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CIE Degrees Earned in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

This year UMass returned to in-person graduation ceremonies.  The graduate commencement honored graduates from both the 2019-20 and 2021-22 years since there was no ceremony in spring of 2020.  As a result there were a much larger number of graduates – so many that the ceremony was held in the football stadium.  There were more than 1,000 Master’s graduates in attendance!

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Meet-up in South Carolina - May 2022

After nearly 25 years since their CIE days, David McCurry, Bonnie Mullinix, Rob and Toon Fuderich and Jane Benbow gathered on Mother's Day weekend (May 6-8, 2022) in Beaufort, South Carolina.

 

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Nangyalai Attal Receives Grant from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

In Spring 2022 Nangyalai Attal received a research grant from the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) on behalf of its Sponsored Project Echidna Giving. The grant is intended to allow previous Echidna Global Scholars to continue their research in their home countries.

 

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Meet-up in Amherst - December 2021

Cliff Meyers visited Amherst in December 2021 where he got together with Rob and Toon Fuderich for a meal.  After many years in SE Asia, Cliff and his family are looking to relocate to the US.

 

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Dwight W. Allen and CIE

Dwight W. Allen, the former Dean of the School of Education (1968-1975), passed away at the age of 90 on October 16, 2021. He was the original founder of the Center for International Education at UMass Amherst.

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Abrams, Bing and Urch CIE Support Fund

In 2021, Manjula Salomon (Ed.D. 1981) and her husband Stuart established an endowment fund called the Abrams, Bing and Urch CIE Support Fund to be used to support education-related travel or professional development activities of students affiliated with CIE.  The fund honors those who mentored Manjula while she was studying at CIE

 

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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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Pempho Chinkondenji Receives the 2021 Joyce A. Berkman Award

Pempho Chinkondenji has been awarded the Joyce A. Berkman Award for Outstanding Graduate Feminist Scholarship.

 

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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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Narratives from Lesvos and the Borderscapes of the EU – Jenn Flemming

The research uses in-depth narratives and stories of border crossers and those involved in the humanitarian response. The study also used photography and image elicitation methods as another way to interact with participants. In doing so, it allowed research participants to choose how their stories were represented, told, and analyzed.  

 

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