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The alumni magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University

Volume 35, No. 1 ♦ 12/2010

  • Keeping  Order in "the House of God"

    Keeping Order in "the House of God"

    Vivian Ota Wang referees the national debate on the uses of the human genome.
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • TC Campus News

    TC Campus News

    Keeping up with people, events and other news from Teachers College
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • The Hip-Hop Hypothesis

    The Hip-Hop Hypothesis

    To sell inner-city teens on science, Christopher Emdin is meeting them on their own cultural turf
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • The Teflon Grandmother

    The Teflon Grandmother

    In "retirement," Viola Vaughn has discovered her life's work: helping Senegal's girls keep the negative from sticking
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • You May Say We Are Dreamers

    You May Say We Are Dreamers

    President's Letter: TC's role is to serve society as a catalyst of human creativity.
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • New Faces on TC

    New Faces on TC's Board

    Five new Trustees have joined the Teachers College Board
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Embracing Service and Partnership

    Embracing Service and Partnership

    The Class of 2010 exits into a time of hope and challenge
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • First Editions

    First Editions

    TC's faculty in print: George Bonanno and Derald Wing Sue
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Reimagining the Possible

    Reimagining the Possible

    [It is our] "-'incompleteness that summons us to the tasks of knowledge and action-'putting an explanation into words, fighting a plague, seeking homes for the homeless, restructuring inhumane schools." Maxine Greene, Releasing the Imagination
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Wide Awake

    Wide Awake

    Maxine Greene propounds an outlook of "wide-awakeness" to art and life that continues to inspire many at TC and elsewhere.
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Artist Appreciation

    Artist Appreciation

    In a new TC class, students help older New York City artists catalogue their work
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Playing to the Gallery

    Playing to the Gallery

    TC's Macy Gallery exerts a powerful influence on artists who show there--and on art education students at the College
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Discovering The Power Within

    Discovering The Power Within

    Without Arthur Wesley Dow, imitative realism might have soured Georgia O'Keeffe on an artistic career
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Jamming at Club Milbank

    Jamming at Club Milbank

    A five-day music improv workshop boosts kids' self-esteem
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Commentary: Why Ask Why About the Arts?

    Commentary: Why Ask Why About the Arts?

    Music provides intangible benefits by engaging the imagination and communicating ideas and emotions that words cannot adequately express
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Music Man

    Music Man

    From backing up Elvis to singing with Toscanini, a former Midwestern farm boy came to know the score
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Touched by Technology

    Touched by Technology

    Using new media can help court-involved youth see a bigger picture
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Seek and Ye Shall Find

    Seek and Ye Shall Find

    Discovery is the stock-in-trade of TC's Hollingworth Science Camp
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Reading to Learn

    Reading to Learn

    Rethinking literacy development in older students
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Can You Back That Up?

    Can You Back That Up?

    Employers are starved for employees who can reason and argue based on evidence. Deanna Kuhn has developed a curriculum to teach those skills
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • College, Re-envisioned

    College, Re-envisioned

    Higher ed for the 21st century
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Vive La Similarity

    Vive La Similarity

    The study of brains reveals how similar we all are and evokes our common humanity.
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Testing New Standards for Standardized Testing

    Testing New Standards for Standardized Testing

    Can diagnosing students' misconceptions lead to personalized teaching?
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Master Dennis

    Master Dennis

    TC security officer Dennis Chambers (Ed.D.,'10; M.A.,'02; M.A.,'99) helps young people take control of their lives
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • The Play is the Thing

    The Play is the Thing

    At TC's Rita Gold Center, imagination is the curriculum
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • The Accidental Technologist

    The Accidental Technologist

    Robbie McClintock was a humanist philosopher searching for a Nietzschean hammer. He found it in computers and the Web
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Preparing Early Childhood Teachers

    Preparing Early Childhood Teachers
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Computers, Creativity and Cross-Cultural Exchange

    Computers, Creativity and Cross-Cultural Exchange

    Too often, technology in education is used simply to put study materials online or for narrow exercises in arriving at a pre-determined right answer.
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • The State of Play

    The State of Play

    Seven experts preview a conversation on creativity they will hold at TC in spring 2011
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Creativity by Degree

    Creativity by Degree

    Looking at the concept that drives humankind forward has led scholars and students alike to study creativity
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Celebrating the TC Ecosystem

    Celebrating the TC Ecosystem

    An Office that enhances community, diversity and organizational change
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Pondering Big Ideas, Community - Style

    Pondering Big Ideas, Community - Style

    No consensus, but lots of good questions at TC's Socratic Conversations series
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Being Alive Twice

    Being Alive Twice

    A small working group of faculty became students again as they pondered the implications of globalization
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Looking For a Few Good Ideas

    Looking For a Few Good Ideas

    The Provost's Investment Fund is backing faculty collaboration at TC
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Class Notes

    Class Notes

    Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • On Climate Change...at TC

    On Climate Change...at TC

    Two faculty members assess conditions for diversity at the College
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Alumni Council President

    Alumni Council President's Message

    The Association committees have been in full gear providing enhanced and strategic resources and benefits for the entire alumni community
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Food Networker

    Food Networker

    Nutritionist and best-selling author Ellie Krieger inspires people to make healthy choices
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • TC Remembrances

    TC Remembrances

    TC Remembrances
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Life after Dancing? She

    Life after Dancing? She's Managing

    Rachel Moore navigated a career-ending injury to become Executive Director of the American Ballet Theatre
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • In Search of Publishing

    In Search of Publishing's Big Picture

    As CEO of Houghton Mifflin, Harold Miller tried to create a coherent whole, particularly in the area of K--12 textbooks
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Musing on the Barrio

    Musing on the Barrio

    He's one of the world's best known Latino artists, but Raphael Montaez Ortiz regards ethnocentricity as a trap
    Published: 12/8/2010

  • Up In Lights for Extolling the Arts

    Three alumni of TC's Arts and Administration program are winners of a video contest held by Americans for the Arts, a leading nonprofit, in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
    Published: 12/8/2010