Professional Development

CIEstudents participate in a wide array of professional development activities during their degree programs. Some of these are on campus at Tuesday Dialogues or at other locations at UMass. Others involve attending national conferences, regional conferences, workshops and conferences in the region.

Nangyalai Attal Selected for the Echidna Global Scholars Program

Nangyalai Attal has been awarded a visiting fellowship with the Echidna Global Scholars Program of the Brookings Institute

 

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CIE @ CIES – Virtual Again in 2021

For the second year in a row, the CIES annual conference was held virtually via Zoom.  With the lessons learned from 2020, the conference organizers were able to provide a very smooth and effective platform for participants from anywhere in the world.

 

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Trauma Informed Global Resilience (TIGR) seminar series

Beginning in the spring of 2021, CIE in collaboration with the Educator Preparation Office of the College of Education began a series of virtual seminars focusing on trauma exposure and recovery in crisis and conflict education settings. The seminars seek to bear witness to children and families in diverse contexts of trauma exposure and to inform education and intervention for healing and recovery. 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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