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Bridget Kumbella (MA '10) and Monica Oberlander (MA '87) are featured in The American Nurse- a beautiful coffee table book celebrating nurses across the country. Both have been interviewed for this project and you can find their interviews here. You can also flip through the book here. (Kumbella is shown on page 14 and Oberlander on page 84.)

Rebecca Ackerman-Lieberman (MA '99) has helped launch a first-of-its-kind Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship at the Tennessee Charter School Incubator. Lieberman is the Chief Talent Strategy Officer at TCSI, and will be leading nationwide recruitment efforts to bring in top education reformers to turn around some of the lowest-performing schools in Tennessee. Read more and listen to an interview with Lieberman here. >>

Do you have exciting news to share? Be sure to let us know here or by emailing us at tcalumni@tc.edu.

Department Center

Read below for more information on each department and for ways to reconnect.

Arts & Humanities Homepage

Click here to read the department's blog. Visit the Music Ed site for alumni news and upcoming concerts. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @TCAandH, @TCSocialStudies, @TCMusicEd, and new to twitter: @TCEnglishEd.

Biobehavioral Sciences Homepage

You can also join the conversation on Twitter @BiobehavioralTC.

Counseling & Clinical Psychology Homepage

The MA Clinical Program is on Linkedin.

TC has just opened the Spirituality & Mind-Body Institute.

Curriculum & Teaching Homepage

Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Education Policy & Social Analysis Homepage

Click here for the recent issue of EPSA-logue, the department's newsletter. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @EPSAatTC.

Health & Behavior Studies Homepage

Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Human Development Homepage

Click here to read the most recent edition of HUDN, the department's newsletter.

International & Transcultural Studies Homepage

Check out the TC IED Alumni Blog
https://tcaroundtheglobe.wordpress.com/ 

Mathematics, Science & Technology Homepage

Check out what is happening within the department on the MST YouTube Channel, the MST Facebook page and the MST Times.

Organization & Leadership Homepage

Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Check out the HPSE Fall 2012 Newsletter.

Other Concentrations Homepage

Interested in other certificate programs and courses? Visit the site for additional opportunities.

Teachers College News

Professor Chris Emdin Teams up With Rap Artist GZA to Sponsor Science Rap Battle
In a competition that kicks off December 12 in Cowin Auditorium, NYC high school students will write rap songs about science and compete to record their song and spend a day with GZA, the New York Times reports. The songs will be judged on their artistry and science content by science educator Emdin, GZA, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Read More >>

President Dinelia Rosa

Dinelia Rosa, Director of the TC Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services has been elected as the 2013 President-Elect of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), to serve as President in 2014. Rosa is an active member of NYSPA since 1999. She is a founding member of NYSPA's Division of Culture, Race and Ethnicity. She became the first Council Representative for this division serving two three-year terms. Rosa will be the first person of color to hold NYSPA's presidency. Read More >>

Virtual Events
Were you interested in an event but unable to attend? If so, or if you want to be part of the audience again, you can watch many of our programs online. Simply visit our Youtube channel (TeachersCollegeCUNYC) or TC blip.tv channel to see what you've been missing.

Support TC

The Power of Giving: A Life Dedicated to Educating the Future

TC Alumna and Donor Phyllis L. Kossoff talks about what motivates her to give and why "there is nothing more meaningful than education."


Being TC
Teachers College provides solutions to the world’s most challenging questions and we are leaders in effecting change. As a valued member of the TC community, you know the far-reaching impact our work has on our faculty, students and the world at large. Our continued success is dependent on you. Your support of The TC Fund enables us to continue providing the resources we need to develop accomplished scholars, educators, and leaders in years to come. Please act now and make a gift online at www.tc.edu/givetotc or call 212-678-4067. Every gift counts!

Plan Ahead for Year-End Giving to the Annual Fund
You can help both Teachers College and yourself by making a charitable contribution before December 31. Cash and securities are deductible charitable contributions. If you give a gift of appreciated securities that you have held for longer than one year, you can deduct the full fair market value on your 2012 tax return and avoid capital gains tax. If you wish to give a gift of appreciated securities or mutual fund shares, contact your investment advisor soon to be sure your gift is completed by December 31. You can also use appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity with Teachers College that will provide you with a fixed income for life, as well as a charitable deduction. If we can be of any assistance as you plan a gift of stock, please see the stock transfer instructions on our giving web pages at www.tc.edu/supporttc or contact Mark Lee at 212-678-3411. Please note that a stock transfer can take up to 7 business days to complete, so remember to plan early.

Did You Know That You Can Give to the Annual Fund with the Funds From Your IRA?
The Pension Protection Act, which, if renewed by Congress this year, will provide for tax-free gifts to charities made directly from one’s Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
To take advantage of this opportunity, the following must occur:
• You must be 70 ½ or older and required to take a minimum distribution from your IRA account
• You transfer funds directly from an IRA or Rollover IRA with the help of your plan administrator. 401ks and 403Bs are not eligible giving vehicles.
• The gifts are not more than $100,000 in total
• You make the gift to a charity like Teachers College

Please note that these gifts cannot be used to establish a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust and these gifts are not eligible for a charitable deduction. For more information, please visit the giving pages on our web site at www.tc.edu/supporttc or call the office of Development and External Affairs at 212-678-3411.


Bookshelf

Alumni Publications
To read about our TC authors, please click on the links below.

BookHelping Educators Grow by Eleanor Drago-Severson. Drago-Severson, is Associate Professor of Education in TC's Organization and Leadership Department. Her research and teaching passions include school leadership, qualitative research methods, and supporting adult development in K-12 schools, ABE/ESOL programs and higher education contexts. She will be discussing her book on December 12 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Russell 306.

Are you an alumnus or alumna with published works? For consideration in a future bookshelf section, send information on your work to tcalumni@tc.edu, subject: Alumni Publications.


Gottesman Library

The Gottesman Library Newsletter is available here. If you are interested in learning more about events hosted by the Gottesman Library or about available library services please visit http://library.tc.columbia.edu/. You can also join the dialogue on Twitter @GottesmanLibs.

December Alumni Newsletter

Dear TC Alumni & Community,

As another year comes to an end, we cannot help but reflect on how wonderful the TC Community is. We are grateful to have engaged with so many of you this year - around campus, across the US and even abroad.

Stay connected to TC over the next year to learn all about how to take part in our many 125th anniversary events! Alumni Relations looks forward to bringing you our robust schedule of programs all over the world. Be sure your email & mailing addresses are up to date, so you can receive your invitations. You will hear much more in the new year.

So many of our alumni make a daily impact in the fields of health, education, leadership and policy. Take a moment to submit your Class Notes - share your memories or stories about your work. Stay "in the know" about the 125th, campus news and your fellow alumni by joining the conversation on our social media.

Our hearts and thoughts remain with those who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and we hope all are mended by the new year. If you would like to show your support, please visit the TC Cares page.

We look forward to all that lies ahead. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness.

TC Alumni Relations Team


Winter Break Schedule
Teachers College offices will be closed from December 24, 2012 through January 1, 2013.

Alumni Council Nominations Due Dec. 31

Are you interested in serving your fellow TC alumni? There's still time! TC alumni are represented officially by the Alumni Association's Council, a group of 35 members elected to serve three-year terms. If you are interested in becoming a council member or know someone who would be an asset to the council, please complete a nomination form. Deadline to submit nominations is December 31, the selection process will take place during the first quarter of 2013, and appointments will be made in May.

Help your fellow TC alumni stay connected - forward this newsletter!

Upcoming Alumni Events

December

December 6 - Psychology/Counseling Networking Night
Are you in a psychology/counseling related field or studying to enter into one? Would you like to make valuable connections with professionals in your field? Then come to TCCS's Psychology/Counseling Networking Night and meet with TC students and alumni in various related fields! Light refreshments will be served, space is limited (1st come 1st serve).
This event is specifically catered to TC students/alumni in the following areas: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Psychological Counseling, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology in Education, School Psychology, and Developmental Psychology
Hosted by: Office of Career Services
Location: Dining Hall, Teachers College
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.edu/events/11702.

December 6 - Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship Night
Columbia Engineering welcomes all Columbia University alumni to an evening with Trustees Bill Campbell '62CC, '64TC and Ben Horowitz '88CC, arguably two of the most influential technology entrepreneurs of the last decade. Hear these insiders' perspectives on entrepreneurship, the NYC tech boom, and the burgeoning East Coast startup ecosystem. Following the keynote program, the Columbia Venture Community will present technology demonstrations by eight early-stage ventures all founded by Columbia young alumni. This an opportunity to personally engage—and help—some of the brightest young entrepreneurs who are making their impact on the entrepreneurial landscape in NYC.
Location: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
For more information or to register, click here.

December 12- Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Launch
Join TC Professor Chris Emdin, Wu-Tang Clan Member GZA and RapGenius.com as they launch the groundbreaking Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Their efforts have been featured on CNN and in the New York Times.
Location: Joyce B. Cowin Center, Teachers College
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Space is limited - register here today! Please note: You must have your ticket to enter.

Mark Your Calendar

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                        January 16 - Washington DC Alumni Reception in conjunction with Federal Policy Institute program featuring TC President Susan Fuhrman and Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan.
Join fellow DC alumni, as well as current TC policy students for this annual event. Stay tuned for more information about the special guest speaker. #TCinDCFPI
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmos Club (Powell Room), 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.edu/events/11714.

January 24 - Save the Date - Provost on the Road: Boston, MA
Join Provost and Dean of the College, Thomas James and Boston-area alumni as we launch this new series to bring faculty and our TC "firsts" to your backyard. Deputy Provost John Allegrante will kick off this series with a lively discussion on Health Education at TC.
Hosted By: TC Annual Fund & the Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: To be Announced
More information to follow.

April 13 - Academic Festival 2013
The tradition of Academic Festival will continue as part of the 125th anniversary celebration. Our fifth annual signature homecoming event will explore the many trailblazing "firsts" that constitute the College's legacy and continue to shape its future. The day will include breakout sessions on topics in TC's core fields of education, health, psychology and leadership, featuring TC faculty, alumni and students who represent all 10 of the College's academic departments. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's keynote speaker and award recipients. Visit www.tc.edu/festival to see what happened at Academic Festival 2012! #TCAcFest

For additional information on Alumni Events and Programs, visit www.tc.edu/alumni/ or email tcalumni@tc.edu. For a full calendar of events happening on TC's campus, visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/.

**Event times and locations are subject to change. Please check the website prior to the event for the most up-to-date information.

TCCS Career Corner

Teachers College Career Services will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

Tap into TCCS!
Greetings TC Alumni! TCCS encourages you to take advantage of the many career resources available to you. To review a list of services offered through TCCS, please click here. Join the Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University LinkedIn Group to connect with students and fellow TC alumni, exchange information, ideas and opportunities with others in your field, and learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events. Feel free to like TCCS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

TCCS Alumni Listserv
Do you want to receive TCCS weekly emails with information to learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events? Sign up for the TCCS Alumni Listserv.

Alumni Mentor Program (TCCS LinkedIn Group)
Join the TCCS LinkedIn group titled 'Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University' for all of your networking purposes. Please click here for more information.

Recruit TC
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? To discuss recruiting efforts, please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations in TCCS at 212.678.3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu.

TCCS Events
Use TCCS LINK through myTC Portal to RSVP for the events below, access online job postings, online resources and more. Note: Dates and room locations are subject to change so please verify location prior to event in TCCS LINK. All workshop, panel and info session information is listed in the 'Career Fairs and Events' section of TCCS LINK.

December 5Independent Placements Information Session, 4:00–5:00 p.m., 150 Horace Mann

December 6 - Psychology/Counseling Networking Night
Are you in a psychology/counseling related field or studying to enter into one? Would you like to make valuable connections with professionals in your field? Then come to TCCS's Psychology/Counseling Networking Night and meet with TC students and alumni in various related fields! Light refreshments will be served, space is limited (1st come 1st serve).
This event is specifically catered to TC students/alumni in the following areas: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Psychological Counseling, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology in Education, School Psychology, and Developmental Psychology
Hosted by: Office of Career Services
Location: Dining Hall, Teachers College
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.edu/events/11702.

December 6 - Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) Information Session, 4:00–5:00 p.m., 144 Horace Mann


December 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Are You In the Know? Time to Update Your LinkedIn Knowledge Webinar
(Columbia University Center for Career Education Event)
For more information and to register click here.

Columbia Networking Events
Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events are hosted monthly for CU Alumni. Please watch the calendar for up to date information regarding these events. For all current information, please visit this link.

CU Volunteer Opportunities
Columbia Externship Program (March 18-22, 2013) Perfect for alumni who can host a student shadowing your day to day professional life. More information here.

Professionals in Residence Spring 2013
Great for alumni who have a great story and want to mentor but lack the time for a long term commitment.

Please contact Malla Haridat at vh19@columbia.edu or 212-854-7862 for more details.

Champion Columbia students at your Firm
We are seeking Columbia alumni who would like to champion the hiring of Columbia students at their respective firms and companies. Please click here for more information.


For further assistance regarding TC Career Services, please contact the TCCS office at careerservices@tc.edu.

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