Teachers College, Columbia University News: Commencement http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news News at Teachers College, Columbia University en-us Copyright 2014 Teachers College, Columbia University webmaster@tc.columbia.eduacquaro@exchange.tc.columbia.edu https://www.tc.columbia.edu/images/tclogo.gif Teachers College, Columbia University http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news Teachers College Announces Medalists and Speakers for 2014 Convocation http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9408 2/11/2014 Temple Grandin, the Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III, Sonia Nieto and Carl Wieman to be Honored Abena Koomson: A teacher of note http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9073 6/7/2013 If youre within earshot of Gloria Abena Koomson when she moves on to her next job in education as an administrator or a teacher, do not be surprised to hear her singing as she goes about her work. Abena Koomson: A teacher of note Benjamin Pass: Filling a Gap in Dental Education http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9075 6/7/2013 At TC and the Columbia University School of Dentistry, he found a program that allows him to be both a dentist and a teacher. Benjamin Pass: Filling a Gap in Dental Education Chessa Gross: Creating hands-on learning through a lens of social justice http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9085 6/7/2013 Mentored at TC by Bill Gaudelli, Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education, Gross learned to teach her students to view social studies through the lens of social justice. Chessa Gross: Creating hands-on learning through a lens of social justice Cyndi Bendezu-Palomino: Standing up to be counted http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9071 6/7/2013 For Cyndi Bendezu-Palomino, who received her masters degree this spring in Higher and Post-Secondary Education, growing up was a process of realizingjust what it meant to be undocumented. Cyndi Bendezu-Palomino: Standing up to be counted Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9078 6/7/2013 Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study. Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives David Wright: Probing Youthful Apathy at the Polls http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9072 6/7/2013 Most people go to graduate school to launch careers, but David L. Wright did the reverse. David Wright: Probing Youthful Apathy at the Polls Diana Ruiz: Mentored for success http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9070 6/7/2013 Teachers College graduates make an impact in many ways -- not least by mentoring future Teachers College graduates. Joyce Rafla: Bridging Difference, Raising Employment, Through Education http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9076 6/7/2013 Joyce Rafla: Bridging Difference, Raising Employment, Through Education Joyce Rafla: Bridging Difference, Raising Employment, Through Education Marie Sun: Early Childhood Grad Wants to Apply TC Expertise to a Preschool in Dominican Republic http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9086 6/7/2013 Marie Sun, a newly minted graduate of TC, would like to open a pre-school in the Dominican Republic Marie Sun: Early Childhood Grad Wants to Apply TC Expertise to a Preschool in Dominican Republic Martha Santaella Sud: Developing Strategies to Help Students Swim http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9074 6/7/2013 Martha Santaella Sud Is Developing Strategies to Help Students Swim Martha Santaella Sud: Developing Strategies to Help Students Swim Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9079 6/7/2013 Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it Na Li: Modeling changing in order to help make it Saand#250;l Martinez: Carrying on Chavezs fight through work in a different field http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9080 6/7/2013 Saand#250;l Martinez: Carrying on Chavezs fight through work in a different field Saand#250;l Martinez: Carrying on Chavezs fight through work in a different field TC Graduates Gallery http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9081 6/7/2013 Meet a group of recent grads who are determined to make a difference through diverse careers in education, health and psychology The Beat Goes On: Brittany Jacocks brings her musicianship to special ed teaching http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9077 6/7/2013 Brittany Jacocks brings her musicianship to special ed teaching The Beat Goes On: Brittany Jacocks brings her musicianship to special ed teaching Meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-Connected World http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9066 5/25/2013 More than a century ago, James Earl Russell wrote of the the relations existing everywhere, in various fields of knowledge, even the unity of all knowledge. This past week, President Susan Fuhrman told the Colleges 2013 graduates that Russells vision is all the more relevant today, in a hyper-connected and turbo-charged world. Read about Commencement 2013. Meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-Connected World Honorees are Set for TCs 2013 Convocation http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9001 5/8/2013 Merryl Tisch, Thomas Friedman and Lee Sing Kong will speak after receiving TCs Medal for Distinguished Service. TC 2012 Doctoral Convocation http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8572 5/22/2012 TC 2012 Doctoral Convocation TC 2012 Doctoral Convocation Answering the Call to Invent Tomorrow http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8565 5/21/2012 TCs 2012 graduates are exhorted to create a better world by thinking differently and implementing their ideas U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter: We Need More Teachers http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8559 5/16/2012 Following her address at TC masters convocation, Kanter told Brian Lehrer, WNYC, that the nation needs 1 million new teachers in the next decade. U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter: We Need More Teachers An Observer from Shangri-La http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8547 5/14/2012 Sonam Tobgye came to TC to help Bhutan modernize its education system. Hes discovered that theres plenty worth preserving, as well Bound to Make an Impact http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8551 5/14/2012 A gallery of TCs 2012 graduates Bound to Make an Impact Home is Where the Push Pin Is http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8544 5/14/2012 Brittany Lynk has been outward bound since she was a kid, but family and community remain her touchstones Learning to Lead Change http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8550 5/14/2012 Theresa Perrottas experience in the Colleges new XMA program could came at the right moment in her career -- and in the evolution of her company Looking Past the Labels http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8548 5/14/2012 Stephen Numme believes school segregation lives on through the designation special ed. He speaks from experience Studying the Spaces Where Young People Can Just Be http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8543 5/14/2012 Community-based youth organizations can be safe spaces for emotional and social development. Bianca Baldridge believes they should be taken seriously as a focus of academic discourse The (Therapeutic) Value of Being Heard http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8545 5/14/2012 Gillian Esquivia-Cohen has studied the use of biblio-therapy for traumatized immigrant children The Student Life Expert Gets Her Degree http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8546 5/14/2012 Maria Hataier is charged with shaping the TC experience. Now shes been through it Thinking Small http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8549 5/14/2012 Through her research, Thora Eidsdottir has gotten the big picture on teen obesity in Iceland. Now she wants to shrink it Teachers College 2012 Convocations Honor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martha Kanter and Shirley Brice Heath http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8455 4/12/2012 Tyson, the Peoples Astrophysicist, Under Secretary of Education Kanter, and the cultural historian Heath will address TC graduates at ceremonies on May 15 and 16. Teachers College 2012 Convocations Honor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martha Kanter and Shirley Brice Heath Meet Our 2011 Graduates http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8016 5/30/2011 Theyre moving on, but theyre taking a lot of TC with them. A cross-section of this years graduates -- with more to come -- from programs ranging from speech and language pathology to counseling and clinical psychology. Meet Our 2011 Graduates At Commencement, an Educators Call to Arms http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8074 5/21/2011 The Colleges 2011 graduates are urged to pursue both excellence and equity At Commencement, an Educators Call to Arms A Career Takes Wing http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8049 5/15/2011 Childrens educational television made its mark on Corey Chapman. Now hes ready to make his mark on it A Career Takes Wing But Seriously, Folks http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8018 5/15/2011 Franziska Stutz is following a plan -- but not too carefully But Seriously, Folks Education Policy Grounded in Research http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8077 5/15/2011 T. Nicole Washington wants to translate research for educators and policymakers. Education Policy Grounded in Research Framing the Debate http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8027 5/15/2011 Basem Hassan wants to use art to precipitate societal change. Framing the Debate Giving Care Where Its Needed http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8019 5/15/2011 Whether in addressing the U.S. nursing shortage or poverty in his native Philippines, Medel Paguirigan focuses on helping vulnerable populations Giving Care Where Its Needed Helping Mexicos Lost Generations http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8081 5/15/2011 Mexican immigrant teens are often trapped in dead-end jobs without hope for education. Doctoral graduate Isabel Martinez has explored ways to help Helping Mexicos Lost Generations Living a Dream Deferred http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8021 5/15/2011 Lenore Karo began higher education at age 51. She shows no signs of stopping. Living a Dream Deferred Probing the Nature of Giftedness http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8020 5/15/2011 Doctoral student and award-winning principal Anael Alston believes excellence is a quality that can be attained Probing the Nature of Giftedness Thinking Outside the Bubble http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8090 5/15/2011 Ian Blood started out teaching English in Africa. Hes ended up exploring the power of computerized test scoring to diagnose learning issues. Thinking Outside the Bubble Walking the Talk http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8017 5/15/2011 Maria Hinksons career change to speech and language pathology had some initial doubters. She never wavered Walking the Talk At TCs Convocation, Honoring Champions of Equity http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7969 5/4/2011 At Convocation on May 17th and 18th, TC honored Andres Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Schools; the journalist and author Bob Herbert; and Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommon Professor of Education at Stanford University. Meet Our 2010 Graduates http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7518 5/25/2010 From HIV/AIDS education in India to teaching children to read in Harlem, TCs 2010 masters and doctoral graduates have been there and done it. Here are some of their stories, with links to videotaped interviews -- and more to come soon. Meet Our 2010 Graduates Graduating Amid Challenge and Change http://www.TC.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7486 5/20/2010 Its often called the Unfinished Cathedral -- which made the massive Cathedral of St. John the Divine an apt setting for TCs 2010 class of masters and doctorate graduates to embark this past week into the highly volatile climate of modern American education and public policy. a href=http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/jill-biden-teaching-calling-serve-10740872ABC aired video highlights of Bidens speech/a. Graduating Amid Challenge and Change