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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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INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Workshop

Do education polices and programs ameliorate or exacerbate conflict? Do NGOs and international education agencies sometimes cause more harm than good when executing their programs by disrupting local grievances? These were two of the dominant questions and themes that framed the discussion and training led by Center for International Education graduate Dr. Paul Frisoli and current CIE student Stephen Richardson. 

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AID Effectiveness and Capacity Building

Ash Hartwell together with CIE members Jacob Carter and Stephen Richardson led an interactive session based on their literature review of aid effectiveness USAID as part of a process to develop guidance and training on 'Government to Government' (G2G) aid in education. G2G, the key approach for aid under the Obama administration, is part of the US government’s initiative to become the world’s leading donor. Part of the team’s effort was to provide a toolkit for people in the field to use new aid modalities, and address the question, “What is effective aid with budgetary support?”

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The Key to Developing Successful Proposals

A recent Tuesday Dialogue featured a presentation and discussion by Edmund Morris who spoke by Skype from Doha, Qatar. His talk was supplemented by a PowerPoint Presentation and a printed document containing his responses to questions that had been submitted earlier by CIE members. The combination of media worked very well. 

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