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Alumni News

College Summit
Keith Frome Keith Frome, a TC Philosophy and Education alumnus (Ed.D., 1994), is quick to recognize how the material he studied and techniques he acquired while at TC are woven into the work he does today. The Head of the King Center Charter Middle School in Buffalo, New York; co-founder of one of the largest college access providers for low-income youth, College Summit; and a guy who can make the claim that the White House supported one of his lifelong pursuits, Keith is constantly on the move. To continue reading about Frome and his incredible journey to the "Summit", visit TC's A&H website www.tc.edu/a&h.

Alumna receives 2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Chelsey Kivland, has been awarded a 2011 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each 2011 Newcombe Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000. Kivland is now a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, “We Make the State”: The Performance of Political Action in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, examines the role expressive political action plays in constituting "the state" as an ethical ideal in Port-au-Prince.

Teachers College News

Cooperation Matters

TC, plus CU Law, Business and Social Work Schools, create an Interdisciplinary Research Center. To read the full story, click here.

TC is Proposing to Open New Public Elementary School

Associate Vice President Nancy Streim announces that Teachers College and the New York City Department of Education are preparing to open a new public elementary school for children living in Community School District 5. The proposed school is scheduled to begin with a class of kindergarten students in September 2011. To read the full story, click here.


Views on the News

Views on the News is a monthly online journal of analysis just launched by the External Affairs team at Teachers College. Enlisting the expertise of TC's faculty, alumni, students and leadership, Views on the News offers timely analysis and lively commentary on news events and current trends in education, health, nutrition, organizational leadership and other fields within the College's core areas of research, policy and practice. To subscribe, go to www.tc.edu/news/views.htm.

TCCS Career Corner

TCCS Link
TCCS Link is now available through My TC Portal. Access online job postings, alumni mentors and more.

Alumni Mentor Program
* Contact up to five mentors per month through email, that’s 60 per year. Includes 600+ mentors who have graduated from all TC majors.
* Meet with professionals in various career fields, develop career plans, and create professional networks in various industries.

Recruit TC!
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? Contact Teachers College Career Services (TCCS) to discuss recruiting efforts including posting job opportunities, speaking on campus and attending career related events to market your company, organization and/or school as well as available opportunities. Please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations at 212-678-3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu.

IvyLife-Columbia Networking Events
IvyLife-Columbia is a LinkedIn group, which is also part of the parent group, IvyLife. Both groups hold various networking events in NYC as well as around the world. For more information, visit the group on LinkedIn or http://www.ivylife-columbia.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

Career Events & Workshops

Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Brooklyn New School Info Session

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Laid Off...What Now? Career Panel

Job Search Strategies for Alumni: Finding Employment in a Slightly Improved Market Workshop Series

Wednesday, April 27 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Session One: Getting Ready

Wednesday, May 11 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Session Two: Finding the Jobs

Wednesday, May 15 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Session Three: Acing the Interview

Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12, 2011
International Recruitment Conference Career Fair (Fairfax, VA)

For additional information on these and other monthly Career Service workshops, events & registration, visit TCSS Events.

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TC Annual Fund

Being TC

As a member of the Teachers College community, you know that our faculty, students and alumni lead the way in shaping human learning, development and well-being across the world. Every aspect of the College, whether it be scholarships, academic programs or faculty initiatives, is underwritten by the TC Fund. Your support of the TC Fund makes a significant difference in the future of our students and the lives they will affect. Click here to make your gift online today and help us reach our goal of $2 million. Every gift counts.

Meet The Author

Book Cover
EAT: The Effortless Weight Loss Solution
by Dr. Ian K. Smith

Ian K. Smith, M.D.
, the 2011 President's Medal of Excellence recipient, is currently a medical contributor to ABC’s nationally syndicated, “The View”, a medical columnist for Men’s Health magazine, and the medical/diet expert on VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.” Dr. Smith is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Healthwise on American Urban Radio Networks. Dr. Smith was the keynote speaker at Academic Festival 2011 on April 16.

To read an excerpt and to hear more from this TC alumnus, click here.

Book Cover NYC Green Cart Cookbook
published by Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Laurie M. Tisch
, TC Trustee and founder of the Illumination Fund, recently unveiled a cookbook, which features healthy recipes using ingredients found on NYC Green Carts. Twenty-six recipes were donated by renowned chefs, New York City institutions, initiative partners and Green Cart vendors.

To read more about Green Carts and to download the cookbook, click here.

Book coverThe Five Percent
by Dr. Peter Coleman

Peter T. Coleman is associate professor of psychology and education at TC, director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, and on the faculty of the Earth Institute, Columbia University. In 2003, he received the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence.

To hear more from Coleman or to attend his book launch on May 5, click here.

The Next Step: TC

Admitted Student Receptions
Join the Office of Admissions along with alumni as we welcome newly admitted students to the TC family.

Friday, July 8, 2011
Boston Admitted Student Reception
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Boston venue TBD

Department News


Links and news from TC's Departments.



Arts & Humanities



Biobehavioral Sciences



Counseling & Clinical Psychology



Curriculum & Teaching



Education Policy & Social Analysis (Fall 2011)



Health & Behavior Studies



Human Development



International & Transcultural Studies



Mathematics, Science & Technology



Organization & Leadership



Continuing & Professional Studies

 

April Alumni Newsletter

Learn to Live Well: Bringing Education to the Table
Academic Festival 2011 was a huge success! If you attended you know the day was filled with insightful and inspiring sessions led by some of our most incredible TC faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and students. On April 16th, students, alumni, guests and TC community members took part in the various activities on campus. Additionally, the day was planned in conjunction with TC Admitted Student Weekend.

WalcottDennis Walcott, New York City's new public schools chancellor, spoke during the Kossoff Lecture on Education and Policy. He pledged civility in the debate around school reform, and he pledged to work with teachers and principals, the United Federation of Teachers, and parents, to engage in honest discussion and meaningful reform.

To read more about Walcott's first public address, visit www.tc.edu/news.

Distinguished Alumni with FuhrmanDuring our Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon, the Alumni Association recognized Samuel Peabody ’59, Violeta Petroska-Beshka ’83, Diane Ravitch ’75, Ruth Christ Sullivan ’53 and Samuel Totten ’82. Paul O’Neill ’01, received the Early Career Award.


Fuhrman and Smith
The day also featured a keynote address by Dr. Ian K. Smith ’93, national expert on health and nutrition and this year’s recipient of the President’s Medal of Excellence. Janna Spark ’79, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, was awarded the President’s Award of High Distinction.
To read more on each of these award winners, please take a look at the day's program here.

Click here for a preview of Academic Festival photos. More photos and video from the day's line-up will be available soon on www.tc.edu/festival.

TC in Asia: Working Together - Hong Kong
President Susan Fuhrman and Edith Shih, Host Committee Chair and TC Trustee, are proud to present TC in Asia: Working Together – a global conference on education in Hong Kong on May 28. The line up of speakers will include TC Faculty: Thomas James, Dean and Provost; Tom Corcoran, Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education; ZhaoHong Han, Associate Professor of Language and Education; Xiaodong D. Lin, TC Associate Professor of Technology and Education; Mun Tsang, Director, Center on Chinese Education and Thomas Rock, Executive Director of Enrollment Services.

The day will feature four panel discussions that will explore the partnerships that TC has shared in the region; cross-cultural studies; how educators can prepare students for an increasingly global workforce and wrap up with a session on how alumni can connect to strengthen the TC Network across the globe. You will enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow TC community members throughout the day and at the closing reception. The day will begin with an Admissions Information Session for prospective students. Learn how together we creatively can shape and advance educational models for learning around the world. For more information on this opportunity, visit www.tc.edu/alumnievents/hongkong..

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Upcoming Alumni Events

April 21, 2011 - The Great American University Author Jonathan R. Cole Book Lecture and Signing
America's research universities have made major contributions to education, health, commerce, and the general well-being of the nation and have maintained international preeminence since the 1930s. Cole brings passion and insight based on a 50-year association, from student to professor to provost, with Columbia University, one of the nation's leading research universities, to an examination of the history and future of these schools.
Hosted By: Columbia University Club
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Club of New York,
15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 in Prospect Lounge
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.columbiaclub.org/.

April 26, 2011 - Office of International Affairs Forum
Join the Office of International Affairs for a forum featuring "The Globalization of Schools of Education: Singapore`s Approach" with Sing Kong Lee, Director of the National Institute of Education, Singapore and Managing Director, NIE International and "Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Education Network Projects and Activities" with Brian Fu, Program and Management Analyst, U.S. Department of Education.
Hosted By: TC Office of International Affairs
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Milbank Chapel
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/?EventID=9551.

Man holding boxApril 27, 2011 - Laid Off...What Now? Career Panel
Come and hear personal stories from TC alums that have experienced a layoff. This informational panel will help you learn the proper steps one should take when laid off. Panelists will also discuss the importance of confidence and networking for getting back on your feet! You definitely don’t want to miss out on the invaluable information that will be presented at this panel.
Hosted By: TC Career Services
Time:
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, 179 Grace Dodge Hall
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.columbia.edu/careerservices/events.asp?eventID=9289 .

April 27, 2011 - Speed Networking Event
Dr. Anne-Renee Testa will help you hone your personal strengths, discover and develop new skills, and introduce a more self-confident and friendly you. With a smile and your new expertise, you're ready to speed network and make some new friends.
Hosted By: Columbia University Club
Time: 6:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Club of New York,
15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 in Prospect Lounge
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.columbiaclub.org/speednetworking.html.

April 28-29, 2011 - Creativity, Imagination & Innovation Symposium
The Department of Arts and Humanities is pleased to present its Symposium on Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation, which grows out of its efforts over the last several years to consider the place of these ideas in education. We take as our conceptual platform the notion of “ubiquitous creativity,” believing creativity to be a democratic imperative of exceptional importance to knowledge-oriented societies and to all disciplines. The Symposium is free and open to the public.
Time: April 28: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.; April 29: 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/creativityimagination/.

Stewart Group PictureApril 29, 2011 - 48th Annual Isabel Maitland Stewart Conference on Research in Nursing
Join the Nursing Education Alumni Association for their annual conference that will explore “Practice, Education and Leadership Transformation: Preparing for the Care Continuum." The TC Office of Alumni Relations is happy to partner with the NEAA to sponsor the annual Awards Luncheon. For more information about the conference and how you can earn continuing education credits by attending, please visit the NEAA website.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Milbank Chapel
Luncheon Location: Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tcneaa.org/stewartconference/registration.html .

May 2, 2011 - Montreal Alumni Reception
Join TC faculty from the Comparative and International Education Program: Professor Lesley Bartlett, Professor Monisha Indu Bajaj, Dr. Carine Ezzedine Allaf, Professor Regina Cortina and Professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi as well as alumni for this reception in conjunction with the Comparative & International Education Society Conference. The reception is held in conjunction with Comparative & International Education Society Conference. Our special guest will be Professor Emeritus Harold Noah.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Room Hochelaga 4
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8595.

May 3, 2011 - TC Chamber Music Concert
The Chamber Music group for Spring 2011 includes twelve young professionals who are exploring chamber literature of J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak, Debussy, Poulenc, Piazzolla and others.
Hosted By: TC Chamber Music Program
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Milbank Memorial Chapel
For more information on this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/a&h.

When World's CollideMay 5-6, 2011 - Blackman Book Talk, Reception & Lecture Series: “When Worlds Collide: Facing the Challenges of Special Education in the new Millennium
Thursday, May 5 - Leonard Blackman, Professor Emeritus of Education and Psychology will read from his recent memoir, The Psychle of My Life, detailing his personal story and career (4:00-5:30 p.m.). This will be followed by a special Alumni Reception (5:30-7:30 p.m.) to celebrate this event and bring together the large network of special education researchers, policy makers and practitioners who have called TC their “home.” Friday, May 6 - The 2011 Blackman Lecture Series features a full day of speakers and presenters who will speak to the day’s theme: “When Worlds Collide: Facing the Challenges of Special Education in the new Millennium.”
Hosted By: The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities, part of Health and Behavior Studies. Reception hosted by the Alumni Council in conjunction with the TC Office of Alumni Relations.
Time: May 5: Book Talk: 4:00 - 5:30 pm; Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; May 6: Blackman Lecture Series, all day
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/whenworldscollide2011. There is no charge for any of the events; however, registration is required.

May 11, 2011 - TC COLA: Idea Café
You are invited to attend the second annual TC COLA: Idea Café, which will take place at the Columbia University Club. Instead of walking in to see chairs and a podium, you will see flip charts around the Prospect Lounge, each containing an idea and an alumni facilitator standing close by. After networking and sharing wine and light fare, we will begin the Idea Café. Attendees will then be invited to walk up to a flip chart and start a conversation around that idea. Rather than play the role of the expert, our facilitators will pose open-ended questions so that everyone can engage around the topic. TC COLA’s values, brainstormed early on, are Inspiration, Education and Connection. This event is about putting a greater emphasis on connecting. For alumni and guests only.
Hosted By: TC COLA and the Office of Alumni Relations
Timed Agenda: Networking: 6:30 – 7:15 PM; Idea Café: 7:15 – 8:00 PM; More networking: 8:00 – 8:30 PM
Tickets in Advance: $15 Alumni $20 Guests; after May 1st: $20 Alumni $25 Guests; TC Faculty: Free. (Tickets include wine and light fare.)
Location: Columbia University Club of New York,
15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 in Prospect Lounge
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=9446

May 17, 2011 - Panel Discussion - "Keeping Excellent Teachers: Is there a Federal Role?"
In Washington, DC, we have heard a lot about how difficult it is to fire bad teachers. But what about retaining the good ones? Come hear this panel of experts discuss the following: 1) What the data shows with respect to retaining excellent teachers; 2) How to define what an excellent teacher is; and 3) What role, if any, should the Federal government play in keeping excellent teachers? Our panel of experts includes: David Cleary, Legislative Director and Education Advisor to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Member of the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee; David Johns, TC Alum and Senior Education Advisor to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate HELP Committee; Jennifer Cohen, Senior Policy Analyst with the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations and DC CAA
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Brent Elementary School, 301 North Carolina Avenue, SE; Washington, DC 20003 (three blocks away from the Capitol South Metro on the orange and blue Metro lines)
More information to follow!

May 28, 2011 - Adult Leadership Alumni Reception
Join TC Professor Victoria Marsick and fellow alumni from Adult Education and Greece for a networking reception in conjunction with the 9th Transformative Learning Conference.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Athens, Greece venue TBD
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8639.

hong kong skylineMay 28, 2011 - TC in Asia: Working Together - Hong Kong
President Susan Fuhrman and Edith Shih, Host Committee Chair and TC Trustee, are proud to present TC in Asia: Working Together – a global conference on education in Hong Kong on May 28. The day will feature four panel discussions that will explore the partnerships that TC has shared in the region; cross-cultural studies; how educators can prepare students for an increasingly global workforce and wrap up with a session on how alumni can connect to strengthen the TC Network across the globe. You will enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow TC community members throughout the day and at the closing reception. The day will begin with an Admissions Information Session for prospective students. Learn how together we creatively can shape and advance educational models for learning around the world. For more information on this opportunity, visit www.tc.edu/alumnievents/hongkong.
Hosted By: TC President's Office and Alumni Relations
Time:
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Island Shangri-La, Central Hong Kong,
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www3.tc.columbia.edu/events/index.asp?eventID=9299.

July 8, 2011 - Boston Admitted Student Reception
Join the Office of Admissions and fellow alumni in Boston in welcoming newly admitted students. Teachers College Admissions representatives present a panel featuring alumni to share more about the TC experience. Alumni are encouraged to attend to meet fellow area alumni and share their experiences with admitted students during the reception.
Hosted By: TC Office of Admissions
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Boston venue TBD

For additional information on Alumni Events and Programs, visit www.tc.edu/alumnievents or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

**Event times and locations are subject to change. Please check the website prior to the event for the most up-to-date information.

Continuing Studies

TESOL logoJune 10 - 12, 2011 - How Leaders Throughout Organizations Use “Smart Power”
This course introduces a new framework for understanding power, conflict, and leadership. It will allow students to explore ways to resolve conflicts up, down, and across power differences.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

GiftedJune 28 - July 8, 2011 - Gifted Student Workshops
The presence of gifted students is evident in almost every elementary and middle school classroom. Attend one or both workshops, and examine the educational needs of students identified as gifted.
Workshop I: June 28 - July 11
"Instructional Models in the Education of Gifted Students "
Workshop II: July 5 - July 81
"Differentiated Instruction of Gifted Students in the
Heterogeneous Classroom"

TESOL logoJuly 1-August 1, 2011 - TESOL Certificate Program
The intensive summer program leads to the completion of a Teachers College Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

MathJuly 11-August 19, 2011 - MathCamp for Educators
Join us during the fun, 5-day intensive program that integrates content with interactive best teaching practices and strategies to help educators - both new and experienced - fully explore mathematics in a variety of unique and hands on ways.

Elementary School Educators: July 11 - July 15
Middle School Educators: August 15 - August 19

MapSpring/Summer 2011 - Bilingual Extension Institute (BEI)
The Bilingual Extension Institute bridges the gap between research-based theoretical knowledge and everyday practice. This emphasis on training for practical application is reflected in everything from the use of practicing clinicians on the faculty to the project-based course content.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

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