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Three doctoral students from Georgia studying at UMass Amherst School of Education

Three students from the Republic of Georgia have begun their doctoral studies in Educational Policy & Leadership with specializations in International Education.  The students are: Lasha Kokilashvili, Tamara Lomiashvili and Natia Mzhavanadze.

McKinnon Served as Guest Editor of “Ab Initio International"

Doctoral student Lee McKinnon, Children, Families and Schools concentration,  served as guest editor for the Brazelton Institute on-line publication, “Ab Initio International.”  This publication is designed to promote the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge about developmental processes in the first years of life, with a special emphasis on prevention and treatment.  This issue includes McKinnon’s interview with T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician, author and developer of the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale.

Barbosa is Visiting Scholar from Brazil

Roberto G. Barbosa is a visiting scholar who is a doctoral student in science education at the University of Londrina in Brazil. He is the recipient of a full fellowship from the Brazilian government as a part of its Science Without Borders scholarship initiative.

Harak receives NERA Teacher as Researcher Award

Phil Harak , a doctoral candidate in the Social Justice Education concentration, was selected as the 2012 Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) Teacher as Researcher award recipient for his research on “Supporting Public High School Teachers in a Context of Multiple Mandates: A Social Justice Approach to Professional Learning Communities.”

2012-13 COE Scholarship Recipients Named

Rebecca Allen  :  Mary Margaret Whittaker-Webster Memorial Scholarship
Durryle    Brooks : Joseph W. Keilty Memorial Scholarship
Stephanie Burger : Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Sadie Cora : Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Nicole Crosby : Grace Norton Carney Scholarship
Stephanie Cuenoud :  Meline Kasparian Scholarship
Kate Curtin : "Paul J. Carney Reasons to Give"

Grace Harris receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Indonesia

Grace Harris received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Indonesia. Grace Harris is a master’s degree candidate in the Department of Teacher Education and  Curriculum Studies, language, literacy and culture concentration. Harris said that she “applied to go to Indonesia because I was there last winter and I observed a widespread desire and need to learn English because of its ability to aid employment….

Math teacher loves his job and our 180 Days in Springfield pathway.

Richard Malinoski got more than just a new career as a result of his participation in UMass Amherst College of Education's 180 Days In Springfield program; he also discovered the incredible personal satisfaction that comes with a commitment to teaching.

See the video.

2012 Bridges Students Present at Conference

Senior history major Joseph Emery, who will enter the College of Education’s Bridges to the Future pathway in the fall 2012 semester, co-presented a workshop with senior lecturer Robert Maloy, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, at the 2012 New England Regional World History Association’s conference held at Salem State University on April 28. The workshop was titled: “Around the World History Concepts in 10 or More Clicks.”

Hunter named NAE fellow

Ally Hunter, a doctoral candidate in science education, has been named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2011-12 academic year. This honor is given as a result of her selection to and participation in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology held at Yale University. Institute participants from 12 research colleges and universities in the northeast assembled at Yale for five days of presentations and discussions focused on enhancing undergraduate education.

Doctoral Student Veloria Honored

College of Education doctoral student Carmen N. Veloria, who is an assistant professor of Education and Human Services at Suffolk University, was honored with the Creating the Dream Award at Suffolk University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., luncheon.


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