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September 2014 Alumni Newsletter

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TC where the future comes first
September 2014| TC Home | TC Alumni Home | Past Newsletters

A Message from President Fuhrman

The halls of TC are never quiet during the summer. They bustle with students attending summer session classes, children enjoying fun and educational camps, and thousands of educators taking part in summer institutes. So as we embark on a new academic year, I want to give you a glimpse of some of the fascinating and exciting activities that recently have engaged the people of TC here on campus and around the world. Read More from The President's Corner >>

Alumni Spotlight


In 1940 Gita Weinrauch Kaufman (M.A. '58) escaped from Austria with her immediate family the day they were to be deported to Dachau Concentration Camp. Kaufman shares more about her journey in Shadows from My Past, a film she wrote and directed and recently screened in New York City.


Noted Endeavors, co-founded by Emily Ondracek-Peterson (Ed.D. '13) (right) and Eugenia Zukerman, is a video blog in partnership with MusicalAmerica.com. The blog celebrates individuals and ensembles who have successfully created their own opportunities. The interviews reveal how entrepreneurial musicians were able to take an idea and actualize it.

Featured Video

Interested in a program that makes Financial Literacy fun and interesting for teachers and students?

Check out this video to find out more about the TC/Cowin Financial Literacy Program (Loot, Inc).


TC News

Fox 5 Does Heartwarming Piece on Participant in TC's Cerebral Palsy Camp
TC's Cerebral Palsy Camp is featured in this Fox 5 TV profile of 13 year-old Dylan Olsen, who made great strides at the camp this year because of a strong commitment to improving and a positive attitude, says Andy Gordon, director of the camp (and a professor of movement sciences in theDepartment of Biobehavioral Sciences). Read More >>

Supporting Teachers to Teach about the U.S. and the Wider World
A new Global Competence Certificate (GCC), program, designed and offered by Teachers College in conjunction with World Savvy and the Asia Society, is providing in-service teachers with the tools to help their students understand the United States in the context of the wider world. The first cohort of GCC participants -- 23 in-service teachers from public, private and independent schools in nine states and the District of Columbia -- are set to begin the program September 15.Read More >>

TC a National Leader in Awarding Doctorates to Black Students
Teachers College ranks sixth among U.S. universities in granting the most doctoral degrees to black students, according to the 2014 Almanac of Higher Education released last week by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Teachers College is also the top-ranked private, not-for-profit higher educational institution in the category of black doctoral degree recipients, preceded only by historically Black institutions, a for-profit, online university, and comprehensive public universities. Read More >>

Career Services

Expert guidance, concrete direction, and the opportunity to connect with interested employers -'" that's what you can expect at the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. It's a one-day event specifically designed to meet the needs of experienced professionals returning from a career break and the employers interested in recruiting them. The 2014 Annual iRelaunch Return to Work Conference will be held at Columbia University's Lerner Hall in the Roone Arledge Auditorium on October 1, 2014.!

Support TC

Scholar Spotlight
TC's first Peter Greeman Scholar, Edmund Adjapong (M.A. '14), is using hip-hop to engage teens in science. Tim Greeman, a former New York City teacher, created the Peter Greeman Scholarships in memory of his father. The scholarships support qualified students who commit to teach in low-income, high-need schools for at least two years. Read More >>

TC Fund
The TC Fund extends a warm welcome to the largest incoming class in TC's history to campus! Our more than 1,930 new masters and doctoral students attending orientation this week hail from throughout the 50 states and over 59 countries around the globe. TC continues to attract these bright students because of our diverseacademic departmentsand an outstandingfacultythat is dedicated to preparing them to lead the future. Your annual fund support helps helps ensure that bright future for all. Celebrate the new academic year with us bymaking a gift to the TC Fundtoday!

Alumni Bookshelf

Montgomery Granger (M.A. '87) authored Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: Memoir of a Citizen Warrior.

Robert Emmett Mason IV (Ed.D. '86) authored Puncturing Space: A Developing Pedagogical Tool.

Update Your Info

#TCStudentsFirst
Events
September 9: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Alumni Reception
September 10: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alumni Dinner
September 15: Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) Deadline
September 18: Meet the Firms Networking Event
September 21: Tokyo, Japan: MyShare Event
September 26: Seoul, Korea: A Night of New York Jazz in Autumn
September 30: Boston, MA: TC Connections
October 1: Atlanta, GA: TC Connections
October 1: iRelaunch Work Conference (in conjunction with TCCS)
October 6: Maxine Green Memorial
October 7: TCCS Alumni Networking Breakfast (Save the Date)
October 7-8: Making Conflict Work
October 8: State of the College & Elaine Brantley Memorial Award Ceremony
October 14: Tisch Lecture
October 21: Coral Gables, FL: TC Connections
October 22: San Francisco, CA: Issues Surrounding the Common Core
October 22-23: Strategic Agility in Practice
October 24: Chicago, IL: TC Connections
October 25: TC Tokyo Final Graduation
October 25: Kuo Ping Wen Symposium
October 28: George Bond Memorial (Save the Date)
October 29: Los Angeles, CA: TC Connections
October 30: Washington, DC: TC Connections
October 30: Chicago, IL: Faculty on the Road Series featuring Ernest Morrell
November 3: Paris, France: Alumni Event with Susan Fuhrman
November 3: Philadelphia, PA: TC Connections
November 7: San Francisco, CA: TC Connections
November 13: San Diego, CA: TC Connections
January 14, 2015: Washington, DC: Alumni Reception in conjunction with FPI
April 11, 2015: Save the Date! Academic Festival 2015

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Events: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features.By entering the event premises you consent to videotaping, photography, interview(s) and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for public relations, news articles, telecasts, education, advertising, research, inclusion on web sites, fundraising, or any other purpose by Teachers College (TC) and and/or its affiliates. Full photo consent information here. If you would like to unsubscribe to these emails, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu. Change of address? Update your information here.
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Published Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

September 2014 Alumni Newsletter

Teachers College Columbia University
TC where the future comes first
September 2014| TC Home | TC Alumni Home | Past Newsletters

A Message from President Fuhrman

The halls of TC are never quiet during the summer. They bustle with students attending summer session classes, children enjoying fun and educational camps, and thousands of educators taking part in summer institutes. So as we embark on a new academic year, I want to give you a glimpse of some of the fascinating and exciting activities that recently have engaged the people of TC here on campus and around the world. Read More from The President's Corner >>

Alumni Spotlight


In 1940 Gita Weinrauch Kaufman (M.A. '58) escaped from Austria with her immediate family the day they were to be deported to Dachau Concentration Camp. Kaufman shares more about her journey in Shadows from My Past, a film she wrote and directed and recently screened in New York City.


Noted Endeavors, co-founded by Emily Ondracek-Peterson (Ed.D. '13) (right) and Eugenia Zukerman, is a video blog in partnership with MusicalAmerica.com. The blog celebrates individuals and ensembles who have successfully created their own opportunities. The interviews reveal how entrepreneurial musicians were able to take an idea and actualize it.

Featured Video

Interested in a program that makes Financial Literacy fun and interesting for teachers and students?

Check out this video to find out more about the TC/Cowin Financial Literacy Program (Loot, Inc).


TC News

Fox 5 Does Heartwarming Piece on Participant in TC's Cerebral Palsy Camp
TC's Cerebral Palsy Camp is featured in this Fox 5 TV profile of 13 year-old Dylan Olsen, who made great strides at the camp this year because of a strong commitment to improving and a positive attitude, says Andy Gordon, director of the camp (and a professor of movement sciences in theDepartment of Biobehavioral Sciences). Read More >>

Supporting Teachers to Teach about the U.S. and the Wider World
A new Global Competence Certificate (GCC), program, designed and offered by Teachers College in conjunction with World Savvy and the Asia Society, is providing in-service teachers with the tools to help their students understand the United States in the context of the wider world. The first cohort of GCC participants -- 23 in-service teachers from public, private and independent schools in nine states and the District of Columbia -- are set to begin the program September 15.Read More >>

TC a National Leader in Awarding Doctorates to Black Students
Teachers College ranks sixth among U.S. universities in granting the most doctoral degrees to black students, according to the 2014 Almanac of Higher Education released last week by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Teachers College is also the top-ranked private, not-for-profit higher educational institution in the category of black doctoral degree recipients, preceded only by historically Black institutions, a for-profit, online university, and comprehensive public universities. Read More >>

Career Services

Expert guidance, concrete direction, and the opportunity to connect with interested employers -'" that's what you can expect at the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. It's a one-day event specifically designed to meet the needs of experienced professionals returning from a career break and the employers interested in recruiting them. The 2014 Annual iRelaunch Return to Work Conference will be held at Columbia University's Lerner Hall in the Roone Arledge Auditorium on October 1, 2014.!

Support TC

Scholar Spotlight
TC's first Peter Greeman Scholar, Edmund Adjapong (M.A. '14), is using hip-hop to engage teens in science. Tim Greeman, a former New York City teacher, created the Peter Greeman Scholarships in memory of his father. The scholarships support qualified students who commit to teach in low-income, high-need schools for at least two years. Read More >>

TC Fund
The TC Fund extends a warm welcome to the largest incoming class in TC's history to campus! Our more than 1,930 new masters and doctoral students attending orientation this week hail from throughout the 50 states and over 59 countries around the globe. TC continues to attract these bright students because of our diverseacademic departmentsand an outstandingfacultythat is dedicated to preparing them to lead the future. Your annual fund support helps helps ensure that bright future for all. Celebrate the new academic year with us bymaking a gift to the TC Fundtoday!

Alumni Bookshelf

Montgomery Granger (M.A. '87) authored Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: Memoir of a Citizen Warrior.

Robert Emmett Mason IV (Ed.D. '86) authored Puncturing Space: A Developing Pedagogical Tool.

Update Your Info

#TCStudentsFirst
Events
September 9: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Alumni Reception
September 10: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alumni Dinner
September 15: Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) Deadline
September 18: Meet the Firms Networking Event
September 21: Tokyo, Japan: MyShare Event
September 26: Seoul, Korea: A Night of New York Jazz in Autumn
September 30: Boston, MA: TC Connections
October 1: Atlanta, GA: TC Connections
October 1: iRelaunch Work Conference (in conjunction with TCCS)
October 6: Maxine Green Memorial
October 7: TCCS Alumni Networking Breakfast (Save the Date)
October 7-8: Making Conflict Work
October 8: State of the College & Elaine Brantley Memorial Award Ceremony
October 14: Tisch Lecture
October 21: Coral Gables, FL: TC Connections
October 22: San Francisco, CA: Issues Surrounding the Common Core
October 22-23: Strategic Agility in Practice
October 24: Chicago, IL: TC Connections
October 25: TC Tokyo Final Graduation
October 25: Kuo Ping Wen Symposium
October 28: George Bond Memorial (Save the Date)
October 29: Los Angeles, CA: TC Connections
October 30: Washington, DC: TC Connections
October 30: Chicago, IL: Faculty on the Road Series featuring Ernest Morrell
November 3: Paris, France: Alumni Event with Susan Fuhrman
November 3: Philadelphia, PA: TC Connections
November 7: San Francisco, CA: TC Connections
November 13: San Diego, CA: TC Connections
January 14, 2015: Washington, DC: Alumni Reception in conjunction with FPI
April 11, 2015: Save the Date! Academic Festival 2015

Give to TC

Stay Connected
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
YouTube YouTube YouTube
Departments
Arts & Humanities
Biobehavioral Sciences
Counseling & Clinical Psychology
Curriculum & Teaching

Education Policy & Social Analysis

Health & Behavior Studies
Human Development
International & Transcultural Studies
Mathematics, Science, & Technology
Organization & Leadership
Klingenstein Center
Continuing Professional Studies
Gottesman Library

Events: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features.By entering the event premises you consent to videotaping, photography, interview(s) and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for public relations, news articles, telecasts, education, advertising, research, inclusion on web sites, fundraising, or any other purpose by Teachers College (TC) and and/or its affiliates. Full photo consent information here. If you would like to unsubscribe to these emails, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu. Change of address? Update your information here.
525 West 120th Street | New York, NY 10027
212-678-3215
Copyright 2014 Teachers College
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