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The Center for International Education hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year. 

 

You can learn more about all that goes on both 'On Campus' and 'Off Campus' by clicking on the links in the navigation panel on the right below.

 

The CIE community has weekly meetings called 'Tuesday Dialogues' which provide a good opportunity for students to catch up with their classmates, get center updates and also listen to some good talks by speakers from both inside and outside the center. Click on the tag on the right panel to find out more about these dialogues.

 

Students and Faculty members participate in conferences and workshops throughout the year. Find out more by clicking on 'Conferences and Workshops'.

 

Learn more about who 'Graduated' each year, our annual 'Fall Retreats' for students and faculty, 'Meet Ups' of center members around the world and much more by clicking on the tags that interest you!

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Meet-up in Bishkek

Tigran from Armenia and Askar from Kyrgyzstan met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in July 2017.

 

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Degrees Earned in 2016-2017 Academic Year

Graduation in May of each year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students associated with CIE who completed their degrees during the academic year. This year three Doctoral students, eight Master’s students and one Education Specialist student received their degrees. These twelve students represent six different countries.

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Global Higher Education and Research Planning Workshop at UMass Amherst

In early May, the Global Challenge in Higher Education and Research (GHEAR) convened a planning workshop at UMass under the leadership of Joseph B. Berger, the chair of the WUN Global Challenge. 

 

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Graduate Students Awarded Summer Fellowships

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst, supports greater diversity and inclusion in non-STEM fields by offering summer fellowships for graduate students working toward their doctoral dissertation.

 

The Graduate School also offers competitive Predissertation Grants.to give early career graduate students the opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of planned dissertation research, generate pilot data, or establish the necessary networks to carry out planned dissertation research.

 

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Gallery Walk – Current Graduate Student Research

Each year the College of Education sponsors a Gallery Walk where graduate students present their current research activities through posters. Visitors walk through the hall where the posters are hung, pausing in front of those that spark their interest to ask questions and talk with the students who are there to explain their research. Among the presenters were two students in international education whose posters reported on research based on fieldwork in other countries

 

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Michael Acosta Selected as Fulbright-Clinton Fellow in Kosovo

Michael Acosta received a Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship in Spring 2017 to work with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kosovo for the coming year. His work will focus the challenges faced in integrating minority groups such as ethnic Serbs, Roma, Kosovar-Egyptians, and Ashkali into the public school system.

 

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SIT students visit CIE to learn about international projects

Karla Sarr brought students from her class on the Design and Delivery of International Education to visit CIE. Thirteen students in the Master’s program at the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont, were at UMass for the day.  After visiting the International Programs Office, they came to Montague House to discuss two CIE field projects and talk about managing funded projects.

 

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CIE Gathering in Atlanta 2017

As is the custom, CIE once again hosted a reception for CIE members, associates and friends during the annual CIES conference. A large group gathered at a well-known Mexican restaurant a few blocks from the conference hotel to share Mexican-style snacks along with assorted beverages.

 

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CIE @ CIES 2017 in Atlanta

CIE brought a strong contingent of more than 45 faculty members, graduates and current students to the national CIES conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March. In addition, there were faculty and students from the higher education program at the UMass College of Education. In total, there were well over 50 attendees related to UMass, demonstrating the strong involvement in international education at the College of Education.

 

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Accelerated Education Principles - Preliminary findings of field case studies

CIE welcomed Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland and the research team investigating the implementation of the new Accelerated Education principles developed by the inter-agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), at a Tuesday Dialogue in February 2017. The presentation was facilitated by CIE faculty member Ash Hartwell of the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN).

 

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