Fall 2015/Spring 2016

Shows all activities on campus for that academic year

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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Degrees earned in 2015-2016 Academic Year

May brings the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have finished graduate degrees.  This year CIE graduated four doctoral students and five masters students representing eight different countries.

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CIE Spring Picnic 2016

CIE gathered at Mill River Park in North Amherst at the end of April for its annual spring picnic.  CIE members and their families along with faculty and staff enjoyed a chance to relax, share food and drink, and socialize

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CIE Returns to Montague House – Its Original Home

In June, 2016, the Center for International Education will move from Hills House, where it has been for over 40 years, to occupy the newly renovated Montague House. All of the College of Education will then be together in the Furcolo complex which includes the renovated Marks Meadow School, Montague House, and the original Furcolo building.

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Cristine Smith Receives College Outstanding Teaching Award

Cristine Crispin Smith, was one of two faculty members chosen to receive the College of Education’s 2015-16 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The awards honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.

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CIE @ CIES 2016 in Vancouver

Once again CIE was well represented at the annual CIES conference – this time in Vancouver, Canada.  CIE sent a group of 22 students and faculty from campus to the meeting where they were joined by another dozen graduates from the program.

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Software Toolkit for Graduate Students

As Naeem Khawaja nears the end of his doctoral studies – he defends his dissertation in a few weeks – he wanted to share his experiences with research and writing software that he used during his doctoral journey.  Naeem used Mindnode to create a visual tree of categories of software to help understand the bewildering array of choices facing gradu

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Small-state Responses to Trans-National Higher Education: Jamaica and Malaysia

CIE kicked off the spring 2016 Tuesday Dialogue series by welcoming Dr. Nigel Brissett, who graduated from CIE in 2011. Dr. Brissett currently is an Assistant Professor in International Development and Social Change at Clark University in Massachusetts. 

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CIE Well Represented at USAID Global Education Summit

CIE was represented by fourteen faculty members, graduates and current students at USAID’s Global Education Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 2-4, 2015. The event drew over 700 USAID Education Officers, partners and education leaders from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America/Caribbean to share knowledge and experience related to USAID’s three Education Goals.

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Resistance Studies Can Nonviolent Civil Resistance be More Effective?

Dr. Stellan Vinthagen, Professor of Sociology and a scholar-activist, joined a Tuesday Dialogue to share his ideas on how academic study of civil resistance has the potential to help activists be more successful in achieving their goals. 

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