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Abramo receives Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award

Music Program graduate Joseph Abramo, Ed.D. has received the Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award from The Center for Music Education Research. This award, presented at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium at the University of South Florida, honors music education researchers at the early stages of their careers. As a benefit of this award, Joseph will present new research at the Symposium, which will be published in the journal Music Education Research International. For the full article, click here.


Alexander receives Legion of Honor Medal

Dr. Richard Alexander (left) was recently awarded the Legion of Honor medal by the consul general of France for his efforts during World War II. Pascal Le Deunff, consul general of France in Atlanta, presented the medal to Alexander, along with five others, "in order to express France's eternal gratitude for those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45," according to a news release from the Consulate General of France.

Alexander received the award in recognition of his courage. The Normandy landings were among the heroic deeds that were mentioned at the ceremony.

(Image courtesy The Mountaineer News, October 29, 2010)

Teachers College News

Views on the News

Views on the News is a monthly online journal of analysis just launched by the External Affairs team at Teachers College. Enlisting the expertise of TC's faculty, alumni, students and leadership, Views on the News offers timely analysis and lively commentary on news events and current trends in education, health, nutrition, organizational leadership and other fields within the College's core areas of research, policy and practice.

To read the articles above and the full first edition of Views on the News, click here.

To subscribe for the "viewsletter" go to www.tc.edu/news/views.htm.

TCCS Career Corner

TCCS Link
TCCS Link is now available through My TC Portal. Access online job postings, alumni mentors and more.

Alumni Mentor Program
* Contact up to five mentors per month through email, that's 60 per year. Includes 600+ mentors who have graduated from all TC majors.
* Meet with professionals in various career fields, develop career plans, and create professional networks in various industries.

Speed Networking
Are you interested in attending a speed networking event on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Since we have not planned an event like this in the past, we are curious to know approximately how many of you would be interested in attending. Current students have expressed an interest in this event and would attend as well.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Time: Tentatively 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (7:00 - 7:30 informal networking; 7:30 - 9:00 formal speed networking)
Place:
TC Cafeteria (Grace Dodge Hall)
Purpose of Event: To provide an opportunity for TC alumni to network with each other as well as students here on campus.

We are currently planning the logistics and creating networking questions. If you are interested in attending, please email Michael Kalish at kalish@tc.edu.

Recruit TC!
Is your organization seeking talented professionals! Contact Teachers College Career Services (TCCS) to discuss recruiting efforts including posting job opportunities, speaking on campus and attending career related events to market your company, organization and/or school as well as available opportunities. Please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations at 212-678-3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu.

Career Events & Workshops
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Morgan Stanley
Information Session

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Cheongna Dalton School
Information Session

Friday, February 4, 2011
Human Resources/Organizational Development Career Fair

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Achievement First
Information Session

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Job Search/Networking Worskshop

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Public Preparatory Network
Information Session

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
General Interviewing Workshop

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Lighthouse Academies
Information Session

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Salary Negotiation Workshop

Friday, February 18, 2011
Curriculum Vita (CV) and Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Monday, February 21, 2011
Dress Etiquette Workshop

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
New Visions Information Session

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Career Fair Preparation Workshop

Friday, February 25, 2011
Career Fair Preparation Workshop

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Speed Networking Event

Friday, March 4, 2011
All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair

Friday, March 4, 2011
Not for Profit/ Public Sector Career Fair

Saturday, March 5, 2011
9th Annual Metro NY Charter School Fair

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
PreK-12 Education Career Fair

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Media Networking Night

Friday, April 8, 2011
Master’s Level Social Work Fair

For additional information on these and other monthly Career Service workshops, events & registration, visit TCSS Events.

Reconnect

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TC Annual Fund

Being Dewey

Since your time at Teachers College, have you found ways to BE DEWEY - in your practice and in your life? At work and in your community?

In scholarship and in the field, by working for transformative change, Teachers College endeavors to always BE DEWEY.

Your leadership support makes it all possible.

Click here to learn more about membership in the John Dewey Circle.

Meet The Author

Book cover
Challenging Units for Gifted Learners: Teaching the Way Gifted Students Think Series
by
Kenneth Smith

Kenneth J. Smith, Ph.D., works at Sunset Ridge School District 29 in Northfield, IL, a suburb of Chicago. He currently runs the district-wide enrichment program. In 1995, Ken earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. He was an American Memories fellow for the Library of Congress, and his articles have appeared in The Middle School Journal and Gifted Child Today.

To read more on this TC alumnus, visit www.amazon.com.

HelpParentsAgeWell.com
by Susan Diamond


Susan Diamond is a counselor-educator-writer with a master's degree from the Counseling Psych Dept., Teachers College, Columbia University. Her almost 30-year career has been as a counselor at one of the top public high schools in the country. She is a long-standing member of the Alumni Council and has put her own personal experiences into this blog to help us all learn how to cope with the challenges we face as we age.

To read more on this TC alumna, visit helpparentsagewell.com.

Continuing Studies

Current Available Courses

January 24, 2011
Managing Conflicts in Organizations, Part 1

January 28, 2011
Basic Practicum in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

February 5, 2011
Advanced Practicum in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Part 2

February 17, 2011
East Asia and the West (1750-1919) - Online Course

March 31, 2011
Revolution, War, Reascendance - Online Course

Department News

Links and news from TC's Departments.

Arts & Humanities

Biobehavioral Sciences


Counseling & Clinical Psychology


Curriculum & Teaching


Education Policy & Social Analysis (Fall 2011)


Health & Behavior Studies


Human Development


International & Transcultural Studies


Mathematics, Science & Technology


Organization & Leadership


Continuing & Professional Studies

 

January Alumni Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the TC Alumni Newsletter.

Mark Your Calendar for April 16, 2011.
Academic Festival 2011, our annual homecoming, is a true celebration of the rich intellectual traditions, past and present, which make TC the nation's leading school of education. Academic Festival features a star-studded lineup of faculty and alumni speakers from all disciplines during concurrent break-out sessions, as well as a Keynote Address -- all with an eye towards wellness.

We are excited to announce our 2011 Keynote Speaker Dr. Ian Smith. Smith is the creator and founder of "The 50 Million Pound Challenge" and is currently the medical/diet expert on VH1's "The Celebrity Fit Club" and a medical contributor on "Rachael Ray." He also hosts "HealthWatch," on American Urban Radio Networks. Smith is the author of six books, and he will speak about behaviors that can make an impact on your health and happiness.

The Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients will also be honored during the Luncheon and there will be countless opportunities for alumni networking throughout the day. More information is coming soon. If you have questions about Academic Festival 2011, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu.

Update Your Information.
Does the new year find you at a new address or job? Please take a moment to update your information or share Class Notes.

Stay Connected to TC.
Keep up to date on what is happening around campus and with your fellow alumni by following us on Twitter or being a part of the conversations on Facebook or LinkedIn. Be sure to forward this newsletter to your fellow TC alumni.

Become an International Alumni Network Country Representative.
If you are currently living abroad and would like to help connect alumni in your country back to TC, we need your help as an International Alumni Network (IAN) Country Representative. For more information and to see the current active country reps, visit the IAN site.

 

Upcoming Alumni Events

February 1, 2011 - Naples, Florida Alumni Event, "Education in the Spotlight," featuring President Susan Fuhrman
Join TC President Susan Fuhrman and fellow Naples alumni at a speaking program entitled "Education in the Spotlight." Fuhrman will share the latest research and educational initiatives taking place at TC and its impact, both nation- and world-wide, as well as her views on current controversial headlines and education news. A networking reception will follow the program.
Hosted By: Anne McNulty
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Port Royal Club, 2900 Gordon Drive, Naples, FL 34102
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?EventID=9004.

February 2, 2011 - West Palm Beach, Florida Alumni Event, "Education in the Spotlight," featuring President Susan Fuhrman
Join TC President Susan Fuhrman and fellow West Palm Beach alumni at a speaking program entitled "Education in the Spotlight." Fuhrman will share the latest research and educational initiatives taking place at TC and its impact, both nation- and world-wide, as well as her views on current controversial headlines and education news. A networking reception will follow the program.
Hosted By: Dr. Sheldon and Mary Jo Weinig
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Seawatch, 19670 Beach Road, Jupiter, FL 33469
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?EventID=9049.

February 3, 2011 - Miami Alumni Event, "Education in the Spotlight," featuring President Susan Fuhrman
Join TC President Susan Fuhrman and fellow Miami alumni at a speaking program entitled "Education in the Spotlight." Fuhrman will share the latest research and educational initiatives taking place at TC and its impact, both nation- and world-wide, as well as her views on current controversial headlines and education news. A networking reception will follow the program.
Hosted By: Jane and Gerald Katcher
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 4197 S. Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?EventID=9011.

February 4, 2011 - Columbia Professor Gary Sick Discusses America and Iran
The relationship between America and Iran has been through so many changes-an alliance, a revolution, a hostage crisis, and today's mounting tension. Join us as Professor Sick examines where we are now and where we are going. Cost is $25 for members and guests.
Hosted By: Columbia University Club of Southern Arizona
Time: 11:30 p.m.
Location: Arizona Inn, 2200 East Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please email Rita Smalling at rjsmalling@gmail.com.

*New Date Pending* 2011 - ICCCR Alumni Event & Networking Reception featuring John Barkat, United Nations Ombudsman & Peter Coleman, ICCCR Director
Barkat has unexpectedly been called out of the country on duty, as his role with the UN often requires. We are working with him to reschedule this event. Please stay tuned for more information.
Join alumni for this event featuring Peter Coleman and John Barkat where they will engage in a lively theory-practice dialogue on addressing our most difficult conflicts. Together, they will explore the five percent of disputes doomed to become intractable quagmires, offering cutting edge ideas and methods for solving them.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Club of New York,
15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Stay tuned for the New Date; to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8756.

February 17, 2011 - Denver Alumni Reception
Join alumni from the Denver area, in addition to Education Leadership alumni for this wonderful networking event featuring TC Faculty: Dr. Craig E. Richards, PhD, Education Leadership Program Coordinator & Director if the Summer Principals Academy; Nicole Limperopulos, TC Alumna and Assistant Director of SPA; and Brian Perkins, Director of the Urban Leadership Education EDD program.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the America Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Annual Conference
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, (Headquarter Hotel) 650 15th Street
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8583.

February 24, 2011 - San Francisco Alumni Reception
Join us for an alumni event for San Francisco Bay Area alumni and School Psychology alumni, featuring TC Faculty member Dr. Philip Saigh, Program Coordinator for the School Psychology Program.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8582.


February 25, 2011 - National Association of Independent Schools Conference
Klingenstein Center Director Pearl Rock Kane will share findings of a survey of 60 school heads revealing characteristics they look for to identify leaders of the future in a workshop titled "Identifying Star Performers: Teachers Who Will Be Leaders of the Future." Kane also offers important insights for teachers wishing to advance their careers and for school heads who seek to nurture administrative talent. Join Klingenstein Center Director Pearl Rock Kane for an alumni reception on February 24.
Hosted By: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: National Harbor, MD
For more information on the conference visit
www.nais.org.

February 25-26, 2011 - 28th Annual Winter Roundtable Conference on Cultural Psychology and Education
The theme of the 2011 conference, "Privileging Indigenous Voices: Hearing the Wisdom of Generations" underscores the Roundtable's commitment to recognizing the multiple and complex effects of culture and social location in psychological and educational matters.
For more information or to RSVP click here.

March 2, 2011 - Speed Networking Event
Join TC alumni in conjunction with TCCS and Student Senate for a new way to network.
Hosted By: The Alumni Council in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations, TCCS and Student Senate
Time: Tentatively 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
More information coming soon. If you are interested in attending, please email Michael Kalish at kalish@tc.edu.

March 3, 2011 - Greenwich, CT Alumni Event-Nutrition Education in a Changing World: Making a Lasting Impact featuring TC Faculty Pam Koch hosted by TC Alumna Vijayshree Pande
Join TC alumni with a passion for Nutrition at the Greenwich, CT home of alumna Vijayshree "Shonu" Pande for a cooking demonstration and presentation by TC faculty member Pam Koch.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: 75 Husted Lane, Greenwich, CT 06830
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/?EventID=8584.

March 15, 2011 - Philadelphia Alumni Reception in conjunction with Student Affairs in Higher Education conference.
Join TC alumni for a networking reception in conjunction with Student Affairs in Higher Education conference.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:1201 Market Street · Philadelphia, PA 19107
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8585.

March 24, 2011 - Film Screening: "Ahead of Time" with President Susan Fuhrman, Professor Margaret Crocco and Executive Producer Patricia Kenner
Join TC alumna and Executive Producer, Patricia Kenner, as she screens her film "Ahead of Time" to TC faculty, alumni and students. President Susan Fuhrman and Professor Margaret Smith Crocco will introduce the film and discuss the file and its subject's contributions to society.
Hosted By:The Alumni Council in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
More information coming soon; for more information on the film, please visit http://ruthgruberthemovie.com/.

April 6, 2011 - International Week Student & Alumni Mixer
Join TC International Students & fellow alumni in celebrating International Week on campus and those cultures of the world represented in TC's student body.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8589.

April 10, 2011 - New Orleans TC Alumni & Faculty Reception in conjunction with the AERA Conference
Join fellow AERA and New Orleans area alumni for this reception with faculty, students and alumni.
Hosted By: TC President Susan Fuhrman & the Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Venue TBD
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8590.

Book cover April 13, 2011 - Ladder to the Moon Book Talk
Come hear debut author, Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, present a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of her late mother to a young granddaughter she never met. Maya Soetoro-Ng was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a writer and educator with a PhD in international comparative education. She says Ladder to the Moon was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila's questions about her grandmother Ann Dunham. Ann Dunham is mother to Maya as well as our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama.
Hosted By: The Reading and Writing Project
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.readingandwritingproject.com/mayasoetorong. To view the invitation itself, please visit Ladder to the Moon.

April 16, 2011 - Academic Festival - Learn & Live Well: Bringing Education to the Table
Academic Festival 2011, our annual homecoming, is a true celebration of the rich intellectual traditions, past and present, which make TC the nation's leading school of education. Academic Festival features a star-studded lineup of faculty and alumni speakers from all disciplines during concurrent break-out sessions, as well as a plenary Keynote Address by Dr. Ian Smith -- all with an eye towards wellness. The Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients will also be honored during the Luncheon and there will be countless opportunities for alumni networking throughout the day. More information is coming soon. If you have questions about Academic Festival 2011, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
More information coming soon; to request a formal invitation with the full lineup for this event, please email tcalumni@tc.edu.

April 29, 2011 - 48th Annual Isabel Maitland Stewart Conference on Research in Nursing
Join the Nursing Education Alumni Association for their annual conference that will explore "Practice, Education and Leadership Transformation: Preparing for the Care Continuum." The Teachers College Office of Alumni Relations is happy to partner with the NEAA to sponsor the annual Awards Luncheon. For more information about the conference and how you can earn continuing education credits by attending, please visit the NEAA website.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tcneaa.org/stewartconference/registration.html .

May 2, 2011 - Montreal Alumni Reception in conjunction with Comparative & International Education Society Conference
Join TC faculty from the Comparative and International Education Program: Professor Bartlett, Professor Bajaj, Dr. Allaf, Professor Cortina and Professor Steiner-Khamsi as well as alumni for this reception in conjunction with the Comparative & International Education Society Conference.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Room Hochelaga 4
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8595.

May 5-6, 2011 - Blackman Book Talk, Reception & Lecture Series: "When Worlds Collide: Facing the Challenges of Special Education in the new Millennium"
Thursday, May 5 - Leonard Blackman, Professor Emeritus of Education and Psychology will read from his recent memoir, The Psychle of My Life, (c2009) detailing his personal story and career (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.). This will be followed by a special Alumni Reception (5:30-7:30 p.m.) to celebrate this event and bring together the large network of special education researchers, policy makers and practitioners who have called TC their "home". Friday, May 6 - The 2011 Blackman Lecture Series features a full day of speakers and presenters who will speak to the day's theme: "When Worlds Collide: Facing the Challenges of Special Education in the new Millennium". Workshop FREE to all TC alumni.
Hosted By: The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities, part of Health and Behavior Studies. Reception hosted by the Alumni Council in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations.
Time: May 5: Book Talk: 4:00 - 5:30 pm; Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.;
May 6: Blackman Lecture Series, all day
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact Dr. Christine Pawelski at 212.678-3903 or cep24@columbia.edu.

May 28, 2011 - Adult Leadership Alumni Reception
Join TC Professor Victoria Marsick and fellow alumni from Adult Education and Greece for a networking reception in conjunction with the 9th Transformative Learning Conference.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Athens, Greece Venue TBD
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.asp?eventID=8639.

SAVE THE DATES! May 28, 2011 - TC Global Conference on Education
Join TC President Susan Fuhrman and Host Committee Chair and TC Trustee, Edith Shih, in addition to TC faculty, alumni, students and friends for the first TC Global Conference on Education. Enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow TC community members while also attending sessions featuring TC's faculty and partners in educational institutions and governments from across the globe. Learn how together we creatively can shape and advance educational models for learning around the world.
Time: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hong Kong, venue TBD
More information coming soon!

For additional information on Alumni Events and Programs, visit www.tc.edu/alumnievents or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

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

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