UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER BIMONTHLY BULLETIN
Issue # 1, Fall 2000 September 29, 2000
CONTENTS: EVENTS & LECTURE SERIES AT PENN NON-CONSORTIUM EVENTS CALL FOR PAPERS SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS JOBS
WORKSHOP October 27, 2000 African Studies Workshop "Unfinished Business: Africa in the New Millenium" Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 9:00a.m.-5:45p.m. Workshop panels are comprised of faculty from Penn, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore.
Fall 2000 Lecture Series November 3, 2000 Dr. Zolani Ngwane, Haverford College. "Apartheid Under Education: Schooling, Initiation and Domestic Rerpoduction in Post-Apartheid Rural South Africa." Golkin Room, Houston Hall 3417 Spruce Streets 12noon-1:30p.m.
November 28, 2000 Dr. Kola Abimbola, Haverford College. "Philosophy and the Unity of Yoruba Religion." Class of '47, Meeting Room , Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Streets 12noon-1:30p.m.
December 8, 2000 Dr. Richard Mshomba, LaSalle University "Africa in the Global Economy: Is Trade the Answer?" Golkin Room, Houston Hall 3417 Spruce Streets 12noon-1:30p.m.
MALARIA AT THE MILLENNIUM: MEDICAL AND SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVES
October 3, 2000 Harvey Rubin, MD, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania: "Clinical and Economic Impacts of Malaria."
November 7, 2000 David Roos, Professor of Biology and Director, University of Pennsylvania Genomics Institute: "Antimalarial Drugs and Drug Resistance: Genomic and Experimental Approaches."
November 14, 2000 Tom Wellems, MD, PhD, Head, Malaria Genetics Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIH, Bethesda: "Chloroquine Resistance in Malaria."
November 21, 2000 Terrie Taylor, DO, Director, Malaria Project, Blantyre, Malawi and Professor of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University: "The Pathology of Cerebral Malaria."
November 28, 2000 Isabella Quakyi, Associate Research Professor of Biology, Georgetown University: "Epidemiology of Malaria and Acquisition of Immunity."
December 5, 2000 Steve Hoffman, MD, and Capt. USNR, Director, Malaria Program, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Springs: "Integrating Molecular Immunology, New Vaccine Technologies, and Genomicsto Develop Malaria Vaccines." January 23, 2000 Ayoade Oduola, Professor, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Coordinator, Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, WHO, Geneva: "Global Solutions to the Malaria Crisis." ********************* All talks 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 talk will be in the John Morgan Building, "Class of '62" Auditorium, ground floor, in the Medical School on Hamilton Walk. All other talks will be in the Biomedical Research Building II/III, Auditorium on Curie Boulevard. Presented by: Africa Health Group African Studies Center, School of Arts and Sciences Office of International Medical Programs, School of Medicine.
ASA ANNUAL MEETING
The 43rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association is November 16-19, 2000, at the Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, TN. The theme for the conference is "People and Power in 21st Century Africa." For more information, please contact: Loree D. Jones Executive Director African Studies Association Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Douglass Campus, 132 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1400 732-932-8173 telephone 732-932-3394 fax email: email@example.com website: http://www.africanstudies.org
EXPOSITION: Sptember 15-October 29, 2000 The Goldie Paley Gallery presents: "A Congo Chronicle: Patrice Lumumba in Urban Art" Organized by the Museum for African Art, New York Guest Curator: Bogumil Jewsiewicki
Conference in Burkina Faso: "Environment, settlement history and interethnic relations in Burkina Faso." The conference will take place at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on December 4-6, 2001. Deadline: March 31, 2001. You can send your papers of 200 words--in Engllish or in French--at the following addresses: Dr. Claude Nurukyor Somda, UniversitÈ de Ouagadougou, B.P. 7021, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Dr. Richard Kuba, Goethe Universito/oot Frankfurt/M, SFB 268, Liebigstr. 41, 60323 Frankfurt/M., R.F.A.
Call for papers: Islam in Africa
Yearbook of Sociology of Islam (LIT-Verlag, Germany - Transaction Publications Rutgers University, USA) vol. 4, edited by Thomas Bierschenk and Georg Stauth
In this volume we wish to address the following themes and subjects: * Islam in Africa is based on form of conversion and movements which are different from those found in the Islamic heartlands in the Middle East. * Islam in Africa has been particularly marked by Sufism which has developed into a variety of facets and forms of Islamic expression. * Islam is by itself a translocal and transnational phenomenon. * This intensification of links between the Arab heartlands of Islam and Islamic communities south of the Sahara has contributed to the mushrooming of local Islamic associations and lo-cal Islamic NGOs with an international reference, in the context of a general economic and political crisis in which many African countries find themselves. * Recent events in Nigeria suggest a new political assertiveness of Islamic groups also at the national level. * The use of Islamic symbols and cultural practices has always been a sign of modernity in local African contexts. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, we invite you to contact us as soon as possible. Abstracts (in English, French or German, one page max.) are expected by November 1, 2000, full papers (in English) by May 1, 2001.
Thomas Bierschenk & Georg Stauth Institut f,r Ethnologie und Afrikastudien Johannes Gutenberg-Universito/oot Mainz D-55099 Mainz, Germany.
Tel. (6131)392.3978, Fax. (06131)392.3730, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS Elections to Rhodes Scholarships will be held in December 2000. Rhodes Scholars-elect will enter Oxford University in October 2001. At the time of application: 1) An applicant must be a citizen of the United States; 2) An applicant must, by October 1, 2000 have passed the eighteenth and not have passed the twenty-fourth birthday--Applicants will be eligible who were born on or after October 1, 1976, and before October 1, 1982); 3) An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completition of a bachelor's degree before October 1, 2001. For more information, please contact: Clare Cowen CURF 3601 Locust Walk, 2nd floor phone: (215) 898-7451 e-mail: email@example.com
The KU African Studies Resource Center seeks a Program Assistant starting November 1, 2000. Required qualifications: M.A. degree; experience in Africa and familiarity with African area studies; familiarity with grant-writing and funded programs; writing, research, and analytical skills; effectiveness with people in project planning and management. This is a full-time, annually renewable appointment, tied to Title VI funding; salary range $22,000. - $25,000. Applicants must submit a letter of application, current CV and three letters of reference to: African Studies Resource Center Director, University of Kansas, 104a Lippincott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-2107. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (785) 864-3745. Review of applications will begin October 23 and continue until position is filled.
AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER University of Pennsylvania 647 Williams Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 Phone: (215)-898-6971 FAX: (215)-573-8130 e-mail: email@example.com website: http://www.africa.upenn.edu
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