Fall 2019/Spring 2020

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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CIE @ CIES in Miami on Zoom

On March 5th, the CIES Board of Directors voted to cancel the on-site portion of the CIES 2020 Annual Conference in Miami due to the Corona virus pandemic. 

 

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Meetup in Greenville, South Carolina

Tom Neilson visiting with David McCurry & Bonnie Mullinix at their home in Greenville, South Carolina in March 2020.

 

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Midnight Traveler – A Film and a Dialogue

In March 2020, CIE sponsored a Movie Night in the College of Education featuring “Midnight Traveler,” a documentary film of the journey of an Afghan family fleeing from the Taliban and seeking asylum in Europe.  The film was followed by a panel discussion featuring three Afghan graduate students.

 

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Understanding and Addressing Trauma

CIE is working to include trauma-related skills and understanding into its portfolio of capabilities. Two recent presentations focused on the global issues of trans-generational trauma and on developing resiliency. Using a local-to-global lens, students reflected on how understanding trauma exposure and recovery in the USA could be the catalyst for exploring culturally sensitive, context specific healing approaches in other parts of the world.

 

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CIE 2020 Vision - Celebrating 52 years

To celebrate its first half century (and a bit), CIE is planning a Conference on the UMass Amherst Campus - now postpooned until Summer 2021..

 

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Meet-up in Bangladesh

In February 2020, Anita Anastacio met up with Mahboob Morshed while she was in Bangladesh working with the LEGO Foundation.

 

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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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Addressing Youth Trauma in a Rio de Janeiro Favela – Dr. Ian Barron

This research uses a randomized control design to evaluate the impact of embedding psychosocial activities in the physical exercise curriculum of a youth club in a Rio de Janeiro favela.

 

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