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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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Meet-up in North Carolina

Rob and Toon Fuderich visited Jane Benbow at her home in Raleigh NC in June of 2019 to catch up on news, including many mutual CIE friends.

 

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Reform of China's National College Entrance Exam - Mei Lan Frame

This study examines the gaokao (高考), China’s National College Entrance Exam (NCEE), in the context of government reforms designed to change the disadvantages of a system where “one’s fate (life) is determined by one examination” (从根本上解决一考定终身的弊端).

 

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Meet-up at CIE in Montague House - June 2019

Fan Yihong (right) visited CIE in June 2019 where she saw Alessandra Mucci-Ramos (left) and met with faculty and staff of CIE who were in Montague House that day.

 

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Mariam Rashid receives the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award

Mariam Rashid was awarded the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award for the 2019-2020 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 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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Meet-up in Washington, D.C.

CIE members met at the meeting of the Advisory Group of the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network in Washington, May 2019.

 

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Debutant INGO’s Participating in Guatemala’s National Reading Program – Jacob Carter

This study examines how international NGOs are participating in the Leamos Juntos reading program in Guatemala and what factors affect their participation. Guatemala is a multiethnic country where over 24 indigenous languages (Maya, Xinca and Garifuna) are spoken along with Spanish. Central to understanding the dynamics of NGOs working in Guatemala is their historical relationship to the State.

 

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CIE Gathering in San Francisco 2019

As it has for many years, CIE organized a reception at the annual CIES conference, held in San Francisco this year. There were nearly fifty CIE graduates, current students and faculty members on the CIES program this year.  Also in attendance were some of the CIE graduates who live in the San Francisco area..

 

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CIE @ CIES 2019 in San Francisco

CIE and the International Education program at UMass were represented by nearly 50 graduates, current students, and faculty members at the national CIES conference in San Francisco in April, 2019.  In addition there were faculty members and students from the Higher Education and other programs in the UMass Amherst College of Education at the conference.

 

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Sustaining Peace from Campus to Community in Indonesia - Julia Novrita

The research grows out of a program that promotes reconciliation between Muslim and Christian students at Pattimura State University, Ambon in the province of Maluku, Indonesia

 

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