Academics

CIE/IE Degrees Earned in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

This year the graduates were honored in a joint ceremony with all the other UMass graduate students. The still present COVID-19 pandemic led to a hybrid ceremony with the graduate students gathered on the field of the football stadium – all seated in a socially-distant array facing the commencement stage.

 

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Patricia Maguire: Sharing the History of My Professional Journey

As CIE graduates retire or approach the end of their professional careers, they face the question of what to do with all that they have done, learned, and written.  They ask themselves if others might benefit in some way from their work, but face the challenge of how to share their experience. Patricia Maguire has provided us with an inspiring example of one answer to that question.

 

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Lina Heaster-Ekholm awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Grant

Lina Heaster-Ekholm received a Graduate School Dissertation Grant for 2020-2021 to support her dissertation research that focuses on designing culturally responsive pedagogy for online learning of international students.

 

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Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Awards for 2020-2021

Mishka Murad and Mariam Sheikh were both given an Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry (pIctured) Award for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The award was established to provide support for graduate students in international education or affiliated with the Center for International Education to help them pursue international field work.  

 

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College of Education Scholarships awarded

Each year the College of Education awards scholarships to students   For the 2020-2021 academic year several CIE/IE students have received awards.

 

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Pempho Chinkondenji selected as Research Associate for 2020-2021

Pempho Chinkondenji was selected as a Research Associate by the Five College Women's Studies Research Center. Her research focuses on issues related to school-girl pregnancy in Malawi.

 

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Degrees Earned in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

In May 2020 five students associated with CIE earned doctoral degrees.This year, COVID-19 led to a virtual gathering with everyone having to meet on Zoom and no chance for the usual graduation photos.

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Graduate student Dissertation Grants 2019-2020

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst offers dissertation grants in a campus-wide, competitive process for doctoral students.

 

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Pempho Chinkondenji Awarded AAUW International Fellowship

Pempho Chinkondenji, a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership, has been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. 

 

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50 years of Doctoral Dissertations at CIE

In September of 2019, CIE published the 7th edition of its Dissertation Abstracts, a compilation of the abstracts of all dissertations completed by students associated with CIE since its founding in 1969.

 

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