MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/17/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 02/17/98


Issue No. 6 - 1998

February 17, 1998



EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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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>Spartan Room B</bold>, Crossroads Food Court, 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>Spartan Rooms E & F</bold>, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

March 5, Thursday

"Assessing the Impact of Trypanosomiases on Land Use and Human Welfare:=20 Lambwe Valley, Kenya", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Gichana Manyara, (Ph.D. candidate (Geography, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

Communigy Forum

The American Red Cross International Services Committee presents a community forum on refugees in Lansing and how our community welcomes them, on Tuesday, February 24, 1998.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 48824; Tel:517-353-1720;

Thoman Fellow Program

The Thoman Fellow Program invites applications for its 1998-1999 Fellowship Program.It is a program designed to bring together 12 advanced Ph.D. students from developing countries to consider strategies to address issues of poverty and hunger, both in our local community and in the students' home countries.Interested students can pick up application forms in room 207 International Center.The application deadline is <bold>March 1, 1998.


Summer Institute

1998 SUMMER INSTITUTES: The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR), a National Foreign Language Resource Center announces six institutes during the summer of 1998, as follows:=20

Two four-day institutes on materials and methods:

=95 Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom - June 17 - 20, 1998

=95 Content-based Instruction and Business Language Materials Development -= =20

June 24-27, 1998;

Two Five-Day Institutes on technology:

=95 CALL Materials Development for LCTLs: advanced techniques -=20

June 15-19, 1998

=95 The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: advanced techniques -=20

June 22-26, 1998

Two Ten-Day Institutes on technology:

=95 CALL Materials Development for LCTLs: introductory techniques -=20

July 13-22, 1998

=95 The Internet in Foreign Language Instruction: introductory techniques -= =20

August 3-12, 1998

CLEAR was established at MSU in 1996 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Title VI Language Resource Centers program to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States. CLEAR is a multidisciplinary unit facilitating integrated research, instruction, and training programs. =20

For more information and application materials on CLEAR, contact: CLEAR; Michigan State University; A712 Wells Hall; East Lansing, MI 48824-1027; Tel. (517) 432-2286; Fax: (517) 432-0473; e-mail:; or website: must be postmarked no later than <bold>March 6, 1998.</bold>=20

<bold>KWANZAA Award-winning book


Visiting Professor Keyan Tomaselli's KWANZAA Award-winning book, <underline>The Cinema of Apartheid,</underline> is now on sale at the MSU Bookstore.Also available is his <underline>Appropriating Images: The Semiotics of Visual Representation (1</underline>996), concerning documentary film, visual anthropology, and the politics of negotiation.

<bold>All MSU PhD Students from Africa:


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, andPolicies," =20

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

</bold>"Research for African Development: Equity, Security, and Sustainability," sponsored by the Department of Political Science=20

<bold>Universit=E9 du Qu=E9bec =E0 Montr=E9al,4-8 mai 1998

</bold>"Conceptualiser la recherche pour le d=E9veloppement: enjeux th=E9oriques, m=E9thodologiques et pratiques," sponsored by Atalier de Formation Francophone=20

<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=20

<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=20

<bold>University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 8-11, 1998=20

</bold>"Challenges of Social and Ecological Sustainability in Africa," sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change=20

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

</bold>"African Development in the Late 1990s," sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies=20

<bold>Johns Hopkins University, May, 1998

</bold>"Health and Population Issues in Africa," sponsored by the School of Hygiene and Public Health=20

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

</bold>"Social and Biological Science for Agricultural Development"=20

For detailed information on how to apply to each workshop, please see=20 webpages at:

Swahili Live-In

SWAHILI LIVE-IN: If any students would like to spend time in a Swahili householdin the "heart of Swahililand" together with an opportunity to imbibe Kiswahili language and culture osmotically, kindly contact the person below.The accommodation is modest and the charges are very reasonable.Contact: Professor Mohamed Hyder; P.O. Box 96104; MOMBASA, KENYA; Tel/Fax: 254-11-451544, or e-mail:


African Studies Association

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 <bold>March 15, 1998</bold>.More details about the conference are available from url: http://www.

Pan African Association of Anthropologist

Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Pan African Association of Anthropologists,July 21-24, 1998 in Cotonou, Benin.This year's theme is: "Cultural Pluralism and Globalization: What Perspectives for Africa." Deadline for abstracts is <bold>March 30, 1998</bold>, and completed papers must reach the organizers by May 30, 1998.For more information contact: PAAA/APA; BP 1862 Yaounde, CAMEROON; Tel.: (237) 234227; and Fax: (237) 221873.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Slavic or African Studies Research Librarian 1998-99: Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are pleased to announce an academic-year post-doctoral fellowship program for the training of a Slavic or an African studies research librarian.The program is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers one nine-month fellowship (non-renewable) to a recent Ph.D., in any field specializing in either Slavic or African studies, who wishes to pursue a career as a Slavic or an African library specialist.The program is affiliated with Indiana University's Library along with its Russian and East European Institute and African Studies Program, U.S. Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Centers. Evidence of interdisciplinary course work is

desirable as well as prior experience working in a research library or knowledge of scholarly publishing and the booktrade. Candidates should submit a letter describing their training, experience, and interest, along with a resume and the names of three references to:Lila Fredenburg, Indiana University, Library Human Resources Office, 1320 East Tenth Street, Rm C-201, Bloomington, Indiana 47405- 1801.Review of applications will begin<bold>March 31, 1998</bold>.The beginning date of the fellowship is flexible, but anticipated to be around September 1, 1998.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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