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Alumni News

Kelly aramakiKelly Aramaki Wins National Award

Kelly Aramaki, principal of John Stanford International School in Wallingford, is one of 55 educators nationwide who will receive a no-strings-attached $25,000 check for winning this fall's Milken Educator Award. The honor is given to young and exceptionally promising educators who so far have not received a major award in their career. To read the full story on Aramaki and his award, please click here.

Avis hinksonTC Alumna Named Dean of Barnard College

Dr. Avis Hinkson, who earned her master's degree in Student Personnel Administration from Teacher's College in 1987, has been appointed the new Dean of Barnard College, beginning in mid-February 2011. Hinkson, who also holds a BA in psychology from Barnard and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, will serve as an advocate for students and oversee the Offices of the Dean of Studies, Admissions and Financial Aid, Registrar, Residential Life, Student Life and Health Services. To read the full article, click here.

Teachers College News

TC Develops Curriculum to Accompany Edible Schoolyards

TC's Program in Nutrition has created a curriculum for Edible Schoolyard New York that makes the connection between food, health and how the Earth sustains us. By working to build 25 gardens at elementary schools in New York City, TC will cultivate the knowledge, skills and environment required to change the way children eat for life.
For more information, click here.

Fortis, Friedman and Torres-Irizarry Receive TC's Brantley Award

Emily Fortis, Edward Friedman and Iraida Torres-Irizarry received this year's Elaine Brantley Award. This award is given annually to members of the TC community--faculty, professional staff, union staff, part-time or administrative staff--who regularly go beyond the expectations of their positions to promote a sense of community and a culture of civility at the College. . To read about the recipients, please click here.

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.
* Access the Alumni Mentor Program through TCCS Link.

Career Events & Workshops
November 17, 2010
2:00 p.m.: Career Services Power Session for International Students
5:30 p.m.: What can I do with an MA in Psychology Panel

November 18, 2010
12:00 p.m.: Speed Review - Resume/CV/Cover Letter

November, 29, 2010
12:00 p.m.:Resume/Cover Letter Workshop

November 30, 2010
4:00 p.m.: Leads Global Partners Information Session
6:00 p.m.: Job Search/Networking Workshop

December 1, 2010
3:00 p.m.:General Interviewing Workshop

December 2, 2010
12:00 p.m.: Salary Negotiation Workshop
5:30 p.m.: Careers in Charter School Panel

December 3, 2010
11:00 a.m.: Higher Education Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop

December 7, 2010

12:00 p.m.: Speed Review - Resume/CV/Cover Letter
4:30 p.m.: Success Charter Network Information Session

December 8, 2010
4:30 p.m.: NYC Department of Education Information Session

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

TC Info Sessions

Learn about TC's academic departments and numerous programs at TC, as well as tips for applying.

The TC Office of Admission hosts Information Sessions for prospective students. If you are interested in attending as an alumnus to share your TC experience, please contact the TC Office of Admission at tcinfo@tc.edu. Refer a student to TC.

December 9, 2010
Location: Teachers College

December 16, 2010
Location: Online Chat Session

For additional information regarding specific locations or times, visit www.tc.edu/infosessions

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Better Together

Coming together and moving forward to make a difference.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Grace Dodge Society!

In 10 short years you have contributed more than $63.5 million dollars through your estates and other planned gifts. TC continues to evolve because you support the next generation of researchers and practitioners. You have created scholarships, endowed professorships, created and sustained vital programming, and updated our facilities. We will be celebrating your outstanding foresight and generosity all year long!

Watch for a Grace Dodge Society lecture series in the Spring of 2011.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The Grace Dodge Society Luncheon will be held at the University Club.

Thank you for celebrating our past and ensuring our future success!


The TC Fund Celebrates its Donors with a Special Invitation


All TC Fund donors are invited to attend the Provost Series on December 1 with Thomas James, Provost and Dean of the College. Professor of Health Education and Deputy Provost, John Allegrante, will speak on "Improving Population Health: What Role Does Education Have to Play?"

If you have not yet made your contribution to the TC Fund, please visit www.tc.edu/supporttc.

For more on how we are Better Together, watch our video.

Meet The Author

Space called chastityA Space Called Chastity by Ivy Julease Newman

Whether being featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show for outstanding community service or having her original composition performed by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Ivy Julease Newman is truly making her mark on the world. To read more on this TC alumna, visit click here.

Make failure pay book cover Making Failure Pay by Jill P. Koyama

Jill P. Koyama, an educational anthropologist, is Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Jill Koyama earned her Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2008; is the co-editor of School Connections: U. S. Mexican Youth, Peers, and School Achievement (Teachers College Press, 2004); and has written numerous articles, book chapters, and policy briefs. To read more on this publication and TC alumna, click here.

November Alumni Newsletter

Welcome to the November edition of the TC Alumni Newsletter.

Are you intererested in serving your fellow TC alumni?
TC alumni are represented officially by the Alumni Association's Council, a board 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 download a nomination form. Deadline to submit nominations is December 31, the selection process will take place during the first quarter of 2011, and appointments will be made in May.

Are you an international alumnus?
Be sure to keep your contact information up to date. If you are currently living abroad and would like to help connect alumni in your country back to TC, we are in need of 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.

Have you taken the Alumni Survey?
There's still time. If you have not yet participated in the brief survey from the SurveyButton Office of Alumni Relations, please click on the button below.

Want to 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.

Upcoming Alumni Events

TC logoNovember 18, 2010 - Wine & Cheese Reception for Alumni and International Students
Please join us at this "mixer" for international students to meet and network with TC Alumni. International students are eager for professional information of all kinds: internships, volunteer positions, the job market in the US and abroad, job opportunities, mentoring, job search strategies, and more. This reception will be an excellent opportunity for you to meet students informally and help them explore how they can utilize their TC degrees outside the classroom. In addition, an alumni/student panel will share their thoughts and experiences on how a TC degree can open doors to academic and professional employment overseas.
Hosted By: TC Offices of Alumni Relations, the International Outreach Committee & International Student Services
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8579.

November 18, 2010 - Urban Education Summit
Mayor Bloomberg will deliver the keynote address at the Urban Education Summit on Columbia's campus Thursday, November 18. The Summit will also feature two panel discussions featuring education leaders from around the globe -- join them in discussing strategies to build a strong teaching workforce and improve student learning.
Hosted By: Columbia University, the Mayor's Office of the City of New York and New York City Global Partners, Inc.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit universityprograms.columbia.edu/urban-education-summit-innovations-k-12
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November 19, 2010 - European Council of Independent Schools Conference
Klingenstein Center Director Pearl Rock Kane will offer insight into the Klingenstein program opportunities for international educators and will provide a workshop on how to advance your career while on the job.
Hosted By: European Council of Independent Schools Conference
Location: TBD, Nice, France
For more information on the conference visit
www.ecis.org.

December 1, 2010 - Provost Series - "Improving Population Health: What Role Does Education Have to Play?"
All TC Fund donors are invited to attend the Provost Series with Thomas James, Provost and Dean of the College. Professor of Health Education and Deputy Provost, John Allegrante, will speak on "Improving Population Health: What Role Does Education Have to Play?"
Hosted By:
TC Annual Fund
Time:
9:00 a.m.
Location:
Teachers College, 179 Grace Dodge Hall
For more information or to register, please contact Kawana Bullock by phone at 212.678.8147 or via email at bullock@tc.edu.

If you would like to attend and have not yet made your contribution to the TC Fund, please visit www.tc.edu/supporttc.


December 2, 2010 - Tony Kushner's Angels: A Presentation by Professor Jean E. Howard

Howard revisits Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winning play Angels in America two decades after its first publication and suggests that as well as being a play about the AIDS crisis of the late '90s, it also is about history, particularly the intertwined histories of Mormons and Jews in America. Examining Kushner's playful but intricate engagement with the many angels that are mentioned in his drama, she will show how they are the instruments for his examination of what America has been and might be. For more information on the event, visit the CU Club of DC.
Hosted By: Columbia University Club of DC
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: The China Garden Restaurant, 1100 Wilson Boulevard (Mall Level), Rosslyn, VA
Price: $25/person (includes a banquet dinner, Chinese tea, tax and gratuity).
Click here to RSVP.
For more information please email Ken Tamashiro at kt259@columbia.edu.


December 2, 2010 - The Cahn Fellows Program Educational Technology Fair
Join the Cahn Alumni Network of New York City principals, teachers and vendors as they sample the latest technological tools for 21st century schools. For more information on the Cahn Fellows program, visit www.cahnfellows.org.
Hosted By: The Cahn Fellows Program
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Everett Lounge, Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please email Cahnfellows@tc.edu or call 212-678-8203.


December 3, 2010 - The Association of Boarding Schools Conference
Klingenstein Center Director Pearl Rock Kane offer insight on how to advance your career while on the job. In the session "24/7 Learning Leadership on the Job" you will hear about research that shows how you can deepen your knowledge, develop a mindset and foster the collegial connections today that will promote professional success tomorrow. Klingenstein alumni reception will follow.
Hosted By: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Time: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Baltimore, MD
For more information on the conference visit
www.boardingschools.com.

Gordon geeDecember 6, 2010 - Higher & Postsecondary Education -Event
"The Will and the Courage: Transforming American
Higher Education" featuring Alumnus & President of The Ohio State University, Gordon Gee
Join fellow Higher & Postsecondary Education Alumni, Faculty and Students for a Speaking Program featuring E. Gordon Gee -- a former TC Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. This inspiring, interactive talk about the future of higher education with this trailblazing educator will be followed by a networking reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/?EventID=8740.

December 8, 2010 - Conflict Resolution Holiday Party
The AC4 and its affiliates warmly welcome faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of conflict resolution studies to celebrate the holiday with good food and friends! Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted by: ICCCR
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Horace Mann 150, Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please email dewolfe@tc.edu.

December 9, 2010 - ICCCR Lecture Series, Lecture II: The Role of Dynamic Networks in Human Conflict with Dr. James Westaby
Dr. Westaby, Associate Professor of Social Organizational Psychology, will discuss dynamic network theory: Explaining how social networks influence goal pursuit processes, behavioral reasoning theory and the prediction of human behavior, survey research, attitude assessment, and behavioral change.
Hosted by: ICCCR
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please email dewolfe@tc.edu.

January 5, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA Alumni Event - President's Reception featuring Susan Fuhrman
Join Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni, prospective students and friends at a cocktail reception and discussion with TC President Susan Fuhrman. Education remains one of the most important issues today, across the nation and the globe. In the midst of this country's "race to the top," it is clear that there is a need for superior, well-rounded learning institutions and well-trained educators and administrators, as well as well-informed policymakers. The research and education ongoing at Teachers College, Columbia University and the work of our alumni will continue to make an impact, both nation- and world-wide, upholding the long-standing legacy created by the founding thinkers and doers. President Susan Fuhrman will discuss some of the key initiatives ongoing, as well as her views on current headlines and education news. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Speaking program begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Hotel Sofitel, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/?EventID=8754.

KaganJanuary 12, 2011 -- Washington DC Alumni Reception in conjunction with Federal Policy Institute program featuring TC Faculty Sharon Lynn Kagan and President Susan Fuhrman.
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 for this event.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Location: Washington, DC, venue TBD
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8581.

February 15, 2011 - ICCCR Alumni Event & Networking Reception featuring John Barkat, United Nations Ombudsman & Peter Coleman, ICCCR Director
Join alumni for this event featuring Peter Coleman and John Barkat where they will explore the latest theories on conflict resolution and how they are playing out on the global front.
Hosted By:
TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: New York City, Venue TBD
More information coming soon; 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.

San franciscoFebruary 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, 2010 - 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.

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
Join TC Alumni with 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: Greenwich, CT
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/?EventID=8584.


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 – 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 RSVP for this event, please email tcalumni@tc.edu.

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