UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 6 (March. 2, 1998)

UConn Africa Notes, Vol. 5, No. 6 (March. 2, 1998)

Vol. 5, no. 6 (March 2, 1998)


ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL VOYAGE TO SENEGAL. May 28-June 7, 1998. Cost: $2387.00For info:Willena Price, Director, African American Cultural Center (860-486-3422).


March 3.Film.Everyone's Child (Zimbabwe). Collidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge St., Harvard. A film on AIDS in Zimbabwe. 4:30-6 p.m.

March 4.Talk/Lunch.Robert F. Thompson (Yale). The African Roots of Hip Hop. The New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven.There will be an admission charge.For info: 203-432-6460.

March 4.Talk.Arthur Goldsmith (Harvard).Constraints in Sustained Development in Africa.HIID, 1 Eliot St., Harvard U. 4 p.m.

March 6.Talk.Margaret Dongo (Zimbabwe). Opposition Politics in Zimbabwe.Ms. Dongo is a former guerrilla fighter and one of only three independent members (i.e. not in the ruling party) elected to the Zimbabwean parliament.Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse, Yale.2 p.m.

March 18.Talk.Fred Schaffer (MIT).When Disciples Vote: Religious Obedience and Electoral Choice among the Mourides of Senegal.ASC,Boston U., 270 Bay State Rd, Boston.noon-1:30 p.m.

CONFERENCE:International Education in American Colleges and Universities: Retrospect and Prospect. Washington, DC, April 16-17, 1998.The future of Title VI programs will be a major topic of concern.

CONFERENCE AND CALL FOR PAPERS:Images of Africa:Stereotypes and Realities.Montclair State Univ., Upper Montclair, N.J. October 22-24, 1998. The Conference seeks papers in diverse interdisciplinary fields. Abstracts are requested by July 15, 1998.For info:Dr. Caniel Mengara,SORAC, Dept. of French, Montclair State U., Upper Montclair, NY 07043. SORAC Web-Site:

CALL FOR PAPERS:Canadian Research Consortium on Southern Africa will hold its annual workshop, May 28-30, 1998, at the Donald Gordon Centre of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. Canada.The deadline for receipt of abstracts and/or applications to attend the workship is March 27, 1998. For info:Alan Jeeves, Director,

EXHIBIT:Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor ot Kings.National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC. March 15-Sept. 7, 1998.Admission is free. See the Museum's home page at:

RESOURCE BOOK:George and Nancy Axinn, Collaboration in International Rural Development--A Practitioner's Handbook. Sage Publishers. Web-Site:

SUMMER INSTITUTE IN TANZANIA: The Univ. of Dar es Salaam, Univ. of Nairobi, Makerere Univ., and UCLA will inaugurate the UONGOZO (Leadership) INSTITUTE summer school, July 4-August 15, 1998 in Tanzania.This institute is for UNDERGRADUATE students from the USA and Canadaand the three East African universities. Applications from American students are due on March 15, 1998. For info:James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA, P.O. Box 951310,Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310.

WEBSITE:Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) http:// ________________________________________________________

UCONN AFRICA NOTES is published electronically each Monday during the academic year by the Center for Contemporary African Studies at the Univ. of Connecticut.Anyone wishing to be on the mailing list should send their E-mail address to Larry W. Bowman

We will happily list and publicize Africa-related activities occurring throughout Southern New England.Items for inclusion should be sent directly to Larry W. Bowman, Director, CCAS, Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269;;FAX:860-486-3347

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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar

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