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Yu named ISSR scholar

Seong Yeong Yu, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been named one of six 2015-2016 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) scholars. This year’s scholars represent four colleges and six departments on the UMass Amherst campus. ISSR Scholars participate in a year-long seminar that helps them develop a strong research grant proposal and they will have opportunities to consult with nationally-recognized experts about their proposals.

Faculty develop community college model for Pakistan

Aligning with the College of Education’s work to develop higher education leadership capacity in countries where higher education has been under-developed and has the opportunity to make significant impact, faculty members Benita Barnes and Joseph B. Berger, in a two-year sub-contract with the Institute for Training and Development (ITD), will conduct programming for community college administrators from Pakistan.

One Building, One College, One Learning Community

With university support and the leadership of Dean McCormick, plans are in the works to revitalize and renovate the College’s physical environment to reflect its reputation as one of the top graduate Colleges of Education in the country.

NSF Funds UMass Amherst College of Education Project to Boost Science Study for Incarcerated Youth

AMHERST, Mass. – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $3 million to two members of the College of Education faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study and develop an innovative new model for teaching science to young people who are incarcerated.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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