MSU Tuesday Bulletin [6], 02/18/97

MSU Tuesday Bulletin [6], 02/18/97

February 18, 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 20, Thursday

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

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.

February 27, Thursday

"Ethiopian Health and Disease Beliefs: An American Doctor's Experience", African Studies Center Brown Bag, co-sponsored by the Institute of International Health and the Department of Communication with Rick Hodes, M.D. (Medical Director, Americna Joint Distribution Committee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

February 28, Friday

"When Worlds Collide" Varapi, Doctors and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe", CASID-SID Luncheon Seminar with David Simmons, Anthropology, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Rm 201 International Center.


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.

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 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 fellowships will be available for intermediate and advanced KiSwahili attendees. For more information on the program contact: Assistant Director, African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Phone: (517) 353-1700, Fax: (517) 432-1209, E-mail: 21248YF@MSU.EDU or AFRICA@MSU.EDU.

New in Town!

ALTU'S: Ethiopian Cuisine, NOW OPEN! 1312 Michigan Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823. Phone: (517) 333-6295. By the Silver Dollar, Across from Honda, East of US127 & West of Harrison. Serving Lunch and Dinner. Carryout and Limited Seating.


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. See Tuesday Bulletin No. 3 or 4 for details or contact: Operation Crossroads, Attn: Overseas Department, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1366, New York, NY 10027. Phone: (212) 870-2106.


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 Harrow, Dept of English, Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036. Phone: (517) 353-7243; Fax:(517)-353-3755; E-mail:

New York State African Studies Association

NYASA announces the 22nd annual conference to be held at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, June 10-12, 1997. The theme is the African World In Transition. The theme refers to issues and concerns affecting African peoples in the contemporary world. Sub-themes include: Emigration Within and Outside of Africa; Conflicts and Conflict Resolution; Refugees and National Boundaries; Environment , Global Economy and Tourism; Health Care; Human Rights, Democratization and Education; Women and Development, and Africa and the Arts. Send abstracts of paper by March 15, 1997 to Igho Apena, Global and Community Studies, The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY 12180. Tel: (518) 270-2369. Fax: (518) 271-4545.

Graduate Student Symposium on Art and Life in Africa

The Project for Advanced Study of Life in Africa at the University of Iowa invites submissions for its Sixth Annual PASTILLE Graduate Student Symposium to be held March 16th, 1997. It is open to graduate students focusing on art and material culture in Africa. The purpose of this symposium is for students to present and discuss their own research on topics pertaining to the expressive culture of Africa in a scholarly forum. Travel scholarships will be available on a competitive basis. Meals and modest accommodations will be provided while in Iowa City. Please direct inquiries to: PASTILLE Graduate Student Symposium, School of Art and Art History, E-100 Art Building, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Tel: (319) 335-1777.


1997 Tillers International Workshops

- Introduction to Blacksmithing (310a), March 1-2 - Intermediate Smithing (311a), March 15-16 - Ox Driving (221a), March 22-23 - Ox Training Clinic (224), April 12-13 - Draft Horse Basics (230), April 26-27 For class fees and other information write: Tillers International, 5239 South 24th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49002-2019 or call: (616) 344-3233, Fax: (616) 344-3238, Web Page:


Antioch in Cape Verde Education Abroad Program - Summer Term Pilot Program, July 1997

The ACVEAP program provides an introduction to a unique African culture and an opportunity to develop language skills in practical, real life situations. Offered in collaboration with the Instituto Superior de Educacao of Cape Verde, the program focuses on environmental issues, Portuguese language, and Krioulu language and culture in an ethnically diverse island nation. Learning is facilitated through lectures, readings, and extensive study trips. Antioch College will award 8 semester credits for successfull completion of the program. Graduate credit must be arranged with the program director. Antioch Education Abroad is developing a semester-length program in Cape Verde. For complete information and application forms, please contact: Antioch in Cape Verde, Antioch Education Abroad, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Phone: (937) 767-6366; (800) 874-7986; Fax: (937) 767-6469; E-mail:


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, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: (608) 263-2040, Fax: (608) 265-2663, E-mail: Deadline March 1, 1997.

Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship Research Awards at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has received $330,000 from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation to support US scholars' research in the Library's foreign language and area studies collections. The grant will be expended over three years through fellowship awards. Requirements are US citizenship, Ph.D. degree, and proposed research on a second major project with a focus on foreign language materials. Fellowships are from 5-11 months and may begin as early as August 1, 1997. Stipends are for $3,000/month, up to $33,000 for 11 months, and may be used to supplement other research funds. Fellows are expected to reside in the greater Washington area during the course of research and devote full time to their projects. Application deadline is March 15, 1997. Obtain application forms from Mellon Fellowships, Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540-4860. Phone: (202) 707-1517; fax: (202) 707-3595; email: Further details and an application are available online at the Library of Congress website:

IAD Summer Travel Grants for Africa

The Institute for African Development and the Einaudi Center for International Studies announce the 1997 Summer Travel Grant Program for graduate students wishing to do research in Africa. Graduate students who will require travel in conjunction with their research anytime from June 1997 to May 1998 should apply now. Competition for these funds will be considered once a year. The deadline for applications is March 3, 1997. For further information please contact: Joan Mulondo, Institute for African Development, 170 Uris Hall, Cornell University. Tel: (607) 255-6849. E-mail:

IAD Tuition Fellowship for Graduate Study at Cornell

The Institute for African Development announces several tuition fellowships available for graduate students coming from Africa to study at Cornell 1997-98. These are one-year, non-renewable fellowships and will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants in fields related to development. The fellowships do not cover travel, living, or other expenses associated with study at Cornell. Nominations for fellowship for the 1997-98 academic year should be prepared by the candidate's Director of Graduate Study. Nominations should be sent by March 14, 1997 to Joan Mulondo, Institute for African Development, 170 Uris Hall, Cornell University. Phone: (607) 255-6849. E-mail:


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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