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Dr. Ruth Goes All the Way

Dr. Ruth Westheimer (EdD '70) is the subject of one-woman play, "Dr. Ruth, All the Way," which has been reviewed by The New York Times. The play, written by playwright Mark St. Germain, who wrote "Freud’s Last Session", and starring Debra Jo Rupp, premiered at the Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires. Read the review here. (Image: Michael Falco for The New York Times.)

The Art of Affirmation

Recently, the Music and Music Education program checked in with alumni Haakon (EdD '96) and Martha (EdD '87) Smith. The Smiths are directors of the non-profitorganization International Voice of Justice, whose mission is Holocaust education through music and the arts in Europe. Additionally, they are the founders of the Oslo Music Academy in Norway. "We are very grateful for the excellent education we received at TC. It has been a basis for the work we have been doing in Europe, both as educators and as performers. It is a great privilege to carry TC's name with us wherever we are in the world," Martha offers. Read more about the Smith's experiences and achievements here.

Heard it Through the Grapevine

Ellie Krieger (MS '95) celebrates grapes from California. It's a natural partnership between Krieger and the California Table Grape Commission who teamed up to talk about grapes from California as "The Original Super Snack." A decade's worth of research suggests that grapes may offer numerous health benefits. Grapes of every color contain a variety of antioxidants and other polyphenols, natural components in grapes that may contribute to a healthy heart. The strong health story of grapes, combined with their portability and versatility, make grapes a smart choice for healthy snacking. Read the full story and watch video of Krieger here.

Letter from Arts Administration
Greetings, ARAD Alums, One and All!
As the academic term 2011-2012 draws to a close, it's a great opportunity to look back at a watershed year. It has been a time of reassessment, reorganization and renewal.
Read the full letter here.

Do you have exciting news to share? Be sure to let us know here or by emailing us at tcalumni@tc.edu.

Department Links

Visit your department's site for their latest news.

Arts & Humanities

Click here to read the department's blog. Visit the Music Ed site for alumni news and upcoming concerts. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @TCAandH, @TCSocialStudies and @TCMusicEd.

ARAD Alumni Update - A Year in Review
Greetings, ARAD Alums, One and All! As the academic term 2011-2012 draws to a close, it's a great opportunity to look back at a watershed year. Read the full letter here.

Biobehavioral Sciences
You can also join the conversation on Twitter @BiobehavioralTC.

Counseling & Clinical Psychology

Curriculum & Teaching
Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Education Policy & Social Analysis

Click here for the recent issue of EPSA-logue, the department's newsletter. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @EPSAatTC.

Health & Behavior Studies
Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Human Development

Click here to read the most recent edition of HUDN, the department's newsletter.

International & Transcultural Studies
ITS is also accepting nominations for the Harold J. Noah Award. Click here for more. Are you a CIES alumnus/a? Fill out the CIES alumni survey here. Also, keep in touch with fellow CIE/IED alumni by reading GlobalUpdate.

Mathematics, Science & Technology
Click here to read the most recent edition of MST Times, the department's newsletter.

Organization & Leadership
Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Other Concentrations
Interested in other certificate programs and courses? Visit the site for additional opportunities.


Teachers College News

News You Can Use
News You Can Use is a quarterly compendium of stories about research, curriculum development, policy work and community outreach emanating from Teachers College, Columbia University. Read the latest issue here.

Views on the News
Views on the News is a monthly online journal of analysis. Enlisting the expertise of TC's faculty, alumni, students and leadership, Views on the News offers timely analysis and lively commentary on news events and current trends in education, health, nutrition, organizational leadership and other fields within the College's core areas of research, policy and practice. Read the latest issue here.

is our monthly source for news, events and people at Teachers College. To read the most current edition, please click here. Please send us your feedback at views@tc.columbia.edu.

Virtual Events
Were you interested in an event but unable to attend? If so, or if you want to be part of the audience again, you can watch many of our programs online. Simply visit our Youtube channel (TeachersCollegeCUNYC) or TC blip.tv channel to see what you've been missing.


Alumni Publications
To read about our TC authors, please click on the links below.


The Next Best Thing to Being There by Dean J. Fusto (MA ’12). Fusto is currently the Assistant Head of School and Upper School Head at The Bement School in addition to being a book author and blogger.


Completing your Qualitative Dissertation: A Roadmap from beginning to End by Linda D. Bloomberg (EdD '06) and Marie Volpe (EdD '92). Bloomberg is adjunct faculty at TC serving as dissertation advisor. Volpe is adjunct assistant professor of adult and organizational learning at TC, teaching dissertation seminars and serving as advisor to doctoral candidates.

Are you an alumnus or alumna with published works? For consideration in a future bookshelf section, send information on your work to tcalumni@tc.edu, subject: Alumni Publications.

Gottesman Library

The Gottesman Library Newsletter is available here. If you are interested in learning more about events hosted by the Gottesman Library or about available library services please visit http://library.tc.columbia.edu/. You can also join the dialogue on Twitter @GottesmanLibs.

July Alumni Newsletter

Welcome New Alumni
Congratulations to all of our new graduates! The Alumni Association is happy to welcome you to a body of some 90,000 - from all TC departments and programs, in all walks of life, at all stages of careers - who have made a significant mark in the world. We want you to continue to stay connected with us, keep us up to date on your successes and know that we are here for you.

Nominate a Distinguished Alum
The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 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 within the past 10 years, 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 or alumna who meets these criteria? Nominate him or her today! Nominations are due by September 1, 2012.

Share Your Scholarship Story
Did you receive a scholarship while at TC? We are interested in hearing about what scholarship(s) you received, and what those scholarships meant to you. Your story will be shared with our Donor Relations team who may incorporate it into our scholarship communications on the web and in print. This will help us promote scholarships and scholarship giving at TC. Share your story here.

Update Your Information and Stay Connected to TC
Does the season find you at a new address or job? Please take a moment to update your information or share Class Notes. Keep up with what is happening around campus and with your fellow alumni by following us on Twitter and being a part of the conversation on Facebook and LinkedIn. We post pictures from our events on our Facebook page, so log on and tag yourself.

Forward this newsletter to your fellow TC alumni and help them to stay connected!

Upcoming Alumni Events


July 9-13 - The School Law Institute 2012
Limited spots remain for this year's School Law Institute! Register today to join national leaders in education law to discuss critical issues of law, policy, and practice. Some topics to be covered include charter schools, tort liability, harassment and cyberbullying, child abuse, serving English language learners and students with disabilities, and free-speech rights of students and teachers. Some of our presenters include John King Jr. (New York State Commissioner of Education), Gary Orfield and Patricia Gandara (Co-Directors of the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles), Rhoda Schneider (General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Education), and Jay P. Heubert (Teachers College Professor of Law and Education).
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: William and June Warren Hall, at 115th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; Room L107
For more information or to RSVP please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/schoollaw/.

July 17 - Learning Analytics with IBM
IBM is a leader in metrics and uses learning analytics to gauge learning effectiveness, drive learning recommendations, and aid in decision making. Join TC alumnus (and adjunct faculty member) Nabeel Ahmad (EdD '09) and current student Michael Ticknor as they demonstrate IBM's learning analytics system. Learn how they collect various metrics to help analyze, measure, and report data about improving learning and the context it takes place in. You will leave with the knowledge to implement learning analytics in your environment. Tickets are $10 each.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: IBM Building, 590 Madison Ave (at 57th Street), New York, NY 10022
For more information or to RSVP please visit www.tc.edu/events/11069.

July 26-28 - Superintendents and Aspiring Superintendents Work Conference
The Superintendents Work Conference organized at Teachers College, Columbia University offers a unique opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas and a sharing of executive leadership best practice with peers from all parts of the United States helping make this conference a success. The following topics will be addressed during the conference: Educational Entrepreneurship, Districts & the Portfolio Strategy, Sustainable Funding and Community Organizing & Education.
For more information or to RSVP please visit superintendentsworkconference.com.

July - August 2012: TESOL Summer Saturday Workshops
The TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University is offering Summer Saturday Workshops.These one-day workshops are appropriate for both novice and experienced teachers! Build your resume, boost yourskill set, and work with top TESOL professionals at Teachers College. Workshops are from 10am to 5pm at Teachers College. All workshops are only $150 each.
Register for three workshops and save $50!
July 14: Preparing Students for Standardized Tests Like the TOEFL®
July 21: Teaching English to Adults with Limited First Language Literacy
July 28: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers
August 4: Grammar for English Teachers
August 11: Teaching English to Children
To register, and for more information, visit the TESOL website www.tc.edu/tesolcertificate or email tesolcertprog@tc.columbia.edu.

Mark Your Calendar

September 28-29 - Language and Social Interaction Working Group
Sponsored by the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, LANSI brings together like-minded colleagues in the larger metropolitan area of New York who work with audio/video-recorded data from naturally occurring interaction. Through their regularly held data sessions, LANSI offers a forum in which participants continue to build their analytical repertoire via mutual engagement over time. In so doing, they also experiment with an apprenticeship model where graduate students work alongside practicing analysts making observations and providing accounts for those observations "empirically and precisely". For more information or to RSVP please visit www.tc.edu/lansi.

For additional information on Alumni Events and Programs, visit www.tc.edu/alumni/ or email tcalumni@tc.edu. For a full calendar of events happening on TC's campus, visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/.

**Event times and locations are subject to change. Please check the website prior to the event for the most up-to-date information.

Support TC

The fiscal year for the TC Annual Fund closes on August 31. Your support means so much to us. A robust Annual Fund allows the College to put resources where they are most needed--by increasing student aid, retaining our top faculty and supporting academic programs in the classroom and in the field.

The Maxine Greene Society recognizes and thanks a community of donors who give consecutively, at any level, for five years or more. Reliable participation represents Maxine Green's value of deep engagement and helps further our common purpose here at Teachers College. These gifts are a mainstay of our operating budget and allow the College to keep pioneering bold new ideas in human development and learning. Learn more about the Maxine Greene Society here.

Our leadership giving society, the John Dewey Circle, brings together Teachers College's most generous and loyal alumni and friends who support the College through a yearly contribution of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund. Valued members of the John Dewey Circle set the standard in annual giving, inspiring others to participate and allowing TC's innovative research and academic excellence to thrive. We hope you will help expand the level of our leadership donors this year. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a John Dewey Circle member here.

Double Your Impact: Dewey Circle Match
Are you a former member of the John Dewey Circle? Do you want become a new member of the John Dewey Circle and support the College with a leadership gift to the TC Fund? With the fiscal year ending on August 31, two of our generous Trustees are stepping up with a $100,000 challenge to all potential members of TC's leadership annual giving society. Renew your membership to the John Dewey Circle, or make a first-time leadership gift of $1,000 or more and your gift will be matched 1:1, up to a total of $100,000. Every aspect of the College, whether it be scholarship, academic programs, or faculty initiatives, is underwritten by the TC Fund. Your support makes a significant difference in the future of our students and the lives they will affect.

Make a gift to the TC Fund before August 31 here.
Your support makes it all possible. Thank you

TCCS Career Corner

Tap in to TCCS
Continue to utilize career services as an alumnus? To review a list of services offered, click here. Join Teachers College, Columbia University Career Services (TCCS) LinkedIn Group: Connect with TC alumni and fellow students, exchange information, ideas and opportunities with others in your field, & learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events. Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.

TCCS Alumni Listserv
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TCCS Events
Use TCCS LINK through myTC Portal to RSVP for the events below, access online job postings, alumni mentors, online resources and more. Forgot your password? Simply visit http://uni.columbia.edu/, click on "Forgot Password" and follow the prompts. All workshop information is listed in the 'Career Fairs and Events' section of TCCS LINK.
Click here for a full listing of all TCCS events.

Alumni Mentor Program
Want information on becoming an Alumni Mentor? Would you like to reach out to alumni mentors for networking purposes? For more information and to apply, click here.

Recruit TC
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? Contact TCCS to discuss recruiting efforts. Please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations at 212-678-3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu.

Columbia Alumni Volunteer & Mentor Opportunities
Mark your calendars for opportunities to volunteer and share your expertise, your experience and time for upcoming career events and more. For more information on these events or to RSVP, please click here

July 25: Open Career Counseling Webinar for Alumni
Join CCE's Alumni Career Counselors from noon - 1:00 p.m. to ask any career-related questions that you have. For more information or to register click here.

Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events Each Month
IvyLife-Columbia is a LinkedIn group, which is also part of the parent group, IvyLife. Both groups hold various networking events in NYC as well as around the world. For more information, visit the group on LinkedIn or http://www.ivylife.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

For further assistance, please contact the TCCS office at careerservices@tc.edu.

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Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013


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