On-Campus

Developing Early Grade Reading Materials in Nepal

Cristine Smith spent two weeks in Nepal in June 2016, working with World Education as a technical expert in early grade reading developing learning materials.

 

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Effective Education Program Design and Management in Crisis and Conflict Settings – A Training Course in Ethiopia

Ash Hartwell and the Education in Crisis and Conflict (ECCN) team at UMass led the design activity and helped implement a three-day course for USAID Foreign Service Officers and Foreign Service Nationals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   The UMass group is part of the larger ECCN project managed by EDC.

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Nyaradzai Changamire awarded AAUW Fellowship

Nyaradzai Changamire, a second year doctoral student in the College of Education’s educational policy and leadership concentration with a specialization in international education, has been awarded an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for 2015-16. Changamire, who is from Zimbabwe, is also the recipient of the 2014-2015 Graduate School/College of Education Fellowship and the college’s C.L. Vendien Endowed scholarship.

 

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Degrees earned in 2015-2016 Academic Year

May brings the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have finished graduate degrees.  This year CIE graduated four doctoral students and five masters students representing eight different countries.

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Tibetan Early Childhood Initiative - Shamo Thar

During my summer work back in Tibet/China, I worked on two different activities: ReSa, a Montessori School which is the only  private school in southwest of Tibet/Qinghai in China; and my childrens book Looking for Baby Yak.  I also spent two weeks as a Ford Fellow in New York city.

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CIE & Open Society Foundations - 1998 to Present

Since 1998 CIE has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) scholarship programs.  Over the years this relationship has brought three different groups of scholars to study at CIE. Dr, Gretchen Rossman, pictured here with Larissa Chekmareva, one of the students from Kazakhstan, has acted as the liaison faculty member with OSF throughout this period.  CIE looks forward to more OSF sponsored students in the future.

 

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CIE Spring Picnic 2016

CIE gathered at Mill River Park in North Amherst at the end of April for its annual spring picnic.  CIE members and their families along with faculty and staff enjoyed a chance to relax, share food and drink, and socialize

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CIE Returns to Montague House – Its Original Home

In June, 2016, the Center for International Education will move from Hills House, where it has been for over 40 years, to occupy the newly renovated Montague House. All of the College of Education will then be together in the Furcolo complex which includes the renovated Marks Meadow School, Montague House, and the original Furcolo building.

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Cristine Smith Receives College Outstanding Teaching Award

Cristine Crispin Smith, was one of two faculty members chosen to receive the College of Education’s 2015-16 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The awards honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.

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CIE @ CIES 2016 in Vancouver

Once again CIE was well represented at the annual CIES conference – this time in Vancouver, Canada.  CIE sent a group of 22 students and faculty from campus to the meeting where they were joined by another dozen graduates from the program.

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