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Volume XIII, No. 2 ♦ 10/2007

  • An Art Gallery With Attitude

    An Art Gallery With Attitude

    The Pearl Street Gallery, a venue founded in 2003 by three TC doctoral students, Dan Serig, Jason Swift and Hugo Ortega Lopez, Their vision, is a gallery space that showcases superb, engaging artwork while exploring how artists contribute to educational research through the images and objects they create.
    Published: 11/1/2007

  • An Artist Who Keeps Being Discovered TC

    An Artist Who Keeps Being Discovered TC's Graeme Sullivan has Genuine Street Cred

    "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach," runs the old adage--but not in TC's Department of Arts and Humanities, where Georgia O'Keeffe once honed her craft and where current Department Chair Graeme Sullivan exhorts students and staff to combine theory with practice.
    Published: 11/1/2007

  • Getting Better All the Time

    Getting Better All the Time

    Teachers College "has always been an incredibly policy-rich environment," says Sharon Lynn Kagan, who was named TC's first Associate Dean for Policy and head of the newly created Office of Policy and Research (OPR) in 2004. "Now we're making it an easier place to navigate, and that's one more reason why we're becoming the institute of choice both for users of policy research and for policy students."
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • In Bolivia, Helping Children to See and Be Heard

    In Bolivia, Helping Children to See and Be Heard

    Professor Cate Crowley's trips to Bolivia with her students help prepare them in navigating cultural differences to provide speech/language pathology services.
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • In Brief

    TC Human Development Professors James Corter and Barbara Tversky and a colleague, Associate Professor Jeffrey Nickerson from Stevens Institute of Technology, have been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled "Externalizing Thought: Improving the design of software through diagrams."
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • Learning What It Means to Lead

    Learning What It Means to Lead

    As President of TC's Student Senate, Michelle Cammarata wants to increase student participating in addressing issues of TC's daily life. As an org psych student, she ponders new ways leaders can act to create benefits for all. A racist incident on TC's campus has meant a baptism by fire Cammarata on both fronts.
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • New Faces at TC

    New Faces at TC

    New faculty and staff, Ellen Meier and Felicia Moore, share their perspectives and experience.
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • Teaching the Diaspora on the Big Screen

    Teaching the Diaspora on the Big Screen

    Fifteen years ago, when Reinaldo Barroso-Spech first started tracking down films about Africa and the African Diaspora, it was to use them as a tool to interest his public school students in learning foreign languages. It wasn't long, however, before he realized that adults were eager to watch the films.
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • Training Students, Helping the Community

    Training Students, Helping the Community

    The Center for Educational and Professional services was re-dedicated as the Dean-Hope Center in late-September, marking a sweeping renovation that will bring new technologies to the Center's mission of serving the community and teaching the next generation of care-givers.
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • Where to Look for Innovation

    Where to Look for Innovation

    The new Provost's Investment Fund seeks to stimulate academic growth.
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • A Racist Incident Rocks Teachers College

    A Racist Incident Rocks Teachers College

    A day after a noose was found hanging on the doorknob of Professor Madonna Constantine's office, the Teachers College community rallied to her support in decrying the incident as intolerable. A message sent to the Teachers College Community from President Susan Fuhrman, explaining why police were on campus, denounced the incident as a "hateful act, which violates every Teachers College and societal norm." Columbia University President Lee Bollinger also issued a statement saying that "This is an assault on African Americans and therefore it is an assault on every one of us."
    Published: 10/11/2007

  • Foreign Correspondent: Colvin Reports on Education in Singapore

    Foreign Correspondent: Colvin Reports on Education in Singapore

    When Richard Colvin visited Singapore in September, he went at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy there as a visiting expert, sharing his expertise on education journalism with members of the media and other local audiences.
    Published: 10/3/2007

  • Fuhrman Named Among NYC

    Fuhrman Named Among NYC's Most Influential Women

    TC President Susan Fuhrman is one of the "100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business" profiled in the October 1-7 issue of Crain's New York Business.
    Published: 10/3/2007

  • Tisch Lecture: James A. Banks

    Tisch Lecture: James A. Banks

    James A. Banks -- the Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington -- discusses a multicultural approach to citizenship.
    Published: 10/2/2007