On-Campus

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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Trauma Informed Global Resilience (TIGR) seminar series

CIE in collaboration with the Educator Preparation Office of the College of Education is sponsoring a biweekly series of virtual seminars and workshops focusing on trauma exposure and recovery in crisis and conflict education settings. The main aim is to bear witness to children and families in a diversity of trauma exposure contexts and to inform education and intervention for healing and recovery. 

 

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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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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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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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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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