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Volume VI, No. 5 ♦ 1/2001

  • Ralph R. Fields, Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, Dies at 93

    Ralph R. Fields, one of the early pioneers in the community college movement and the head of the Teachers for East Africa Program (TEA), died on November 15, 2000, at his home in Sun City Center, Florida.
    Published: 6/1/2001

  • Cross Cultural Connections at Macy Gallery

    An exhibition made possible through the support of Florence H. and Eugene Meyers Charitable Remainder Unitrust at Macy Gallery, called "Cross Cultural Connections," accompanied a weekend seminar of the same name. The art exhibit showcased works created by emerging, mid-career, and established artists, such as Howardena Pindell and students from TC's Art Education program.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • David Driskell: Contemporary Issues in African-American Art

    Recently, "Conversations Across Cultures: Sharing Histories-Artists of Africa and the Americas," a weekend course, brought together leading black artists, historians and TC students to discuss the cultural connections shared by these continents through contemporary arts practice. The keynote speaker was artist and University of Maryland Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art David Driskell, "the world's leading curator, collector, and scholar of works by African Americans," according to Pamela Newkirk from ArtNews.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Gary Gomer: “Professor Bread”

    Would you believe it? Instead of taking a traditional route, Gary Gomer, a Ph.D. in Philosophy in Education, has turned his skills into a unique program, "Let's Bake Bread Together," that reaches students and parents in five New York City school districts. Gomer making bread with students. c After completing his doctorate in 1991, Gomer
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Global Classroom Day in NYC

    TC Students at Brooklyn Community School District #13 Speaking at Middle School 258, TC Fulbrighter Dorothy Ndletyana from South Africa points out that the meaning of "apartheid" can be found in the word itself, before focusing on another word, "tolerance," the theme of Global Classroom Day in New York.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Magsaysay Boxley Scholars Say Thank You TC

    Thanks to the late Tess Magasaysay and Ken Boxley, who made an initial gift of $1 million in 1998 to Teachers College toward the creation of a $10 million scholarship endowment, TC is in a position to recruit the best students into the teaching profession-young people who can make a difference.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Petrides Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

    At the thirteenth annual Sonoma State University (SSU) Distinguished Alumni banquet, which was held October 12, Assistant Professor Lisa Petrides, who received her M.B.A. from SSU in 1991, was among four alums honored.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • TC Doctoral Student Receives Society for Public Health Education Fellowship

    Ray Marks, a doctoral student in the Department of Health and Behavioral Studies was selected as one of three Society for Public Health (SOPHE) Fellows in Unintentional Injury Prevention.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • TC's Singaporean Students and Education Delegation Meet

    When the delegation from the Republic of Singapore came to TC, the members met with Interim Dean Gordon and listened to an overview of TC's academic programs.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Teresita 'Tess' Magsaysay

    On December 18, 2000, Teresita "Tess" Magsaysay passed away in New York City. At Teachers College, she earned an M.A. in 1987 and an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics in 1991.
    Published: 1/1/2001

  • Winning the Social War Through Education

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant to support the groundbreaking research of Professors Cally Waite and Margaret Crocco, who will be studying "The Education of Southern African Americans in Northern Research Institutions from Plessy to Brown (1896-1954)."
    Published: 1/1/2001