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Volume XII, No.4 ♦ 1/2007

  • A Celebration of Ideas and Values

    On January 31st, Teachers College will inaugurate its tenth president, Susan Fuhrman, who began her role in that office in August. The ceremony will take place in The Riverside Church on Wednesday January 31st, beginning at 2 p.m.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • A Teacher of Life Skills

    A Teacher of Life Skills

    Dennis Chambers works as a security officer at Teachers College, but his passion is the school he runs for young people.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • No Shrinking Violet

    Teachers College may be used to seeing its students discussed in superlative terms, but here's a new one: Kim Blacklock, a doctoral student in Motor Learning, bills herself as "The World's Tallest Female Comic." At 6'7", she isn't getting many challengers to the throne.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Phone Them and They Will Come

    Phone Them and They Will Come

    Telephone outreach can dramatically increase the incidence of screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in an urban minority population, according to a new study led by Charles Basch, TC's Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • They Can Do the Math

    They Can Do the Math

    That might be why Chinese teachers get better results
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Inside TC PDF, January 2007 Issue

    Download the entire January issue of Inside TC.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Doing What We Do Best

    Doing What We Do Best

    One of the hallmarks of Teachers College is that we are, despite our name, about more than just about teachers.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Macy Gallery Grows Up

    Macy Gallery Grows Up

    Macy Gallery, part of the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, welcomed Kevin Soltau as its new Gallery Director in September 2006. Soltau, an art education master's candidate, recently announced Macy's spring exhibition schedule.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Spike Lee

    Spike Lee's "Levees" Inspires A Social Studies Curriculum

    A group of TC faculty members, students, staff and alumni has received $975,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop a multi-disciplinary curriculum and online resource to complement "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," the recent HBO Documentary Film directed by Spike Lee, about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Grusky is Interim VP for Finance & Administration

    Grusky is Interim VP for Finance & Administration

    Morton H. Grusky, J.D., was appointed the College's interim Vice President for Finance and Administration in January.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Def Poetry

    Kelly Tsai, featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, performed "Little Red Book" at the Fighting Words AIDS/HIV Poetry Benefit, held in TC's Cowin Center in December.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Film Feast

    Featuring over 70 films from over 25 countries from November 24--December 10, the African Diaspora Film Festival celebrated the richness and diversity of the global black experience.
    Published: 1/22/2007

  • Around TC

    Around TC

    The M.W. Offit Gallery, located on the third floor of the Gottesman Libraries, hosted the exhibition Teachers College: The First Forty Years, 1886-'"1926 throughout November and December. Thomas Bailey, Professor of Economics and Education, speaks to a crowd in December about a new book written by researchers at TC's Community College Research Center, Defending the Community College Equity Agenda.
    Published: 1/22/2007