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Management, Education, Nursing, Engineering, Public Health Pace UMass Amherst Graduate Programs in National Rankings by U.S. News & World Report

Mar 17, 2015
March 10, 2015
 
Contact: Ed Blaguszewski [2] 413/545-0444
 
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management’s Part-Time MBA program is ranked 16th in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
 
The public health program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences is ranked 25th.
 
The College of Education ranks 50th and the College of Nursing’s master’s program is ranked 54th.
 

Yu named ISSR scholar

Mar 15, 2015

Seong Yeong Yu, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been named one of six 2015-2016 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) scholars. This year’s scholars represent four colleges and six departments on the UMass Amherst campus. ISSR Scholars participate in a year-long seminar that helps them develop a strong research grant proposal and they will have opportunities to consult with nationally-recognized experts about their proposals.

Faculty develop community college model for Pakistan

Jan 14, 2015

Aligning with the College of Education’s work to develop higher education leadership capacity in countries where higher education has been under-developed and has the opportunity to make significant impact, faculty members Benita Barnes and Joseph B. Berger, in a two-year sub-contract with the Institute for Training and Development (ITD), will conduct programming for community college administrators from Pakistan.

One Building, One College, One Learning Community

Dec 14, 2014

With university support and the leadership of Dean McCormick, plans are in the works to revitalize and renovate the College’s physical environment to reflect its reputation as one of the top graduate Colleges of Education in the country.

NSF Funds UMass Amherst College of Education Project to Boost Science Study for Incarcerated Youth

Oct 31, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $3 million to two members of the College of Education faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study and develop an innovative new model for teaching science to young people who are incarcerated.
 

Brandon’s “Power lifters” images on display at Augusta Savage Gallery

Oct 21, 2014

The work of filmmakers Liane Brandon, College of Education professor emeritus, and Holly Fisher is featured in an exhibition of film and photography entitled POWER/PLAY at the Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 3-21. There will be an Opening Reception on November 3 from 5-7pm with the artists in attendance.

Jeff Pluta, M.Ed. 2008, found his dream job in Nicaragua

Oct 19, 2014

Along with other friends from UMass Amherst, Pluta lives in the barrios of Nicaragua where they run a non-profit organization, Amped for Education, which gives underserved children the opportunity of a high school education. Read the full story.

2014 Scholarship Celebration

Oct 16, 2014

Our annual Scholarship Celebration was held in the Amherst Room of the Campus Center on October 1. Scholarship donors, scholarship recipients and their families and guests, faculty and staff attended this always pleasant event. Michael Richetti, recipient of the Anne Farmer Momot Scholarship, and Sangshin Park and Elise Horen, recipients of Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Scholarships, spoke to the attentive crowd, sharing their plans for their futures in education and expressing gratitude to the donors of their awards.

Here are some photos from the event.

Evans receives Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity

Sep 21, 2014
David R. Evans, professor, Department of Educational Policy Research and Administration, received a 2014 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity from Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy during Faculty Convocation. This Award was created to annually recognize faculty achievements and current campus initiatives that bring national and international renown to the University.
 

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