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Volume VI, No. 8 ♦ 5/2001

  • Gifford Delivers Inaugural Sussman Lecture

    Dr. Bernard R. Gifford, the first Sussman Visiting Professor of Education at TC, delivered the inaugural lecture at Milbank Chapel on, "Closing the Chasm Between Promise and Reality: Location-Independent Learning and Teaching."
    Published: 6/1/2001

  • Alexander Bernstein Celebrates the Maestro, Leonard Bernstein

    On April 29, Dr. Bert Konowitz, Adjunct Professor in the Arts and Humanities Department, hosted the program, "Leonard Bernstein: Teacher," with Alexander Bernstein, the son of the great teacher. Craig Urquhart, the Maestro's personal assistant, along with varied performers, including the Syosset High School Orchestra, also offered a dynamic range of Bernstein's compositions, original works, improvisations and recollections. The concert was held at Horace Mann Auditorium.
    Published: 5/1/2001

  • Christoph Wolff on Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician

    Even Bach had to pay his dues early in his career. Although he called himself a court musician, Johann Sebastian Bach was listed as "Lackey Bach" on official documents in 1702, the year before his career took off. In addition to being a musician, as a lackey he also had non-musical duties. Bach concealed his lackey status in later years, said Christoph Wolff, William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University.
    Published: 5/1/2001

  • Faculty Briefs

    Brief updates on faculty achievements
    Published: 5/1/2001

  • Four To Be Honored at Convocation Ceremonies

    At the Master's Convocation, on May 15 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, three will receive the Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service. They are Pulitzer Prize-winning musician Wynton Marsalis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, and Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin, the David Jacks Professor of Education and Public Policy at Stanford University. At the Doctoral Convocation on Wednesday, May 16, Richard Robinson, CEO of Scholastic, Inc., will be presented with the Cleveland E. Dodge Medal for Distinguished Service to Education. The faculty will honor all four at a dinner the night before the Master's Convocation.
    Published: 5/1/2001

  • Gates Millennium Scholarship Goes to Doctoral Student in Motor Learning and Control Program

    Laurel Daniels Abbruzzese, a doctoral student in the Motor Learning and Control Program was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS)-a merit-based award for high-achieving students from low-income minority families.
    Published: 5/1/2001

  • Special Tribute to Doris Dillon: New Center Named in Honor of Inspiring Teacher

    In March, friends, family, faculty and staff members from Teachers College gathered at Michael's in midtown Manhattan to celebrate the opening of The Doris Dillon Center.
    Published: 5/1/2001

  • TC Dance Honored for Choreography

    Every year students and faculty of the TC Dance and Dance Education program attend the American College Dance Festival (ACDF) conference.
    Published: 5/1/2001

  • TC Student Wins National Dance Association Literary Honorable Mention

    For the sixth year in a row, a dance education student from Teachers College has been recognized with a Graduate Student Literary Award from the National Dance Association (NDA).
    Published: 5/1/2001