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Volume V, No. 10 ♦ 6/2000

  • Artist in Residence: Herbert Gentry

    Herbert Gentry, a long-time resident of Harlem, Paris, and Stockholm, spent the spring semester as "Artist in Residence" for the Art and Art Education program. Gentry, whose paintings are represented in museums throughout the world and are a staple in African-American collections, likes to call himself an expressionist and is proud to have brought the powerful message of "New American Painting"-with its great sense of freedom and personal affirmation-to Paris after World War II.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Dr. Dinelia Rosa Leads the Center for Educational and Psychological Services: Practicums and Public Service

    The Center for Educational and Psychological Services, located on the 6th floor of Thorndike Hall, is a training and research facility that offers a wide range of educational and psychological services. These services are provided by advanced graduate students who are enrolled in master's and doctoral degree programs at TC and are available to people of all ages in the greater New York community at affordable rates.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Graduates Sing 'Happy Birthday' to Governor Hunt of North Carolina

    A sunny spring day marked the Teachers College master's convocation ceremony. Street vendors sold "Class of 2000" souvenirs, bouquets of flowers and the usual hot dogs and soda to the family members who came to Amsterdam Avenue for the festivities at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Inside TC: Asleep on the Job

    Professor Jason Mateika conducts a study on snorers.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Portraits of Timpane and Evans Unveiled

    In a simple ceremony after the conclusion of the last general meeting of the Board of Trustees, P. Michael Timpane, who served as President of Teachers College from 1984-94, and Thomas W. Evans, who was the Chair of the Board from 1991-98, were honored for service to the College with photographic portraits that will hang in the library and the Trustees Room.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Professors Sloan and Crain Retire

    At the last meeting of the faculty on May 4, Dean Zumwalt announced the retirement of Douglas Sloan, Professor of History and Education, and Robert L. Crain, Professor of Sociology and Education.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Purpura Receives Prestigious Award in Language Testing

    James E. Purpura, Assistant Professor of Language and Education, recently received the ILTA (International Language Testing Association) Award for the "Best Paper Published in Language Testing."
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Schools Chancellor Levy Speaks to Trustees

    On May 11, at the General Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the then Interim Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools, Harold O. Levy, spoke to the Board about the priorities of his tenure, which are "get the summer school program working, get superintendents properly evaluated, and third, teacher recruitment."
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • Student Group Petitions Administration on Building Community

    Perhaps you have seen the flyers, visited the petition Web site or even stopped by the Macy Computer Lab to join the other Teachers College students who have lent their support to a group of students committed to making changes at TC.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • TC Student Wins National Dance Association Award for Fifth Straight Year

    Carolyn Roslund, who is a master's student in the Dance and Dance Education program, is the fifth TC student in five years who has won the Graduate Student Literary Award from the National Dance Association (NDA).
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • TC Students Win Awards at 24th Annual National Arts Club Exhibition

    Carrying on a tradition, Pamela Harris Lawton and William Grant, two doctoral students (Art and Art Education program) in the Department of Arts and Humanities, won awards at the National Arts Club Annual Student Exhibition.
    Published: 6/1/2000

  • The Science and the Practice of Plant-based Diets at TC

    A variety of speakers discussed scientific knowledge of food, nutrition, and the environment.
    Published: 6/1/2000