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Sireci named Distinguished Professor

Stephen G. Sireci was among three appointed Distinguished Professor following approval by the Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting.
 
The title “Distinguished Professor” is conferred on select, highly accomplished faculty who have already achieved the rank of professor and who meet a demanding set of
qualifications.

New partnership works to offer associate degrees in business in Afghanistan

The college’s Center for International Education (CIE) hosted a meeting in Montague House to jumpstart a new partnership between the College of Education, the universities of Herat, Balkh and Nangahar in Afghanistan, and Greenfield and Holyoke Community Colleges that will work to develop associate degree programs in business marketing, business administration and business accounting to be offered in Afghanistan. The partnership is coordinated by Matt Glennon from the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management.

TWO College of Education Commencement EVENTS

Thursday, May 11

It’s our Graduation Celebration!
Campus Center Auditorium 5 p.m.

All College of Education graduating students are invited –
family and guests welcome. Faculty and staff attend, too! Wear party clothes!

PROGRAM

Center for Youth Engagement & partners awarded $2.7 million NSF STEM grant

UMass Amherst College of Education Awarded Grant to Develop STEM Skills Among Unemployed Youth Not in School
April 19, 2017
Daniel J. Ftizgibbons, UMass News & Media Relations

Barnes receives TIDE fellowship

The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) announced that Benita Barnes, associate professor and College of Education’s director of diverslty advancement, has been selected as one of the 12 TIDE (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Ambassadors of the 2017-18 cohort.

Nieto awarded honorary degrees

Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto will receive two honorary degrees this spring: one from Rhode Island College (RIC) and the other from Ottawa University, Canada. RIC President Frank D. Sanchez noted that Nieto was nominated in part because of her commitment to RIC through Dialogue on Diversity, her academic expertise and her research.

Campus community invited to honor retiring deputy chancellor and interim dean Robert Feldman

The campus community is invited to join Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to honor retiring Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman on April 7 from 3-5 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.

Feldman, who is also serving as interim dean of the College of Education, announced in February that he will retire in June after close to 40 years at UMass Amherst.

Cook, EdD 1979, named NCME career award recipient

Linda Cook, EdD 1979, was named a recipient of the National Council on Measurement in Education’s (NCME) 2017 award for career contributions to educational measurement.

Nordveit named Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Bjorn H. Nordtveit, associate professor in the department of educational policy, research and administration, is one of seven faculty members from across four colleges and schools who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP).

DRE Retires

David R. Evans, professor, education policy, research and administration, retired in December 2016 after having served the College of Education for 48 years. As the founding director of the College’s Center for International Education (CIE), he built the center into a leader in international education, developing collaborative relationships with agencies such as the World Bank, UNESCO, USAID, and the Peace Corps to bring innovative, highly effective education initiatives to many of the world’s under-developed and war-torn nations.

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