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Management guru returns to UMass for talks, dinner

by Daily Hampshire Gazette

AMHERST - With the 1982 publication of their business blockbuster "The One Minute Manager," Ken Blanchard and co-author Spencer Johnson became gurus of the fledgling leadership in business movement.

"Doors broke down," Blanchard recalled of the book's reception. "Everybody wanted to talk to us."

That book, whose sales hit 13 million copies and counting, spawned a genre of similar titles devoted to compassionate management, a philosophy admired but not exactly embraced by corporate America before or since.

Botelho, Nappi present at NECME

Maria José Botelho, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Language, Literacy, and Culture concentration, Tara Nappi, an COE doctoral candidate in the Children, Families, and Schools concentration, and Sara Young, a faculty member of Worcester State University, co-presented "Engaging All Students in Critical Multicultural Readings of Children's and Adolescent Literature" during the New England Conference for Multicultural Education (NECME). Teacher educators, experienced practitioners, and pre-service teachers participated in the session.

Films by School of Education Professor Liane Brandon to Be Screened at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art

Two groundbreaking independent films of the women’s movement by Liane Brandon, professor emeritus of education, have been restored and will be screened Nov. 7 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of its celebration of its ongoing relationship with New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT).

Benbow promoted at American Institutes for Research

Dr. Jane Benbow (Ed.D. 1994), an international education professional with extensive experience in the areas of international development, program development, and management, has been promoted to vice president and director of American Institutes for Research’s International Development Division.

UMass Amherst’s School of Education Ranked Among Top Graduate Programs by U.S. News & World Report

April 30, 2010

The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers one of the top graduate programs in the country, according to the latest ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Of the 172 graduate schools of education on the list, UMass Amherst is 47th, tied with Temple University and the University of Tennessee.

COE Alumna Named Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life

Jean Kim has been named vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, assuming the post she has held on an interim basis for the past nine months.

Kim is a UMass Amherst alumna who launched her career in student affairs at the university’s flagship campus in the mid-1970s and has worked at seven universities. This is Kim’s fifth tenure as the chief student affairs officer.

COE offers webcast of Latino Education and Advocacy Day from California State University on March 29

Laura A. Valdiviezo, assistant professor, College of Education, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum studies, will facilitate a UMass Amherst webcast viewing of the Latino Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) summit held at California State University, San Bernadino, on Monday, March 29, in Furcolo Hall, IPC Lab, Room 22 from 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. and in Furcolo Hall, Room 222 from 3:30- 10:00 p.m.

Wells' research shows benefits for adjuncts improves job satisfaction for all faculty

Ryan Wells, assistant professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was quoted in an article published in the November 18 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Titled “Benefits for Adjuncts Can Boost Job Satisfaction for All” by Audrey Williams June, the article looks at Wells’ and co-author Paul Umbach’s research paper, "Contingent Contentment? Exploring Job Satisfaction of Four-Year College Part-Time and Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty."


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