Fall 2017/Spring 2018

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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Theories of Change for Education in Crisis and Conflict

For the third event in the Spring 2018 speakers series, CIE welcomed Dr. Ash Hartwell and doctoral student Jennifer Flemming who presented some of the work which their CIE-team has been doing with the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) during the last four years.

 

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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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CIE Gathering in Mexico City 2018

CIE hosted its annual gathering for CIE members, friends and colleagues during the annual CIES conference in Mexico City in March 2018.  CIE students, faculty, graduates and colleagues gathered to meet new colleagues, catch up with friends and share information about their current professional activities.

 

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CIE @ CIES 2018 in Mexico City

CIE was represented by more than 35 current students, graduates, and faculty members at the national CIES conference in Mexico City in March.  In addition there were faculty members and students from the Higher Education and other programs in the UMass Amherst College of Education, reflecting the strong involvement in international education of the College of Education.

 

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Steve Grant, DRE, Ash Hartwell meet in Montague House

Steve Grant was in town for a reunion of french majors at Amherst College and came by Montague House where he sat down with Ash Hartwell and DRE to reminisce on CIE in the 1970s.

 

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Building Bridges Across Difference - Jacob Carter

Jacob Carter becomes Project Coordinator of Building Bridges initiative on the UMass Amherst campus.

 

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A Personal Approach to Philanthropy and Social Change

In the second event of CIE’s 2018 Spring Speaker Series, Kathy LeMay, CEO of Raising Change, shared a deeply personal take on philanthropy and its role in international development. In her talk, Kathy contrasted modern philanthropy practices, with its emphasis on measurable results and outcomes, with her experiences in Bosnia.

 

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Instructional Leadership Training for Pakistani Teachers

Professors Rebecca Woodland and Becky Mazur shared their experiences working with teachers in Pakistan at the first of the 2018 CIE Spring Speaker Series.

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit Editorial on Data Sharing

Bjorn Nordtveit, the editor of the Comparative Education Review, published an editorial on data sharing in the February 2018 issue.

 

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