On-Campus

Degrees Earned in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

In May 2020 five students associated with CIE earned doctoral degrees.This year, COVID-19 led to a virtual gathering with everyone having to meet on Zoom and no chance for the usual graduation photos.

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CIE 2020 Vision - Celebrating 52 years

To celebrate its first half century (and a bit), CIE is planning a Conference on the UMass Amherst Campus - now postpooned until Summer 2021..

 

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Midnight Traveler – A Film and a Dialogue

In March 2020, CIE sponsored a Movie Night in the College of Education featuring “Midnight Traveler,” a documentary film of the journey of an Afghan family fleeing from the Taliban and seeking asylum in Europe.  The film was followed by a panel discussion featuring three Afghan graduate students.

 

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Understanding and Addressing Trauma

CIE is working to include trauma-related skills and understanding into its portfolio of capabilities. Two recent presentations focused on the global issues of trans-generational trauma and on developing resiliency. Using a local-to-global lens, students reflected on how understanding trauma exposure and recovery in the USA could be the catalyst for exploring culturally sensitive, context specific healing approaches in other parts of the world.

 

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Graduate student Dissertation Grants 2019-2020

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst offers dissertation grants in a campus-wide, competitive process for doctoral students.

 

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Addressing Youth Trauma in a Rio de Janeiro Favela – Dr. Ian Barron

This research uses a randomized control design to evaluate the impact of embedding psychosocial activities in the physical exercise curriculum of a youth club in a Rio de Janeiro favela.

 

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Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau - Shamo Thar

Shamo Thar contributed three articles for a new online exhibition on Tibetan culture.  The trilingual exhibition entitled Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau will be formally launched in early November, 2019 at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery of Art.

 

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Developing Associate Degrees in Universities in Afghanistan and Indonesia

The 4th session of the CIE Fall 2019 Dialogue Series featured a discussion on developing Associate Degrees in Afghanistan and Indonesia.  Three speakers from CIE involved in projects to develop new degrees shared their experiences.

 

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“Build Bridges, Not Walls” – A UMass public art and engagement initiative to bring people together

At the 3rd CIE Fall 2019 Dialogue, Jacob Carter and Yi Sun led a dialogue about a UMass campus project called Building Bridges.  The project uses participatory art as a means of stimulating dialogue and building bridges across difference among groups on campus. 

 

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Building the CIE campus community and links to CIE’s world-wide network

The first of CIE's fall 2019 dialogue series featured two CIE graduates who shared experiences from their careers – one in international contexts with Unicef, and one leading a local NGO that provides training for international groups. 

 

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