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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
3:00pm-4:00pm
It’s as Easy as Pi(e): Library Workshop for Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 5:30 PM
The TC Allies Reading Group
The TC Allies Reading Group is designed to bring together staff, faculty, and students around common texts focused on privilege and/or whiteness. The initiative seeks to utilize a book club format as a springboard for discussion and critique of privilege, and as a means of bring together faculty, staff and students. For more information about events listed please contact our office, Zankel 128, x3391, or contact Jolene A. Lane (lane@tc.columbia.edu).

Friday, February 4, 2011
12:00noon-1:00pm
It’s as Easy as Pi(e): Library Workshop for Organization and Leadership

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, 179 Grace Dodge
TCSOL Open House and Chinese New Year Celebration
Celebrating the Chinese New Year and provide the TCSOL community, friends, and prospective students with networking opportunities. For more information about events listed please contact our office, Zankel 128, x3391, or contact Jolene A. Lane (lane@tc.columbia.edu).

Monday, February 7, 2011
2:00pm-3:00pm
It’s as Easy as Pi(e): Library Workshop for Curriculum and Teaching

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Milbank Chapel
A Book Talk and Signing by Dr. Claude Steele, Provost of Columbia University and Professor of Psychology
Claude Steele is the twenty-first Provost of Columbia University, as well as a Professor of Psychology. He offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these "stereotype threats" and reshaping American identities. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences; the National Academy of Education; the American Philosophical Society; and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Steele previously served as Director of Stanford University's Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. This book talk is co-sponsored by the TC Office of the Provost, the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program, Gottesman Libraries, and the Black Student Network. A reception and book signing will follow Dr. Steele's talk.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
4:00pm-5:00pm
It’s as Easy as Pi(e): Library Workshop for International and Transcultural

Thursday, February 10, 2011
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
177-179 Grace Dodge
New Employee and Faculty Orientation Series- Spring 2011
Part I: An Introduction to Teachers College

4:00pm-5:00pm

Socratic Conversation: Giving Voice to Your Values
Second Floor Salon, Gottesman Libraries
This highly-participatory conversation with fellow students is moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. It is part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries.

Friday, February 11, 2011
5:30pm- 7:30pm
179 Grace Dodge
Latino/a & Latin American Faculty, Staff and Student Unity Dinner
Cosponsored by the Latino/a Faculty Working Group, Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), and Coalition of Latina Scholars (CLS).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
3:00pm-4:00pm
It’s as Easy as Pi(e): Library Workshop for Math, Science, and Technology
Bi- and Multilingualism in Young Children: Supporting Families, Cultivating Linguistic Diversity

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Location TBA
How can families encourage their children’s language and social development while also supporting their children to acquire a home language(s) alongside English? The Rita Gold Early Childhood Center (RGC) serves the Teachers College and Columbia University communities through its on-site early care and education program for young children and their affiliated families. In addition to outreach and research purposes, the center also provides professional preparation for Teachers College graduate students. The RGC is committed to supporting its families by cultivating children’s language development and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity. 

6:00 PM -8:00 PM
“Discovering Your Leadership Strengths” Summit, First Session
The “Discovering Your Leadership Strengths” Summit is a series of workshops aimed at helping TC students learn how to lead effectively across their varying roles and contexts. It will focus on building leadership capacity in a multifaceted manner by utilizing several methods: lecture and discussion with leadership experts, leadership assessment tools, reflective practice, group coaching, and networking opportunities.   The sessions are intended to highlight specific leadership qualities, attitudes and behaviors that can be immediately applied to one’s professional and personal life.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
3:00pm-4:00pm
It’s as Easy as Pi(e): Library Workshop for Human Development

Friday, February 18, 2011
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 229 Thompson
New Employee and Faculty Orientation Series- Spring 2011
Part II: Promoting Mutual Respect and Preventing Workplace Harassment mandatory
An interactive session created to promote awareness of laws and institutional procedures about sexual harassment, anti-discrimination, and other forms of bias and harassment.
 
Monday, February 21, 2011
4:00pm-5:00pm
It’s as Easy as Pi(e): Library Workshop for Health and Behavior Studies

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
4:00 – 5:30 PM, 306 Russell
A Conversation with the Ombudsman – Open House for Students
College Ombudsman Erwin Flaxman will meet with TC students, and other members of the community, for an informal dialogue and to answer questions.  

Information Session: New Visions

4:00pm-5:00pm

138 Horace Mann
Come hear about opportunities in education!
New Visions, a partnership support organization (PSO) with the NYC Department of Education, works with over seventy New York City public schools to provide additional school-wide support and instructional coaching. New Visions teachers are able to engage students in a highly personalized, rigorous, and authentic learning experience, preparing them for high school graduation and future academic success. To register visit: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/careerServices/.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
3 PM, Room 306, Gottesman Library
Panel Presentation:  Increasing Access to Higher Education: Barriers and Strategies
Achieving Wider Access to Higher Education Project, Howard Samuels Center, CUNY Graduate Center

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, 263 Macy African Diaspora Cine-Club Movie Screening 

Friday, February 25
9:00am-5:00pm

Winter Roundtable: "Privileging Indigenous Voices: Hearing the Wisdom of Generations"


February 26
9:00am-7:00pm 
The 28th Annual Winter Roundtable will bring together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education. It is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education. Continuing the Roundtable's legacy to recognizing the multiple and complex effects of culture and social location in psychological and educational matters, the conference will feature: the presentation of the 8th Annual Social Justice Action Award; the presentation of the 21st Annual Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship; the Student Scholarship Program; and Pathways to Publication, Pathways to Practice. For more information, contact Conference Director Marie Miville, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, at roundtable@tc.columbia.edu.

Monday, February 28, 2011
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Including Individuals with Disabilities in TC Activities and Event Planning
A Workshop for All TC Community Members

Monday, March 7, 2011
3 PM. Room 306, Gottesman Library
Panel Presentation: Liberal Learning in High Access Urban Higher Education Institutions
Professor Anna Neumann, Ms. Milagros Castillo & Ms. Liza Bolitzer
Higher & Postsecondary Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University

Friday, March 04, 2011

4:00pm-7:00pm

Macy Gallery
Reception for the Children's Artwork from the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center at Teachers College exhibition.

Saturday, March 8, 2011
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Leadership through Service: KDP Foundation Day Conference
Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society, celebrates its centennial. Our chapter will mark the long relationship between TC and KDP with a conference highlighting the work of TC students and faculty that directly impacts the community.

Wednesday, March 9 or Thursday, March 10
, 2011
Performing Arts Series: Ballet Hispanico
The Office for School and Community Partnerships is sponsoring Ballet Hispanico as part of the Performing Arts Series for Harlem schools.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 229 Thompson
New Employee and Faculty Orientation Series- Spring 2011
Part III: Information Privacy Compliance Training: FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) & Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act mandatory
Discover how brief and commonplace daily verbal and behavioral indignities can have a huge impact on others.

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