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Academic Festival 2015

Save the Date | April 11, 2015
   For Teachers College's Seventh Annual Signature Homecoming Event

Have you made your plans for Academic Festival 2015?
This year's festival will feature...

Special Speakers

Goldie hawnAcademic Festival 2015 will feature a special keynote address on the role of mindfulness in education, presented by Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, director, author and the founder of The Hawn Foundation, which equips children to lead smarter, healthier, happier lives. Goldie Hawn is the visionary behind behind MindUp™, a unique social and emotional development program that builds children's resilience and improves academic performance. MindUp™ is taught in seven countries across five continents and has served more than 400,000 children. Academic Festival will also include programming indicative of the groundbreaking work being accomplished in TC's ten academic departments, including lively and engaging talks, panel discussions featuring faculty members Bruce Vogeli, Clifford Brewster Upton Professor of Mathematical Education, Carol Ewing Garber and Karen Froud, among others, and presentations for learners of all ages.

Student Poster Session

posterAs with every year, this year's Academic Festival will bring together TC alumni, faculty, students - both current and newly admitted - and friends. In keeping with the theme, Ignite. Inspire. Innovate., we are excited to announce that this year we will showcase the innovation of current TC students in a student research poster presentation and networking event. This will be an exciting opportunity for current students to share their talent and expertise with the entire TC Community. We have already received a wide range of topic submissions, and students can continue to email their 100-200-word abstracts to Please note: the deadline for poster submissions has been EXTENDED to midnight on March 6. The student with the most innovative poster will receive a scholarship equal to 1-credit point (a $1,398 equivalent)! For more information, visit                                                                           


For those who are traveling to New York to attend, a limited number of rooms have been set aside at a special discounted rate at the Aloft Harlem hotel, located at 2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 123rd Street. Reserve rooms online at or by calling 1-877-462-5638 and using the group name "Teachers College Academic Festival." Be sure to book by March 27. A limited number of guest rooms may also be available on campus. Please contact Residential Services for more information.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 11, 2015 and be sure to stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information on the day's schedule, our 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, programming for kids and other exciting speakers. Registration will open in mid-March!

Academic Festival 2015 will....

Ignite our collective passion for learning,
Inspire us with new and emerging research, and explore the ways TC plans to
Innovate in 2015 and beyond.



The butterfly commonly symbolizes transformation, innovation and rebirth. With wings alight, we hope that Academic Festival 2015 will ignite our minds and help us blaze an important trail forward into a year of Strategic Innovation at Teachers College.

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