MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 05/26/98

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 05/26/98

Issue No. 1, Summer - 1998
May 26, 1998
EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035
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June 2, Tuesday

"Body Composition of Nigerian Children with Sickle Cell Disease," seminar sponsored by the Institute of International Health and the African Studies Center, with Dorothy VanderJagt (Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Univ. of New Mexico, and Co-Director of the MIRT Program) 4:00p.m., Room 3, International Center.

MSU International Conference

"Academic Partnerships with South Africans for Mutual Capacity Building" is the title of theInternational Conference to be held October 18-21, 1998. The conference is presented by MSU in collaboration with: Historically Disadvantaged Institutions Forum, Committee on Technikon Principals, and South African Universities' Vice Chancellor's Association.The conference is limited to 250 participants from universities, educational associations, donors, and government agencies from South Africa, Europe, and North America.In their papers, speakers will identify major issues of higher education in South Africa and how they can be addressed through linkages with partner institutions.The conferencewill be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

The registration fee of US $175 includes eight meals, shuttles to and from Lansing Airport and the conference hotels, the reception, and a post conference report.Early registration is advised. For further details regarding the conference andregistration, please contact the organizers at: 426 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1034; Phone: (517) 353-6676; Fax: (517) 353-6393; e-mail:, webpage: http//

Directory of International Internships

The Directory of International Internships, edited by Charles A. Gliozzo and Vernicka K. Tyson, 4th edition has been published.This revised edition is an essential reference work for students seeking international internships.The Directory is a comprehensive guide to international internships sponsored by educational institutions, government agencies, and private organizations.It consists of over 160 pages including a bibliography and indexed by subject and geographical areas.For further information regarding the purchase of this Directory, write: Attn: Directory of International Internships, Michigan State University, Career Services and Placement, 113 Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Call For Papers

Following the publication of M.I. Aguilar (ed.), The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the Past and Memories of the Present (Lawrenceville, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1998), Mario Aguilar is preparing two further collections of papers that combine anthropological and historical approaches in the study of age.He is looking for complementary contributions, with clear theoretical arguments, either informed by ethnographic data, or by archival work.His argument in the ëIntroduction' to such volume, 'Perceptions of age will be even more diverse in the future, and the comparative analysis of the three, past, present and future, will open fruitful avenues of theoretical explorations... further essays will continue arguing against a universal concept of age and Gerontocracy and for a better understanding of the globalized process experienced by a significant number of men, women, and children, currently living in their own worlds of mixed temporalities.'

Aguilarwould like to hear from anybody interested in contributing, to either of the following two volumes in preparation:

1. Rethinking Age in Africa: Colonial and Post-Colonial Interpretations of Cultural Processes.

2. ëWe have buried our future': Growing Old and Growing Young in Latin America.

If interested, please write: Mario I. Aguilar, Chairman and Head of Department, Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9AL. E-mail:

DW-online, International Broadcaster

DW -online is the online part of Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.DW-online offers news and audio-on-demand in 35 languages containing Amharic, Hausa and Kiswahili.The site address is: http// questions, please contact: Ingrid Arnold, Voltastrasse 6, D-13355 Berlin; Tel: +49 (030) 4646-5500; Fax: +49 (030) 4646-5599.

CODESRIA - IXth General Assembly

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites submissions for participation in the IXth General Assembly, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal, 14-18 December 1998. The General Assembly will bring together over 250 scholars from Africa and the African diaspora, as well as delegates from other regions of the world. The 1998 General Assembly, which will include both a social science and a statutory component, will coincide with the launch of the CODESRIA Endowment Fund Campaign. The theme for the IXth General Assembly is "Social Science and Globalisation in Africa."

CODESRIA will assume full responsibility for the participation costs of African scholars whose papers have been accepted for inclusion in one of the panels of the General Assembly.CODESRIA welcomes the participation of individuals and institutions from all regions of the world, but unfortunately is only able to assume financial responsibility for African scholars.

Scholars wishing to participate in the General Assembly are requested to send a 2-page paperabstract to: Paper Abstract, IXth CODESRIA General Assembly 1998, Office of the Executive Secretary, CODESRIA, B.P. 3304, Dakar, Senegal; Tel: (221) 825 98 22/3; Fax: (221) 824 12 89; E-mail: codesria@sonatel.senet.netThe deadline for submitting abstracts is June 20, 1998.

The Association of Nigerians Abroad

The Association of Nigerians Abroad (ANA) is sponsoring the Second International Conference on Nigeria at Howard University, July 10-12, 1998. The theme is "Vision for Nigerian Emancipation in the 21st Century." Scholars, professionals, students and those who have an interest in Nigeria are invited to attend.The conference will explore topics such as education, diplomacy, politics, technology, science, and special needs (including disabilities).For more information visit the website at: http// or contact:Mobolaji Aluko, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059; Tel: (202) 806-4635; e-mail:

WorldTeach - Volunteer Teach

WorldTeach is a private non-profit organization based at Harvard University.It contributes to educational development and cultural exchange by placing volunteers to teach in developing countries. WorldTeach offers the opportunity to spend a year teaching English, Math or Science in Namibia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Honduras.For more information or an application, visit the website at: or contact: WorldTeach, Harvard Institute for International Development, 14 Story Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; Tel: 1-800-4-Teach-0; E-mail:


John Hopkins University- Dept of History

John Hopkins University.The Department of History of Science, Medicine and Technology at John Hopkins offers a teaching post-doctoral fellowship for the academic year 1998-99. Especially interested in Asian, African or Latin American history of science/technology/medicine, trans-national, and cross-cultural studies.Teaching duties will be one course per semester. Stipend is $30,000.Send letter outlining interests, CV, writing sample, and the names of three references to Ms. Edna Ford, Department of History of Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218; Fax: (410) 516-7502; e-mail: will be reviewed beginning June 1, 1998.

Truman State University - History

Truman State University has a temporary Assistant Professor of History position to begin August 17, 1998.Duties include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in African history and courses in other area(s) of expertise and supervise undergraduate research.Completed Ph.D., teaching excellence, strong liberal arts record, demonstrated scholarship, and related experience desirable.

Send letter of application, vita, transcripts of all college work (graduate and undergraduate), and three letters of reference to: James J. Lyons, Ph.D., Head, Division of Social Science, Truman State University, 100 East Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501-4221; Fax: (660) 785-4181; E-mail: is an equal opportunity institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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