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Botelho a Founding Member of Doors to the World

Sep 27, 2015

Maria José Botelho, associate professor, is a founding member of Doors to the World: Global Children’s Literature for Critical Multicultural Literacies, a collaborative project that will launch its multimodal resource website in April 2016. The site will feature teacher-designed mini-units that re/contextualize global children’s picture books as entry points for deepening children’s understanding of themselves and their worlds. This project is supported by a grant from the Longview Foundation.

Doors to the World is a Five College Partnerships project.

Berger appointed chair of global higher education initiative

Sep 20, 2015

Joseph B. Berger, professor and Senior Associate Dean, UMass Amherst College of Education, was appointed chair of the Global Higher Education & Research Global Challenge (GHEAR), an initiative of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global higher education and research network comprising 18 universities and spanning 11 countries on five continents. WUN works to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance. Its initiatives are supported by partners such as the United Nations Foundation, World Bank, OECD and World Health Organization.

In Memoriam: Louis "Lou" Fischer, faculty member and former acting Dean of the UMass College of Education

Aug 05, 2015

Louis Fischer, 91, died on July 29, 2015, after a short illness. He was born in 1924 near the Czech-Hungarian border to Hungarian Jewish parents. In 1939, Lou, his two older brothers, and his mother fled Hungary and moved to Lorain, Ohio, where he completed a K-12 American education in two years.

After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Papua, New Guinea and participated in the landing in the Philippines, where he was wounded and spent 11 months recovering.

College of Education hosts conference on inclusive education

Jul 02, 2015

The UMass Amherst College of Education’s Center for Youth Engagement sponsored the Third International Conference and Symposium on Inclusive Education on June 26-27 at the UMass Center in Springfield. The conference brought together researchers from Germany, Turkey, The Netherlands and the U.S. to address inclusion research and issues as they relate to education in public schools.

Alumni Weekend 2015

May 22, 2015

The College of Education presents "Education of Women in Afghanistan"

Improving higher education in Afghanistan promotes the aspirations of girls and women while increasing opportunities for greater equality in a rapidly changing Afghan society.

Come hear Razia Karim, a graduate student in the College of Education, speak of her personal experiences and perspectives as an Afghan woman.

2015 Senior Recognition

May 12, 2015

Always a small and satisfying event, this year’s graduating seniors in early childhood education really made us smile!

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College of Education’s TWO graduation events: Graduation Celebration and Senior Recognition!

May 07, 2015

Graduation Celebration!!!

Thursday, May 7    Campus Center Auditorium
5 pm - Social hour   5:45 pm - Program begins

Festive appetizers   Cash bar   Wear your party clothes!

Good food, camaraderie, candid and professional photo opportunities. Our Graduation Celebration is ALWAYS a lot of fun!

Wright receives Noyce Scholar Alumni Award

May 05, 2015

Keith Wright (M.Ed 2007), a chemistry teacher at Springfield Renaissance High School and a Master Teaching Fellow for the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce S2TLC project at UMass Amherst’s College of Education, has been selected as one of seven participants nationally in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Voices from the Field” video series.

Crosson receives Distinguished Achievement Award

May 05, 2015

Professor emerita Patricia Crosson, (MEd 1972, EdD 1974) who served as department chair in the College of Education, director of the Institute for Education Policy, deputy provost, and interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMass Amherst, is among three to receive the Distinguished Achievement Awards at the May 8, 2015 undergraduate commencement. She retired in 2001 and is now Senior Advisor for Academic Policy for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

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