MSU Tuesday Bulletin (16), 04/30/'96

MSU Tuesday Bulletin (16), 04/30/'96



Major subheadings: events, MSU announcements,
other announcements, Africa-related courses at MSU,
conferences, grants, fellowships, scholarships, jobs


The African Culture Week's events, organized by the African Students Union were well attended, especially the African Culture Night held Saturday, April 20, 1996, which has been deemed to be the most successful one ever. About 450 people enjoyed the evening with cultural foods, music, dance presentations, and a fashion

show. Congratulations to the African Students Union and particularly to this year's executive officers and to the individuals and families who worked hard to make this such a successful event.

Patrick Kambewa received the Rockefeller Foundation African Dissertation Internship Award. The title of his research topic is "Constraints and Opportunities to Expanding Legume Production: An Analysis of the Legume Seed Sector in Malawi." Dr. Richard Bernsten is Kambewa's major professor.

"Technology, Human Rights and Development" is the title of an International Development Summer Institute program to be held at the MSU Union on May 19-24. Participants must be faculty members at two- or four- year colleges or universities. Contact: Gail Campana at the Center for International Study and Development (CASID) at (517) 353-5925. E-mail: <>

The Leadership and Management Program in Security Forum will be held May 21-22, 1996 at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University. The forum, which is co-sponsored by MSU-CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) and MSU,s

School of Criminal Justice, is titled, "When Corporate and Culture Collide--The Challenge of Doing Business in High Growth Emerging Markets." The starting point of the forum is an MSU survey of world class global corporations that identified local crime, organized crime, and employee theft as the top challenges to doing business in China, Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa. MSU-CIBER and The School of Criminal Justice are currently conducting a survey to identify the practices that have been successful after corporations decided to establish a business in one of these emerging markets. The results of this survey will be the focus of the forum. Contact: Audrey Martini or Scott Lindahl, School of Criminal Justice, 560 Baker Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1118. Phone: 800-892-9051.


The Department of Kiswahili of the University of Dar es Salaam is offering a summer intensive course in Swahili from July 29 - September 20, 1996. Elementary Swahili (SW 102, 103, 104), Intermediate Swahili (SW 304, 305, 306), and Advanced Swahili (SW 304, 305, 306) are offered for 12 credits, 20 hours per week, for eight weeks. These courses will cover all basic aspects of Swahili

grammar. The summer course will cost approximately $2,242.00. This university is world renowned as the center of Swahili scholarship. Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department is Y.I. Rubanza, B.A. M.A. (Dar) and Ph.D. (Michigan State University). Address applications to: Head, Department of Kiswahili, University of Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 35040, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Phone: 43396. Fax: 0255-51-43395.

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California-Berkeley is offering an eight-week summer session on Intensive Elementary Arabic (Arabic 10). The course is intended to teach skills in oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic, and is equivalent to two semesters of Arabic in the regular academic year. No prerequisites. Cost: $1,359. For a free summer catalog, call 1-800-GOTOUCB. Web site: <> For summer session information, call (510) 642-5611. Department of Near Eastern Studies phone: (510) 642-3757.

An African newsletter on occupational health and safety can be found on the internet at

The Pan African Caucus Newsletter is a new publication by The Pan African Caucus which was launched in November 1995 at the ASA meeting in order to increase the presence of Black scholars of Africa within the field of African Studies. Contact: Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Director of the University of Illinois at: Urbana-Champaign's Center for African Studies.
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The University of Pennsylvania,s web-site is the source of a tremendous amount of Africana material.

The South African Initiative Office (SAIO) was created at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to develop linkages with South African schools and universities in their transition from race specific institutions to those which are democratic, non-racial, and non-sexist. The SAIO also serves as a clearinghouse of information, facilitating collaborative partnerships between persons and institutions in South Africa and the United States as institutional transformation proceeds. Factsheet is the name of a publication by SAIO which provides information about these

linkages. For more information, contact: South Africa Initiative Office, 1630 School of Education, 610 East University, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259.

"Quantitative Analysis and the Study of Africa" is a summer course offered at the University of Michigan from July 22 - August 16. The course aims to help participants develop and refine methodological skills and applications for research in African settings. It is a 3-credit hour graduate-level class, offered in conjunction with the annual ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods (ICPSR is the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan). For more information, contact: Debbie Conlin, MSU Graduate School, 118 Linton Hall. Phone: (517) 355-0301. Fax: (517) 353-3355.

South African Students at Stanford have established a web site for the South Africa Abroad Network (SAAN). It provides, among other things, a database containing names of South African students and professionals abroad; and an e-mail list which will make it possible to announce important South African-related conferences, etc., to all South Africans abroad. South Africans studying and working abroad are encouraged to submit their names and other

relevant information. Direct any inquiries to: Motlatsi Mokoena: (415) 325-5329. The URL is:


"Images and Empires in Africa" is a conference to be held at Yale University in mid-February 1997. The conference will focus on images of Africa that bear the mark of empire. A call for papers has been issued with abstracts due by May 1, 1996. Details on the conference are available from Professor Paul Landau, e-mail: <> or from Professor Deborah Kaspin, e-mail: <>

A Pan African symposium on "Problematics of an African Philosophy" is scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 1996. Papers contributions are invited. Deadline for submission is June 1, 1996. Contact Professor Teodros Kiros at Boston University. Phone: (617) 353-2549 or (617) 625-5126.

The Ninth Annual All African Student Conference will be held at

Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 17-19, 1996. This year's theme is: "Africa Past and Present: Strategies for the Continual Unification of All African People." Contact the conference coordinators. Phone: (215)-204-8528.


The Womanist Studies Consortium at the University of Georgia offers financial support to facilitate women's research on women of color in all disciplines and at all possible stages of development. Funded by a generous 1995-1999 Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, the Consortium makes available three types of fellowships, a flexible fellowship, a single-parent fellowship, and a summer senior fellowship. Contact: Barbara McCaskill, Park Hall 343, English Dept., The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-6205. Phone: (706) 542-2250. Fax: (706) 542-2181.


The Department of History at Texas Southern University is taking applications for a history instructor to teach world civilization

and advanced courses in European history and Africa, Middle East, or Asia. Ph.D. required. This is a one-year position. Send application letters, transcripts, vita, and three references to Dr. Cary Wintz, Department of History, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne, Houston, Texas.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana is taking applications for an instructor in world civilizations. Applicants should also have additional experience in African and/or early American history. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses within the discipline, advising students, scholarship, and service. Terminal Degree and teaching experience preferred. Send letter of application, resume, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Deidre Labat, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Xavier University of Louisiana, 7325 Palmetto St., New Orleans, LA 70125. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position to begin August, 1996. Xavier University is an historically black, Catholic university located in metropolitan New Orleans.

The H-Net JobGuide is available by sending a message to: <LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU> with no subject line and only this text:

GET H-NET JOBGUIDE (Note: some mailers require that you use the command: GET H-NET JOBGUIDE F=MAIL in order to receive the job guide correctly). If you receive an encoded file or nothing, please try the alternate form of the command. If this doesn't work, write to <> for assistance. When applying for a job, please mention you saw it on H-Net. H-Net publishes job and fellowship openings in fields appropriate to its lists. There is no charge. Announcements of part-time, temporary, adjunct, and non-teaching appointments are accepted. If you have a position you would like to be considered for the Job Guide, send a description of the position to: <> Funds to prepare this Guide are provided by Michigan State University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Washington Office on Africa/Africa Policy Information Center has internships available for legislative assistant/research positions. Specific intern tasks can include: tracking and analyzing Africa-created legislation, sharing information with congressional staff and media outlets, working with coalition partners, researching and drafting background text for upcoming publications, and assisting with community education and grassroots initiatives. Many past interns now work with members of Congress,

non-governmental organizations, religious organizations, or have pursued advanced degrees. Internships are non-paying, and are available on a full-time or part-time basis. Contact: Vicki Lynn Ferguson, Associate Director for Legislative Affairs, WOA/APIC, 110 Maryland Ave., NE, Suite 112, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: (292) 546-7961. Fax: (202) 546-1545.

The School for International Training has a number of positions available for academic directors for Fall 1996 and Spring 1997 semesters. Positions available include: Botswana: Kalahari Conservation and Ecology (1 position), Cameroon (2 positions), Ghana (1 position), Kenya Upcountry (1 position-1 semester), Kenya Coastal (1 position - 1 semester), Madagascar (1 position), Mali (1 position), South Africa: Cape Town (1 position), and Tanzania: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (2 positions). Prospective candidates should mail resumes and cover letters to Christine Spaulding, Program Associate, The School for International Training, Academic Studies Abroad, P.O. Box 676, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05302-0676. Fax: (802) 258-3296.

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York seeks applicants for a

one-semester faculty joint appointment in African history (South African focus) and Africana Studies. For more information, contact Professor Lawrence Mamiya, Director of the Program in African Studies, (914) 437-7000, ext. 7490.

James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia seeks an instructor of assistant professor specializing in African or African-American Art. This is a full-time, renewable, three-year (non-tenure track) position to begin August 1996. Review of candidates was t begin April 15. For more information, contact the search chair, Professor Kathleen Arthur.
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From: Judith Lessard <> Subject: Tuesday Bulletin, Spring No. 16, April 30, 1996

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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