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The Center for International Education hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year. 

 

You can learn more about all that goes on both 'On Campus' and 'Off Campus' by clicking on the links in the navigation panel on the right below.

 

The CIE community has weekly meetings called 'Tuesday Dialogues' which provide a good opportunity for students to catch up with their classmates, get center updates and also listen to some good talks by speakers from both inside and outside the center. Click on the tag on the right panel to find out more about these dialogues.

 

Students and Faculty members participate in conferences and workshops throughout the year. Find out more by clicking on 'Conferences and Workshops'.

 

Learn more about who 'Graduated' each year, our annual 'Fall Retreats' for students and faculty, 'Meet Ups' of center members around the world and much more by clicking on the tags that interest you!

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The Story of CIE and Hills House (1960-2018)

The Journey of CIE from Furcolo to Montague House in 1970, to Hills House South in 1972, and back to a renovated Montague in 2016 is intertwined with the life of Hills House.  The story of CIE's moves over the past 45 years is chronicled with pictures in this article.

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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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Regional Training Workshop on Accelerated Education in Africa

CIE students Kayla Boisvert (left) and Nina Papadopoulos working with CIE's ECCN Project helped lead a successful Regional Training Workshop in Uganda on Accelerated Education for ten African Countries.

 

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Education in Syrian Refugee Camps in Iraq – Jenn Flemming

Jenn Flemming, a current doctoral candidate, lead a team of researchers conducting an educational needs assessment in four Syrian refugee camps in Iraq, as part of the design process for a pilot, non-formal, technical secondary education project.

 

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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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Meet-up at UNICEF in New York

Fritz Affolter, Ash Hartwell and Mark Lynd met at a meeting of the Accelerated Education Working Group at UNICEF in New York

 

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Meet-up in Kenya

Paul St John Frisoli and Martina (Ochiel) Amoth, and IE faculty member, Jacqi Mosselson, met up in Machakos, Kenya.

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit is Guest Professor at Zhejiang Normal University

Bjorn Nordtveit was recently appointed to a two-year term as a guest professor at Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU). In April 2018 Professor Nordtveit spent 10 days there giving lectures to students and faculty.

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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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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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