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Volume VIII, No. 8 ♦ 4/2003

  • Professor Yorks and Doctoral Students Explore Culture's Impact on Team Learning

    The February issue of Advances in Developing Human Resources (Volume 2, Number 1), edited by Lyle Yorks, Associate Professor of Adult Learning and Leadership and Director of the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) doctoral program, reveals that models in the social sciences, in this instance team learning, should be placed in their cultural context.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Convocation 2003 Preview

    If you have not already heard, Convocation this year will feature two Master’s Convocations on Tuesday, May 20, instead of the usual single ceremony. The Doctoral Convocation, at which graduating doctoral students are hooded by the Dean, will take place the following day.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • The Pakistani Gifted Child Development Project: An International Collaboration

    The Hollingworth Center is assisting in the development of the Gifted Child Development Project located in Karachi, Pakistan
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Improving Quality of Life in Men with Prostate Cancer

    The results of an NIH-funded, large-scale randomized clinical trial on men’s adjustment to prostate cancer found that the effects of educational and supportive group interventions had specific benefits for men.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • TC Students Volunteer with Columbia Community Outreach

    On Saturday, April 5, TC students joined the rest of the Columbia University community including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff for Columbia Community Outreach Day.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • TC Rallies for Affirmative Action at the U.S. Supreme Court

    On April 1, nearly 40 TC students, staff and faculty members took a bus to Washington, D.C., for a rally before the U.S. Supreme Court to defend affirmative action in college admissions.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Does Whom You Work With Matter?

    Managerial Pay is Related to the Gender and Age of Subordinates, Peers and Supervisors
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Laraine Masters Glidden: Fourth Blackman Lecturer

    When one or more children with disabilities are part of a family, how does it affect family life? That is what Laraine Masters Glidden hoped to determine through her research, which she presented at the fourth Leonard and Frances Blackman Lecture in April.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Charter Schools Suffer from Ill-Prepared Teachers, Unequal Funding: Hechinger Institute Provides Forum for New Research

    In April, TC’s Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media hosted a forum for new research in Los Angeles. According to a new study, a ballooning number of charter schools rely heavily on uncredentialed teachers, fail to acquire federal funds to aid low-achieving or learning-disabled children, and display the same finance disparities that beset regular public schools.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Ann Lieberman and Diane Wood Go Inside the National Writing Project

    To find out if networks make a difference in classroom teaching, Ann Lieberman and Diane R. Wood studied the National Writing Project, one of the most influential and long-lasting professional development programs in the United States.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • TC Sponsors Historic Youth Activism Conference

    Leanne Stahnke, a doctoral student in the department of Curriculum and Teaching, has been conducting a research project on youth engaged in antiracism work. As she interviewed youth activists, she began to think about the way youth are portrayed in research, and the lack of research on youth activism. Along with John Broughton, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, she organized a conference on activist youth and education to combat the prevailing images of youth as at-risk.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Alan Kay Colloquium: Squeaking by on New Ideas

    Alan Kay introduced the program in a colloquium given to a packed Milbank Chapel on April 10th. The colloquium was the keynote address for a series of workshops on Squeak.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Diversity Grants Awarded

    The Committee for Community and Diversity is pleased to announce the recipients of The President’s Grant for Student Research in Diversity, which provides support for outstanding student research projects related to diversity in research, teaching, learning, or community building.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Fighting Crime With Knowledge

    As part of Safety Week, representatives from the NYPD were on campus to discuss crime prevention and awareness in the workplace and NYC.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Education Across the Americas

    Education Across the Americas united faculty, students, researchers and NGOs to discuss education in Latin America as well as the education of Latinos/as in the United States.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • TC Celebrates Scholarships at Annual Luncheon

    On a particularly cold day in March, faculty, staff, students and friends of TC gathered for the Scholarship Luncheon in a warm room lined with bookshelves and a fireplace at the Columbia-Princeton Club.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • TC Celebrates Wellness

    The Student Life Office and the Dietetic Internship program co-sponsored TC’s Wellness Fair in the Cafeteria.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • Technology Demo Day at TC

    TC faculty and students showcased their distance learning and web-based courses, multi-media instructional resources and school projects in the Grace Dodge Room.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • International Week at TC

    The snowstorm didn’t stop Teachers College from celebrating International Week from April 7 to 11.
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • The 2003 US News & World Report Rankings of Education Schools: TC Ranked Fourth

    The 2003 US News rankings are out. TC was ranked fourth, tied with Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, with a combined score of 90. Harvard Education School was ranked first, Stanford second (with a score of 95), and UCLA’s School of Education was third (with a score of 93).
    Published: 4/1/2003

  • In brief

    Faculty briefs April 2003
    Published: 4/1/2003