On-Campus

Interfaith Education and Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria - Ezekiel Babagario

Ezekiel BabagarioThis research study examined an interfaith education (IFE) pilot program as a tool for peacebuilding in Kaduna City in Northern Nigeria. The researcher analyzed the perceptions and experiences of students, religious education teachers and parents with the IFE pilot project that was introduced in their schools and communities.

 

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Two CIE Master’s Projects in Top Ten Downloads from UMass Scholarworks

Scholarworks CircleThe Master's capstone projects of two graduates from CIE are in the top ten most frequent downloads from the nearly 48,000 papers on the UMass Scholarworks site.

 

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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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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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