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A Global Challenge - Education in Crisis and Conflict-Affected Settings

  • Ash Hartwell and Kayla Boisvert discussed how accelerated education programs are seeking to address the global challenge faced by education to respond to the increasing numbers of refugees, displaced, and victimized children and youth around the world.

 

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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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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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Implementing new Business Associate Degree programs in Afghanistan

In the final instalment of the CIE Spring 2018 Speaker series, Matt Glennon, Lecturer in Marketing at the Isenberg School of Management, and Muhammad Iqbal Halimi, Master’s student in international education, presented a review of their work supporting the development and implementation of a new Business Associate Degree program in 3 partner universities in Afghanistan.

 

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2018 Forum on Leadership for Asia’s Future – Nangyalai Attal

Nangyalai Attal attended Asia Foundation's Forum on Leadership for Asia's Future in Singapore in April 2018. 

 

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Critical Health Literacy for Maternal and Child Health

The fourth in the Spring 2018 speaker series featured faculty members Chris Smith and Elena Carbone discussing critical helath literacy for mothers and women.

 

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Graduate Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

CIE graduate students receive dissertation awards for Summer 2018 from the Graduate School and the Department of Education, Policy, Research and Administration.

 

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