MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/17/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 03/17/98

Issue No. 9 - 1998
March 17, 1998
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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March 19, Thursday

"Assessing the Impact of Trypanosomiases on Land Use and Human Welfare: Lambwe Valley, Kenya", African Studies Center Brown Bag with Gichana Manyara, Graduate Student (Economics, MSU), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room B, Crossroad Food Court, International Center.

March 19, Thursday "Activism and Social Change: The Southern Africa Liberation Committee (SALC), 1972-1987," 4:00 p.m., North Conference Room, Main Library.A panel discussion on the history of anti-apartheid organizing activities at MSU, with SALC members and supporters Frank Beeman, Katharine Beeman, Lee June, Bill Derman, Barbara Thibeault, Kofi Egbo, David Dwyer, andAnnabel Dwyer.The event also marks the presentation of the Patricia L. Beeman Southern Africa Liberation Committee Collection to the MSU Libraries. The event is sponsored by the Committee to Commemorate Divestiture at Michigan State University, the Peace Education Center, the African Studies Center, and MSU's Libraries, Computing & Technology.For more information, contact: Ruth Ann Jones, MSU Libraries, 432-3977, or e-mail:

March 20, Friday

"Everyone's Child," is a movie based on Zimbabwean context, and is presented by CASID-SID International Film Series, 6:30 p.m., Room 213 Berkey Hall.For more information contact: CASID 517-353-5925. March 25, Wednesday

"Rehabilitation of the War-Ravaged Eritrean Agriculture," African Studies Center "Special Guest Lecture" Brown Bag with Mr. Andom Kiflemariam (Head, Department of Public Relations and Training, Ministry of Agriculture, Eritrea) 12:00 noon, Spartan Room C, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

March 26, Thursday

"Social and Individual Presentation in Popular Culture: The Case of Popular Paintings and Performances in Kinshasa," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Mbala Nkanga, National Institute of Arts, Kinshasa, DRC (Visiting Scholar, Univ. of Michigan), 12:00 noon, Spartan Room B, Crossroads Food Court, International Center.

March 26, Thursday

"Crop Production and Protection Challenges in Eritrea," talk with Mr. Andom Kiflemariam (Head, Department of Public Relations and Training, Ministry of Agriculture, Eritrea) co-sponsored by the Department of Entomology, 1:30-3:30, Natural Science Building, Room 243.

Shona, Summer Institute

SHONA 1998 Intensive Summer Institute will be held from June 22 to July 24, 1998 by the African Studies Center and the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. This five-week Intensive Summer Program in Shona will be preceded by a three-day workshop on Zimbabwean Culture, June 18-20.Three courses will be offered during the Institute: Elementary Shona (AFR 151 & 152), 8 credits, 25 hours per week for five weeks; Intermediate Shona (AFR 251 & 252), 8 credits and 25 hours per week; and Advanced Shona (AFR 450), 6 credits and 18 hours per week.The Summer Program will be directed by Dr. Albert Natsa, Faculty, Department of Curriculum and Arts Education, University of Zimbabwe.

The three-day workshop on Zimbabwean culture, directed by Professor Tapera Chiwocha, former instructor in economic history at the University of Zimbabwe, and assisted by Dr. Natsa, is free for Institute participants. Shona Intensive Summer Program participants are strongly encouraged to participate in this gratis workshop.

The MSU deadline for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to graduate students offered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act was February 13, 1998.Since awards may still be given if funds are still available, potential Shona Institute participants who need FLAS support should inquire for such awards from all the Title VI institutions-- FLAS funds from different institutions could be combined for a full award.For a list of institutions with potential FLAS awards, visit the web site: For further information, contact: Dr.Yacob Fisseha, Assistant Director, African Studies Center, 100 Center for International Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035; telephone: 517-353-1700, fax: 517-432-1209, and e-mail:

Social Capital Interest Group

The Social Capital Interest Group at MSU will hold its conference on the theme, "Social Capital: An International Conference Bridging Disciplines, Policies, and Communities,"April 20-21, 1998, Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan.For detailed information contact: 303B Agriculture Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824. Phone: 517-432-7034, fax: 517-432-2221, or e-mail:

Senegal website

A new website available on the internet which may be of interest is information was submitted by E. Dean Detrich, Department of Romance and Classical Languages, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824; Tel:517 625 3388, Fax: 517 432 3844.

Southern African Grantmakers' Affinity Group

The Southern African Grantmakers' Affinity Group of the Council on Foundations and the Congressional Black Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives cordially invites participation in a high-level conference which will be held in Washington, DC, April 29-30, 1998 and chaired by Ambassador Andrew Young.The title of the conference is: "The African Renaissance: Opportunities and Implications for the U.S. and the World." This conference brings together top-level African political, business and independent sector representatives in a substantive discussion of a new era in African development and the opportunities for creative partnerships in support of an "African Renaissance." Conference delegates will discuss strategies and guidelines for U.S. policy towards Africa, trade and investment, and social development.Invited keynote speakers and participants are: President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki; U.N. Secretary General, Kofi Annan; Former Mozambican First Lady, Graca Machel; Deputy President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki; Former President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere; U.S. Representative to the U.N., William Richardson; OAU Secretary General, Salim Salim, and Deputy President of the South African Reserve Bank, Tim Tahane.Conference space is limited.For more information, contact: Dr. Michael R. Sinclair, 1450 G. St., N.W., Ste. 250, Washington, D.C. 20005, or fax: 202-347-5274.

Business and Investment in Africa

Africa 98: A Conference On Business and Investment In Africa, May 11-16, 1998, Phoenix, Arizona.In the waning years of the 20th century, the majority of African countries have embarked upon comprehensive political and economic reforms that are creating an environment of accountability, predictability and stability, all of which are key ingredients for successful enterprise development.Among its many objectives, "AFRICA 98" will highlight current business opportunities in Africa and show how to profitably access them; provide a venue for African business leaders and their U.S. counterparts to meet, exchange ideas and establish alliances; discuss the full range and depth of incentives available to U.S. firms wishing to operate in Africa, both from the U.S. and African perspectives; provide pre-conference tours for African delegates; showcase products and services that are appropriate for African development, and identify the most effective means by which African firms can gain access to U.S. markets.For complete conference details, visit the website: http// and click on AFRICA 98, or write:AMI Business Promotions, Inc. 3030 N. Central Avenue, Suite 601 Phoenix, Arizona 85012,Phone: 602-279-7278, Fax: 602-279-7703, or e-mail:

African Film Access Festival

African Film Access Festival, April 24-May 3, 1998 in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).African Film Access uses current films and video from Africa and the Caribbean both as documents for exploration and study and as a French language program intensive within the context of a film festival.For festival fee, attendance, other costs, and further information contact: Julia Schultz, Penobscot School, 28 Gay Street, Rockland, ME 04641, USA, telephone: 207-594-1067, e-mail:, or website:

Africa Confidential

The Africa Confidential Who's Who of Southern Africa (February 1998 issue) is now available for purchase.Edited by Patrick Smith, the Who's Who contains incisive biographies and political commentaries on the people who are shaping Southern Africa.These key players range from politicians, business people and the military, to writers and religious leaders and, anyone who has or is likely to have a significant influence on the developing business and political scene.For purchase and more details contact: Paula O'Connor, Blackwell Publishers, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 IJF, UK. Tel: 44 (0) 1865-382301, fax: 44 (0) 1865-381301, or e-mail:

Database on South African Scientist and Researchers

Database on South African Scientists and Researchers Working at Academic Institutions and Research Laboratories in the U.S.The Foundation for Research Development is compiling a database of South African and ex-South African scientists and researchers who are working at academic institutions and research laboratories in the U.S., and who would be willing to be involved in some way in human resource development for the benefit of South Africa.Criteria for inclusion in the database are: former South African citizens or residents, scientists and researchers at academic institutions and research laboratories involved in teaching and research in any discipline, qualification level of Ph.D. (or MD in the case of medical doctors), Staff on tenure, tenure track, with a contract of a year or more, or post-doctoral researchers funded by organizations outside South Africa (excluding Fulbright scholars).If you would like to make a contribution to the development of human resources in South Africa or you need more information, contact: Alanta van Vuuren, Directorate for Science and Technology Policy, Foundation for Research Development (FRD), P.O. Box 2600, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa. Phone: +27-12-481-4135, fax: +27-12-349-1179, or e-mail:, website:


Message-Id: <> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 14:57:16 -0500 rom: Lisa Beckum <> Subject: Tuesday Bulleting No. 9

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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