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Information on events, conferences, workshops, book talks, exhibitions and other goings-on at Teachers College, Columbia University


Wednesday, October 13
Workshop: Cultural & Racial Microaggressions
10:00am-12:00noon
449 Grace Dodge
OPEN TO ALL. In conjunction with the New Employee/Faculty Orientation Series, a workshop will be hosted by TC alumnus Dr. Kevin Nadal, Professor of Psychology and Education at John Jay College and is open to all TC faculty and staff. Participation in one Micro-aggressions training session is REQUIRED for all employees.

Wednesday, October 13
Workshop: Academic Language and Culture
11:00am-1:00pm
140 Horace Mann
International students who are new to U.S. higher education often find that they could benefit from support to help them adjust to U.S. academic culture and expectations. The Office of International Student Services sponsors Academic Language and Culture, a series of free workshops: U.S. Classroom Culture; Academic Writing: Expectations and Guidelines; and Oral Presentation Skills: Giving Presentations for the Classroom. These workshops are free. For more information about enrolling in Academic Language and Culture, contact the OISS at tcintl@tc.edu or (212) 678-3939.

Workshop: Researching/Being the Other of Research
Part 1: Wednesday, October 13
Part 2: Friday, October 15
3:30pm-5:00pm
Join us for this two-day workshop, led by Professor Daniel Friedrich and five international visiting scholars. We will share knowledge, research and life experiences exploring what it means to do research about and/or in a culture different than one’s own. If you are interested, please contact Friedrich at friedrich@tc.edu for an enrollment form. This activity is free.

Wednesday, October 13
Special Event: The Exchange
Social Organizational Psychology Change Leadership Series
5:45pm-9:00pm
Cowin Conference Center
The Exchange is a semi-annual event for members, alumni, and friends of the Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology to participate in a vibrant, intellectual, and professional gathering. Exchange events are open to current students, faculty, and staff of Teachers College, S/O Psychology alumni, HR and OD Professionals, and to all those interested in learning more or becoming part of a community dedicated to improving individual and organizational capacity-building through the balanced exchange between research and practice, tradition and innovation.

Thursday, October 14
(Mandatory) Privacy Compliance Training: Federal Information
10:00am-12:00noon
449 Grace Dodge
OPEN TO ALL. In conjunction with the New Employee/Faculty Orientation Series, a workshop will be hosted by TC’s Registrar, Diana Maul. The presentation sponsors the Information Privacy Compliance trainings, addressing the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and is open to all TC faculty and staff. Participation in one FERPA training session is MANDATORY for all employees.

Saturday, October 16
Conference: Philosophy in Schools
10:00am-6:00pm
Cowin Conference Center
To promote philosophical education in American primary and secondary schools, the Columbia University Philosophy Outreach Program invites teachers, graduate students in philosophy, philosophy faculty members, and school administrators to attend a conference with a Keynote Address by Robert Paul Wolff, Professor Emeritus (formerly Philosophy and Afro-American Studies), University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For more information, contact Outreach organizers Michael Seifried (mms2135@columbia.edu) or Timothy Ignaffo (tfi2101@columbia.edu), or visit www.philosophyoutreach.org.

Saturday, October 16
Workshop: HTML Overview
2:00pm-5:00pm
234 Horace Mann
This one-day, 3-hour informational Saturday workshop is for students, staff and faculty to learn the basics of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). Learn about tags, links, lists and tables. Design and post your own home page on the World Wide Web using your free CUNIX account. No prerequisites necessary. For more information on Academic Computing workshops, please contact (212) 678-3302 or acs@tc.edu.

Monday, October 18
Workshop: Basic Website Design with Google Sites
11:00am-1:00pm
234 Horace Mann
This one-day, 2-hour informational workshop is for students, staff and faculty to learn how to create a simple website using Google Sites. Create your home page, work with fonts and color, add links, insert images and create tables. No prerequisites necessary. For more information on Academic Computing workshops, please contact (212) 678-3302, acs@tc.edu or visit http://devtc4.tc.columbia.edu/workshop/user/index.php.

Workshop: Basic Excel 2
Part 1: October 18
Part 2: October 19
Part 3: October 22
1:00pm-3:00pm
234 Horace Mann
This three-day, 2-hour informational workshop is for students, staff and faculty to learn the basics of Excel. The workshop will include use of names, formulas and functions, filters and graphics. Prerequisite: Excel Basics or instructor’s permission. The fee cost is $45. For more information on Academic Computing workshops, please contact (212) 678-3302, acs@tc.edu or visit http://devtc4.tc.columbia.edu/workshop/user/index.php.

Tuesday, October 19
Lawrence A. Cremin Seminar: Regina Cortina presents “Teachers College and the Rise of Mexican Public Education”
4:00pm-6:00pm
Milbank Chapel, 125 Zankel Hall
Professor Regina Cortina’s presentation will focus on two prominent Mexican students at Teachers College and their leadership in the rise of Mexico’s public education system during the 1920s and 1930s. Reception to follow in Everett Lounge.

Tuesday, October 19
Panel: What to do with a Ph.D.
5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: TBA
This workshop session is sponsored by Teacher College’s Office of Career Services (TCCS). For more information, visit TC CareerNET at www.tc.edu/careerservices.

Workshop: Photoshop with Photography
Part 1: October 19
Part 2: October 21
11:00am-1:00pm
234 Horace Mann
This two-day, 2-hour informational workshop is for students, staff and faculty to learn the features of Photoshop geared towards professional photography, including the Camera Raw plug-in and photo filters. Attendees will discuss the benefits of using Raw photographs and learn about using layers, styles, adjustments and filters to their advantage. It is recommended that attendees bring photographs with them that they intend to manipulate. Prerequisites: Basic Knowledge of Photoshop. The fee cost is $30. For more information on Academic Computing workshops, please contact (212) 678-3302 or acs@tc.edu.

Wednesday, October 20
Workshop: Academic Language and Culture
11:00am-1:00pm
140 Horace Mann
The Office of International Student Services sponsors Academic Language and Culture, a series of free workshops that focus on: U.S. Classroom Culture; Academic Writing: Expectations and Guidelines; and Oral Presentation Skills: Giving Presentations for the Classroom. These workshops are free are designed to encourage in-class participation with minimal outside assignments or requirements. For more information about enrolling in Academic Language and Culture, contact the OISS at tcintl@tc.edu or (212) 678-3939.

Wednesday, October 20
Ticket Sale for Mamma Mia
9:30am & 4:30pm
160 Thorndike Hall
Purchase tickets, $50, to see the 2:00pm show on November 7. All ticket sales are cash only and non-refundable. One ticket per TC student with their TC ID. For more information, please call the Office of Student Activities and Programs at (212) 678-3690, visit us in 160 Thorndike, or check www.tc.edu/studentactivities.

Wednesday, October 20
Presentation of the Elaine Brantley Memorial Award for Community & Civility at the President’s State of the College Address
3:30pm-5:00pm
Cowin Conference Center
This year’s honor is awarded to individuals who demonstrate Elaine Brantley’s commitment to Teachers College. Recipients will be announced the week of September 13. The award will be presented at the President’s State of the College Address.

Wednesday, October 20
Workshop: Basic Website Design with Google Sites
11:00am-1:00pm
234 Horace Mann
This one-day, 2-hour informational workshop is for students, staff and faculty to learn how to create a simple website using Google Sites. Create your home page, work with fonts and color, add links, insert images and create tables. No prerequisites necessary. This workshop is free. For more information on Academic Computing workshops, please contact (212) 678-3302 or acs@tc.edu.

Wednesday, October 20
Performance: Ghostlight: Nachtigall
7:30pm-9:00pm
Milbank Chapel, 125 Zankel Hall
Attend a choral exploration of the significance of the nightingale in poetry and nature. Featuring a cappella masterworks of the Romantic period and the 20th century by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Ravel, Bernstein, and more, with a special performance of Eric Whitacre’s ‘Five Hebrew Love Songs’ accompanied by Noah Palmer (piano) and Natasha Lipkina (violin). For more information contact evelyntroester@gmx.net or visit www.ghostlightchorus.com.

Thursday, October 21
The Sachs Lectures: “On Exposure to Discrimination” by Dr. Samuel Lucas
2:00pm-4:00pm
Milbank Chapel, 125 Zankel Hall
University of California-Berkeley’s Dr. Samuel Lucas, TC’s 2010–2011 Julius and Rosa Sachs Lecturer, will present an analysis of the asymmetry of exposure to discrimination and offer a way into transformative dialogue about discrimination. This is the first in a series of three lectures to be offered by Dr. Lucas during the 2010-2011 academic year. For more information contact mhayden@tc.edu.

Thursday, October 21-Saturday, October 23
School Leaders Institute Fall 2010 Workshop
8:00am-5:00pm
Location: TBA
The Institute offers promising practices to help educators and school leaders-principals, assistant principals, teacher-leaders, professional developers, coaches, coordinators, superintendents, district level leaders-support adult development and manage the adaptive challenges that schools face.

Friday, October 22
Workshop: Differentiating Instruction for Gifted and (for All) Students
9:00am-5:00pm
Milbank Chapel, Zankel 125
Differentiation in the heterogeneous classroom is becoming policy in more and more school districts. Carol Ann Tomlinson of the University of Virginia, a leader in the field, will conduct this workshop. For information, contact the Program of Curriculum and Teaching.

Friday, October 22
Exhibition Reception: Dialectal Dialectic
5:00pm-8:00pm
Macy Gallery, 444 Macy Hall
An exhibition of alternative practices of contemporary art within Chinese speaking regions, showcasing the artwork of three artists Chia Ling Lee (Taiwan), Hong Wan Tham (Singapore) and Jun Gao (China). Exhibition Dates: October 11-29, M-F, 10:00am-6:00pm. For more information, call (212) 678-3360.

Saturday, October 23
Workshop: Writing Literature Reviews
9:30am
Location: TBA
Whether you’re writing a thesis or a midterm/final paper, this workshop will be tailored to your needs. Topics we will cover include: identifying arguments, claims, evidence and theoretical frameworks, organizing topics and subtopics, finding and using sources, structuring your review, and writing it up. All workshops are free for students, faculty and staff. Please send an email to RSVP at writingcenter@tc.edu or visit the office Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm-7:00pm at 46 Horace Mann.

Monday, October 25
Workshop: Resume/Cover Letter
3:00pm-4:30pm
Location TBA
This workshop session is sponsored by Teacher College’s Office of Career Services (TCCS). For more
information, visit TC CareerNET at www.tc.edu/careerservices.

Tuesday, October 26
Workshop: Job Search/Networking
12:00noon-1:30pm
Location TBA
This workshop session is sponsored by Teacher College’s Office of Career Services (TCCS). For more information, visit TC CareerNET at www.tc.edu/careerservices.

Tuesday, October 26
Open House: Mathematics and Education
7:00pm-9:00pm
138 Horace Mann
This is an opportunity for prospective students to meet, greet, and connect with the department and TC Office of Admission representatives.

Workshop: Word and Google Docs— Beyond the Basics
Part 1: October 26
Part 2: October 28
1:00pm-3:00pm
234 Horace Mann
This two-day, 2-hour informational workshop is for students, staff and faculty to learn to create and edit Mail Merge documents and labels, create and apply styles for consistent document formatting, and create and edit forms using templates and auto-text entries. Practice reviewing your document with the Track Changes tool and using collaborative features in Google docs. Prerequisite: Word & Google Docs Basics or instructor’s permission. The fee cost is $30. For more information on Academic Computing workshops, please contact (212) 678-3302 or acs@tc.edu.

Wednesday, October 27
Panel: Alternatives to Teaching
5:00pm-6:30pm
Location: TBA
This workshop session is sponsored by Teacher College’s Office of Career Services (TCCS). For more information, visit TC CareerNET at www.tc.edu/careerservices.

Wednesday, October 27
Workshop: General Interviewing
6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: TBA
This workshop session is sponsored by Teacher College’s Office of Career Services (TCCS). For more information, visit TC CareerNET at www.tc.edu/careerservices.

Thursday, October 28
Workshop: Salary Negotiation
3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: TBA
This workshop session is sponsored by Teacher College’s Office of Career Services (TCCS). For more information, visit TC CareerNET at www.tc.edu/careerservices.

Friday, October 29
TC African Diaspora Cine Club Free Friday screenings
6:00pm
263 Macy Hall
This will be a sneak preview of a film to be presented in the 18th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival. Film to be announced. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, October 31
Trick O’ Treat!
5:00pm-6:00pm
Sponsored by TC’s Office of Residential Services (ORS). For more information, contact Debaki at dc2438@columbia.edu.

Sunday, October 31
TC Kids Halloween Party!
6:00pm-7:30pm
Bancroft Community Room
Sponsored by TC’s Office of Residential Services (ORS). For more information, contact Ligmie at lpp2104@columbia.edu.

Monday, November 1
Benefits Fair 2010
9:00am-2:30pm
Join the Office of Human Resources for TC’s annual Benefits Fair to talk to your benefit providers and get health screenings done. Also available: cholesterol screening, massages, stress evaluations, weight management/fitness, podiatry, dental/oral hygiene, and flu shots (pre-registration required). Also available is an Online Process Help Session (for Open Benefit Enrollment). The Office of Human Resources is offering sessions to assist you with the online process to enroll for benefits. You are not required to stay for the entire session. To attend, please RSVP and attend one of the five sessions available 11/1, 11/5, 11/10, 11/18, and 11/23 or contact your HR Generalist. If you would like information about the different benefit plans and costs, please contact your HR Generalist.

Tuesday, November 2
Election Day & NYC Chancellor’s Conference Day

Wednesday, November 3
Casual Conversations
12:00noon-1:00pm, Grace Dodge Hall Private Dining Room
For more information, please call the Office of Student Activities and Programs at (212) 678-3690, visit us in 160 Thorndike, or check www.tc.edu/studentactivities.

Thursday, November 4
Philosophy and Education Colloquium with Matthew Sanger
Matthew Sanger, Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Idaho State University, will discuss Preparing Candidates for the Moral Work of Teaching. The Colloquium is intended for all students in the program of Philosophy and Education, but those who are interested in attending should consult Professor David Hansen at hansen@tc.edu.

Tuesday, November 9
Workshop: Including Individuals with Disabilities in TC Activities and Event Planning
12:00noon
Location: TBA
All TC Community Members are invited to learn how to make your TC-related materials accessible to all students. To RSVP, get more information, or request reasonable accommodations, contact jaech@tc.edu, (212) 678-3853, or (212) 678-3854 video phone.


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