Pat Griffin Honored for LGBT Advocacy

More than 75 alumni, students, and educators gathered in Furcolo Auditorium for a College of Education Homecoming event on Saturday, October 19, with professor emerita Pat Griffin (Ed.D. 1980), a respected educator and nationally recognized advocate for inclusion in sports at all levels, who presented a talk on “The Changing Sports Climate for LGBTQ Athletes & Coaches: Successes & Challenges.”

CIES@UMass Amherst - NE Regional Conference

November 1 & 2, 2013

Visit the CIES Conference website for details.

The Center for International Education in the College of Education Northeastern Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society November 1 & 2, 2013 at UMass Amherst

Education in Uncertain Times

Homecoming Week: Educator Pat Griffin

“The Changing Sports Climate for LGBTQ Athletes”
The College of Education will host Pat Griffin ’80 EdD, a National LGBTQ and athletics educator, activist, UMass Amherst professor emerita and alumna, for a talk on The Changing Sports Climate for LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches: Successes and Challenges followed by a public reception on October 19.

Scholarship Donors and Recipients Reception 2013

Celebrating the power of philanthropy to change lives

Our scholarship reception highlights the generosity of our extraordinary donors and the excellence of our talented students. It also provides an opportunity for some of our scholarship recipients to meet the donors who made their scholarships possible and to talk with them about their futures in education.   

Our Graduation Celebration

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Our Graduation Celebration was held Thursday, May 9.




Some photos from the event:

The final Fortnightly Lecture of the year

presented by The School of Education’s Children, Families and School concentration

"Nobody Can Be That Pretty: How Girls Negotiated Girl Power Cartoons."

Dr. Rebecca Hains, Salem State University
Dr. Hains, a gender and childhood studies scholar whose work focuses on girlhood and pop culture, will speak about her research on childhood and culture.

Tuesday, April 2
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Room 225, Furcolo Hall

Bring your lunch!

Questions? Contact Dr. Galman at

Public Event - Mothers in Academia

Mothers in Academia - Feb. 15

UMass Mutual Mentoring “MotherWIT” proudly presents the following public event:

Mothers in Academia

Friday Feb. 15
2:00 - 4:00 PM
UMass Campus Center Room 803

Dwight Allen Portrait Unveiling

October 27, 2012 - The portrait of Dwight W. Allen was unveiled during UMass Amherst Homecoming 2012.

The portrait was commissioned by Dr. Timothy Taylor (Ed.D. 2004) as a gift to the College of Education and to honor the legacy of his mentor, the school's former Dean.

See photos from the event.


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Invitation to Dwight Allen Portrait Unveiling

Dwight W. Allen portrait to be unveiled Oct. 27, 2012

During UMass Amherst Homecoming 2012,

you are invited to attend the unveling of a portrait of Dwight W. Allen commissioned by Dr. Timothy Taylor (Ed.D. 2004) as a gift to the College of Education and to honor the legacy of his mentor, the school's former Dean.

Saturday, October 27, 2012
2 p.m.
Furcolo Hall

A reception with the former Dean Allen will follow the unveiling.

RSVP by Oct. 17, 2012

413-545-0897 or goodnews@educ.umass. edu

Fortnightly Lunch Series begins Sept. 27

with cookies

Pack your brown bag lunch and join us in 22A Furcolo Hall from 11:15- 12:15 on the dates below.

Cookies will be provided by faculty in the Children, Families and Schools concentration (and those who attended last year know that these are amazingly good cookies...)

27 September:  Darrell Earnest

11 October:  Barbara Krauthamer

25 October:  Cara Crandall (graduate student in LLC!)

8 November: TBA


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