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Through September 30

Exhibition: Selected Works from the Ziegfeld Collection


9:00am–7:00pm

The Offit Gallery

The Ziegfeld Collection comprises about 350 paintings, drawings, prints and collages made by adolescents aged 10 to 18 from 32 countries across the world. The Collection was originated in the 1950’s by Dr. Edwin Ziegfeld (1905–1983), the creator of the arts and education program at Teachers College. The artworks were collected after the Second World War and first exhibited in 1957 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The artworks within the Ziegfeld Collection were chosen from thousands of submissions received from around the world during the 1950s, and they were ultimately selected for their "ability to capture the ideas, perception, and spirit of the adolescent experience."

Tuesday, August 31

News Display: Blogday

9:00am–11:00pm

Everett Café & The Gottesman Libraries

To mark BlogDay, the Gottesman Libraries will post stories from major newspapers about the growth and development of blogging within the history of social media. Also be sure to check out our own Pressible, "a network of sites that are optimized to display and share educational content." News posters are becoming a popular teaching aid; you may ask the library staff for any you’d like to keep, or—first come, first serve—just help yourself to the poster collection near the first floor services desk and enhance your classroom today!

Tuesday, August 31
New Student Orientation

8:00am-11:00am;
Cowin Center, First floor of Horace Mann; Check in to receive orientation materials 

9:00am-9:45am or 10:00am-10:45am

TC President Susan Fuhrman, Provost Thomas James and Student Senate President Michael Swart will welcome students with opening comments.



9:00am-9:45am or 10:00am-10:45am

Expectations of an Academic Community
Discuss College policies, particularly FERPA, student code of conduct, academic integrity and intellectual property. 



11:00am-5:00pm

6th ANNUAL TC BLOCK PARTY
120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam 
Enjoy food from around the world at TC’s 6th annual TC Block Party and meet vendors selling food, music, handbags, home accessories and more! 



12:30pm-2:00pm

At Academic Orientation, meet faculty and staff members within your department and program areas. 



2:30pm-4:30pm

Concurrent Sessions provides invaluable information concerning the student experience and College resources. Each session will run for approximately 45 minutes. Start times are 2:30PM, 3:30PM. You are free to attend as many sessions as you please.

Student Services Career Services and Office of Student Activities and Programs
Discover resources and programs provided by the Offices of Career Services and Student Activities & Programs that will assist you during and after your TC graduate student experience. 

Transfer Credit

Find out about the process and policies concerning transfer credits. Representatives from the Office of Admission will provide helpful information. 

Teacher Education & Support Programs

Get information and materials pertaining to teacher certification and teaching placements. Students completing their student teaching or in-service practicum should attend this event. 

Student Experience-Graduate Life at TC

Being a graduate student can present some unique challenges! Join in this conversation with current students as they share the secrets of their success. Discussion will be helpful whether you are a returning adult student or recently completed your undergraduate degree program. 

Diversity Discussions

Join in an interactive discussion with students from diverse backgrounds and learn how to network within TC. There are many resources and areas of support. Come share, connect and build new alliances that will aid your student success.

Juggling Multiple Priorities

Meet other TC students and learn how they juggle family, school, work and other responsibilities.

Tuesday, August 31

5:00pm-7:00pm

Meet other TC students for some relaxed, unstructured fun at the TC Happy Hour at The Village Pourhouse, 108 & Amsterdam Ave. Meet there or in the Zankel Lobby at 4:45pm to travel together.

Wednesday, September 1

First Day of Classes

Wednesday, September 1

Tickets On Sale

9:30am & 4:30pm

Office of Student Activities & Programs, 160 Thorndike 

Mets v. Braves, STOMP!, Wicked, and Woodbury Common trip. One ticket per student ID, student must be present with own ID, cash only. For more information about shows, please go to www.tc.columbia.edu/admin/studentActivities/.

Wednesday, September 1

Library Open House
12:00noon–7:00pm

1st Floor, Gottesman Libraries

The Gottesman Libraries welcomes new and returning students, faculty and staff to come and enjoy delicious food and lively entertainment, take a tour, chat with our staff, and experience Pressible, a new network of sites that are optimized to display and share educational content. Open House includes: informative library tours, every hour on the hour from noon until 7:00pm; personable on-the-spot research and information consultations; creative media installations and gallery exhibits; cool Latin jazz, featuring Quinto Nivel, from 6-7:30pm in Library Atrium, adjacent to the Cafe.

Wednesday, September 1

Wine & Cheese Reception featuring Student Organizations and the Student Senate

4:00pm-6:00pm

Grace Dodge Dining Hall

Make the most out of your graduate student experience. Meet members of current student organizations and the Student Senate. Student Organizations sponsor academic conferences, produce journal publications and provide networking opportunities with faculty, administration and students. Learn how to get involved on campus and make the most of your graduate experience.

Wednesday, September 1

Live Music: Quinto Nivel

6:00pm–7:30pm

Everett Library Café

John Bousquet, keyboard. George Cintron, timbales.Ron Figueroa, electric bass. Gisela Lluesma, vocalist. Tony Lopez, congas. Angelo Miranda, vibraphone. The Everett Cafe proudly sponsors 1-hour musical performances by musicians, solo through to quintets, from the Teachers College community. Whether eclectic blues, Latin jazz, traditional folk, or classical with a gypsy twist, there is variety and talent to be enjoyed as you sip your Starbucks; mingle with friends and colleagues; peruse bestsellers and news; or simply study.

September 2–9

News Display: First ATM Opens

9:00am–11:00pm

The Gottesman Libraries, Everett Café

The Gottesman Libraries will display headlines about the history and development of the ATM, now considered indispensable to most people. On September 2, 1969 the automated teller machine made its debut appearance by dispensing cash at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. The design is credited to Don Wetzel, an executive at Docutel, a company based in Dallas that developed automated baggage-handling equipment. By 1971, ATM’s began handling multiple transactions–among them account balances, check deposits, and money transfers–slowly revolutionizing the banking industry by eliminating a person’s the need to visit a bank for help by a human teller within normal working business hours.

Thursday, September 2

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

12:00noon–1:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Thursday, September 2
Dine at the Boat Basin Café

5:00pm-7:00pm

Groups leave from Whittier Lobby beginning at 5:00PM 
Dine at one of the NYC’s most scenic restaurants, The Boat Basin along the Hudson River, before the Comedy Show. Sponsored by the Office of Residential Services.

Friday, September 3

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

1:00pm–2:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Friday, September 3

Big Red Bus Tour

12:00noon-4:00pm

Meet on 120th Street outside of Zankel.

Learn the particulars of the local area with other new students on this fun and informative guided bus tour of NYC areas. Tours are scheduled at 12noon and 2PM. Early registration preferred online. Seats are limited. Arrive 15 minutes early to confirm your seating reservation. Cosponsored by the Office of Residential Services and Student Activities & Programs.

Friday, September 3

Compass Christian Koinonia

7:00pm–10:00pm

Gottesman Library 305

Come to hang out, munch on tasty food, and delve into the rich truths of the Bible. We welcome members of all the graduate and professional schools here at Columbia. CCK Grad is the graduate division of Compass Christian Koinonia, a New York, university-based campus Christian fellowship. CCK holds weekly Bible studies on Fridays at 7 pm.

Saturday, September 4

Academic Writing Workshop
10:00am-12:00noon

Cowin Center, Horace Mann

Participate in a collaborative workshop sponsored by The Graduate Writing Center of the Office of Student Activities and Programs. Workshop provides an overview of APA referencing and formatting, strategies for overcoming writer’s block, and other general writing tips.

Saturday, September 4

Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Meet in the lobby of Whittier, 1230 Amsterdam at 11:00am

Experience art and architecture at the Met! Free admissions with your TC student ID, but don’t forget to get your validation sticker. Validation stickers are available from the Office of Safety and Security and Student Activities and Programs. Co-sponsored by the Offices of Residential Services and Student Activities and Programs.

Sunday, September 5

Shopping Trip to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

9:00am-4:00pm 

Meet in front of Zankel at 8:30AM 

Join us for a shopping excursion to the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Center! For a full list of stores, visit www.premiumoutlets.com/woodburycommon. You can reserve your seat on our private, WiFi-capable bus for $10 in 160 Thorndike on 9/1/10. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Programs and Residential Services.

Monday, September 6

Labor Day Holiday-TC Closed

Monday, September 6

Shopping Trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond

Meet in the lobby of Whittier Hall at 9:00am 

Your last chance to join us on an excursion to the local Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up those last minute essentials! Don’t forget to bring money for transportation expenses (Roundtrip by train is $4.50). Co-sponsored by the Offices of Residential Services and Student Activities and Programs.

Monday, September 6

10:00 Shopping Trip to IKEA 

Meet in the lobby of New Residence Hall, 517 W. 121st at 10:00am 

Join us on an excursion to the Ikea store in Brooklyn! Don’t forget to bring money for transportation expenses (Roundtrip by train is $4.50). Co-sponsored by the Offices of Residential Services and Student Activities and Programs.

Tuesday, September 7

TC Writing Center Opens

Tuesday, September 7
Student Insurance 101

12:00noon-1:00pm or 4:00pm-5:00pm

150 Horace Mann

Tuesday, September 7

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

4:00pm–5:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Wednesday, September 8

EdLab Seminar: Wiggio

12:00noon–1:30pm

5th Floor, Gottesman Libraries

Dana Lampert is the founder and CEO of Wiggio, a next-generation online collaboration tool with a clear goal: to make it easy for students to work in groups. Wiggio is being utilized by groups ranging from in-class study groups and team project groups to extra curricular organizations, clubs, labs and class sections. Wiggio allows these private groups to communicate through group email, text messaging, voicemailing, video conferencing, conference calling, and online chat. Groups also have the ability to store and edit files, keep a shared calendar, poll group members and keep track of tasks and assignments. Wiggio launched in 2009 and is being used by students and faculty at over 500 colleges and 200 high schools. Open to all members of the university community. If you are coming from outside the EdLab, please RSVP by September 6th to edlab@tc.edu so we order enough lunch!

Wednesday, September 8

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

1:00pm–2:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Wednesday, September 8

Live Music: Wadsworth Strings (Classical Trio)

5:00pm–6:00pm

Everett Library Café

The Wadsworth Strings Ensemble features music for classical strings, from the symphonies of Mozart and Haydn, to well known arias from the operas of Puccini and Bizet, adding in a selection of continental Viennese waltzes and French cabaret. Musicians of The Claremont Strings Ensemble have performed collectively at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and throughout the Northeast, playing a diverse range of symphonic and chamber music, eclectic jazz, and gypsy swing. Wadsworth Strings, emanating from the Washington Heights area, is a division of Claremont Strings, founded by Vivian Penham, a graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University.

Thursday, September 9

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

6:00pm–7:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Friday, September 10

News Display: Lascaux Cave Paintings Are Discovered

9:00am–11:00pm

Everett Café

Friday, September 10

New International Student Orientation

9:00am

Cowin Center

Friday, September 10

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

3:00pm–4:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Saturday, September 11

Open House: Social-Organizational Psychology Program

12:00noon–1:00pm

Location TBD

The Program in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, will hold an open house on Saturday, September 11th, from 12:00noon–1:00pm. Prospective students will meet with faculty members, Dr. Sarah Brazaitis (M.A. Program Director and Lecturer) and Dr. Gina Buontempo (M.A. Program Advisor and Lecturer) who will be providing information about our M.A. Program and answering any questions students have regarding the program. Please RSVP for this event online. We look forward to meeting you!

Monday, September 13

TC Aquatic Center Opens

Monday, September 13

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

11:00am–12:00noon

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Monday, September 13

TR@TC Information Session

4:00pm–5:00pm

Russell Hall 400

Find out more about the Teaching Residents at Teachers College. RSVP recommended, but not required. Email us at ote@tc.edu.

Tuesday, September 14

Speed Review: Resume/CV/Cover Letter

12:00noon–2:00pm

Grace Dodge Cafeteria

Tuesday, September 14

Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries

2:00pm–3:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Tuesday, September 14

Center for African Education Fall Information Session and Reception

2:00pm–4:00pm

Grace Dodge Hall, Room 179

This Information Session will give students the opportunity to learn more about upcoming activities, programs and opportunities through the Center for African Education, as well as what TC faculty and students are doing in the field of African Education. A reception follows the 2:00pm–3:00pm information session.

Tuesday, September 14
Book Talk with Laura Scheiber & Juan Carlos Reyes: Unequal Fortunes: Snapshots from the South Bronx


4:00pm–5:30pm

Russell Hall 306

Laura Scheiber, Ph.D. candidate, and Juan Carlos Reyes, Executive Assistant to the President of Teachers College, will read from and discuss the compelling book, Unequal Fortunes: Snapshots from the South Bronx, (Teachers College Press, June 2010). The book, which was co-authored with President Emeritus Arthur Levine, is a highly personal account of two generations growing up on the same South Bronx Street, forty years apart. Unequal Fortunes is a strong call to educators, administrators, citizens, and parents about the impact of poverty on children and the critical role of education in our lives–a plea for schools to take action and pave the way for educational success rather than failure for all American children. The talk will not only touch upon the content of the book, but also provide a unique opportunity to talk candidly with one of the research participants about what it was like to work on such a project, and lessons to be learned for future ethnographers interested in studying urban education. This book talk is jointly sponsored by Teachers College Press, Office for Diversity and Community Affairs, and Gottesman Libraries. Signed copies of the book will be available at the talk. Please RSVP online.

Wednesday, September 15

EdLab Seminar: MOUSE Squad

12:00noon–1:30pm

5th Floor, Gottesman Libraries

MOUSE is an innovative youth development organization that empowers underserved students to provide technology support and leadership in their schools, while supporting their academic and career success. The MOUSE Squad program trains and supports students in managing leading-edge technical support help desks in their schools, improving the ability to use technology to enhance learning, while also providing a powerful, hands-on 21st century learning experience for students. MOUSE Squad extends learning beyond the help desk by providing events, projects, competitions, hands-on workshops and a collaborative online network of youth technology leaders. Open to all members of the university community. Please RSVP by September 6th to edlab@tc.edu so we order enough lunch!

Wednesday, September 15
Tour: Get to know Gottesman Libraries
5:00pm–6:00pm

Take a Library Tour of the Gottesman Libraries, built in 1924, renovated in the 1970s, and most recently in 2003. Learn about new resources and services as you see the many spaces that are here for your enjoyment and use, including: the café, assistive technology lab, group study rooms, reading rooms, Digital Depot, publishing bar, children’s literature and curriculum bays, art galleries, and larger state-of-the-art classrooms. All tours are open to members and affiliates of TC. Tours meet at the First Floor Services Desk. For more information, contact Jennifer Govan at (212) 678-3022 or govan@tc.edu.

Thursday, September 16

Book Talk with Hazel Markus & Paula Moya: Doing Race


4:00pm–5:30pm

Russell Hall 306

With the goal of illuminating our “trouble in talking about race,” Stanford University professors Hazel Markus and Paul Moya, of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, will conduct an engaging talk drawn from their newly published volume Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century (W.W. Norton). Their acclaimed, edited work begins with a conceptual overview of race and ethnicity as they fit into our everyday lives--“what [they] are, how they work, why achieving a just society requires us to take account of them.” Professors Markus and Moya will focus on eight common conversations about race and discuss why these popular conversations are flawed or incomplete; they will also reflect on the reasons for and methods in which society may develop productive conversations about race, perceived as an intricate set of human actions and interactions that tend to organize, influence, and govern our human thinking. This talk is jointly sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Community Affairs; Office of the Provost, and Gottesman Libraries. Please RSVP online for this event.

Friday, September 17

News Display: Battle of Antietam
9:00am–11:00pm

Everett Cafe, The Gottesman Libraries

September 16, 1872 marks the day when the armies of Generals Robert E. Lee and George McClellan met at Antietam Creek in Maryland, fighting the first battle on northern soil. Lasting two days, the Battle of Antietam is considered the bloodiest one in American history, with a total of over 22,000 casualties. McClellan did not gain victory over Lee’s army, but he stopped the Confederates from advancing further north, as Lee withdrew across the Potomac River and the Union declared a draw. The battle paved the way for Abraham Lincoln to declare preliminary justification for the Emancipation Proclamation and end the Civil War. Newspapers from the day document the amazing details and impact of the Battle of Antietam, a cornerstone in American military history.

Friday, September 17

Special Pre-Release at Teachers College!

Constitution Day Program - Film Screening and Faculty Panel: 

Waiting for Superman


1:00pm–3:30pm

Cowin Center 

For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth. Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” and exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have refused to leave their students behind. For trailer and film synopsis: www.waitingforsuperman.com

September 17: 12noon–1:30pm

September 20: 4:00pm–5:30pm

Workshop: Meet the Firms Prep

Location: TBD

Friday, September 17

Part-Time Job Fair

1:00pm-4:00pm

150 Horace Mann

Friday, September 17

International Student Welcome Reception

4:00pm

Russell Courtyard

Monday, September 20

Ins and Outs of Teacher Certification

4:00pm–5:00pm

Russell Hall 400

Learn all there is to know about the teacher certification process and reciprocity. Open to all students seeking teacher certification. Questions? Call 212.678.3502 or email ote@tc.edu.

Tuesday, September 21

Film Screening & Discussion: The End of Poverty


7:00pm–9:00pm

Russell Hall 305

Join us for a screening and discussion of The End of Poverty (Cinema Libre Studio), a stunning, provocative documentary, made by award-winning filmmaker Philippe Diaz and narrated by Martin Sheen, that questions our misuse and over-consumption of the Earth’s resources. The film features expert insights from Nobel Prize winners, acclaimed authors, university professors, government ministers, and the leaders of social movements on the history and impact of global poverty. The discussion will be led by Jason Mellen, who is pursuing a M.A. in International Education Development and working on the Sustainability Education Portal Project in coordination with the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College and under the guidance of Assistant Professor Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Assistant Professor from the Programs in International and Comparative Education and Fellow of the India China Institute at the New School.

Tuesday, September 21

Constitution Day Program: Historical Performance
Two Performances: 10:30am & 12:30pm

Cowin Center

With Christopher Lowell as Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, September 21

Federal Policy Institute

7:00pm–9:00pm

Gottesman Library 306

Wednesday, September 22

EdLab Seminar: Alice Wilder on Business Development and Innovation
12:00noon–1:30pm

5th Floor, Gottesman Libraries

Alice Wilder, creator of Blues Clues, Super Why, Think It Ink It Publishing, and Kidos will discuss business development and innovation. Alice will focus on how to follow your passion and find your element. Open to all members of the university community. If you are coming from outside the EdLab, please RSVP by August 9th to edlab@tc.edu so we order enough lunch!

Wednesday, September 22

Live Music: Aria (Guitar and Vocals)

5:00pm–6:00pm

Everett Library Café

Aria is Augustine Sasso, tenor, and Dan Licardo, guitar. They have been performing together in New York on and off for the past 15 years. They have known each other since they were ten years old and began playing music together in high school. They have played at the Postcrypt at Columbia University and the Piper’s Kilt in Inwood. Augustine has been in many opera productions in New York, including Carnegie Hall and SummerStage in Central Park. Dan has been playing guitar for 30 years and taught music to preschoolers at the YM & YWHA of Inwood.

Wednesday, September 22

Career Services Networking Event: Fall 2010 Meet the Firms

6:00pm–8:00pm

Gottesman Library Rooms 302-309

Thursday, September 23

News Display: Lewis and Clark Return

9:00am–11:00pm

Everett Cafe, The Gottesman Libraries

American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark conducted the first overland journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast and back, aiming to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase—land previously owned by the French. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned his private secretary, Lewis, and his army captain, Clark on this expedition to learn more about the Northwest. The news display will feature educational articles about the discoveries made on Lewis and Clark’s expedition.

Thursday, September 23
New Employee and Faculty Orientation Program: An Introduction to Teachers College

10:00am–12:30pm

Grace Dodge 449

For more information, contact Jolene Lane at (212) 678-8410.

Friday, September 24

Promoting Mutual Respect and Preventing Workplace Harrassment: Sexual Harrassment –MANDATORY for new faculty and staff

10:00am–12:00noon

Grace Dodge 449

For more information, contact Jolene Lane at (212) 678-8410

Friday, September 24

CCE Fall Career Fair

11:00am–4:00pm

Columbia University, Lerner Hall

To learn more about this event, please visit http://specialevents.cce.columbia.edu/fall-career-fair-2010.

Monday, September 27

News Display: Warren Commission Report

9:00am–11:00pm

Everett Cafe, The Gottesman Libraries

On September 27, 1964 the Warren Commission, comprised of a team of U.S. senators, citizens, and a Chief Justice, produced a report on circumstances surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy who was shot on November 22, 1963. The Commission was appointed by Kennedy’s successor Linden B. Johnson, whose administration made the results of their report public; it was reported that the bullets that had killed President Kennedy were fired by Lee Harvey Oswald from a rifle pointed out a sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. In addition the Commission reported that it had found no evidence that either Oswald or Jack Ruby, who was charged with Oswald’s murder, was in any way conspiratorial. The findings were questioned in ensuing years, as measures were taken to enhance the security of government officials--making assassination of a president or vice president a federal offense.

Monday, September 27

Book Talk with Jessica Hoffmann Davis: Ordinary Gifted Children: The Power and Promise of Individual Attention


5:00pm–7:00pm

Gottesman Library 305

Situated in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, the Hoffmann School for Individual Attention is the subject of an uplifting educational memoir, Ordinary Gifted Children (Teachers College Press, 2010), by Jessica Hoffmann Davis. Ann Hoffmann, her mother, a born teacher and talented, visionary educator who embraced students in which other teachers lacked faith and hope, directed the Hoffmann School for nearly four decades. Believing that all children are gifted, Ann Hoffman took them under her wing, helped them to learn, and instilled a love of learning. “‘What would you like to do?’ she’d ask the children, believing in her heart and mind that children knew exactly what they needed and that the adult’s job was to listen carefully enough to follow their lead.”

Monday, September 27

Workshop: Resume/Cover Letter

6:00pm–7:30pm

Location: TBD

Monday, September 27

On-Campus Information Session

7:00pm–9:00pm

Zankel Hall 109 (The Trustees’ Room)

Developed specifically for experienced working professionals from a diverse range of industries, sectors and geographic locations, the year-long, intensive Executive Masters Program in Change Leadership is designed to help individuals and organizations increase their capacity for initiating, managing and sustaining workplace change efforts in increasingly complex and global environments. Attend this information session to find out more about the program, its admissions requirements and whether it is right for you. Refreshments will be served beginning at 7:00pm and the information session will begin promptly at 7:30pm. For more information, please contact Frank Golom at odprograms@tc.edu. Please RSVP for this Event.

Tuesday, September 28

Workshop: Job Search/Networking

3:00pm–4:30pm

Location: TBD

Wednesday, September 29

Workshop: General Interviewing

12:00noon–1:30pm

Location: TBD

Wednesday, September 29

Book Talk with TC alumna Tatyana Kleyn: Teaching in 2 Languages: A Guide for K–12 Bilingual Educators


5:00pm–6:30pm

Russell Hall 306

On Wednesday, September 29, Tatyana Kleyn, alumna of Teachers College, will discuss her new book, co-authored by Sharon Adelman Reyes, Teaching in 2 Languages: A Guide for K–12 Bilingual Educators. Dr. Kleyn’s text is written for the bilingual teacher, addressing specific approaches, methodologies, and strategies for teaching in bilingual classrooms, within social context of bilingual education. Tatyana Kleyn is an assistant professor at The City College of New York in the Bilingual Education and TESOL program. In 2007 she received her Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in International Educational Development, with a specialization in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. In 2008 she received the second place Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association for Bilingual Education. She has published nationally and internationally on the cultural, linguistic, and educational needs of the Garífuna people in Honduras. Joining the book talk is María Torres-Guzmán, Professor of Bilingual Education in the International and Transcultural Studies Department at Teachers College. Extensively published in the field, Dr. Torres-Guzmán served as Sponsor on Tatyana’s dissertation committee.

Wednesday, September 29

Live Music: T Fleisher Trio (Jazz)

6:00pm–7:00pm

Everett Library Café

Guitarist T Fleisher is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mr. Fleisher released a well-received CD, “Mirage,” with multi-instrumentalist Paul Briggs and is the singer/song writer/guitarist for the progressive rock group cyber garden who are now completing their second CD. He has worked with a wide variety of artists, including Mark Whitecage, Perry Robinson, Rick Derringer, Jimmy Cliff and David Darling. Jim Corter has been playing bass professionally since high school. He studied string bass with a number of teachers including the principal bassists of the Toronto Symphony, the National Symphony, and the North Carolina Symphony, and jazz improvisation with Jerry Coker. He has played with bands and some noted jazz artists on both coasts. One of TC’s own, Dr. Miranda is an adjunct assistant professor in the music department where he teaches percussion. As a latin-jazz “vibes” player, Angelo has a strong affinity for the music of Cal Tjader but he is also a diverse drumset player where for example, he is regarded as one of the most versatile and tasteful drummers on the American-Hungarian music scene. Angelo is the Video Services Coordinator at TC and gives workshops on sound and video production for the CIS department.

Thursday, September 30

A Socratic Conversation: What Determines Achievement? 

4:00pm–5:00pm

2nd Floor, Gottesman Libraries

Thursday, September 30

Workshop: Salary Negotiation

6:00pm–7:30pm

Location: TBD

Thursday, September 30

Open House: Social-Organizational Psychology Program M.A.
6:00pm–7:30pm

Location TBD

At TC’s Program in Social-Organizational Psychology open house , prospective students will meet with faculty members, Dr. Sarah Brazaitis (M.A. Program Director and Lecturer) and Dr. Gina Buontempo (M.A. Program Advisor and Lecturer) who will be providing information about our M.A. Program and answering any questions students have regarding the program. Please RSVP below for this event. We look forward to meeting you!

Graduate Writing Center Workshops

See offerings at www.tc.edu/centers/writingcenter/ or stop by 46 Horace Mann

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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