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Berger appointed chair of global higher education initiative

Sep 20, 2015

Joseph B. Berger, professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, UMass Amherst College of Education, was appointed chair of the Global Higher Education & Research Global Challenge (GHEAR), an initiative of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global higher education and research network comprising 18 universities and spanning 11 countries on five continents. WUN works to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance.

In Memoriam: Louis "Lou" Fischer, faculty member and former acting Dean of the UMass College of Education

Aug 05, 2015

Louis Fischer, 91, died on July 29, 2015, after a short illness. He was born in 1924 near the Czech-Hungarian border to Hungarian Jewish parents. In 1939, Lou, his two older brothers, and his mother fled Hungary and moved to Lorain, Ohio, where he completed a K-12 American education in two years.

After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Papua, New Guinea and participated in the landing in the Philippines, where he was wounded and spent 11 months recovering.

College of Education hosts conference on inclusive education

Jul 02, 2015

The UMass Amherst College of Education’s Center for Youth Engagement sponsored the Third International Conference and Symposium on Inclusive Education on June 26-27 at the UMass Center in Springfield. The conference brought together researchers from Germany, Turkey, The Netherlands and the U.S. to address inclusion research and issues as they relate to education in public schools.

Wright receives Noyce Scholar Alumni Award

May 05, 2015

Keith Wright (M.Ed 2007), a chemistry teacher at Springfield Renaissance High School and a Master Teaching Fellow for the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce S2TLC project at UMass Amherst’s College of Education, has been selected as one of seven participants nationally in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Voices from the Field” video series.

Crosson receives Distinguished Achievement Award

May 05, 2015

Professor emerita Patricia Crosson, (MEd 1972, EdD 1974) who served as department chair in the College of Education, director of the Institute for Education Policy, deputy provost, and interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMass Amherst, is among three to receive the Distinguished Achievement Awards at the May 8, 2015 undergraduate commencement. She retired in 2001 and is now Senior Advisor for Academic Policy for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

Nieto Elected to National Academy of Education

Apr 03, 2015

Professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, an honorific society consisting of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

Irizarry Honored for Contributions to Educating Diverse Learners

Mar 29, 2015

Jason Irizarry, associate professor and director of urban education in the College of Education, has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the John Dewey Society in recognition of “his work as a contribution to the theory and practice of educating diverse learners in a democracy.”The award is the highest honor that the society bestows upon educators in its field.

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.


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