Udogu receives grant
Florence -- Emmanuel Ike Udogu, Francis Marion University professor of political science, was recently awarded a $2,000 grant to participate in a Ford Foundation research project on Government Policies, Constitutions and Ethnic Relations in Africa.
His chapter for the project is titled "Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflicts in Africa." Udogu is also currently editing a book, "Ethnicity in Africa," for the African Studies and Research Forum. Also, Udogu's article "Prospects and Challenges in Post-apartheid South Africa: Toward the Next Millennium," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Developing Societies published in Canada. The paper will appear in Volume 2, September 1999.
The Republic of South Africa will hold national elections this year and current President Mandela will not be a candidate. The paper addresses, among other things, what the country must do to avoid the kind of political probelms commonplace in much of Africa.
A book review by Udogu on "The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History," was published in the Journal of Political Science," Volume 26 (1998).
Florence -- Jeff Zadeh, associate professor of computer science at Francis Marion University, has resigned as chair of Department of Computer Science, effective Feb. 18. Dean of the School of Business, Jack Goebel, has assumed the role of acting chair until the position can be filled. A search is underway.
Flannagan writes Moorhouse essay
Florence -- Francis Marion University assistant professor of English, Roy Flannagan, has co-authored an essay on British travel writer Geoffrey Moorhouse, which will be published in The Dictionary of Literary Biography.