Academics

Degrees Earned in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

At the end of each academic year it is time to pause and celebrate the accomplishments of students associated with CIE who have completed their degrees during the academic year. This year graduates were awarded five doctoral degrees and two Education Specialist degrees.  They represent a variety of countries including Bangladesh, Georgia, Nigeria and the USA.

 

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Two CIE Master’s Projects in Top Ten Downloads from UMass Scholarworks

Scholarworks CircleThe Master's capstone projects of two graduates from CIE are in the top ten most frequent downloads from the nearly 48,000 papers on the UMass Scholarworks site.

 

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CIE Welcomes New Director – Ian Barron

The Center for International Education and the UMass, Amherst community is delighted to extend a warm welcome Dr. Ian Barron as the new CIE Director.

 

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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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Degrees Earned in 2017-2018 Academic Year

May each year brings the end of the academic year and a time to celebrate the students associated with CIE who completed their degrees. This year one Doctoral student, six Master’s students and one Education Specialist student received their degrees.

 

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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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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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Degrees Earned in 2016-2017 Academic Year

Graduation in May of each year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students associated with CIE who completed their degrees during the academic year. This year three Doctoral students, eight Master’s students and one Education Specialist student received their degrees. These twelve students represent six different countries.

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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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