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Faculty co-author book on learning with new technologies

Jun 30, 2011

“Transforming Learning with New Technologies,” written by the College of Education’s Robert W. Maloy, senior lecturer, Ruth-Ellen Verock-O’Laughlin, lecturer, and Sharon A. Edwards, clinical faculty member, and Beverly Park Woolf, research professor in Computer Science, has been published by Pearson.

Gajda's article is journal's most-viewed for 2009

Jun 25, 2011

A study by Rebecca Gajda, associate professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, in the International Journal of Public Administration was the publication’s most viewed article last year.

“‘Communities of Practice’ as an Analytical Construct: Implications for Theory and Practice” was co-authored by Christopher Koliba of the University of Vermont. The article was published last January.

More Information: Journal website

Dr. Nugent speaks at conferences in Australia, Belgium, Portugal

Jun 23, 2011

J. Kevin Nugent, professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, gave the keynote address at “The infant, the family and the modern world: Intervening to promote healthy relationships,” the 2009 joint conference of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and the Australian Marcé Society, in Melbourne, Australia, in October.

Dr. Davis Receives Public Service Endowment Award to implement energy curriculum project in Springfield schools

Jun 18, 2011

Kathleen Davis, associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is a recipient of a Public Service Endowment Award from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Public Service Endowment Grant, intended to enhance the public service mission of UMass Amherst, funds the delivery of public services through special projects with an emphasis on converting knowledge into readily usable forms for immediate applications. This year, the awards were given to projects that related to outreach and engagement in Greater Springfield.

Dr. Carey Dimmit part of new honors seminars

Jun 10, 2011

Carey Dimmitt, professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Studies, will participate with faculty from 21 UMass Amherst departments in Commonwealth College’s Advanced Honors Seminars designed to prepare the college’s students for their independent research and capstone projects. Dr. Dimmitt’s seminar is titled "EffectiveTeaching PreK-16: What Works?"

School of Education’s Center for International Education begins work with Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan

Jun 05, 2011

Recently, USAID asked the College 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 College of Education’s Center for International Education (CIE) and the Institute for Global Health (IGH.) comprise the UMass Amherst unit.

Omani educators visit; discuss school counseling with CSCOR

May 30, 2011

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 College of Education’s Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services under the auspices of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts.

Dr. Sireci Receives 2009 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

May 28, 2011

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 Konicek-Moran receives NSTA award

May 24, 2011

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 College of Education from 1967 to 1995.

 

Dr. Sorcinelli participates in conference in Beijing

May 20, 2011

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.

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