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In Memoriam: Professor Luis Fuentes

May 29, 2014

Professor Luis Fuentes
1928-2014
Rest In Peace

The following was written by Sonia Nieto, Emerita Professor, College of Education.

Marcotte receives College Outstanding Teacher Award 2014

May 22, 2014

Amanda Marcotte, assistant professor, Department of Student Development, received  the 2014 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The College of Education’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Linda Griffin, announced the award at the College’s end-of-year meeting in May.

Sara Whitcomb to receive award

May 16, 2014

Sara Whitcomb, assistant professor, Department of Student Development, has been selected to receive the 2014 University of Oregon College of Education’s Horizon Alumni Award. The award is given in recognition of alumni less than 10 year post-graduation who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and a significant or ongoing commitment to extraordinary work, research or volunteerism.

Irizarry selected for Pantoja award

Mar 27, 2014

Associate professor Jason Irizarry, College of Education’s Director of Urban Education, was selected to receive the Antonia Pantoja Award from the Latino Scholarship Association, Holyoke, Mass., and Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for his leadership in the education of Latino/a youth.

Sullivan and Adrion awarded NSF funds

Mar 26, 2014

Florence Sullivan (TECS) and W. Richards Adrion, Department of Computer Science,were awarded $300,915 by the National Science Foundation to develop and pilot a new research method that combines microgenetic analysis techniques derived from developmental psychology with learning analytic techniques from the field of computer science.

David R. Evans Named Honorary Fellow of Comparative and International Education Society

Mar 17, 2014

David R. Evans, director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education’s Center for International Education, and professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was named an Honorary Fellow of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of comparative and international education.

Maloy and computer science faculty research high school STEM participation

Mar 07, 2014

Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Lynn Stephens, Department of Computer Science, were awarded $424,867 from the National Science Foundation to develop adaptive tutoring technologies to help increase the participation in mathematics of underrepresented populations that often avoid STEM careers.

College of Education Awarded $23 Million to Support Higher Education in Afghanistan

Feb 16, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $92 million, 5-year contract to strengthen higher education in Afghanistan to a consortium headed by Family Health International that includes the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education, Purdue University, the Afghan Holding Group and Altai Consulting.

Sorcinelli receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan 28, 2014

Mary Deane Sorcinelli (Ed.D. 1978), associate provost for faculty development,  founding director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, and professor in the higher education concentration, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education.  The award is presented to a woman in higher education who has demonstrated significant leadership and promotion of women in the field of higher education. 

Our Faculty Pioneer Inter-American Tertiary Education Association

Jan 14, 2014

College of Education Faculty Pioneer Inter-American Tertiary Education Association

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