MSU Tuesday Bulletin [5], 02/11/97

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [5], 02/11/97

February 11, 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:


February 13, Thursday

"Ethnicity and Fertility in Mauritania", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Yves Charbit, Director Demographic Studies Center (Univ of Rene Descartes-Paris V, France), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

February 14, Friday

Video Presentation: "The Legacy of Malthus", CASID-SID Luncheon Seminar facilitated by Prof. Yves Charbit, Center for the Study and Research of African and Asian Populations, (Univ of Rene Descartes-Paris V, France), 12:00 noon - 1:00pm, Room 201, International Center.

February 20, Thursday

"Muslim Identity and Social Change in Post-Colonial Cote D' Ivoire: The Case of Abidjan (1960-1990s)", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Marie Miran, from Tel Aviv University (Visiting Scholar, Dept. of History & African Studies Center, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room E & F, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

February 21, Friday

"Transborder Trade and Regionalization in West Africa", CASID-SID Luncheon Seminar with Prof. Okechukwu Iheduru, (James Madison College), 12:00 - 1:00pm, Rm 201 International Center.


African Exhibition at Lansing Mall

In honor of Black History Month, the MSU Museum presents: CLOTHED IN TRADITION: African Garments and Textiles. This large exhibition is being presented in the Lansing Mall (East Wing, by Montgomery Ward), beginning Sunday, February 9 through April 30, 1997. A colorful variety of clothing items, dance outfits and other textiles such as blankets and commemorative cloth panels have been selected from the museum's permanent collections. Some are recent donations, which will be on display for the first time. Nine different countries of Africa will be represented. For further information, contact: Val Berryman, (517) 355-0322. The public is also invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 15, 1997, 3:00 - 5:00pm. Schools and other groups are invited to visit the exhibit at any time. Guided tours are available on Thursdays. For tour information contact the Tour Coordinator at (517) 355-2373.

Swahili Intensive Summer Institute:

June 16 to July 20, 1997 The African Studies Center and the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic Asian and African Languages will offer a five-week (6/16 to 7/21) intensive summer program in KiSwahili preceded by a workshop on the culture of East Africa. Three KiSwahili levels (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) will be offered. Limited FLAS (see below) fellowships will be available for intermediate and advanced KiSwahili attendees.

Title VI FLAS Fellowships

A. African Studies Center: The African Studies Center at Michigan State University announces that the Summer 1997 and the 1997-98 Academic year U.S. Department of Education, Title VI, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship application forms are available from the Center. FLAS awards require that an applicant holds a bachelor's degree by the time the fellowship begins, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be admitted to the appropriate graduate department and undertake an approved program of African language and area studies. The deadline for applications is February 21, 1997. For detailed information on the application procedure as well as any related information, please contact: African Studies Center, 100 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1035. Phone (517) 353-1700, Fax: (517) 432-1209, E-mail: AFRICA@MSU.EDU or 21248YF@MSU.EDU.

B. Center for Advanced Studies of International Development: FLAS Fellowship application forms for the 1997-98 academic year are now available in the CASID office, 306 Berkey Hall. The fellowships are awarded to MSU graduate students who are enrolled in a program that combines study of a modern foreign language with advanced training and research in development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study. Languages included are Arabic, Portuguese, Swahili (all levels), Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish (advanced levels). Less commonly taught languages will be considered upon inquiry. For further information please contact: Gail Campana at CASID. Phone: (517) 353-5925 or The application deadline is February 14, 1997.

Fourth Annual MSU Summer Program

Michigan State University is offering students the opportunity to study Education in Africa. The program will take place in Zimbabwe and South Africa June 29-August 16, 1997. The program will explore the relationship between formal education and society in Zimbabwe and South Africa, including the factors that influence educational policy and practice: historical, political, sociological, and economic. Courses include: Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions TE 250, Reading and Independent Study in Teacher Education TE 490, Independent Study (1-6 credits) in ANP 490 Anthropology, HA 490 Art, ENG 490 English, GEO 490 Geography, HST 490 History, PLS 495 Political Science, and SOC 490 Sociology. For more information please contact: Office of Study Abroad, 109 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517)-252-8920, Fax:(517)-432-2082; E-mail:


12th African Education Research Symposium

The college of Education at Ohio State University will present the 12th annual African Education Research Symposium on February 21 and 22, 1997. The theme of the symposium, "Politics in Education in Africa," will be addressed by lead scholars. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for graduate students and scholars to present the results of recently completed African research proposals to be implemented in African settings. For a brochure and more information please contact: Dr. Sally Navin, 203 McCracken Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. Tel: (614) 593-4444. Fax: (614) 593-0799. E-mail:

African Literature Association (ALA) at MSU

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 Kellogg Center at Michigan State University and will focus on recent developments in African film. For detailed information, please 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:

Call to a Conference "Gender, Power, and Difference in African Societies"

June 6-8, 1997, UCLA The Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center announces a conference on "Gender, Power, and Difference in African Societies". The goal is to rethink gender concepts and theories as they have been applied to African societies. Papers that involve substantive work on African cultures, societies, and history are being sought. Candidates should submit one page abstracts of their proposed papers by February 15, 1997. Presenters of papers will be selected on the basis of the quality of their abstracts and the aptness and relevance of their topics to the goals of the conference. Mail abstracts to: Chris Ehret, Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, 10244 Bunche Hall; UCLA; 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310. Fax: (310) 206-2250.


Operation Crossroads

Global Volunteers/Interns/Project Directors Crossroads offers an opportunity to do summer work and participate in multi-disciplinary grassroots projects that Africans and Brazilians in rural communities deem valuable. Contact: Operation Crossroads, Attn: Overseas Department, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1366, New York, NY 10027. Phone: (212) 870-2106.


Gender in Africa Fellowship

The UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center in coordination with the Center for the Study of Women invites applications for Residential Humanities Fellowships at the Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa. The Institute offers two nine-month humanities residential fellowships annually. At least one fellowship is awarded to a scholar from Africa. Awards may be made at the senior or junior levels. Senior fellows receive a stipend of $32,000 and junior fellows receive a stipend of $25,000. In addition each fellow is provided with medical insurance, a relocation allowance and a modest research stipend. Fellows must be in residence at the James S. Coleman African Studies Center during the entire period of their award. Applicants must hold a Ph.D., MA or equivalent in some humanities discipline. The deadline for application materials is February 15, 1997. Awards will be announced on or around April 15, 1997. The term of the awards will be September 15, 1997 to June 15, 1998. For applications and further information contact: Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, 10244 Bunche Hall, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310. Phone: (310) 825-9234, Fax: (310) 206-2250.

NEH Summer Seminar For College Teachers

Applications for National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, on the topic of "Nation, State, and Cultural Pluralism." Contact: M. Crawford Young, Department of Political Science, North Hall, 1050 Bascom Mall, University of Wisconsin- Madison, WI 53706. Phone: (608) 263-2040, Fax: (608) 265-2663, E-mail: Deadline March 1, 1997.


Senior/Educator Administrator

The Center for Wildlife Management in Kenya is looking for a senior educator/Administrator with some background in residential, field-based education, responsible, for budget, planning, external relations, staffing, fundraising and institutional development for respected environmental problem solving organization. The beginning day of work is June 1, 1997. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Masters in a relevant field and five years of upper management experience. In order to apply please send a CV & letter detailing skills and experience to SFS, Box K, 16 Broadway, Beverly, MA 01915. Tel: (508) 922-1200 x 304, Fax: (508) 927-5127. E-mail:

Date: Fri, 7 Feb 97 14:58:05 EST Message-Id: <> From: Lisa Beckum <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin No. 5

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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