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Gita Steiner-Khamsi (Department of International and Transcultural Studies) was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Education from the Mongolian State University of Education in Ulaanbaatar in January. The degree honors her for "supporting and developing Mongolian education reform." The yellow haddag, a sash which symbolizes the highest status of a teacher in Mongolia, was presented to Steiner-Khamsi by B. Jadamba, president of the university, on behalf of the Mongolian Academic Council for Education. TC and the university have had close institutional ties since 1998. Over 27 TC faculty, students and alumni have visited Mongolia to support in-service and pre-service teacher education reform, and university lecturers and schoolteachers from Mongolia have visited TC.

Karen Froud (Department of Biobehavioral Sciences) presented research on magnetoencephalography-a new technique that is providing insights into the language abnormalities of schizophrenia-at a symposium sponsored by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). Her presentation was written up in the December 2004 issue of Clincal Psychiatry News. Visit www.tc.edu/inside for a link to the article. ("Imaging Offers Insight into Schizophrenia" http://www2.eclinicalpsychiatrynews.com/scripts/om.dll/serve?action=searchDB&searchDBfor=art&artType=fullfree&id=aqc040321201d)

Tim Kingsley, Chief of Campus Safety and Security, announced that the College has acquired two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in case of a situation involving cardiac arrest. AEDs, unlike defibrillator models used by health care professionals, do not require extensive medical knowledge to operate, and therefore enable ordinary people to provide treatment to heart attack victims. Members of the security department have been trained in First Aid, CPR and, specifically, use of the AEDs.

William Johnson and Charles Fowler, two adjunct faculty members who have taught for six to seven years in the Inquiry program in the Education Leadership program, have been recognized for professional accomplishments. Johnson, Superintendent of Schools in the Rockville Centre (Long Island) school district since 1986, was named the 2005 New York State Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Council of School Superintendents. Fowler, who recently retired as Superintendent of the Hewlett-Woodmere (Long Island) school district, will be presented with the American Association of School Administrators Distinguished Service Award for 2005, at their National Conference in San Antonio in February. 

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