UIUC Habari Newsletter, 09/'96

UIUC Habari Newsletter, 09/'96

September 1996



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


September 18 Ezekiel Kalipeni and Debbie Feder, UIUC, geography,

"Deforestation, Afforestation, and Sustainable Development in

Southern Malawi: Preliminary Findings."

September 25 Edward Miner, UIUC, linguistics, "Representations of Literacy

in the Ugandan Press."

October 2 Donald Crummey, UIUC, history, "Reversing Ethiopian Landscape


October 9 Abebe Fisseha, UIUC, education, "The State, Society, and

Education in Ethiopia."

A number of talks in the YMCA Friday Forum will be of interests to Africanists.

The theme of the forum is "Re-Imagining God: A Feminist Perspective." All

talks are from 12:15-1:30 at 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign.

October 18 Riffat Hassan, "The Rights of Women in Islam"

October 25 Janice Love, "Feminism and Religion: A Global Perspective"

November 8 Valerie Hoffman, "Sisters in a Brotherhood of God: Religious Lives

of Muslim Women"

November 15 Fayth Parks, "African and African-American Conceptualizations of

Spirituality: A Womanist Perspective."

The Social Science Research Council announces its International Predissertation

Fellowships. Fellowships support a year of research related to area studies

in preparation for a disciplinary dissertation. Deadline is December 12.

Contact Dr. Roger Kanet, 303 International Studies Building for details.

Pew Charitable Trusts offers Research Advancement Grants for Projects on

Christian Mission and World Christianity. For details contact Geofrey A.

Little, Research Advancement Grants, Overseas Ministries Center, 490 Prospect

Street, New Haven Connecticut 06511-2196. Tel: (203) 865-1827.


The Spencer Foundation offers dissertation fellowships for research relevant

to the improvement of education. For details and an application contact

Spencer Dissertation Fellowships, The Spencer Foundation, 900 North Michigan

Ave., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60611-1542. Tel: (312) 337-7000. Applications

must be requested by October 11 and completed by October 23, 1996.

Competition for the Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology

(approximately $1,000) has been announced by the Barclays Bank Trust Company.

The prize is awarded for anthropological research published during 1996 with

preference for work relating to Nigeria or elsewhere in West Africa. For

details contact Y. A. Yearsley by fax at (01606) 313005. In inquiries quote

reference KY/66/61/888.

The Mennonite Central Committee Service Opportunities Listing has

opportunities in agriculture, education, community development and health and

community service in Africa. For a copy of the listing contact the MCC US at

21 South 12th St., PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500. Tel: (717) 859-1151.

E-mail <>.

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position in

U.S./African-American History. Send letter of application, c.v., transcripts,

three letters of recommendation, and student evaluations to: Chair, Search

Committee, Department of History, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.

The Africa Policy Information Center and the Washington Office on Africa seek

interns for Fall and Winter of 1996-1997. For details contact Vicki Lynn

Ferguson, Associate Director for Legislative Affairs, WOA/APIC, 110 Maryland

Ave, NE, Suite 509, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: (202) 546-7961. E-mail


Boston University offers an academic study abroad program in Niamey, Niger.

For details contact Boston University, International Programs, 232 Bay State

Road, Boston, MA 02215. Tel: (617) 353-9888. E-mail <>. Website:


Vassar College, Program in African Studies invites students from all colleges

and universities to participate in a junior year study abroad program in Rabat,

Morocco. Contact The Dean of Studies, Box 5, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie,

NY 12601. Tel: (914) 437-5260.

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College invites students to a

study abroad program in Namibia for Fall 1997 and to two week seminars in

Uganda and South Africa in Spring and Summer of 1997. Contact The Center for

Global Education at (800) 299-8889 or e-mail <>.

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to the Center office at 333-6335. If you wish to be added to the Centerís

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Center for African Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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