Psychologist and TC alumna Betsy Schur Levy (PhD '89) recently appeared on the television program "Today's Money" to offer insights about why couples fight more over money than they do over children, chores and work. Read More >>
Dim Sum Warriors
What happens when you mix delicious Chinese delicacies with sensational Chinese martial arts adventures? An educational iPad app. TC alumna Yen Yen Woo (EdD '04), along with her husband, designed ‘Dim Sum Warriors’ a bilingual digital comic book series about kung fu-fighting Chinese snacks. The series, which is colorfully illustrated and narrated in English and Mandarin Chinese, can aid readers in learning Chinese and English. Read More >>
Old Friends Are Often Best
Dr. Dale Atkins (MA '72), speaking on MSNBC's "Today," says that when it comes to friends, there's a lot to be said for maintaining relationships with your old friends. Do you think history and shared experiences always build strong foundations in your relationships? Read More >>
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Jazzman Bert Konowitz, who retired from TC last winter after 50 years of part-time teaching, has fashioned a career and a life from the power of improvisation. Read More >>
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August Alumni Newsletter
A Bronze Medal for TC's Maya Lawrence and the U.S. Women's Epee Team
The U.S. women's epee team is taking home a bronze medal after beating the Russian squad on August 4th. The United States team of TC alumna Maya Lawrence (MA '06) and the sisters Courtney and Kelley Hurley edged Russia 31-30 in extra time to take bronze for its first fencing medal of these Olympics.The U.S. women previously beat number 5 Italy in a quarterfinal match in which Lawrence went a combined 15-11 in her three bouts. Watch the video of Maya Lawrence and her teammate Susie Scanlan reflect on their thoughts during the competition. (Photo credit: Associated Press). Read More >>
Exclusive Film Screenings in California: Sept. 6 & 8
TC Office of Alumni Relations and The Maxine Greene Society are hosting exclusive film screenings of the documentary "Wham! Bam! Islam!" in California. Produced by TC alumnus Naif Al-Mutawa (MA '00), the film chronicles the various challenges he faced
leading up to the creation of his comic book series THE 99 - which features a team of superheroes, each exemplifying one of the 99 virtues
of Allah. For more information on the documentary, please visit whambamislam.com. Guests will engage in a A&A with Naif Al-Mutawa and filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff (whose mother is a TC alumna). For more detail see below.
Less Than One Month to Nominate a Distinguished Alum The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni & Early Career Awards - the highest honor bestowed on TC Alumni by the Alumni Association. We invite you to nominate TC graduates who have distinguished themselves in their fields and have earned high respect among their colleagues and the general community, and whose impact is felt on a national or international level. Recent graduates who have graduated within the past 10 years, have earned distinction in their field, and who demonstrate further future potential will be honored with the Early Career Award. Do you know an alumnus or alumna who meets these criteria? Nominate him or her today!Nominations are due by September 1, 2012.
The Power of Giving: Scholarships at TC
In this engaging video, TC Alumna Dr. Ruth Westheimer (EdD '70), donor of the Dr. Ruth Westheimer Scholarship, and Kevaughn Facey, the current Westheimer Scholar, talk about Teachers College and the importance of supporting students.
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August 11: Teaching English to Children (TESOL Summer Saturday Workshops)
The TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University is offering Summer Saturday Workshops. These one-day workshops are appropriate for both novice and experienced teachers! Build your resume, boost yourskill set, and work with top TESOL professionals at Teachers College. Workshops are from at Teachers College. Workshops is $150. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Location: Teachers College To register, and for more information, visit the TESOL website www.tc.edu/tesolcertificate or email email@example.com.
August 21: Open Career Counseling Webinar
Join TCCS Career Counselors and ask any career-related questions that you have. Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST) For more information or to register visit www.tc.edu/careerservices.
September 6 & 8: Exclusive California Film Screenings of "Wham! Bam! Islam!"
TC Office of Alumni Relations and The Maxine Greene Society are hosting exclusive film screenings of the documentary “Wham! Bam! Islam!” in California. Produced by TC alumnus Naif Al-Mutawa, the film chronicles the various challenges he faced
leading up to the creation of his comic book series THE 99 - which features a team of superheroes, each exemplifying one of the 99 virtues
of Allah. For more information on the documentary, please visit whambamislam.com. A Q&A Session with Naif Al-Mutawa and filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff will take place immediately after the film.
A networking reception will follow the program.
September 6: Los Angeles
Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: TBD To register, please visit www.tc.edu/events/11135.
September 19: Beyond the Schoolhouse Doors: Bringing Non-School Factors into Education Policy
What would a national education policy look like that mobilized all government agencies and policy tools rather than just schools alone? The editors of three ground-breaking volumes about the role of school and non-school factors in education (Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane, eds., “Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances”; Richard Kahlenberg, ed. The Future of School Integration and William Tate, ed. Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities) review the latest research and join in a panel discussion of its implications for education policy for the coming decade. Time: 5:00 p.m. - Reception |
6:00 p.m. - Discussion Location: Reception - Everett Lounge |
Discussion - Milbank Chapel For more information visit www.tc.edu/events/11122.
September 20: Superintendent’s Roundtable
This month’s guest is Marcus Robinson, Chancellor and CEO of EdPower in Indianapolis, IN. As CEO of EdPower, Marcus Robinson isresponsible for guiding its many school-based initiatives. Marcus will talk to us about how his vision for one charterschool took root and developed into a nationally recognized Charter Management Organization. Cost $30.00 (Dinner Provided). Space is limited. Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Location: Teachers College To register, and for more information, please visit www.superintendentsworkconference.com. If you have any questions about the events, please call at 212.678.7449 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 28-29 - Language and Social Interaction (LANSI) Working Group Sponsored by the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, LANSI brings together like-minded colleagues in the larger metropolitan area of New York who work with audio/video-recorded data from naturally occurring interaction. Through their regularly held data sessions, LANSI offers a forum in which participants continue to build their analytical repertoire via mutual engagement over time. In so doing, they also experiment with an apprenticeship model where graduate students work alongside practicing analysts making observations and providing accounts for those observations "empirically and precisely".
For more information or to RSVP please visit www.tc.edu/lansi.
October 10: "Professional Capital:A conversation about 'Transforming Teaching in Every School'" Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman and Teachers College Press Director Carole Saltz invite you to Save the Date for "Professional Capital:A conversation about 'Transforming Teaching in Every School'" with authors Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan and colleagues moderated by TC President Susan Fuhrman.
Time: 5:00 p.m. - Reception |
6:00 p.m. - Panel Location: Teachers College For program updates visit tcpress.com. For inquiries, please contact Bev Rivero at email@example.com
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Double Your Impact: Dewey Circle Challenge
Are you a former member of the John Dewey Circle? Do you want become a new member of the John Dewey Circle and support the College with a leadership gift to the TC Fund? With the fiscal year ending on August 31, two of our generous Trustees are stepping up with a $100,000 challenge to all potential members of TC’s leadership annual giving society. Renew your membership to the John Dewey Circle, or make a first-time leadership gift of $1,000 or more and your gift will be matched 1:1, up to a total of $100,000. Every aspect of the College, whether it be scholarship, academic programs, or faculty initiatives, is underwritten by the TC Fund. Your support makes a significant difference in the future of our students and the lives they will affect. Make a gift to the TC Fund before August 31 here.
WEBINARS Open Career Counseling Webinar August 21 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST)
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August 28: Fireside Chat(for PhDs only) Consulting 101 for PhDs - a Fireside Chat with Alan Kantrow about a career in consulting. | Register here.
August 29: 21st Century Job Search - Creating, Managing and Leveraging Your Brand for Career SuccessWebinar
According to recent studies, up to 85% of employers look for new hires on social networks. Now is the time to become familiar with creating a strong online brand for yourself that will help with both your active and passive job search. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EST) | Register here.
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