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Brandon’s “Power lifters” images on display at Augusta Savage Gallery

Oct 21, 2014

The work of filmmakers Liane Brandon, College of Education professor emeritus, and Holly Fisher is featured in an exhibition of film and photography entitled POWER/PLAY at the Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 3-21. There will be an Opening Reception on November 3 from 5-7pm with the artists in attendance.

Jeff Pluta, M.Ed. 2008, found his dream job in Nicaragua

Oct 19, 2014

Along with other friends from UMass Amherst, Pluta lives in the barrios of Nicaragua where they run a non-profit organization, Amped for Education, which gives underserved children the opportunity of a high school education. Read the full story.

2014 Scholarship Celebration

Oct 16, 2014

Our annual Scholarship Celebration was held in the Amherst Room of the Campus Center on October 1. Scholarship donors, scholarship recipients and their families and guests, faculty and staff attended this always pleasant event. Michael Richetti, recipient of the Anne Farmer Momot Scholarship, and Sangshin Park and Elise Horen, recipients of Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Scholarships, spoke to the attentive crowd, sharing their plans for their futures in education and expressing gratitude to the donors of their awards.

Here are some photos from the event.

Evans receives Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity

Sep 21, 2014
David R. Evans, professor, Department of Educational Policy Research and Administration, received a 2014 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity from Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy during Faculty Convocation. This Award was created to annually recognize faculty achievements and current campus initiatives that bring national and international renown to the University.
 

Sorcinelli Keynotes Teaching Conference at Fudan University in China

Jul 18, 2014

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development, director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development and professor of  educational policy, research and administration, delivered the invited keynote address at the Conference on Innovating Teaching and Learning held May 17-19 at Fudan University in Shanghai.

China’s Ministry of Education has named Fudan University, one of the premier research universities in China, as a national level demonstration site for a new center for faculty development.

Rallis selected to participate in evaluation “thought leaders” initiative

Jun 18, 2014
Sharon F. Rallis, the College of Education’s Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was selected to participate in the Building Bridges Initiative organized by the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the USDOE declaration of Randomized Control Trial (RCT) as the gold standard for evaluation.
 

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.

Alumni Weekend 2014

May 29, 2014

 

Join fellow alumni and friends in Amherst for events during Alumni Weekend. Reconnect with the campus as you learn about new initiatives and the far-reaching impact of the 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.

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