Meet-up at Women and Leadership conference in California

CIE graduates representing three countries met at a conference in California on Women and University Leadership.

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Meet-up in Washington, D.C.

Valerie Kurka and others have started organizing informal happy hour getherings of the CIE group living and working in the Washington, D.C. area.  The first gathering was in August, 2017.

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Yi Sun receives the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award

Yi Sun was awarded the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The award was established to provide support for graduate students in international education or affiliated with the Center for International Education to help them pursue international field work

 

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African Students studying in China - YI Sun

Yi Sun spent several months doing field research at Zhejiang Normal University gathering data on the experiences of African students studying in China.

 

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Meet-up in Amman, Jordan

In July 2017, Kefah Barham and Paul Frisoli met up at a Training of Trainers workshop in Amman, Jordan. The Teachers in Crisis Contexts Introduction, Contextualization, and Implementation ToT was attended by education practitioners from across the Middle East.

 

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Meet-up in Bishkek

Tigran from Armenia and Askar from Kyrgyzstan met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in July 2017.

 

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New partnership works to offer associate degrees in business in Afghanistan

The Center for International Education (CIE) hosted a meeting in Montague House to jumpstart a new partnership between the College of Education, the Universities of Herat, Balkh and Nangahar in Afghanistan, and faculty from Greenfield and Holyoke Community Colleges.

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Degrees Earned in 2016-2017 Academic Year

Graduation in May of each year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students associated with CIE who completed their degrees during the academic year. This year three Doctoral students, eight Master’s students and one Education Specialist student received their degrees. These twelve students represent six different countries.

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Global Higher Education and Research Planning Workshop at UMass Amherst

In early May, the Global Challenge in Higher Education and Research (GHEAR) convened a planning workshop at UMass under the leadership of Joseph B. Berger, the chair of the WUN Global Challenge. 

 

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Graduate Students Awarded Summer Fellowships

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst, supports greater diversity and inclusion in non-STEM fields by offering summer fellowships for graduate students working toward their doctoral dissertation.

 

The Graduate School also offers competitive Predissertation Grants.to give early career graduate students the opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of planned dissertation research, generate pilot data, or establish the necessary networks to carry out planned dissertation research.

 

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