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The Center for International Education hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year. 

 

You can learn more about all that goes on both 'On Campus' and 'Off Campus' by clicking on the links in the navigation panel on the right below.

 

The CIE community has weekly meetings called 'Tuesday Dialogues' which provide a good opportunity for students to catch up with their classmates, get center updates and also listen to some good talks by speakers from both inside and outside the center. Click on the tag on the right panel to find out more about these dialogues.

 

Students and Faculty members participate in conferences and workshops throughout the year. Find out more by clicking on 'Conferences and Workshops'.

 

Learn more about who 'Graduated' each year, our annual 'Fall Retreats' for students and faculty, 'Meet Ups' of center members around the world and much more by clicking on the tags that interest you!

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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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Meet-up in Washington, D.C.

CIE mambers gathered at the home of Nina Papadopolous to wish farewell to Anita Anastacio who was leaving Washington for a new post in Lusaka, Zambia.

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Meet-up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Fulgence Swai and Anna Swai (no relation) met up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania recently.

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Faculty Development in Developing Countries - Cristine Smith

CIE faculty member Cristine Smith is co-editor of a new book on Faculty Development in Developing Countries: Improving Teaching Quality in Higher Education with Kate Hudson, lecturer in higher education and Director of Program Development at the College of Education, UMass Amherst.

 

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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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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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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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