Awards

Ian Barron Joins Council of Scholars on Future of EMDR

Ian Barron, the Director of the Center for International Education at UMass, has recently been invited to join the Council of Scholars in the Future of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Project.

 

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Tashi Zangmo Named to BBC 100 Women of 2018

Tashi Zangmo was named to the BBC 100 Women list of 2018 which celebrates the accomplishments of women from more than 60 countries who are using passion, indignation and anger to spark real change in the world around them.

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Graduate Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

CIE graduate students receive dissertation awards for Summer 2018 from the Graduate School and the Department of Education, Policy, Research and Administration.

 

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BGW honored for 35 years of service to UMass & CIE

At the UMass Founders Day Breakfast in spring 2018, Barbara Gravin Wilbur (universally known as BGW) was one of the UMass staff members honored for their long service.   BGW has been employed at UMass for 35 years, the last 32 years of which she has been the financial manager for the Center for International Education.

 

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Shamo Thar - Awarded McNamara Education Grant

Shamo Thar has been awarded a prestigious Margaret McNamara Education Grant (MMEG) for the academic year 2018-2019.  The award is offered to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled at universities in the US, Canada, and select universities in South Africa and Latin America.

 

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Sharon Rallis Receives Distinguished Scholar Award

Professor Sharon Rallis, the Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, is the recipient of the Research on Evaluation SIG’s Distinguished Scholar Award for 2018. 

 

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Yi Sun receives the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award

Yi Sun was awarded the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The award was established to provide support for graduate students in international education or affiliated with the Center for International Education to help them pursue international field work

 

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Graduate Students Awarded Summer Research Fellowships

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst, supports greater diversity and inclusion in non-STEM fields by offering summer fellowships for graduate students working toward their doctoral dissertation.

 

The Graduate School also offers competitive Predissertation Grants.to give early career graduate students the opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of planned dissertation research, generate pilot data, or establish the necessary networks to carry out planned dissertation research.

 

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Joseph B. Berger Appointed Chair of Global Higher Education and Research

In October of 2015, Joseph B. Berger was appointed chair of the Global Higher Education & Research Global Challenge (GHEAR), an initiative of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global higher education and research network.

 

In May 2017 Dr. Berger chaired a two-day GHEAR workshop at UMass Amherst on Sustainable Development Goals for Higher Education.

 

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Michael Acosta Selected as Fulbright-Clinton Fellow in Kosovo

Michael Acosta received a Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship in Spring 2017 to work with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kosovo for the coming year. His work will focus the challenges faced in integrating minority groups such as ethnic Serbs, Roma, Kosovar-Egyptians, and Ashkali into the public school system.

 

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