Fall 2014/Spring 2015

Social Science Research beyond the Academy

CIE was proud to have three of their students selected to participate in the forum “Social Science Research Beyond the Academy” on campus in April, 2015.

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CIE's 47th Annual Fall Retreat - Angels Rest

CIE held its annual retreat at Angels Rest once again. The theme of this year’s retreat was Mindfulness as it applied to the academic program, work, and family contexts.  Exercises and discussion focused on the meaning of mindfulness and the ways its meaning could vary in different cultural settings.

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CIE @ CIES 2015 Washington, D.C.

CIE was represented by a large group at the CIES national conference in Washington, DC. More than 30 students and faculty from the UMass Amherst campus attended.

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International Students Confront US Conceptions of Race and Racial Identity

Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi, a new UMass faculty member in the Higher Education program in our department, spokChrystal Georg Mwangie to a recent Tuesday Dialogue about her research with African and Caribbean students studying in the U.S.

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Does Watching Help? The Impact of International Monitoring

In 2015, Education for All (EFA) concluded its 25-year cycle and the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) - Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges - was published with the final assessment of triumph and defeat in reaching the six EFA goals. Professor David Post from Pennsylvania State University was a member of the UNESCO Paris team working on the GMR.

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Degrees earned in 2014-2015 Academic Year

The International Education concentration was proud to celebrate the graduation of four Doctoral students, four Education Specialists and two Master's students in 2014-15. 

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New UMass Provost at CIE Tuesday Dialogue

Provost Katherine Newman spoke to the CIE community and engaged CIE members in a discussion about issues arising from their interests and their research.  Provost Newman brings many years of academic experience as well as both a Provost Katherine Newmanstrong interest in international education and considerable experience overseas.

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Networking 101 with Salma Khan

Salma Khan, a current doctoral student gave some useful tips on networking at conferences and workshops.

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CIE Gathering March 10, 2015 in Washington D.C.

CIE hosted a gathering of CIE members and friends, including some of the many CIE graduates who live in the Washington, DC area.  Represented in the almost 70 people who attended were graduates from all five decades of CIE’s history.  The earliest graduates attending were Steve Grant and Ash Hartwell both of whom graduated in 1972, (others from the 19790s included John Hatch and Beverly Lindsay), while the most recent graduate was Karla Sarr who graduated in 2015. 

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Development Assistance for Education

Steve Anzalone (Ed.D. 1981) returned to CIE for a Tuesday Dialogue on Development Assistance for Education: TSteve Anzalonerends and Inertia. Steve is currently vice-president of the International Development Division of the Education Development Center (EDC) in Washington DC. He shared his more than 30 years of experience in the field of education development and spoke candidly about the world of donor-assisted interventions to education in developing countries. Steve presented his perspective on current trends in the field of international education development singling out three for discussion.

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