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The alumni magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University

Volume 35, No. 2 ♦ 5/2011

  • A New Leader at IUME

    A New Leader at IUME

    Ernest Morrell will lead TC's signature urban institute into a new era
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Good Fellowship

    Good Fellowship

    Scholarships created by TC's late Board Vice Chair Arthur Zankel have extended the College's tradition of urban service
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • The Kids are Alright

    The Kids are Alright

    The Kids are Alright
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • The Sound of Two Hands Clapping

    The Sound of Two Hands Clapping

    TC's Andrew Gordon has developed a bimanual therapy for cerebral palsy that could change the field
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • TC Campus News

    TC Campus News

    Keeping up with people, events and other news from Teachers College
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Policy by Department

    TC is launching a new Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA) to serve as a central academic hub for the College's education policy work across all phases of educational and human development, with both a national and global focus.
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • TC Is PREPARING to Open a New Public Elementary School

    The first kindergarten class is expected to begin this coming fall
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Playing It Forward

    Playing It Forward

    Mary Skipper believes schools need to work together to succeed. She has a fan in the White House
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Publishing Early on Early Childhood Education

    Publishing Early on Early Childhood Education

    While still a doctoral student, Kate Tarrant has published two books on early childhood education. Her co-author is no slouch, either
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Boosting the Numbers

    Boosting the Numbers

    Nathan Alexander wants to ensure that other minority students pursue studies in math
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Practice Makes Personal

    Practice Makes Personal

    Helping his students improve has made Victor Lin a better musician and human being
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Family Business

    Family Business

    Artesius Miller is starting a charter school in Atlanta. His great-grandmother would approve
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Dreams from Her Parents

    Dreams from Her Parents

    Nancy Mata, a former undocumented immigrant, has found a balance between being an educator and an advocate
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • When Names Can Hurt You

    When Names Can Hurt You

    Adam Kelley understands how dangerous slurs can be--and he's shared that lesson with his students
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Courage, Advocacy and Being a TC Teacher

    Courage and Advocacy are what separate the teachers who merely know and do from our teachers, who know and do the right thing.
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Giving Peas a Chance

    Giving Peas a Chance

    Christiane Baker got interested in food when her mom stopped cooking. Now she's a leader in garden-based nutrition education for kids
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Bridging Language Theory and Practice

    Bridging Language Theory and Practice

    Phil Choong is in the middle of all things second language at TC
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Giving Back Through Teaching

    Giving Back Through Teaching

    Sylwia Wdowiak knows a bit about struggling as a student. That's why she joined TC's new teaching residency program
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • The Education Broker

    The Education Broker

    When education nonprofits need private funds, Lisa Philp plays matchmaker
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Linking Appalachia and Academia

    Linking Appalachia and Academia

    Inspired by Maxine Greene, Gail Russell is pursuing an academic career while staying true to her roots
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Next Stop, Abu Dhabi

    Next Stop, Abu Dhabi

    Jonathan Gyurko's new firm is shaping a nation's education system
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Hold That Smile--All Day

    Hold That Smile--All Day

    Artist and doctoral student Jun Gao uses long-term exposure photography to capture unseen qualities of stillness and light
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Bridging Language Gaps with Technology

    Bridging Language Gaps with Technology

    Shannon Bishop sees computers as a means to promote English skills in South Africa
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Change Leader

    Change Leader

    Frank Golom has been on the front lines of culture change. Now he's discovered a career in teaching about it
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Inside the Beltway

    Inside the Beltway

    A unique, five-day experience immerses TC students in the world of education policy
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Cinema Verite

    Cinema Verite

    Regina Casale uses film to foster a sense of global citizenship in middle school students
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Reeling in Students

    Reeling in Students

    Ellen Livingston is exploring the power of documentary film in social studies education
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Looking Beyond the Minority Myth

    Looking Beyond the Minority Myth

    Vanessa Li knows how tough it can be for Asian immigrant teens
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Finding Data in Students

    Finding Data in Students' Stories

    Through research and oral history, Jondou Chen is probing the experiences of students from different backgrounds
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • After School, With Plato and Aristotle

    After School, With Plato and Aristotle

    Tim Ignaffo and friends are introducing teens to philosophy
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Seeing How Others Live

    Seeing How Others Live

    In projects in impoverished areas of Mexico and Costa Rica, Katy De La Garza has learned as much as she's taught
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • On Location

    On Location

    For disaster preparedness researcher Tom Chandler, geography is a key variable in the survival equation
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Ready to Enter the Building

    Ready to Enter the Building

    TC's Summer Principals Academy is breaking new ground in preparing 21st century school leaders
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Faith, in Society

    Ammany Khattab has created a vibrant school that's bringing Muslim education into the 21st century
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • A Life, Unlimited

    A Life, Unlimited

    Yupha (Sookcharoen) Udomsakdi fled her life in a rural village and became Thailand's Minister of Education and a leading public health advocate
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Teaching from Within

    Teaching from Within

    Lisa Miller is a psychologist who believes in the power of spirituality and the reality of the unseen
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • From Buses to Box Office

    From Buses to Box Office

    Patti Kenner runs a charter transportation business. She made a documentary to honor a friend. Now it's winning accolades
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • The Academic Questioner

    The Academic Questioner

    Alone and in groups, Janet Miller has devoted her career to examining constructions of identities
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Pondering Identity, Among Others

    Pondering Identity, Among Others

    For nearly a decade, the String Group gave a handful of students the space to work through their ideas
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Alumni News: Class Notes

    Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Alumni News: Laying the Ground for Literacy

    Alumni News: Laying the Ground for Literacy

    Andrs Henriquez has helped make teen literacy a national priority
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Alumni Council President

    Alumni Council President's Message

    A message from Robert Weintraub, President, Teachers College Alumni Association
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Teachers College Alumni Council

    Teachers College Alumni Council
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Alumni News: Class Action

    Alumni News: Class Action

    Carter Stewart was always interested in equity issues in education. He didn't figure on ending up as a U.S. Attorney
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Alumni News: The Psychoanalyst Who Didn

    Alumni News: The Psychoanalyst Who Didn't Take Things Lying Down

    Tony Bass helped start a radical movement in psychoanalysis. Today's it's become mainstream
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • Remembrances


    Published: 5/20/2011

  • A Friend In Deed

    A Friend In Deed

    Sue Ann Weinberg is a trustee's trustee--loyal, informed and as passionate as the student she once was
    Published: 5/20/2011

  • In Focus: A Nurse in the House

    In Focus: A Nurse in the House

    She ended up running the University of Pennsylvania, but Claire Fagin's heart has always been by the patient's side
    Published: 5/20/2011