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The alumni magazine of Teachers College, Columbia University

Volume 33, No. 2 ♦ 6/2009

  • Educational Equity at the Village Level

    Educational Equity at the Village Level

    TC Professor Mun Tsang is leading the fight to fund schooling for China's rural poor and through his Center for Chinese Education is helping drive faculty research and outreach projects in the Asian nation.
    Published: 8/6/2009

  • TC and the Latino Educational Crisis

    TC and the Latino Educational Crisis

    Views In an essay in TC Today magazine, Professor Regina Cortina writes that in a world increasingly marked by immigration and globalization, effective education for Latinos isn't just a moral imperative, it's essential to improving the nation's ability to maintain a leading role in the global economy.
    Published: 7/27/2009

  • Language as Ambassador

    Language as Ambassador

    TC's program in TESOL-'"the teaching of English to speakers of other languages-'"has long attracted foreign students. Now it's central in forming partnerships abroad.
    Published: 7/22/2009

  • Shaping Education around the World

    Shaping Education around the World

    From the College's earliest days, TC's approach to education has taken the wider world into consideration
    Published: 7/15/2009

  • Namibia

    Namibia's Great Educator

    In building a unified school system, Prime Minister Nahas Angula, a TC alumnus, has helped lead his country out of the apartheid era.
    Published: 7/14/2009

  • Class Notes

    Class Notes

    Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • The Power of Teachers College

    The Power of Teachers College

    Brilliant minds coming together to transform lives
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • Giving Voice to the World

    Giving Voice to the World

    In seeding their profession in some of the world's poorest countries, speech and language pathologists from TC are also building a multilingual base in the United States
    Published: 6/15/2009

  • Thinking Globally About Mental Health

    Thinking Globally About Mental Health

    Thinking Globally About Mental Health by Helen Verdeli
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • About this Special Issue

    About this Special Issue

    Around the globe in TC Today, from world class cover art to what is inside
    Published: 6/17/2009

  • International and Transcultural Studies

    International and Transcultural Studies

    TC's flagship international department
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  • Bond. George Bond

    Bond. George Bond

    By exploring the politics of identity, TC's venerable anthropologist has been an agent for change in his field
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • Learning by Really Doing

    Learning by Really Doing

    In Gita Steiner-Khamsi's class, students evaluate nonprofit programs in the field and developing nations build capacity
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  • Helping Teachers Help Kids Explore Bias

    Helping Teachers Help Kids Explore Bias

    A new study guide probes the stereotyping of Muslims, but could apply in any multicultural setting
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  • Good Neighbors Who Both Mend Fences

    Good Neighbors Who Both Mend Fences

    TC is home to complementary-'"and groundbreaking-'"initiatives in peace education and conflict resolution
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • TC

    TC's Partnership with China

    Historic and constantly evolving
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  • How to Educate a Workforce on the Move

    How to Educate a Workforce on the Move

    For China's massive migrant worker population, community colleges may be the best hope for obtaining an education.
    Published: 4/28/2009

  • Museum, Awake!

    Museum, Awake!

    TC Professor Judith Burton is helping China rethink art education in its colleges and museums.
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  • A School (and Maybe a Movement) Grows in Shanghai

    A School (and Maybe a Movement) Grows in Shanghai

    With an American curriculum that's taught in English, the Fudan International School marks China's entry into the market for foreign students
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • Talking Shop with Portia Williams

    Talking Shop with Portia Williams

    In March, TC Today sat down with Portia Williams, who was hired in 2008 as the College's first Director of International Affairs. Here Williams-'"a TC alumna with extensive international development experience in Africa and Albania-'"elaborates on the College's rationale and vision for becoming more involved in international work.
    Published: 6/15/2009

  • An Economist Goes Back to School

    An Economist Goes Back to School

    TC Early Career Award-winner Keiichi Ogawa has followed his heart
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • The One Behind "The 99"

    The One Behind "The 99"

    Naif Al-Mutawa thought kids in the Islamic world lacked modern-day superheroes to root for. So he went out and invented some
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • Mediating for the Mediators

    Mediating for the Mediators

    TC alumnus Johnston Barkat is Ombudsman and Mediator for the United Nations
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • Cosmopolitanism and Education Today

    Cosmopolitanism and Education Today

    Faculty essay by David Hansen
    Published: 6/8/2009

  • The Global Challenge of Improving Population Health

    The Global Challenge of Improving Population Health

    Faculty Essay by John P. Allegrante
    Published: 6/15/2009

  • Helping the World to Work

    Helping the World to Work

    An emeritus professor's career skills program keeps on trucking, around the world
    Published: 6/15/2009

  • Teacher-in-Law

    Teacher-in-Law

    Advisor to TC's Hong Kong alumni chapter, TC alumna Edith Shih is also Head Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at a Fortune 500 company with hundreds of lawyers working under her in 23 countries
    Published: 6/15/2009

  • Championing Lifelong Learning, Alberta Strage

    Championing Lifelong Learning, Alberta Strage

    Current students should seek international experience, learn at least one other language fluently and devote one's time and effort with passion, says TC alumna Alberta Strage
    Published: 6/16/2009

  • Movement Scientist on the Move

    Movement Scientist on the Move

    Once a student of the pioneering TC professor Ann Gentile, TC alumna Lori Quinn Dannheim continues to researcher Huntington's and develop physical therapy strategies to help combat the motor impairments it causes
    Published: 6/15/2009

  • Anticipating life, all too well

    Anticipating life, all too well

    TC alumna Janna Spark's (Ed.M., 1979) new novel, her first book for adult readers, writes on money, morality and the consequences of compromised principles
    Published: 6/15/2009

  • The Voice Heard

    The Voice Heard 'Round the World

    TC alumnus Robert Taylor, also Associate Professor of Computing and Education at TC, has sung at more than 100 performances around the world.
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  • Reaching Out to the World

    Reaching Out to the World

    In the President's Letter, Susan Fuhrman says, "Education today is among the most important of global issues and perhaps the global form of currency."
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • Trustees with a Global Perspective

    Trustees with a Global Perspective

    Four TC Board members are helping steer the College's international efforts
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  • In Focus: Numbers Man

    In Focus: Numbers Man

    TC's Harold Noah led the charge to infuse comparative education with social scientific methods
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  • Her Gift Endures, As Will Yours

    Her Gift Endures, As Will Yours

    Grace Dodge Society honors those alumni, friends and faculty who have made TC a part of their estate plans
    Published: 6/17/2009

  • The Mask is the Medium

    The Mask is the Medium

    Giving future educators at TC a perspective on how art has evolved over the centuries, "Tribal Art from Africa," features rare wooden masks, weapons, tools and even textile fabrics from Central and West Africa
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • TC Names New General Counsel

    TC Names New General Counsel

    Attorney Lori Fox has extensive experience in higher education and brings -'genuine love of education'
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • Klingenstein Honors for Oprah

    Klingenstein Honors for Oprah

    TC praises for professional achievements and public commitment to a more inclusive community
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • $2.1 Million Cancer Grant for TC Researchers

    $2.1 Million Cancer Grant for TC Researchers

    TC's Charles Basch and Randi Wolf are awarded an American Cancer Society grant to study colorectal screening
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • International Students

    International Students' New Friend

    As the College's new director of the Office of International Student Services, Samantha Lu is helping students from around the globe navigate TC and NYC
    Published: 6/22/2009

  • New Directions in International Development

    New Directions in International Development

    The flow of aid no longer runs exclusively from north to south
    Published: 4/28/2009

  • Experiencing the Work of Maxine Greene

    Experiencing the Work of Maxine Greene

    A world where freedom is the byword
    Published: 6/17/2009

  • John Dewey & Maxine Greene

    John Dewey & Maxine Greene

    The John Dewey Circle brings together TC's most generous alumni and friends who provide yearly leadership support of $1,000 or more to the Teachers College Annual Fund. In these uncertain times Dewey Circle members are on the front line, an irreplaceable source of stability and strength for the College. Now, more than ever, TC needs you and others like you.
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  • Alumni Council President’s Message

    Alumni Council President’s Message

    Alumni Council President's Message
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  • Planned Giving Spotlight

    Planned Giving Spotlight

    Helen Mayer Hacker, M.A., Grace Dodge Society member and Charitable Gift Annuitant
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  • Alumni News

    Alumni News

    The latest on alumni events, services and other goings-on
    Published: 6/17/2009

  • Remembrances: In Memoriam

    Remembrances: In Memoriam

    Remembering Priska Peier Gysin, Sister Ursula Kirk, Leah Blumberg Lapidus, Henry J. Rissetto, Sloan Wayland
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  • Spend your Summer with Us...

    Spend your Summer with Us...

    At a four-day special topics course-'Vietnam Now!, at a one-week summer program-'the School Law Institute, during a two-week Intensive Summer Program in TESOL Or at one of our Summer TC Study Tours!
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