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Volume VII, No. 3 ♦ 11/2001

  • Minority Postdoctoral Fellows

    Minority postdoctoral fellows 2001
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Two Diversity Fellows in Counseling and Technology Selected to Create New Realities

    Since President Levine's 1999 call for an institution, "in which there is no 'us and them,'" (Report of the Summer 1999 Teachers College Task force on Diversity and Community), the faculty and staff have been attempting to create a working community committed to supporting diversity.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • A Century of Battles Over School Reform: Diane Ravitch

    "We cannot understand where we are heading without knowing where we have been. We live now with decisions and policies that were made long ago," said author Diane Ravitch in Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform. "Before we attempt to reform present practices, we must try to learn why those decisions were made and to understand the consequences of past policies. History doesn't tell us the answers to our questions, but it helps to inform us so that we might make better decisions in the future."
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Science Education at TC Takes the Initiative

    Angela Calabrese Barton, Associate Professor of Science Education and Coordinator of the Science Education Programs, returned to TC from the University of Texas at Austin this year with an activist agenda.
    Published: 1/1/2002

  • Reading Specialist Program Invites Expert on Adult Learning

    Dolores Perin, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education and Coordinator of the Health and Behavior Science Studies Department's Reading Specialist Program, hosted Stephen Reder, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Seminar on Chinese Education

    Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone (left), Professor of Higher and Comparative Education at SUNY Buffalo, was the featured speaker at a November 8th luncheon sponsored by the Center on Chinese Education.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Strengthening Community at TC: Informal Conversations

    In the first of a series of College conversations, "Strengthening Our Community: Communicating Across Differences," faculty, staff and students gathered to talk about how the September 11th attacks will affect the TC community not only as a individuals, but as a nation and as a world.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • TC Tokyo Student Gets Emperor's Blessing

    At the 68th Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Anniversary, TC Tokyo student Patrick Fulmer of the Japan M.A. in TESOL Program was awarded a commendation of appreciation (Kanshajyo) by Toranosuke Katayama, Minister of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • The World of Islam After WTC

    TC's Department of International and Transcultural Studies and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) co-sponsored a one-day workshop for educators on "The World of Islam After the WTC."
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Jane Franck to Retire

    At the November faculty meeting, President Levine presented Jane Franck, the Director of the Milbank Library, with a bouquet of pink roses on the occasion of her retirement.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Ernst Rothkopf Retires

    Ernst J. Rothkopf, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Telecommunications and Education is retiring. The Department of Human Development celebrated his distinguished career on November 8. He is pictured with Laura Pike, a student in Cognitive Studies.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Fulbright Scholars at TC

    This year TC has 22 Fulbright Scholars from countries all over the world
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Safety and Security Committee at TC

    To keep everyone at TC safe, TC has established a Safety and Security Committee. Over the past few months, it has been evaluating emergency procedures for fire safety and evacuation on campus.
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Postcards To New York

    About 1,000 postcards from around the world made their way into the Macy Gallery for an international Mail-Art exhibition entitled: "Postcards to New York."
    Published: 11/1/2001

  • Music, Spiders and Giggles at the Pumpkin Playground

    The third annual Pumpkin Playground for Young Music Makers took place in October with Lori Custodero, Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education, and her students.
    Published: 11/1/2001