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Deborah Kenny

Deborah Kenny chosen for Oprah's "2010 O Power List"
Deborah Kenny, a mother of three and former teacher, sank her life savings into creating a revolutionary charter school. Harlem Village Academy opened in 2003 with two fifth-grade classes and has since grown into three schools with more than 700 children who are beating the odds. For her accomplishments she was featured within the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine and interviewed by Bill Cosby. Watch the full interview here.
(Photo credit: Christian Witkin
)

Carter Stewart

Carter Stewart Appointed United States Attorney
President Barack Obama nominated and Senate appointed Carter M. Stewart as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Stewart worked in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where he focused on the areas of criminal defense, commercial litigation, antitrust, and education law. For more information on this alumnus, click here.

Teachers College News


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.

The following articles are just a few featured in this edition.

Rank Disappointment
A global comparison of academic achievement.

Educating for Tomorrow's Job Market
Rethinking how to do business in today's economy.

Invest in the Youngest Students
Contemplating how best to use a $100 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

TC Faculty: American Education Can't Wait for "Superman"
Panel of TC faculty discuss the controversial documentary.

To read the articles above and the full first edition of Views on the News, click here.

To subscribe for the "viewsletter" go to www.tc.edu/news/views.html.

 

TCCS Career Corner

 

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

To access My TC Portal please follow the instructions here or email tcalumni@tc.edu for assistance.

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.


Career Events & Workshops
Friday, February 4, 2011
Human Resources/Organizational Development Career Fair

Friday, March 4, 2011
All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

Friday, March 4, 2011
Not for Profit/ Public Sector Career Fair

Saturday, March 5, 2011
9th Annual Metro NY Charter School Fair

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
PreK-12 Education Career Fair

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Media Networking Night

Friday, April 8, 2011
Master’s Level Social Work Fair

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

TC Info Sessions


The TC Office of Admission hosts Information Sessions for prospective students. If you are interested in attending as an alumnus/a to share your TC experience, or to refer a student, please contact the TC Office of Admission at tcinfo@tc.edu.

Spring line up to come. Check back for the full list at the beginning of 2011 at www.tc.edu/infosessions.

 

Reconnect


Keep your contact information up to date, so we can continue to share our news with you.

Stay connected with us through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more! Simply click on the icons below to get started.

Please take a moment to update your information or share Class Notes.

Need to access My TC Portal and forgot your UNI and/or password? Please follow the instructions here or email tcalumni@tc.edu for assistance.


TC Annual Fund


During this season of reflection, we encourage you to think not only of how Teachers College has shaped your life, but also how BEING TC has helped you improve the lives of others.

Please pass along the gift of a TC education by making a tax-deductible contribution to the TC fund by the end of the year, December 31.

Through your loyal support and lasting contributions to the world, you carry forward what we do and who we are. Relevant. Insightful. Determined.
Teachers College.


Meet The Author

Book Cover
Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing Around the World
by Dr. Ani Kalayjian
and Dominique Eugene

For more than a decade, Dr. Ani Kalayjian has been on a journey of healing through forgiveness and meaning. She has devoted her life to studying the impact of trauma, and helping others heal so that they can reach a state of wholeness.
To read more on this TC alumna, visit www.meaningfulworld.com.

GoodEnoughMothering.com
by Elaine Heffner


Elaine Heffner is a psychotherapist and parent educator in private practice in New York City, and a Senior Lecturer of Education in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. For twenty five years she was a Co-founder, Director and Program Supervisor of the Nursery School Treatment Center at Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Hospital. Currently, as part of her professional practice, Dr. Heffner is a consultant to the Diller-Quaile School of Music. Her practice also includes consultation with other nursery schools as well as with individual parents.

To read more on this TC alumna, visit GoodEnoughMothering.com.

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

Click here for the Higher and Postsecondary Education Fall Newsletter.


Continuing & Professional Studies

International Courses Now Available. Click here for more information.

 

December Alumni Newsletter

Welcome to the December edition of the TC Alumni Newsletter.

Are you intererested in serving your fellow TC alumni?
There's still time! TC alumni are represented officially by the Alumni Association's Council, a board of 35 members elected to serve three-year terms. If you are interested in becoming a council member or know someone who would be an asset to the council, please download a nomination form. Deadline to submit nominations is December 31, the selection process will take place during the first quarter of 2011, and appointments will be made in May.

Are you an international alumnus?
Be sure to keep your contact information up to date. If you are currently living abroad and would like to help connect alumni in your country back to TC, we are in need of your help as an International Alumni Network (IAN) Country Representative. For more information and to see the current active country reps, visit the IAN site.

What is in store for Higher Education?
TC Distinguished Alumnus and President of The Ohio State University, Dr. E. Gordon Gee spoke at TC on December 6. For those of you unable to attend, "The Will and the Courage: Transforming American Higher Education” video is available online! Watch the video now.

Want to stay connected to TC?
Keep up to date on what is happening around campus and with your fellow alumni by following us on Twitter or being a part of the conversations on Facebook or LinkedIn. Be sure to forward this newsletter to your fellow TC alumni.

Planning on visiting TC Campus over the break?
TC Offices will be closed for winter break from Friday, December 24 through Friday, December 31. Offices will open in the new year on Monday, January 3.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! See you in 2011.

Upcoming Alumni Events

January 5, 2011 - Los Angeles Alumni Event - President's Reception featuring Susan Fuhrman
Join Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni, prospective students and friends at a cocktail reception and discussion with TC President Susan Fuhrman. Education remains one of the most important issues today, across the nation and the globe. In the midst of this country’s “race to the top,” it is clear that there is a need for superior, well-rounded learning institutions and well-trained educators and administrators, as well as well-informed policymakers. The research and education ongoing at Teachers College, Columbia University and the work of our alumni will continue to make an impact, both nation- and world-wide, upholding the long-standing legacy created by the founding thinkers and doers. President Susan Fuhrman will discuss some of the key initiatives ongoing, as well as her views on current headlines and education news. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time:
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Speaking program begins at 7:30 p.m.)
*Updated*Location: SLS at Beverly Hills Hotel, 465 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8754.

January 6, 2011 - Continuing Studies Non-credit Courses
Forbidden City BuildingMing, Qing, Tokugawa, Choson (1450-1750) - Online Course
This course will focus on the Ming Voyages, Tokugawa Japan and the rise of an urban society, the Manchus and the Qing Dynasty, Choson Korea, and the East Asia in early modern times.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

January 12, 2011 – Washington DC Alumni Reception in conjunction with Federal Policy Institute program featuring Keynote Speaker Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary, Department of Education.
Join fellow DC Alumni, as well as current TC policy students, for this annual event in collaboration with the Federal Policy Institute. This event features Keynote Speaker Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary, Department of Education with TC President Susan Fuhrman and Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan. Click here for more information on the keynote speaker.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time:
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
*Updated*Location: The University Club of DC, 1135 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Business attire required. Parking limited.
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8581.

January 19, 2011 - Continuing Studies Non-credit Courses
GlobeWorld History and Geography - Online Course
This course is designed to enhance the intellectual tools necessary to teach world history and geography to your secondary students. Develop comparative perspectives as we examine diverse aspects occurring in many geographic regions today. More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

Arabic TextTeaching Middle East History
Throughout its history, the Middle East has often impacted world affairs in areas such as religion, economics and politics. Join us during this valuable course as we focus on Islam and political authority, the impact of outsiders, women, and minorities.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

February 1, 2011 - Naples, Florida Alumni Event, "Education in the Spotlight," featuring President Susan Fuhrman
Join fellow Florida alumni for a TC Alumni Reception in Naples. This event features Susan Fuhrman, Teachers College President, who will lead an interactive discussion on the most important issues in Education today, such as charter schools, core curriculum standards, and teacher certification and evaluation.
Hosted By: Anne McNulty
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Port Royal Club, 2900 Gordon Drive, Naples, FL 34102
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?EventID=9004.

February 3, 2011 - Miami Alumni Event, "Education in the Spotlight," featuring President Susan FuhrmanJoin fellow Florida alumni for a TC Alumni Reception in Miami. This event features Susan Fuhrman, Teachers College President, who will lead an interactive discussion on the most important issues in Education today, such as charter schools, core curriculum standards, and teacher certification and evaluation.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Miami, Florida Venue TBD
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?EventID=9011.

February 15, 2011 - ICCCR Alumni Event & Networking Reception featuring John Barkat, United Nations Ombudsman & Peter Coleman, ICCCR Director
Join alumni for this event featuring Peter Coleman and John Barkat where they will engage in a lively theory-practice dialogue on addressing our most difficult conflicts. Together, they will explore the five percent of disputes doomed to become intractable quagmires, offering cutting edge ideas and methods for solving them.
Hosted By:
TC Office of Alumni Relations and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
*Updated* Location: Columbia University Club of New York,
15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8756.

February 17, 2011 - Denver Alumni Reception
Join alumni from the Denver area, in addition to Education Leadership Alumni for this wonderful networking event featuring TC Faculty: Dr. Craig E. Richards, PhD, Education Leadership Program Coordinator & Director if the Summer Principals Academy; Nicole Limperopulos, TC Alumna and Assistant Director of SPA; and Brian Perkins, Director of the Urban Leadership Education EDD program.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the America Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Annual Conference 
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, (Headquarter Hotel) 650 15th Street
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8583.

February 17, 2011 - Continuing Studies Non-credit Courses
BookEast Asia and the West (1750-1919) - Online Course
Explore the new economic perspectives on China and the West, discuss the Meiji Restoration in Japan, the import of the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars, Vietnam up until the time of the Versailles Treaty of 1919, and other related topics.
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

February 24, 2011 - San Francisco Alumni Reception
Join us for an alumni event for San Francisco Bay Area alumni and School Psychology alumni, featuring TC Faculty member Dr. Philip Saigh, Program Coordinator for the School Psychology Program.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8582.


February 25, 2011 - National Association of Independent Schools Conference
Klingenstein Center Director Pearl Rock Kane will share findings of a survey of 60 school heads revealing characteristics they look for to identify leaders of the future in a workshop titled "Identifying Star Performers: Teachers Who Will Be Leaders of the Future." Kane also offers important insights for teachers wishing to advance their careers and for school heads who seek to nurture administrative talent. Join Klingenstein Center Director Pearl Rock Kane for an alumni reception on February 24.
Hosted By: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: National Harbor, MD
For more information on the conference visit
www.nais.org.

March 3, 2011 - Greenwich, CT Alumni Event-Nutrition Education in a Changing World: Making a Lasting Impact featuring TC Faculty Pam Koch hosted by TC Alumna Vijayshree Pande
Join TC alumni with passion for Nutrition at the Greenwich, CT home of alumna Vijayshree "Shonu" Pande for a cooking demonstration and presentation by TC faculty member Pam Koch.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Greenwich, CT
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/?EventID=8584.

March 15, 2011 - Philadelphia Alumni Reception in conjuction with Student Affairs in Higher Education conference.
Join TC alumni in conjunction with Student Affairs in Higher Education conference.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia, PA Venue TBD
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8585.

March 31, 2011 - Continuing Studies Non-credit Courses
MapRevolution, War, Reascendance - Online Course
Examine East Asia in the 20th Century including topics such as the May 4th Movement in China, nationalism and militarism in Japan, WWII, and the division of Korea and Vietnam and the wars therein
More details and registration information on the Continuing Studies site.

April 6, 2011 - International Week Student & Alumni Mixer
Join TC International Students & fellow alumni in celebrating International Week on campus and those cultures of the world represented in TC's student body. 
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8589.

April 10, 2011 - New Orleans TC Alumni & Faculty Reception in conjunction with the AERA Conference
Join fellow AERA and New Orleans area alumni for this reception with faculty, students and alumni. 
Hosted By:TC President Susan Fuhrman & the Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Venue TBD
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8589.

April 16, 2011 - Academic Festival - Learn & Live Well: Bringing Education to the Table
Academic Festival 2011, our annual homecoming is a true celebration of the rich intellectual traditions, past and present, which make TC the nation's leading school of education. Academic Festival features a star-studded lineup of faculty and alumni speakers from all disciplines during concurrent break-out sessions, as well as a plenary Keynote Address – all with an eye towards wellness. The Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients will also be honored during the Luncheon and there will be countless opportunities for alumni networking throughout the day. More information is coming soon. If you have questions about Academic Festival 2011, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please email tcalumni@tc.edu.

April 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 Teachers College 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
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tcneaa.org/stewartconference/registration.html .

May 2, 2011 - Montreal Alumni Reception in conjunction with Comparative & International Education Society Conference
Join TC faculty from the Comparative and International Education Program: Professor Bartlett, Professor Bajaj, Dr. Allaf, Professor Cortina and Professor Steiner-Khamsi as well as alumni for this reception in conjunction with the Comparative & International Education Society Conference.
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 28, 2011 - Adult Leadership Alumni Reception (9th Transformative Learning Conference)
Join TC Alumni 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.

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.

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