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Location: 197 Grace Dodge Hall
Phone: (212) 678-3215
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Alumni News 

Dr. James N. Baldwin Appointed Chief of Staff of the State Education Department

The Board of Regents approved the appointment of James N. Baldwin as Chief of Staff of the State Education Department, which became effective on October 14, 2010.

Since 2002, Baldwin has served as the District Superintendent of Questar III, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) for Rensselaer, Columbia and parts of Greene Counties. As chief executive of the BOCES, Baldwin was responsible for the overall administration, operation and financial planning of the organization. To read the original story please click here.

Dr. Cristiana Mattos Assumpção Participates in 2010 Horizon Report.

Cristiana Assumpção Mattos, a TC International Alumni Network representative, was the only Brazilian representative invited to participate in the study related the 2010 Horizon Report. The seven year study was presented as a summary of emerging technologies that will have great impact on teaching and learning worldwide. This year, the study identified the cell phone as one of several technologies that are most likely to affect education in the near future. According to Christiana, many will be the advantages if the device is incorporated into teaching, including teaching students to use it safely and responsibly. To read the fully translated article, click here.

Teachers College News

Training for a Growing Epidemic

Teachers College will launch the nation's first master's degree program for diabetes educators in fall 2011. Based in the College's Department of Health and Behavior Studies and offered entirely online, the Diabetes Education and Management Program will equip clinicians and care managers with a greater, more research-based understanding of how diabetes develops and evolves across different populations. To continue reading please click here.

George Bonanno on CNN as Chilean Miners are Rescued

The professor of clinical psychology and expert on trauma and bereavement, spoke on air with CNN about potential psychological concerns following the end of their two-month ordeal. View full video here.

TCCS Career Corner

Teachers College Career Services (TCCS) is committed to guiding all TC students and alumni throughout the different phases of the career development process.

Whether you are entering a new field, advancing within your current profession, or changing directions, TCCS will help you identify and develop the skills and resources needed to achieve your career goals. Visit the TCCS website for more information.

Alumni Mentor Program
* Contact up to 5 mentors per month through email, that's 60 per year! Includes 600+ mentors who have graduated from all TC majors!
* Meet with professionals in various career fields, develop career plans, and create professional networks in various industries.
* Access the Alumni Mentor Program through TCCS Mentor.

For additional information on monthly Career Service workshops, events & registration, visit TCSS Events.

TC Info Session

Learn about TC's academic departments and numerous programs at TC, as well as tips for applying.

The TC Office of Admission hosts regular Information Sessions where representatives speak with prospective students and answer questions pertaining to the application or admissions process. If you are interested in attending as an alumnus to share your TC experience with prospective students, please contact the TC Office of Admission at tcinfo@tc.edu. Please feel free to share these dates with anyone whom you would like to refer to TC to learn more about the programs.

October 26, 2010
Location: Seattle, WA

October 28, 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA

November 5, 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA

November 13, 2010
Location: Teachers College

December 9, 2010
Location: Teachers College

For additional information regarding specific locations or times, visit www.tc.edu/infosessions


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If you are interested in getting more involved with one of the Alumni Association Committees, email us at tcalumni@tc.edu.

Special Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations for all TC events including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689 V/TTY, keller@tc.edu, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY, jaech@tc.edu. While every attempt will be made to fulfill all requests for reasonable accommodations regardless of when these requests are made, making requests two weeks prior to date of event will ensure that accommodations will be provided.

October Alumni Newsletter

Welcome to the October edition of the TC Alumni Newsletter. If you have not yet participated in the brief survey from The SurveyButton Office of Alumni Relations, please click on the button to the right. The survey will take less than five minutes of your time to complete. We encourage you to share your thoughts with us so we can improve programming and resources for all TC alumni.

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni & Early Career Awards - the highest honor bestowed on TC Alumni by the Alumni Association.

We invite you to nominate TC graduates who have distinguished themselves in their fields and have earned high respect among their colleagues and the general community, and whose impact is felt on a national or international level. Recent graduates who have graduated from TC in the past 10 years or less, have earned distinction in their field, and who demonstrate further future potential will be honored with the Early Career Award. Do you know an alumnus who meets these criteria? Nominate him or her today! Nominations are due by October 31, 2010.

Download the nomination form here or at www.tc.edu/alumni. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu. Nominees will be announced in January and will be honored during Academic Festival 2011 on April 16.

We look forward to seeing you at some of the events below.

Upcoming Alumni Events

October 28, 2010 - ICCCR Lecture with TC alumna Naira Musallam: Examining the Effectiveness of NGOs in the Palestinian Territories
The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) welcomes TC doctoral student and alumna Naira Musallam to discuss her dissertation work in the West Bank and the roles of complexity, resilience, and job adaptability of NGOs in the Palestinian Territories.
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

For more information please contact (212) 678-3289 or dewolfe@tc.edu or visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8616

November 8, 2010 - Policy Tourism and Policy Borrowing: Why Does It Happen and What Good Does It Do?Professor Geoff Whitty, Director of the Institute of Education, University of London, will discuss the tendency for education policy ideas to spread rapidly around the world. Drawing on examples like charter schools and high stakes testing, it will consider the educational and political drivers behind policy exchange and the various ways in which it operates. The lecture will also explore some broader questions about the use of research evidence and the growing role of think tanks and philanthropy in education policy making on both sides of the Atlantic.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Milbank Chapel
For more information please contact Rhiannon Hubert at rlh2138@columbia.edu or visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8733

November 8, 2010 - Education Reform: Where Next?
What Can the U.S. and Britain Learn from Each Other?
A Major Policy Forum featuring Susan Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Professor Geoff Whitty, Director, Institute of Education, University of London and a panel of distinguished experts in Education Policy.
Hosted By: Susan Fuhrman

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Milbank Chapel, Reception to Follow: 179 Grace Dodge Hall

For more information please contact Rhiannon Hubert at rlh2138@columbia.edu or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8738

November 17, 2010 - International Education Week Alumni & Student Mixer
Join the International Outreach Committee of the Teachers College Alumni Council and the Office of Alumni Relations for an autumn reception to celebrate International Education Week. Stay tuned for the full lineup of events presented by the Office of International Student Services which often include global hot topics and panel discussions featuring TC Faculty and Alumni. tc.edu/international
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations & International Student Services
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8579 or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

December 6, 2010 - Higher & Postsecondary Education Event featuring Alumnus & President of The Ohio State University, Gordon Gee Ed.D.
Join fellow Higher & Postsecondary Education Alumni, Faculty and Students for a Speaking Program featuring E. Gordon Gee, Ed.D. 1972 -- a former TC Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. This inspiring talk about the future of higher education will be followed by a networking reception.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.columbia.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8740 or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

January 5, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA Alumni Event - President's Reception featuring Susan Fuhrman
Join Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni, prospective students and friends at a cocktail reception and discussion with TC President Susan Fuhrman. Education remains one of the most important issues today, across the nation and the globe. In the midst of this country's "race to the top," it is clear that there is a need for superior, well-rounded learning institutions and well-trained educators and administrators, as well as well-informed policymakers. The research and education ongoing at Teachers College, Columbia University and the work of our alumni will continue to make an impact, both nation- and world-wide, upholding the long-standing legacy created by the founding thinkers and doers. President Susan Fuhrman will discuss some of the key initiatives ongoing, as well as her views on current headlines and education news. Hors d'oeuvres and Cocktails will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Speaking program begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: LA Venue, TBD
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.columbia.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8740 or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

January 12, 2011 -- Washington DC Alumni Reception in conjunction with Federal Policy Institute program featuring TC Faculty Sharon Lynn Kagan and President Susan Fuhrman.
Join fellow DC Alumni, as well as current TC policy students for this annual event. Stay tuned for more information about the special guest speaker for this event.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
6:30 p.m.
Location: Washington, DC venue TBD
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8581 or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

February 15, 2011 - ICCCR Alumni Event & Networking Reception featuring John Barkat, United Nations Ombudsman
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The United Nations
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8756 or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

February 17, 2011 - Denver Alumni Reception
Join Alumni from the local Denver area, in addition to Education Leadership Alumni for this wonderful networking event featuring TC Faculty: Dr. Craig E. Richards, PhD, Education Leadership Program Coordinator & Director if the Summer Principals Academy; Nicole Limperopulos, TC Alumna and Assistant Director of SPA; and Brian Perkins, Director of the Urban Leadership Education EDD program.
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the America Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Annual Conference
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, (Headquarter Hotel) 650 15th Street
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8583 or email tcalumni@tc.edu.

February 24, 2011 - San Francisco Alumni Reception
Join us for an alumni event for San Francisco Bay area alumni and School Psychology alumni, featuring TC Faculty member Dr. Philip Saigh, Program Coordinator for the School Psychology Program.

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations in conjunction with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
More information coming soon; to RSVP for this event, please visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/index.htm?EventID=8582 or email tcalumni@tc.edu.


For additional information on monthly Alumni events, visit www.tc.edu/alumni/events.


Published Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013


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