropology, MSU), 12:00 noon, <bold><italic>Spartan Room B, Crossroads Food Court</italic></bold>, International Center.

February 26, Thursday

"African Democracy and it's Educational Challenges: The Case of the Congo," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Francois M. Buhendwa, (Faculty, Oakland University), 12:00 noon, <bold><italic>Spartan Rooms E & F, Crossroads Food Court, </italic></bold>International Center.

Community Forum

The American Red Cross International Services Committee presents a community forum on refugees in Lansing and how our community welcomes them, on <bold>Tuesday, February 24, 1998</bold>.Lansing residents, MSU students and staff are welcome to attend, "The Changing Faces of

Lansing," an event co-sponsored by Refugee Services, A Program of Catholic Social Services Lansing/St. Vincent Home, Inc.The event will take place at the American Red Cross, 1800 Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI Conference Room A/B from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.For further information contact: Peggy Arbanas, Adviser, 103 Office for International Students and Scholars, Center for International Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823; Tel:517353-1720; E-Mail:

<bold>All MSU PhD Students from Africa:

</bold>Rockefeller Foundation is supporting a series of workshops to improve dissertation research in the topics listed below. All expenses will be paid if accepted to the workshop...You should still apply even if the deadline is past.

Sub-Saharan African students currently enrolled in doctoral programs in

social, behavioral, natural, and biologicalSciences in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Participants' expenses are fully covered by the university sponsoring the workshop, through a grant to the University of California, Berkeley, from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Interested students are invited to apply directly to the host campus. Students may apply to several workshops but may attend only one in any given year. The topics, venues, and dates for 1997 - 98 are:

<bold>University of California, Berkeley,February 19-22, 1998

</bold>"African Development: Prospects, Practices, and Policies",Cosponsored by the Institute of International Studies, the Center for African Studies, and International and Area Studies.

<bold>Queen's University, April 15-19, 1998

</bold>"Research for African Development: Equity, Security, and Sustainability", Sponsored by the Department of Political Science

<bold>UniversitÈ du QuÈbec ++ MontrÈal,4-8 mai 1998

</bold>"Conceptualiser la recherche pour le dÈveloppement:enjeux thÈoriques, mÈthodologiques et pratiques", Sponsored by Atalier de Formation Francophone

<bold>Emory University,May 6-10, 1998

</bold>"Health, Culture, and Development",Cosponsored by the Program for Advanced Research and Training on Health and Society in Africa and the Institute of African Studies

<bold>University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 7-10, 1998

</bold>"The Arts and Humanities in Africa's Economic and Political Transitions" Sponsored by the Center for African Studies

<bold>University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 8-11, 1998

</bold>"Challenges of Social and Ecological Sustainability in Africa", Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change

<bold>Brown University, May 13-16, 1998

</bold>"African Development in the Late 1990s", Sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies

Johns Hopkins University, May, 1998

"Health and Population Issues in Africa", Sponsored by the School of Hygiene and Public Health

<bold>University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 7-19, 1998

</bold>"Social and Biological Science for Agricultural Development"

For detailed information on how to apply to each workshop, please see webpages accessed through:

New Website

Announcement of a new Website on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems at: more information contact: Dr. Gloria Emeagwali,e:mail: EMEAGWALI@CCSUA.CTSTATEU.EDU.

World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Foundation requests nominations for the 1998 World Food Prize, recognizing outstanding and individual achievement in improving the quality or availability of food in the world. Nominees should have worked successfully toward this goal in any field involved in the world food supply.For more information contact: David Acker, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1050; telephone (515) 294-2883, or

Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW)

Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) are looking for students to spend between 4 and 9 months in Africa: working with local volunteers, living in rural communities, helping young people design and implement small-scale project activities, and raising awareness about development in London and overseas.For more information contact: SPW, 17 Dean's

Yard, London, SW1P 3PB; telephone: 01712220138; e-mail:


African Studies Association (ASA)

The 1998 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA) will be held on October 29-November 1, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois. The National Panels Chair for the conference is Tiyambe Zeleza of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Deadline for abstracts is March 15, 1998.More details about the conferenceis available from url: http://www.

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference on African Studies will be held at Boston University, March 27-28, 1998.This is an interdisciplinary conference intended for students at all levels of their graduate careers.<bold>Deadline for abstracts is February 15, 1998.</bold>Send them to Graduate Student Conference; African Studies Center; 270 Bay State Road; Boston, MA 02215.Or e-mail abstracts to more information, call Kevin Dunn at (617) 353-4040 or visit the website at


Conflict Prevention Workshop

Conflict Prevention Workshop: The Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa will host a workshop on "Mobilizing Resources for

Conflict" on February 21, 1998 at the Johnson Center, George Mason University.For more information contact: CPRA, c/o Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.


Humanities Residential Fellowship: The Institute for the Study of Gender (Rockefeller Foundation) in Africa offers two nine month humanities fellowships annually.Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.F.A., or the equivalent in a humanities discipline.Individuals from non-academic professions, with exceptional scholarly work in relevant fields of study, may apply. To apply, please submit the following: Application cover letter; proposal (not to exceed six typed spaced pages plus a one page bibliography); curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation. <bold>Deadline: February 13, 1998. </bold> For further details contact: Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa, JSC African Studies Center,

Box 951310, 10244 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310; telephone: (310) 825-3686/ 6059; fax: (310) 206-2250; or E-mail:


Trent University (Canada) - History

Trent University (Canada) seeks applications for the tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history of modern Africa, effective July 1, 1998, subject to budgetary approval. Candidates should have a Ph.D and, preferably, teaching experience and publications. In accordance with Canadian immigration regulations, this advertisement is directed first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.Trent University is an employment equity employer,

and especially invites applications from women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and disabled persons. Please send applications by March 1, 1998, with a curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Professor Dale Standen, Chair, Department of History, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J7B8; telephone 705 748-1741; Fax 705 748-1821.

New York University - History

Africana Studies/Institute for Afro-African Affairs, New York University (NYU) invites applications for the position of Associate Director of the Africana Studies Program and the Institute for Afro-American Affairs. The Program and the Institute support interdisciplinary research in African and Pan-African studies. Candidates for the Associate Directorship must have five years' relevant experience preferably in an academic environment, including grant writing, budget management and supervisory experience, excellent writing and public speaking skills. Advanced degree

(Ph.D. strongly preferred) in a relevant discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences required, fluency in a second language, grants administration, program development experience and research in a relevant area preferred. NYU encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita and the names of four referees, by March 6, 1998 to: Associate Director Search, African Studies Program/Institutefor Afro-American Affairs, New York University,5 Washington Square North, New York, NY, 10003.


From: Lisa Beckum <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 5

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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