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Afghan educators visit School

Apr 14, 2013

Afghan educators visiting UMass plan community college system in their country

mass live.com April 9, 2013

AMHERST – Afghan educators said they prefer to focus on the positive changes they see in their country rather than the negative – such as the attack Saturday that killed six Americans, including Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old U.S. diplomat.

Jennifer Randall wins Outstanding Teacher Award

Apr 11, 2013

Jennifer Randall, assistant professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, is the College of Education’s 2012-2013 College Outstanding Teaching Award winner. This award recognizes excellence in teaching and honors individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.


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Linda L. Griffin co-authored book

Apr 11, 2013

The third edition of “Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games Approach for Ages 7 to 18” co-authored by College of Education Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda L. Griffin,  and Judith L. Oslin and Stephen A. Mitchell, both of Kent State University, has been published by Human Kinetics.


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Boscardin and Adrianopoulos awarded $1.25 million for DOE

Mar 19, 2013

Mary Andrianopoulos, Communication Disorders, and Mary Lynn Boscardin, chair of the College of Education’s Department of Student Development, were awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for training speech language pathologists in the public schools to effectively deliver reliable, evidence-based models of technology. Theirs was one of only nine winning proposals in the national competition.

Austin elected to AERA executive committee

Mar 13, 2013

Theresa Austin, professor in the Language, Literacy and Culture concentration of the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies was recently elected to the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Groups' Executive Committee.

School of Education’s McCormick elected to OIA

Mar 13, 2013

Christine B. McCormick, Dean, College of Education, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA). Her two-year term as member-at-large begins at the conclusion of OIA’s annual meeting in April 2013.

Hartwell presents at American University Cairo

Mar 08, 2013

Ash Hartwell (Ed.D. 1973), adjunct professor, College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, and a member of the School’s Center for International Education, was invited by the Graduate College of Education, American University Cairo (AUC), to give a public presentation on the theme “Education for Global Prosperity.”

Sorcinelli receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Feb 12, 2013

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, College of Education professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Development, received a 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. This award honors alumni with national and/or international distinction who have translated their UMass Amherst experience into distinguished achievement in the public, business or professional realms, and have shown service to UMass Amherst in the financial, volunteer, or advocacy sectors.

Smith wins literacy award

Jan 30, 2013

Cristine Crispin Smith, associate professor, College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, has been awarded the Kenneth J. Mattran Award for Promoting Literacy Nationally and Internationally by the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE). This award is given to a practitioner with five or more years of adult education teaching experience who participates in school and community activities, who understands the characteristics of the adult learner and who is committed to the adult/continuing education profession.

Brandon’s “longshoremen” exhibit opens in Rhode Island

Jan 30, 2013

COE Professor Emeritus Liane Brandon’s formal portraits of members of Local 1329 longshoremen, their families and descendants who were interviewed for “Working the Boats”, a documentary-in-progress by Claire Andrade-Watkins, associate professor, Emerson College, are part of an exhibition “Masters of the Craft: Gallery of Memory”, at the Providence, RI, City Hall. The show runs from January 24 to March 15.


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