UIUC Habari Newsletter, 02/95

UIUC Habari Newsletter, 02/95


Conference Room, Rm. 101, International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth, Champaign.

Jan.  25:  Laura Seri, French, "Music in the Poetry of L. Senghor."
Feb.  1:   Moses Kambou, education, "Failure of French Only Language Policy in Francophone Africa
           South of the Sahara."
Feb.  8:   Nicholas Minot, agricultural economics, "Zimbabwe's Recent Experience with Structural
Feb.  15:  Denise Roth, anthropology, "Ethnic Spirits: Identity and Possession in a Multi-ethnic
           Community, North-Central Tanzania."
Feb.  22:  Charles Stewart, history, "TBA"
Mar. 1: Rosa de Jorio, anthropology, "Elites in West Africa: Women State Employees and Political Leadership in Mali."


Feb. 3: Bobby Maouane, Program Director, University YMCA, South African Activist, "Amandla!: The Struggle for Democracy in South Africa." FRIDAY FORUM SERIES, "Defining Democracy in the New World (Dis)Order," Latzer Hall, YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Noon. Jan. 28: "Language and Development," the first of a monthly discussion forum, PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES IN AFRICA, sponsored by the African Students Organization, at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, 3-5:00 p.m.


The Blind Pig, 6 Taylor Street Champaign, will be presenting the following African and Africa-inspired bands.

Jan. 21: Mantuilla Nyomo and the Soukous Soul Band from Zaire features one of the finest soukous guitarists alive. Performance begins at 9:30. Feb. 4: Roots Rock Society serves up reggae in Spanish, English, Amharic and Swahili. Feb. 8: The Lion of Soweto returns! Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens will perform at the Blind Pig starting at 9:00. South Africa's legendary township vocalist will be accompanied by the Makgona Tsohe Band. The show starts at 9:00. Do not miss this.


The center welcomes Professor Denver HENDRICKS of the University of the Western Cape who is visiting campus as part of the South African Fellows program. Hendricks' research concerns the role of sports in South African society.

The center has a limited supply of books by the Kenyan author Micere Mugo, who spoke on campus last Spring. The following titles are available: Daughter of My People Sing, $5.00; Trail of Dedan Kimathi, $8.00; The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti, $8.00; Visions of Africa, $10.00.

Congratulations to the African Students Organization for successfully producing its first issue of its newsletter, UMOJA.

The center congratulates African studies faculty for recent births. Tahar Zenan Bowen-Pinto was born to Fermino Pinto and Merle Bowen on January 13. Ezra Paul Winter-Nelson was born to Alex and Karen Winter-Nelson on December 11.


The Rockefeller Foundation African Dissertation Internship Awards offer doctoral students from sub-Saharan Africa support for field research. Priority is given to research in the fields of agriculture, health, population, life sciences, environment, and schooling. Contact African Dissertation Internship Awards, Rockefeller Foundation, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10018-2702. Deadline is March 1.

The Rockefeller Foundation Re-entry Grants for African Scholars assist in the professional re-establishment of African scholars who are returning to Africa from doctoral or post-doctoral studies abroad. Contact Re-entry Program, Rockefeller Foundation, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.

UIUC Dissertation Travel Grants subsidize travel and other costs associated with dissertation research. Eligible students are those enrolled in UIUC PhD, DMA, EdD or JSD programs. For information contact the Fellowships Office, 206 Coble Hall. Tel: (217) 333-0036. Deadline is February 15.

Nelle M. Singor Fellowships in International Relations provide funds for unmarried UIUC graduate students to conduct dissertation research abroad. For details and an application contact Devora Grynspan, Office of Development, International Programs and Studies, 324 International Studies Building, 910 South Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 333-1993. Deadline is March 1.

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program: African and Middle Eastern Division offers juniors, seniors and graduate students academic fellowships to participate in projects at the Library of Congress. For more information contact the Junior Fellows program Coordinator at (202) 707-8253. Deadline is March 1.

CIC Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP) provides $1,500 for foreign language study during the summer at a CIC university (Big 10 plus University of Chicago). Information and Applications are available from Diane Birckbichler, Foreign Language Center, 155 Dieter Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Road, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, and from the campus CIC Liaison Officer at 333-8475. Deadline is February 20.

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are available through the Center for African Studies for UIUC graduate students whose interests relate to Africa and who will be studying an indigenous African language during this summer or the coming academic year. Announcements are available at the center. The deadline for an academic year fellowship is February 15.

The Office of Food for Peace of the U.S. Agency for International Development will encourage overseas USAID missions and private voluntary organizations to pay the expenses of graduate students conducting research in areas of food policy, public health, anthropology, agricultural economics, nutrition and related fields. Selected students will participate in the design and impact evaluation of U.S. funded food aid programs abroad. Applicants should submit a c.v. and a brief statement of interests, budget, and location of overseas research to Office of Food for Peace, ATTN. Paul Ulrich, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209.

The Advanced Study Center of the International Institute of the University of Michigan offers fellowships for participation in its seminar on the theme "Social Movements and Social Change in a Globalizing World." Both Algeria's Islamic Salvation Front and South Africa's' anti-apartheid movement are of interest in the series. For information on applications for fellowships to participate contact Shiva Balaghi, The Advanced Study Center, The International Institute, The University of Michigan, 340 Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Tel: (313) 763-9200, Fax: (313) 763-9154. Deadline is February 25.


The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies and Center for African Studies announce a Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowship for research on "The Afro-American Identity and Cultural Diversity in the Americas." For details, contact Dr. Helen Safa, 319 Grinter Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida, 32611, Tel: (904) 392-0375; Fax: (904) 392-7682. Deadline is February 3.

MUCIA, International Programs and Studies (UIUC) and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs are offering faculty and staff of the UIUC travel funds for international program development. For further information contact the MUCIA Liaison Officer at 333-1993. Deadline is March 1.

International Research Support Grants in the Humanities and Arts of $500 each are available from International Programs and Studies. Funds may be used for a variety of research-support purposes NOT including travel, equipment, professional dues and registration fees. Send description of research project or activity, a brief biographical sketch, and a list or recent publications to Humanities Grants, IPS, 303 ISB. Deadline is March 1.


Eastern Illinois University seeks applications for a tenure track position in political science teaching courses on political modernization, third world politics, ideologies of the third world, and introductory American politics. An interest in African or Latin American politics is preferred. To apply send a letter of application, a c.v., three letters of reference and a transcript to the Department of Political Science, Eastern Illinois, Charleston, IL 61920. Deadline is January 31.

The University of Florida Center for African Studies seeks a Director. Candidates must have international standing as senior Africanist scholars, established contacts with relevant institutions, active research interests in Africa, administrative experience, and demonstrated fundraising skills. Salary negotiable. Discipline open. Send letter of intend c.v., and the names of three references to: Prof. Azim Nanji, Center for African Studies, 427 Grinter Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611-5560. Deadline for full consideration is March 31.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking nominations and applications for a senior administrative position of Associate Chancellor. Among other duties, the Associate Chancellor will develop a multicultural environment at the university. Nominations and letters of application should be submitted to Professor Mildred Griggs, Chair, Associate Chancellor Search Committee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Swanlund Administration Bldg., 601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: (217) 333-6394.

Employment listings from Carle Clinic are posted on the center bulletin board.


Eight-week intensive courses in advanced Hausa and Yoruba will be offered in Nigeria through the Association of African Studies Programs (AASP) under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) program. Applications are available at the Center for African Studies or from the Department of African Languages and Literature, 866 Van Hise Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706.

The AASP is also offering an opportunity to study Swahili in Tanzania this summer. Applications for this program are available at the center. The deadline is February 10.


Intensive courses for the following African languages will be offered this summer:

Amharic I UC/Berkeley
Bamana I Boston U. or UC/Berkeley
Hausa II Ohio State U.
Lingala I, II UIUC
Swahili II UC/Berkeley (also UCLA, Cornell, Indiana, Yale)
Swahili III Yale
Zulu II UC/Berkeley
Information on other languages being offered is available at the Center upon request. Interested students may apply for summer FLAS support for these courses.


The University of Minnesota offers academic year internship/study programs in Senegal and Kenya through the Minnesota Studies in International Development Program. Further information is available at the center or through The Global Campus, 106M Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455. Tel: (612) 625-3379, Fax: (612) 626-8009

The Council on International Educational Exchange operates a semester abroad program at the University of Ghana, Legon. Details are available at the center and through the CIEE, 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017-5706. Tel: (212) 661-1414.

The University of Maryland at College Park offers a study abroad opportunity in Ghana with instruction concentrating on dance and performing arts. For information contact the University of Maryland Study Abroad Office, 3125 Mitchell Bldg., College Park, MD 20742. Tel: (301) 314-7746. Applications are due March 15.

Syracuse University invites students on other campuses to spend a semester in Zimbabwe. Contact their Division of International Programs Abroad at (800) 235-3472 for details.

Michigan State University offers an academic year study program at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. For details contact John Metzler, African Studies Center, 100 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035. Tel: (517) 353-1700, Fax: (517) 432-1209.

The University of Richmond offers a summer study abroad program in Zimbabwe (May 18-June 30). For information and an application contact Summer School, University College, University of Richmond, VA 23173. Tel: (804) 289-8133. Deadline for applications is March 15.

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College offers semester study programs in southern Africa. In fall of 1995 the theme is "Southern Africa in Transition: The View from Namibia." In spring of 1996 the theme will be "Women and Development: Southern African Perspectives." Deadline is in April. Call (800) 299-8889 for details.


WorldTeach provides opportunities for graduating seniors and others to spend one year teaching English, math or science in Namibia or South Africa. For details contact WorldTeach Inc., Harvard Institute for International Development, One Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-5705. Tel: (617)495-5527.

World Horizons arranges community service programs for college students in Botswana and Morocco. Students interested in spending the summer as a volunteer worker on one of the projects should contact World Horizons International, P.O. Box 62, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Tel: (203) 266-5874 or (800) 262-5874.

The Mennonite Central Committee offers opportunities for work in agriculture and community development, education, and health throughout Africa. A service opportunities listing is available at the Center or from 21 South 12th Street, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help places teachers, professors and administrators in African schools and colleges through its Teachers in Africa Program. An application is available at the center or through IFESH, 5040 East Shea Blvd. Suite 260, Phoenix, AZ 85254-4610. Tel: (602) 443-1800, Fax: (602) 443-1824.


"Black Popular Culture in Africa, USA and the Caribbean" is the theme of an international conference to be held at the University of Pittsburgh on April 6-8. Keynote speakers are Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Tricia Rose. Fore more information contact Joseph Adjaye, Africana Studies Department, University of Pittsburgh, 3T01 Forbes Quadrangle, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Tel: (412) 648-7544. Fax: (412) 648-7214.

"The Environment and Population in the 1990s" is the theme of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of African Studies to be held May 10-13 at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. Completed papers for presentation maybe submitted up to April 14. Contact Dr. Michael Lambek, Anthropology Department, 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. M5S 1A1. Tel: (416) 978-7787. Fax: (416) 287-7283.

"African Entrepreneurship" is the theme of The Carter Lecture Series to be held November 1-2, 1995 at the University of Florida, Gainesville. For information on participating, contact Dr. Anita Spring, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. Tel: (904) 392-4691. Fax: (904) 392-6929.

"Whither Africa's Liberation: Second Liberation or Sustained Subordination? Economic, Political, Cultural and Social Perspectives" is the theme of the 1995 Spring Conference of the Berkeley-Stanford Joint Center for African Studies to be held April 29, 1995. One page abstracts may be sent to Marianne Villanueva, Joint Center for African Studies, Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013. Tel: (415) 723-0295. Deadline is February 1.

"Education in Africa: Relevance of Democratic Reform" is the theme of a symposium organized by Ohio University and the Ohio State University to be held February 17-18. Abstracts of no more than 550 words must be submitted by January 10. For details contact Professor Sally Navin, Ohio University, 203 McCracken Hall, Athens Ohio 45701. Tel: (614) 593-4444.

The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Sudan Studies Association will be held May 4-6, 1995 at Villanova University. The theme is "Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Sudan." Papers are welcome from any relevant discipline and may also consider other countries in the Horn of Africa. Send paper or panel abstracts to Ann Lewsch, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085. Tel: (610) 519-7712; Fax: (610) 519-7249.

Date: Thu, 2 Feb 95 11:26:22 CST  
From: "Eric Custar" []
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Subject: Habari

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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