On-Campus

Bjorn Nordtveit named Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Bjorn H. Nordtveit, associate professor in the department of educational policy, research and administration, is one of seven faculty members from across four colleges and schools named as Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP) in January 2017.

 

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Publishing in academic journals – Bjorn Nordtveit

At the request of students, CIE faculty member Bjorn Nordtveit led a discussion at a Tuesday meeting on how the academic publishing process works and tips for submitting articles to academic journals.

 

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Inclusive Universities: Part of Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Program

At a Tuesday Dialogue, Professor Sangeeta Kamat and doctoral student Bharat Rathod discussed their research project on diversity in higher education in India.

 

 

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Studying teachers of Syrian refugees in Jordan – Michael Acosta

Michael Acosta spent a year in Jordan on a Boren Fellowship during which he studied Arabic, carried out a research project with teachers on Syrian refugee students and worked with a group of American high school students studying Arabic in a summer program.

 

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Views from the field - Valerie Haugen

CIE graduate Valerie Haugen (Ed.D. 1997) held an informal dialogue with students and faculty on a Tuesday afternoon following the Montague House ribbon cutting ceremony, sharing from her rich and diverse experience as an educational development consultant who has worked in multiple fields in 35 countries particularly in Asia and Africa

 

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Official opening of renovated Montague House

On Tuesday, November 29th the University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the newly renovated Montague House as the new home for the Center for International Education. A crowd of well-wishers gathered in a tent on the lawn in front of Montague to hear the Chancellor of UMass Amherst and other speakers celebrate the occasion.

 

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Collaborative problem-solving: Support for early grade reading teachers in Nepal

Debuting a new Tuesday Dialogue session format that is very much in line with CIE’s participatory approaches, faculty member Cristine Smith facilitated a problem-solving activity about an issue she has been facing in an early grade reading project in Nepal.

 

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Joe Berger conducts higher education leadership workshop in Somaliland

Joe Berger recently travelled to Somaliland to conduct a needs assessment and meet with university representatives from higher education institutions in Somaliland, Puntland, South-Central Somalia, and Ethiopia.

 

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Supporting mother tongue literacy for refugees in Chad – Eunice Kua

Eunice Kua worked to help develop mother tongue literacy programs among Darfur refugees in eastern Chad prior to coming to CIE. She reflects on her experience and the issues it raised.

 

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A Revolutionary Practice of Community Storytelling for Social Change

CIE graduate Kathleen Cash (Ed.D. 1982) returned to Amherst for a Tuesday Dialogue to share her work using storytelling and narrative as a powerful method of changing the public conversation and behaviors around issues of HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, and children’s rights.

 

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