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OCTOBER 3 - 5, 2008

GSCOPE - Graduate Student Conference on Philosophy of Education

Gottesman Libraries, Third Floor

The keynote panel of this conference takes place on October 3 will address Globalization in Education and will feature Judith Green, Fordham University; David Hansen, TC; and Jan Masschelein, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The conference is free and open to the TC Community and colleagues from other campuses. For more information or to register in advance, contact gscope@gmail.com or visit http://journal.tc-library.org/index.php/gscope.

 

OCTOBER 3

Macy Gallery Exhibition Reception

5:00pm - 8:00pm • Macy Gallery

Macy Gallery’s latest exhibition will show “Chinese Flavor,” a collection of Zheng Qinyan’s paintings and calligraphy. The show is on view from September 29 to October 10.

 

OCTOBER 4

Trip to the Bronx Zoo

10:00am - 5:00pm

Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Office of Student Activities and Programs in 160 Thorndike. Please bring cash and your TC ID. $10 Each, 2 per ID. For more information, contact
studentactivities@tc.edu.

 

OCTOBER 7

Live Performance: Anthony Maceli Trio
5:00pm - 6:00pm • Everett Library Cafe

Come grab a coffee and enjoy the music of TC student Anthony Maceli, bass, Alex Mincek, saxophone/clarinet, and Roy Dunlap, piano.

OCTOBER 8

College Conversation Series with Ombudsman Erwin Flaxman

11:30am - 12:30pm, TBA 

College Ombudsman Erwin Flaxman will meet with TC students, faculty and staff members for an informal afternoon of food and dialogue. Free admission, but limited to the first 25 members to RSVP with the Office of the President for Diversity and Community Affairs in 128 Zankel or by e-mail to ws_div-comm@tc.columbia.edu.

 

Booktalk with Janet Youngblood

4:00pm - 6:00pm • Russell Hall Room 305

Janet W. Youngblood will read and discuss Learning Democratic Practices: Political Parties, Media, and American Political Development. The book “helps advance our understanding of transformative citizenship learning and assists in the broader project of further democratizing our democratic institutions.”

 

OCTOBER 9

Thinking About Money Workshop

12:00pm - 2:00pm • 277 Grace Dodge Hall

In this workshop you’ll get tips about planning your budget and financial resources, finding on-campus work, and looking for scholarships and aid. 

 

October 10

TC Happy Hour

4:30pm  - 6:00pm • TC Cafeteria

Start the semester off right by enjoying a glass of wine and some finger foods with the TC Community—faculty, staff, and students.

 

OCTOBER 11

Writing Workshop for Non-Native
English Speakers

9:30am - 12:00pm

For more information, contact
studentactivities@tc.edu.

On Campus Information Session

11:00am - 1:00pm • Cowin Center

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the various programs available at TC.

 

OCTOBER 14

Fall Film Series:
Education in America: 19th Century

12:00pm - 1:00pm • Second Floor, Russell Hall

Education in America is a series of archival films about the history and origins of schooling in our country. Part 2 discusses the development of free public school systems and describes the contributions of Daniel Webster, William McGuffey, Gideon Hawley and Horace Mann. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at govan@tc.edu or visit www.tc-library.org.

 

OCTOBER 15

TC Fall Community Breakfast

8:00am - 9:30am • TC Cafeteria

Meet other members of the TC Community and enjoy a delicious warm breakfast. Enter raffle to win TC prizes including a free lunch at Faculty House.

 

Lessons from When the Levees Broke

1:30pm - 4:00pm • 179 Grace Dodge Hall

Using portions of the documentary as a spring board for discussion, this facilitated dialogue is intended to foster dialog among TC Community employees—professional, faculty and union. Please plan to attend and to bring someone else from across the boundaries of a department, ethnic background or employee status.

 

Getting More than a Degree - How to Make the Most of Your U.S. Experience

1:30pm - 3:00pm • Grace Dodge Hall Room 279

Get advice from Marion Boultbee, Ed.D., Director of the OIS and an experienced international advisor on how to take advantage of opportunities that will assist you in your future professional life.

 

Mathematics Education Program Open House

7:00pm - 9:00pm • Russell Hall Room 305

For more information, contact Deanna Ghozati at dg2117@columbia.edu, x3041, or visit www.tc.columbia.edu/academic/mst/MathEd.

 

OCTOBER 16

Stressbusters

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Grace Dodge Dining Hall

For more information, contact
studentactivities@tc.edu.

 

Live Performance: David Chidsey & Dave Malito

5:00pm - 6:00pm • Everett Library Cafe

Come grab a coffee and enjoy the music of  TC student David Chidsey, guitar, and Dave Malito, saxophone.

 

OCTOBER 20

Kwame Appiah on Experiments in Ethics: University Seminar on Innovation in Education

7:00pm - 9:00pm • Russell Hall Room 305

Explore the findings and implications of new adventures in philosophy, where philosophers sometimes measure the neural activity of their subjects as they respond to ethical dilemmas.

 

OCTOBER 21

Fall Film Series: This Brave Nation: Parts 3 & 4

12:00pm - 1:00pm • Second Floor, Russell Hall

This documentary series raises questions and stimulates conversation about social justice and constructive social and political change. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at govan@tc.edu or visit www.tc-library.org.

In’s & Out’s of Teacher Certification

4:00pm - 5:00pm • Russell Hall Room 400

What do I need to do before I graduate? This workshop is open to all students seeking teacher certification.

 

Casual Conversations

12:30pm - 1:30pm

For more information, contact
studentactivities@tc.edu.

 

An Illustrated Talk by Ceramic Artist
Fée Halsted-Berning

11:30am - 1:30pm • Macy Gallery

Halsted-Berning is the dynamic founder/director of Ardmore, a world-renowned ceramics project in South Africa, employing 70 Zulu women and men whose products are in great demand worldwide. For more information, visit www.ardmoreceramics.co.za.

 

October 22

To the Altar We Go…Marriage, Partner Benefits and the State of the Law for Gay and Lesbian Couples

4:00  - 6:00pm; TBD

Suzanne Goldberg, JD, director of Columbia’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, will speak about current topics for gay and lesbian families affecting them professionally and personally. Reception follows Goldberg’s discussion.

 

October 29

Diversity Film Series

2:00 pm • 136 Thompson Hall

The Office for Diversity and Community Affairs will sponsor a Diversity Film Series, and we invite you to the screening of the second film in this series, TBA, Light refreshments will be served.

 

OCTOBER 30

College Conversation Series:
Dinner with Harvey Spector

5:00pm - 6:30pm • Location TBA

Vice President for Finance and Administration Harvey Spector will meet with TC students, faculty and staff members for an evening of food and dialogue. Admission to this event is free, but limited to the first 30 members to RSVP with the Office of the President for Diversity and Community Affairs in 128 Zankel or by e-mail to ws_div-comm@tc.columbia.edu.

 

New Service-Learning Grants

There are three new service-learning grants available for the 2008-2009 academic year. Current fellows and alumni are eligible to apply. For more information, contact pcfoutreach@tc.edu or visit the service-learning section of www.tc.edu/pcfellows.

 

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 1

South Asian Imaginaries:
A Symposium on Art, Film and Music 

9:00am - 5:00pm

Engage with a range of contemporary works of art, film and music from South Asia through presentations, discussion panels, a concert and an exhibition. For more information, contact Professor John Baldacchino at jb2445@columbia.edu.

 

November 1

Brooklyn Brewery Tour

1:00 pm

For more information, contact
studentactivities@tc.edu.

 

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689, keller@tc.edu, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY,  jaech@tc.edu.

 

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