On-Campus

Development Assistance for Education

Steve Anzalone (Ed.D. 1981) returned to CIE for a Tuesday Dialogue on Development Assistance for Education: TSteve Anzalonerends and Inertia. Steve is currently vice-president of the International Development Division of the Education Development Center (EDC) in Washington DC. He shared his more than 30 years of experience in the field of education development and spoke candidly about the world of donor-assisted interventions to education in developing countries. Steve presented his perspective on current trends in the field of international education development singling out three for discussion.

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Networking 101 with Salma Khan

Salma Khan, a current doctoral student gave some useful tips on networking at conferences and workshops.

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Ubuntu – How the West can learn from Africa

Professor Mzamo Mangaliso from the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management offered a stimulating and fascinating presentation on the African concept of Ubuntu at a CIE community meeting.

 
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New UMass Provost at CIE Tuesday Dialogue

Provost Katherine Newman spoke to the CIE community and engaged CIE members in a discussion about issues arising from their interests and their research.  Provost Newman brings many years of academic experience as well as both a Provost Katherine Newmanstrong interest in international education and considerable experience overseas.

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Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Returns to CIE

In November, UMass Amherst hosted the third annual Salute to Service Awards at the Boston Harbor Hotel and recognized three outstanding individuals for their contributions to civic engagement and public service. CIE's Cynthia Shepard Perry (Ed.D. 1972) was one of the three who were honored.

 

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International Students Confront US Conceptions of Race and Racial Identity

Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi, a new UMass faculty member in the Higher Education program in our department, spokChrystal Georg Mwangie to a recent Tuesday Dialogue about her research with African and Caribbean students studying in the U.S.

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CIE's 47th Annual Fall Retreat - Angels Rest

CIE held its annual retreat at Angels Rest once again. The theme of this year’s retreat was Mindfulness as it applied to the academic program, work, and family contexts.  Exercises and discussion focused on the meaning of mindfulness and the ways its meaning could vary in different cultural settings.

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Degrees earned during the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Graduation time is here once again. During 2013-2014 academic year five CIE members successfully completed their Doctorates and six completed their Master's degrees. Titles of Doctoral Dissertations and  titles of Master's degree capstone projects or theses are shown here along with pictures from graduation.

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DRE Named the 2014 Honorary Fellow of CIES!

David R. Evans was named the 2014 Honorary Fellow of the Comparative & International Education Society at the awards session during annual CIES conference in Toronto in March.  This award honors the lifetime achievement and contribution to the field of Comparative and International Education of the Fellow.

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Fall 2013 CIE Retreat

As we do every fall, students and faculty of CIE went on a two-day retreat. This year’s retreat was held at Angel’s Rest in a beautiful rural setting in the foothills of the Berkshires. The retreat combined fun with serious discussions. This year’s retreat focused on CIE’s espoused goal of producing “Scholar Practitioners” in its programs.  During  the retreat, a variety of exercises were used to help the 30 participants articulate their thoughts on the meaning of  Scholar-Practitioner and to then suggest ways in which classes, activities and colleagues could help CIE better work to develop Scholar-Practitioners.

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