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School of Education’s Center for International Education begins work with Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan
Recently, USAID asked the School of Education’s Center for International Education’s Higher Education Project (HEP) to take on an additional responsibility to strengthen The Kabul Medical University. The new component is managed by the Academy for Educational Development in partnership with three U.S. universities. The School of Education’s Center for International Education (CIE) and the Institute for Global Health (IGH.) comprise the UMass Amherst unit.
A delegation of five visitors from the Ministry of Education of the Sultanate of Oman with an interest in college advising and career counseling recently met with faculty from the School of Education’s Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services under the auspices of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts.
Stephen G. Sireci, professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was one of seven UMass Amherst faculty members to receive a 2009 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity. UMass Amherst Chancellor Robert C. Holub presented the award during the Faculty Convocation, Oct. 2, in Stockbridge Hall.
Emeritus Professor Richard Konicek-Moran was awarded the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) 2009 Presidential Citation. This award honors K-12 teachers, professors, principals and others for their outstanding achievement and innovative programs in science education. Dr. Konicek-Moran was a member of the faculty of the School of Education from 1967 to 1995.
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Development, and associate provost for Faculty Development, traveled to China July 13-15 to participate in a conference on “Theory, Practice and Implications: Professional and Organizational Development for Chinese Higher Education in the Global Context.”
Sorcinelli discussed a range of topics, including new faculty development, faculty career stages and establishing mutual mentoring networks among scholars.
Maloy and Edwards’ article in Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse addresses reading challenges in math problems
An article by Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, and Sharon A. Edwards, clinical faculty, both of the School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Gordon Anderson, software engineer in the Department of Computer Science, has been published in the June 30 “Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse,” a web-based joint venture of the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English. (www.literacycoachingonline.org)
Emerita Professor Sonia Nieto (Ed.D. 1979) received an Honorary Degree from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, at the college’s Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2009.
Shelley B. Wepner, Dean and Professor, Manhattanville College’s School of Education, said that in selecting a recipient of an honorary degree, the College “takes great pride in choosing individuals who exemplify the college's four core values of academic excellence, development of the whole student, creation of a nurturing campus, and a commitment to service.”
Faculty in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the School of Education have been awarded a four-year, $796,809 Personnel Preparation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support speech-language pathology doctoral students focusing on special education.
Sally Galman, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, will present in June a lecture at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, with her research partner, Renate Kosuch, professor of psychology at University of Cologne.