MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/23/97

MSU Tuesday Bulletin, 09/23/97


Issue No. 6 - 1997-98

September 23, 1997



EAST LANSING MI 48824-1035

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September 25, Thursday

"Zimbabwean Popular Music as Both Economic and Cultural Product," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Isaac Kalumbu (Faculty, School of Music, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

September 26, Friday

"Alternatives for Increasing Smallholder Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Intensification through Multinational Ventures vs. Non-Governmental Organizations in Mozambique," CASID-SID Luncheon Seminar with Julie Howard and Paul Strasberg (Department of Agricultural Economics, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

October 2, Thursday

"Domestic Origins of Sudan's External Debt Crisis," African Studies Center Brown Bag with Abdel Rahman (Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science and African Studies Center, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

October 3, Friday

"Concerns about Southern and Southeastern Africa: Agricultural, Economic, Social and Political Issues," CASID-SID Luncheon Seminar with Eunice Foster (Faculty, Plant and Soil Sciences, MSU), 12:00 noon, Room 201, International Center.

October 1-4, Wed. - Sat.

"Nigeria: Beyond the Troubled Times," theme of Nigerian Cultural Week, sponsored by MSU's Nigerian Students Association. For more information, contact: Ike Iyioke, 355-9804 (home), 432-2435 (office), iyiokeik@; John Tonukari, 353-1702,; Dolapo Lambo, 337-9135, *Related events are listed below*

October 1-3, Wed. - Fri.

Nigerian Cultural Exhibition in the Lobby of the MSU Union, all day.

October 2, Thursday

*The Last Hope*, Film Presentation, B104 Wells Hall, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

October 3, Friday

Two speeches by Dapo Olorunyomi (Award-Winning Nigerian Writer living in exile in the U.S.), "Nigeria: Beyond the Troubled Times" in Spartan Rooms B & C, International Center, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., and "The Grim Reality: Public Policy and Environmental Management in Nigeria" in Room 236, Communication Arts and Sciences Building, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

*Glamor Girls*, Film Presentation, B106 Wells Hall, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

October 4, Saturday

"Nigerian Economic Development, Technology and Society," Keynote Speech by Bartholomew Nnaji (Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh), B108 Theater, Wells Hall, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"Reminiscences of the MSU - University of Nigeria, Nsukka Relationship," Grand Finale Dinner with Professors George Axinn, Glenn L. Johnson and Felix Nweke, Ramada Inn, 8:00 - 10:30 p.m. Free Dinnerñpasses must be obtained at October 4 keynote speech.

African Film and Videotape Workshop

"African Film and Videotape in the Arts and Humanities Curriculum" is a workshop offered by the African Studies Center at MSU on November 6- 8, 1997 in the MSU Union. The workshop is designed to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction by providing college faculty with methods and strategies for incorporating high quality film and video on Africa into undergraduate general education courses and introductory-level courses in the arts and humanities. "African Film and Videotape in the Arts and Humanities Curriculum" builds on the continuing national service of MSU's African Media Program (AMP), a unit of the Center. AMP warmly welcomes educators (K-12 and undergraduate) to attend this workshop. Participants will view African film and video, attend presentations by African film experts, receive curricular materials on using African film in the undergraduate arts and humanities classroom, and meet other faculty with interests in using African media. Anyone interested in attending the workshop should contact the African Media Program at the Center for an application. Call 353-1700 or e-mail John Metzler <metzler@pilot.msu. edu> or Carmela Garritano <>.

Outreach Workshop on Identity and Conflict

"Identity and Conflict in the Global Age" is a workshop for K-12 teachers on October 2, 1997 at the Ingham Regional Education Center in Mason, Michigan. The workshop is presented by CASID, the African Studies Center and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies as part of their K-12 outreach program. To register or receive further information, contact: Gail Campana, Educational Program Coordinator, CASID, 306 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1111. Tel: 353-5925; Fax: 353-4840; <>.


19th Century Studies

"19th Century Money and Culture" is the theme of the thirteenth annual conference of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) to be held on April 17-18, 1998 in New Orleans. INCS welcomes proposals for papers and panels suitable for an interdisciplinary conference on nineteenth-century studies, but this year papers and panels on the general subject of money and culture are especially welcomed. Appropriate topics include: cultural texts and economics; economics of empire; money, nation, and race; and the commodification of literature and art. Send 200-word abstracts or complete papers (15 page limit) by October 15, 1997 to: Richard E. Johnson, Department of English, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118, <>. For further information on membership, dues, and other INCS matters, contact: Professor Chris VandenBossche, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, <>.


Rockefeller Foundation Awards

Africa Dissertation Internship Awards (ADIA), offered by the Rockefeller Foundation, provide funding for dissertation field research in sub-Saharan Africa. Citizens of sub-Saharan African nations enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and Canada are eligible. Priority is given to research on equitable economic development in the areas of agriculture, environment, education, health, life sciences, population and the humanities. Projects must involve field observation or the use of primary sources available only in Africa. Deadlines for application packages are October 1, 1997 and March 2, 1998. For more information, contact: An R. Trotter, ADIA Program Coordinator, The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10018-2702. Tel: (212) 869-8500; Fax: (212) 764-3468; <http://www.rockfound. org>.

African Science-Based Development Career Awards (ACA) were established to ensure that outstanding Rockefeller Foundation awardees from the region have an opportunity to launch professional careers following their return to Africa. Eligible applicants include alumni of the Africa Dissertation Internship Awards program and African scholars who have received support from other Rockefeller Foundation programs and obtained doctoral degrees after December 31, 1990. Applicants must have returned to Africa or be planning to return upon completion of their doctoral training. There are no application deadlines. Applicants are invited to submit a proposal of no more than 15 pages describing the issues they intend to investigate, the specific aims of the project, the proposed approach and methods, anticipated use of results, project budget and timelines, start and end dates and institutional affiliation in Africa. For more information on applying, contact: The Program Manager, African SBD Career Awards, The Rockefeller Foundation, P.O. Box 47543, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: (254 2) 228061; Fax: (254 2) 218840; <>. Information on the program can be found at the Rockefeller website, <http://www.rockfound. org>.


Issue: A Journal of Opinion

The editorship of Issue: A Journal of Opinion will be open as of December 31, 1997. Issue, founded by the African Studies Association (ASA) Current Issues Committee in the 1970s, is open to a wide range of views that seek to inform and also hope to contribute to policy. The magazine has considered vital matters such as human rights, environmental protection, economic security, policy formation, women in development, struggles for democracy, structural adjustment and US relations with Africa. The term of appointment will be for 3 years, ending in December 2000. Prospective editors are asked to indicate their interest and qualifications by submitting a c.v., a description of previous editing experience and a statement of ideas for the future of Issue. Prior editorial experience and institutional support will be an advantage. The ASA Board expects to appoint a new editor no later than its November 1997 meeting. Complete proposals should reach the Secretariat by October 15, 1997. For more information, contact the current editor: Beverly Hawk, Political Science & Public Affairs, University of Alabama, 236 Ullman Bldg., 1212 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-9896. Tel: (205) 934-9680. Or, e-mail Chris Koch, ASA Secretariat, <>.

H-Net Job Guide

H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine, has a weekly job guide on the internet at: <> Two Africa-related positions recently posted on the job guide are included below.

Caribbean History - MSU

Michigan State University has a tenure-track position (rank open) in Caribbean History. The instructor will be expected to conduct research and publish in the Caribbean area and teach courses in Caribbean History, Comparative Black History and Early American History. The application deadline is November 1, 1997. A Ph.D. is required. Applications must include c.v., graduate transcripts and writing samples. Send these, and arrange for your letters of recommendation to be mailed to: Henry Silverman, Chairperson, Department of History, 301 Morrill Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824. In reply you must refer to position number A&L 388.

African History - Southwestern University

The History Department at Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 1998 in African and African-American history. Teaching experience is desirable and applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 1998. Interested persons should send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to: African and African-American History Search, Job #9802, Southwestern University Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627-0770. The application deadline is November 10, 1997.

**** To submit information on Africa-related events or news, send it seven to 10 days in advance of the publication date. Submissions may be brought, faxed, or e-mailed to the African Studies Center, Room 100, Center for International Programs, Telephone: (517) 353-1700; Fax: (517) 432-1209 E-mail:

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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