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Erin Leider-Pariser (MA '88) recently lead a group though The Spanish Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James) - one of the most ancient walking routes in the world. People take this pilgrimage for many different reasons - from spiritual to sport. Read more about this incredible experience here.

Srdjan Stakic (EdD '05) premiered his first feature film based on the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Yellow Face, by David Henry Hwang. Stakic executive produced the film for YouTube (the first YouTube funded feature film) together with Justin Lin (director of Fast & Furious franchise). The film won the audience award at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. The film is about the racial relations in the US, and specifically about the practice of "yellow face" in the entertainment industry.

Adventures in Alumni Relations
by Rosella Garcia (left, in pink)

"As Director of Alumni Relations, it was my great pleasure to represent Teachers College at the 50th anniversary of Kyoto Computer Gakuin and the 10th anniversary of the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics in Japan this June. TC Alumnus, Wataru Hasegawa (ME ’99), President and Chairman of the Board and professor at KCGI presided over the formal ceremony, which took place in the Main Hall of the Kyoto International Conference Center, which seats over 1800 people -- yet still wasn’t large enough to hold all of the supporters and some students watched the ceremony on a live simulcast from an overflow space. More on my trip to Kyoto here."

Do you have exciting news to share? Be sure to let us know! Email us at tcalumni@tc.edu, fill out the Class Notes form here or share your news on Facebook.

Teachers College News

Extraordinary Gift of Support
An $8 million gift from education philanthropists Camilla and George Smith will enable Teachers college to renovate the fourth floor of its Gottesman Libraries as the Camilla and George Smith Learning Theater. The new facility will support the next generation of faculty and student research and instruction and ensure that TC remains home to the world's preeminent library in the field of education. More here.

125 Years of Big Ideas

The special 125th anniversary issue of TC Today magazine puts readers at the table with a cast of thinkers that bridges TC’s departments and disciplines and reaches across the decades.

Academic Festival 2014

Mark your calendar for Academic Festival April 12, 2014. For all things Academic Festival - recaps, videos, pictures and more, please visit www.tc.edu/festival.

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.


Support TC

As we enter July and all the celebrations (and well deserved vacations!) that this month affords many, the TC Fund would like to remind you that there are only two months left to make your 2013 Annual Fund gifts. Although TC's 125th Anniversary celebration runs until December 31, the Annual Fund's fiscal year ends on August 31. That means, for your gift to count as a 2013 contribution, it needs to be received on our records no later than August 31.

As a valued member of the Teachers College community, you know that our faculty, students and alumni lead the way in shaping human learning, development and well-being across the world. Every aspect of the College, whether it be scholarships, academic programs or faculty initiatives, is underwritten by the TC Fund. Your annual fund support makes a significant difference in the future of our students and the lives they will affect. With our Trustees offering to match dollar for dollar, all leadership gifts of $1,000 or more (below), now is the best time to make your 2013 contribution go even further for the College. Click here to make your gift online today and help us reach our goal of $2.04 million by August 31. Every gift counts, and we thank you!

Provide a $5,000 Scholarship with a $2,500 Gift: TC Trustees will match, dollar-for dollar, your gift of $2,500 to provide a one-year $5,000 Annual Fund Scholarship to a student with demonstrated need. The Trustees will contribute up to $125,000 in this effort. The scholarship will be named in your honor, and you will also receive recognition in our Annual Report as a John Dewey Circle Member - at the Scholars Circle level.

Double the Value of Your John Dewey Circle Membership: With the goal of growing the John Dewey Circle by 125 members this anniversary year, our Trustees will match dollar-for-dollar, new or renewed Dewey level gifts of $1,000 or more, up to $125,000.

Begin Your Own Legacy of Philanthropy: TC has a rich legacy of firsts. Honor those firsts and the 125th anniversary with your first-time gift of $125to the TC Fund.

Strengthen Your TC Fund Support: In celebration of our anniversary, help us provide more support for our students, research, programs, and faculty by increasing your gift by $125 today! We hope you will consider taking advantage of these wonderful opportunities to help make your annual gift go even further for TC. Every aspect of the College, whether it be academic programs, faculty initiatives, or scholarships is underwritten by the TC Fund.Click here to learn more about the John Dewey Circle and to make your gift online today. Thank you for your continued support!


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

BookMary Ann Cappiello (EdD '05) recently co-wrote a book titled "Teaching with Text Sets". In addition she is the co-authors a blog called "The Classroom Bookshelf" and contributor to Uncommon Corps, a group using digital media to share their passion for and knowledge of nonfiction literature and their experience with children, teachers, and librarians.

BookMaia Bloomfield Cucchiara (MA '98) recently wrote a book titled "Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities". Cucchiara is assistant professor of urban education in the College of Education at Temple University.



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/education. You can also follow up on Twitter @LibraryTC.

New Learning Times - NLT
The EdLab has announced the launch of the New Learning Times (NLT), a new daily publication covering innovation in education. Alumni can keep up with the new generation of innovators and innovations in learning by registering free for the New Learning Times. Read NLT on the go - it's available for smart phones and tablets as well as on the web.

Department Center

Read below for more information on each department and for ways to reconnect.
TCCS Career Corner

Tap into TCCS!
TCCS encourages you to take advantage of the many career resources available to you. To review a list of services offered through TCCS, please click here. Join the Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University LinkedIn Group to connect with students and fellow TC alumni, exchange information, ideas and opportunities with others in your field, and learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events. Feel free to like TCCS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

October 2 - The iRelaunch Annual Return to Work Conference October 2013
The iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is a day of education, motivation, and networking that will give you the strategy, tools, confidence, and connections to help you return to work. If you are an educated professional, whether you’ve been out of the workforce for two months or 20 years, no matter what you want to do (return to the corporate world, start your own business, work for a nonprofit or not sure), this Conference is for you. TC alumna Kris Hintz spoke at iRelaunch’s 2010 Conference.
For more information on the conference or to RSVP , please visit www.irelaunch.com.

Recruit TC
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? To discuss recruiting efforts, please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations in TCCS at 212.678.3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu

For further assistance regarding TC Career Services, please contact the TCCS office at careerservices@tc.edu.


Additional Career Service Resources Include:

TCCS Alumni Listserv

Alumni Mentor Program (TCCS LinkedIn Group)

TCCS Events (through TCCS LINK via myTC portal)

Online Access to TCCS Workshops, Panels and Webinars(through TCCS LINK via myTC portal)

Columbia Alumni Networking Events

CU Center for Career Education Volunteer Opportunities


Reconnect: Follow TC Online

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July Alumni Newsletter

Global TC Day
The Teachers College Community will celebrate Global TC Day on (and around) July 25 with multiple, events all around the world, both formal and informal, hosted by regional TC alumni. Register today!


Brazil: Sao Paolo California: San Francisco
Chile: Santiago California: Los Angeles (TBD)
China: Beijing (TBD) Connecticut: Greenwich
China: Nanjing, Jingsu Province District of Columbia: Washington
Egypt: Cairo Illinois: Chicago
England: London Massachusetts: Boston
Georgia: Tiblisi Missouri: St. Louis
Greece: Athens New Jersey: Ridgewood
Japan: Kyoto New York: Lake George
Japan: Tokyo New York: New York City
Singapore: Singapore North Carolina: Raleigh
South Korea: Seoul Ohio: Shaker Heights
Thailand: Bangkok ...and many more!

New locations are being added every single day so be sure to check back on www.tc.edu/125/globalday often. In addition to areas with planned events, we have created opportunities around the globe for PrintClickShare (PCS) meet-ups. We want you to print one of the already created signs (or get creative and make your own), take a picture at the suggested location (click!) and share your photo with the TC Community by using #GlobalTCDay and #TC125. Can't make it to any of our events or PCS meeting points? No problem. We still want to know what you're doing wherever you may be. We have even created a Flat Dewey and Flat Dodge to join you on your adventures. The pictures you tag and share on social media and via email will also be entered in a Global TC Day Photo Contest. So be sure to get creative!

If you are interested in hosting an event at your home or business or in helping us to coordinate one of these exciting events, email the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu.

Nominate a Distinguished Alumnus/a
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!

Save the Date: November 12

Visit www.tc.edu/125 for more information. For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Stay Connected for our 125th Anniversary
There are many ways to be a part of our 125th Anniversary so be sure to stay connected to keep up with us and to stay informed. We will share events with you online, post reminders and share stories on Facebook and Twitter, share images on Instagram, network on Linkedin and more. Stay connected and join the conversation using #TC125.

Share this newsletter with your fellow TC alumni to help them stay connected.

Upcoming Alumni Events


July 4-5 - Teachers College Offices Closed

Offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day and will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 8.

July 8 - 31 - Continuing Professional Studies Opportunities

Below you will find a list of areas with available continuing professional studies opportunities for the month of July. For more information, click on the appropriate link(s) below.
Organization & Leadership | Mathematics, Science & Technology Curriculum & Teaching | Online Learning | Applied Linguistics & TESOL

July 8 - 12 - The School Law Institute 2013
Join national leaders in education law to discuss critical issues of law, policy, and practice. We will cover a range of topics including charter schools, standardized testing, serving English language learners and students with disabilities, and free-speech rights of students and teachers. Among our renowned presenters are 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
Registration is now open. For more information, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/schoollaw/ or contact Kathryn Smeglin/Charley Burkly.

July 9 - August 9 - Art Cognition Laboratory in conjunction with Macy Gallery
The Art Cognition Laboratory is happy to announce its first collaborative project that will take place in the Macy Gallery. Developed in conjunction with Judith Burton, Ed.D and the Art Education Summer InStep program in co-ordination with Dennis Oppenheim Studio, the project seeks to stimulate a dynamic dialogue between students and the Tooth & Nail: Film and Video 1970-1974 works by Dennis Oppenheim . A cohort of experts from the fields of psychology, education, performance art, cognition science and behavioral studies, will mediate the process of disassembly and reconstruction by which abstract concepts such as personal risk, emotional intelligence, transference and transformation, embedded in the works are investigated.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2:00-5:00pm, have been conceptualized as open classroom sessions.
Location: Macy Gallery, Teachers College
Guests from within and outside of the TC community are welcome to join in the discussions, performances and actions that will be taking place in the Macy Gallery space in the afternoons. For any questions, please contact: Allison Faye at Allison@applied-aesthetics.org.

July 25 - Global TC Day

The Office of Alumni Relations is celebrating TC's 125th Anniversary by celebrating this milestone worldwide so be sure to save the date and be a part of the festivities. This is an exceptional opportunity for us to reconnect with alumni around the globe and for you to connect with alumni living and working near you.

We will celebrate Global TC Day on (and around) July 25, 2013, with multiple events all around the world, both formal and informal, hosted by regional TC alumni. See above for a list of events currently scheduled. New locations are being added every single day so be sure to check back on www.tc.edu/125/globalday often. We have put together resources to support your alumni event - be they small gatherings or larger, more formal events. If you are interested in hosting an event at your home or business or in helping us to coordinate one of these exciting events, email the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu. Join the conversation online using #GlobalTCDay.


August 12-16 2013 - Math Camp
MathIntegrating the Common Core Shifts into Mathematics Instruction for Middle School Educators at Teachers College. For more information or to register go www.tc.columbia.edu/cps/mathcamp.

August 30: Washington, DC: Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
The TC-in-DC Regional group will be meeting for Jazz in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art. Be there as Bruno Nasta and U.S. Naval Academy will play. The group will meet in the grass near the "Chair Transformation" Sculpture (left) (number 11 on the map here). If you are having trouble finding the group call 202-560-8202 on the day of for directions. This is a family friendly event. Feel free to bring family, blanket, a picnic, etc. More information about the event here.
Hosted by: TC-in-DC Regional Group
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: National Gallery of Art
For more information or to register, please visit the TC-in-DC Regional Group Facebook page or email tcindcalumni@gmail.com.

Mark Your Calendar

September 12 - Design Thinking for Business Challenges: Using Design Thinking to Tackle Organizational Changes
This experiential workshop will explore the application of design thinking used to design everything from products to communities and made popular by firms like IDEO and Continuum (and architects like Gehry) to tackle organizational changes. Led by one of the world's leading authorities on organizational change and organizational design, this fun and engaging workshop promises to provide the stimulus you need to take a fresh look at your challenges, invent new solutions, and succeed at putting even you most creative ideas to work. Faculty: William Pasmore, Ph.D.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/ce/design. As a TC alumnus and to commemorate our 125th anniversary, we are offering a 12.5% discount off the programs listed below. Use discount code TC125 when you register.

October 2 - 3- Catalyzing Strategic Mindsets: Strategic Thinking and Leadership Practices for Sustainable Futures Workshop
This 2-day experiential program provides participants with the tools and practices to effectively apply strategic thinking for organizational learning and creating innovative solutions that establish a sustainable advantage for their organizations. Participants will leave with an enhanced ability to apply these practices in their organizations. Featured faculty: Lyle Yorks and Harold Penton
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (each day)
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/ce/strategic. As a TC alumnus and to commemorate our 125th anniversary, CE is offering a 12.5% discount. Use the discount codeTC125 when you register.

October 16 - Leveraging Invisible Organizational Networks for Visible Change Workshop
This engaging 1-day workshop teaches you about how organizational networks function, how to learn about your organization's network, and how to put it to work for change. Featured faculty: William Pasmore and Rob Cross
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/ce/leveraging. As a TC alumnus and to commemorate our 125th anniversary, we are offering a 12.5% discount off the programs listed below. Use discount code TC125 when you register.

October 17 - 18 - Conflict Intelligence (CIQ) Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Influence at Work
This 2-day experiential workshop stresses the importance for leaders of developing the capacity to adapt: to be able to employ various strategies and tactics for conflict management effectively in organizations - in order to marshal their potential energy and avoid pitfalls. Featured faculty: Peter Coleman and Rob Ferguson
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (each day)
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/ce/conflict. As a TC alumnus and to commemorate our 125th anniversary, we are offering a 12.5% discount off the programs listed below. Use discount code TC125 when you register.

October 18 - 19 - Fall Seminar: "On the Future of Anthropology in Schools of Education"
The Programs in Applied Anthropology and Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University are organizing a small conference bringing together faculty, alumni and graduate students to discuss the current challenges facing their field ranging from theoretical, methodological and analytical angles in an effort to continue exploring the productive tensions found at the intersection of Anthropology and Education. The plan is to showcase the work of graduates of our program and celebrate alumni during the conference. For more information on the seminar, please refer to www.tcanthro2013.org. Sample position papers will be made available here.

October 18 - 19 - Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)

LANSI brings together scholars and students working on naturally-occurring data within the broad area of language and social interaction. In keeping with the LANSI spirit of diversity and dialog, we welcome abstracts from colleagues working on a variety of topics using discourse analytic approaches that include but are not limited to conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and critical discourse analysis. For more information, please visit www.tc.edu/lansi.

October 19 - Advanced Organizational Development: Guiding Organizations through Permanent Whitewater
Classic approaches to change management were designed over fifty years ago to manage one change at a time, in a linear fashion. In case you missed it, that's not the world we live in today. Even John Kotter, author of one of the most widely used change models in existence, says that it's time to throw our old-fashioned linear models out the window. What we need is an approach to change that lets us deal with multiple changes simultaneously, on a continuous basis. The change-learning spiral that you will learn about in this experiential 1-day workshop is designed to do just that. Faculty: William Pasmore, Ph.D.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/ce/advanced. As a TC alumnus and to commemorate our 125th anniversary, we are offering a 12.5% discount off the programs listed below. Use discount code TC125 when you register.

November 12 - 125th Anniversary Celebration
The Gala celebration will be held on November 12, 2013 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem and we are expecting a packed house. As part of the program, we will be honoring leaders in several sectors related to education including: Laurie M. Tisch for her philanthropy and leadership, Jeffrey Immelt for his and GE's corporate support and exemplary impact on the next generation of learners, and James P. Comer as one of the giants of school reform who has stressed the psychosocial development of children. All proceeds from the Gala will benefit TC's scholarship fund. Formal invitation and additional honoree information to follow.
Location: Apollo Theater
Time: 6:00 pm
Visit www.tc.edu/125 for more information. For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.


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/.

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Published Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013


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