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Volume III, No. 6 ♦ 1/1998

  • A TC Family Deals with Asian Economic Crisis

    The recent downturn in the Asian economy has presented a new challenge for TC doctoral students Mutiara Mohamed and her husband, Azly Abdul Rahman. They are both lecturers at Utara University in Kedah, Malaysia. They are here for three years on a full university scholarship.
    Published: 1/22/1998

  • Asian Students Face Financial Difficulties

    With the economic crisis in Asia and devaluation in currency exchange rates, many Asian students at TC are having financial problems. Some will only receive half the value of their money as they received last spring.
    Published: 1/22/1998

  • Bringing the World to the Classroom

    The Institute for Learning Technologies is using a real around-the-world sea voyage to enliven the study of geography and science for fifth and sixth graders in New York City schools.
    Published: 1/22/1998

  • Deans Office Seeking Applicants for Doctoral Apprenticeships

    Doctoral students who are preparing for careers involving educational research may now apply for one of six Research Training Grants at Teachers College funded by the Spencer Foundation.
    Published: 1/22/1998

  • Gordon Awarded Federal Grants Totaling $511,000

    Andrew Gordon, Assistant Professor of Movement Sciences and Education, has gotten a big boost for his research from the federal government.
    Published: 1/22/1998

  • Grants and Sponsored Research Has A New Director

    The TC tradition of "Making a Difference" describes exactly what Betty Farbman wants to do in her role as Director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs. "That is one of the reasons I want to be here--to make a difference," she says.
    Published: 1/22/1998

  • TC Joins 'Everybody Wins!'

    Former businessman Arthur Tannenbaum wants TC faculty, students and staff to join his Power Lunch program. A big business deal isn't on his agenda. His goal is to encourage New York City boys and girls to read.
    Published: 1/22/1998

  • Vinz Wins Meade

    Professor Ruth Vinz has received the 1997 Richard A. Meade Award for Research in English Education.
    Published: 1/22/1998