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Volume VIII, No. 5 ♦ 1/2003

  • Mellon Minority Fellow Speaks to Black-White Achievement Gap

    As part of a series of talks presented by the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), which is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Professor Ronald F. Ferguson of the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, spoke on "Why America's Black-White School Achievement Gap Persists."
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • The Open Mind features President Levine

    Teachers College President Arthur Levine was the featured guest on a segment of the PBS education talk show, "The Open Mind," hosted by Richard Heffner, the moderator for TC BookTalk events.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • The Philosophy and Education Program is a Burst of Energy and Excitement

    The Philosophy and Education Program at Teachers College is making waves in New York City and beyond.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Professor Judith Berman Brandenburg Dies at 61: First Woman Dean at Teachers College

    Judith Berman Brandenburg, Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, and the first woman to hold the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty (1985-1994) at Teachers College, died on Sunday morning, January 26th. She was 61 years old.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Warner Burke is Named the E. L. Thorndike Professor

    Originally educated as a social-organizational psychologist (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin) Warner Burke, Professor of Psychology and Education, was named the Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education by Teachers College President Arthur Levine, at the last meeting of the faculty for the fall semester.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Sachs Lecturer Elizabeth Ellsworth Explores “Time, Space and Place” in Pedagogy

    Elizabeth Ellsworth offered her perspective on “Time, Space and Place in Teaching and Learning” before an audience in Milbank Chapel on January 27th.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • The Urban Science Education Center Makes Environmental Justice Come Alive in a Harlem Middle School

    Angela Calabrese Barton, Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of the Urban Science Education Center at TC, talks about the Center’s work in providing children in a Harlem middle school with greater opportunities for academic success by experiencing science through an engaging curriculum and good science teaching.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Arts Education Conference at the Heritage School

    The Heritage School, a partnership between the Teachers College Department of Art and Art Education and the New York City Department of Education, organized a conference called “Why the Arts?” on December 13th.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Mexican Ways of Knowing

    Hampshire, an artist of multiple media, is one of many young Oaxacan artists who are producing alternatives to that region’s traditional folk art. He is also one of the artists participating in the upcoming weekend course, “Conversations Across Cultures: Mexican Ways of Knowing.”
    Published: 2/10/2003 11:53:58 AM

  • TC Wins Award for Contributions to the Field of Interpreting

    On January 14th, the New York City Metro Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (NYC Metro RID) gave TC an award which read, “The 2002 Consumer Award, NYC Metro RID Honors Teachers College for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Interpreting.”
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • E-Learning in TC Muses TIMSSE: A Passion for Community

    On December 6, Maxine Greene, William F. Russell Professor Emeritus, spoke to the TC Muses TIMSSE learning community about “the need for mutual understanding and for the creation, in these awful times, of what we call community.”
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • TC Student Named NAEA Convention Coordinator for 2003

    National Art Education Association (NAEA) President Mac Arthur Goodwin announced the appointment of Andrew Buck as the 2003 NAEA convention program coordinator to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Bill Manning: Portraits of The Union

    Through his photography, Bill Manning gives us the slices of life that tell about ourselves, our community and beyond. “The Union: Portraits and Prints,” is an exhibit at Macy Gallery from February 3rd through 14th of Manning’s photography featuring many people from the TC Community.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • TC Puts Together Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan

    If a sudden disaster were to occur, from another terrorist attack to a burst pipe causing a flood, how would Teachers College fare in keeping the business of the College running?
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Rita Gold Early Childhood Center Food Drive

    The Rita Gold Early Childhood Center conducted a center-wide food drive.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Open Meeting to Discuss Strategic Planning

    At a meeting in December, faculty, staff and students gathered to discuss the College’s mission statement with Aaron M. Pallas, who is now Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • Union Luncheon with President Levine

    In December, about 30 people came from three different Unions to eat lunch and discuss issues with President Arthur Levine, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean Darlyne Bailey, and Assistant to the President for Diversity and Community Janice Robinson. Pictured are Rocco Diomede, carpenter, lead man; James Rudolph, locksmith; and Levine.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • TC Celebrates the Rose Commons

    On December 2nd, faculty, staff, and friends of TC gathered to dedicate the Rose Commons.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • TC Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    On Thanksgiving Day, Teachers College held its second annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the cafeteria. The event was organized by staff members from the Office of Housing and Residence Life with assistance and co-sponsorship from the Office of Diversity and Community and the Student Life Center. More than 100 people attended.
    Published: 1/1/2003

  • New Faculty for Spring 2003


    Published: 1/1/2003