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A public talk with John B. King

Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King asks, “Is There a Future for Public Education?” in April 4 talk hosted by UMass Amherst College of Education

The UMass Amherst College of Education hosts U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama John B. King in a public presentation, “Is There a Future for Public Education?” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Amherst Room, 10th floor, Campus Center.

King’s presentation will be preceded at 4 p.m. by a question and answer session with graduate students from the College of Education. Following his talk, King will join regional educators in a panel discussion moderated by Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, Dean of the College of Education.

Kamat Shares Research on Inclusive Universities at International Symposium in India

NEW DELHI – Sangeeta Kamat, an education professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, presented research on creating diverse and equitable campuses at Inclusive Universities: Linking Equity, Diversity and Excellence for the 21st Century, an international symposium and report launch held in New Delhi, India, on Feb. 12. Kamat was the principal investigator on the joint research project between UMass Amherst and the KSP Women’s Studies Center at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).

Bemak received Outstanding Faculty award from state

Fred Bemak, MEd 1971 and EdD 1975, a professor and academic program coordinator of George Mason University’s counseling and development program, received  a 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Bemak is one of 12 recipients selected from 83 nominees, and the 21st  George Mason recipient since the award’s inception in 1987.
Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Bemak's wife and also a professor in the counseling and development program, was similarly honored in 2013.

Be a special education teacher information session

Become a Special Education Teacher
Licensed to teach PreK-8 or 5-12

Information Session
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Furcolo Hall Room 101

This session is especially for freshmen and sophomores who are interested in applying to the program for fall 2018 & 2019.
Current juniors are also encouraged to attend.


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Mosselson appointed research fellow at Oxford’s RSC

Jacqueline Mosselson, associate professor, educational policy, research and administration, has been appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development, at Oxford University for the spring of 2018.  Mosselson's research draws on political, social, and cultural contexts of identity construction, critical psychology, international and comparative education, and cultural studies.

Kimball awarded fellowship

Zeke Kimball, assistant professor, higher education, was awarded a spring 2018 Faculty Fellowship by the university’s Public Engagement Project. Faculty Fellows meet twice per month during the 2018 spring semester, attend panels and skill-building workshops offered by faculty, communications experts from University Relations, and others experienced with public engagement. They also receive peer mentoring tailored to their personal public engagement plan, as well as the opportunity to present their research to Massachusetts lawmakers.

Boscardin elected president CEC

Mary Lynn Boscardin, professor, special education, has been elected president elect of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors. Boscardin will serve as a voting member of the board and provide leadership to CEC’s planning and programs. She also will oversee the work of CEC’s committees to ensure that their work enhances the functioning of the Board and contributes to the overall strategic direction of the organization.

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Kamat named editor

Sangeeta Kamat, professor, educational policy, research and administration, was named editor of a new journal “Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education,” an international refereed scholarly journal committed to advancing understanding of the roles and purposes of higher education.

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Zuniga at Aspen Institute civil discourse meeting

Ximena Zúñiga, social justice education, participated in an Aspen Institute’s meeting “Civil Discourse in a Fractured Age” on November 7-8, in Washington D.C. Organized by the Aspen Institutes’ Youth and Engagement Programs, the generative meeting involved leading scholars, technology experts and practitioners in youth civic engagement. Topics discussed in the meeting included conveying civil discourse through stories, how technology and media shape experiences within civil discourse, how young people engage in civil discourse.

Lyiscott receives Fulbright

Jamila Lyiscott received a 2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad Grant entitled, "Learning in Ghana: Linking Language, Literacy & Culture."  This U.S. Department of Education program "provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor."


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