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March 2014 Alumni Newsletter

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    A Message from President Fuhrman

             In the most recent President's Corner (on  I   invite you to read about our renewed focus on international engagement and how it fuels exciting work by TC faculty around the world in  Expanding TC's Global Reach.

    Academic Festival 2014

                                      Academic Festival 2014 -"Where the Future Comes First" will take place - once again - at Teachers College on Saturday, April 12. Reflecting the themes of our historic campaign, the talks and sessions presented will highlight our research, impact and influence in the fields of health, education, leadership and psychology, as well as the College's dedication to innovation and discovery that continues today. Read More...

    Featured Video

                 Appearing on Fox News Latino, Dinelia Rosa, director of TC's Dean-Hope Center for Education and Psychological Services, explores the connection between violent incidents such as school shootings and the broader lack of care for people with mental illness.                            See more here...

    Alumni Spotlight


            Laura A. Valdiviezo (Ed.D. '06) is assistant professor of Language, Literacy andCulture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, College ofEducation and the first Latino American woman to become Editor-in-Chief of Anthropologyand Education Quarterly, a tier one journal of high impact ineducation and social sciences research.



             Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher (Ed.D. '08), a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lesley Bartlett, TC's Associate Professor of Education, will receive the 2014 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) for Refugees, Immigrants and Education in the Global South (Routledge, 2013). Read more...




    TC News


    We are proud to announce the names of the alumni whom have been selected by their peers to receive this year's Distinguished Alumni & Early Career Awards which will be honored at Academic Festival 2014: James Gordon (Ed.D. '85), Professor and Associate Dean, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California; David W. Johnson (Ed.D. '66), Full Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota; Deborah Kenny (Ph.D. '94), Founder and CEO of Harlem Village Academies; Kate Parry (Ed.D. '86), Full Professor in Linguistics in the English Department at Hunter College; and Early Career Award recipient Eric Shyman (Ed.D. '09), Assistant Professor of Special Education at Dowling College.
                  TC's Gaudelli: Global Citizenship Essential in Today's World
    William Gaudelli, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Social Studies and Education, participated in a panel discussion at the United Nations  on "Global Citizenship and the Future of the UN." .                     Read More...


    Career Services

               What does life after EPSA look like?  Alumni, share your insights with students on pursuing jobs in the field of education policy and social analysis on Thursday, March 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in  Milbank Chapel at TC.  All four EPSA programs will be represented: Economics and Education, Education Policy, Politics and Education, and Sociology and Education.

    Support TC

              Your unrestricted Annual Fund dollars each year sends a message of your strong investment in Teachers College. These funds allow us to remain flexible in addressing the College's most pressing needs from day to day. No matter the size of your gift, your participation is valued and celebrated. Help us grow the TC Fund during our new Campaign For The Future.  Here are some easy ways in which you can help us this month.  As always, we thank you for your support!




    No Peanuts for Me! by
                                                       Catherine Hagerman Pangan (Ed.D. '08)
                              Teacher Top 5 by
                              T. Nick Ip (M.A. '06)





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    2014 PreK-12 Education Career Fair
                          March 5

    Sixth Annual Health Disparities Conference
                          March 5
    Sixth Annual Health Disparities Conference
                          March 7-8
    Toronto, Canada: Alumni Reception
                          March 12 at 7:00 PM
    Baltimore, MD: Alumni Happy Hour in conjunction with NASPA
                          March 18 at 5:30 PM
    Seoul, South Korea: President's Reception
                          March 21 at 6:00 PM
    EPSA Career Panel and Networking Event
                          March 27 at 6:00 PM
    TC in Tokyo:  Spring Social
                          March 29 at 6:00 PM
    I-Week Alumni Reception and Cultural Sampler
                          March 31 at 6:00 PM
    TC Alumni Networking Breakfast
                          April 1 at 8:15 AM
    Just Food Conference 2014
                          April 5-6
    Global Learning  Alliance
                          April 8-10
    Strategic Agility in Practice
                         April 9-10
    Morton Deutsch Awards
    April 10
    APPLE Lecture
                          April 11
    Academic Festival 2014
                          April 12
    Stewart Nursing Conference and Luncheon
                          April 25
    TC Alumni Networking Breakfast
    May 6 at 8:15 AM
    Making Conflict Work
    May 8-9
    San Diego, CA: Alumni Reception in Conjunction with NAFSA
    May 28 at 5:30 PM
    The School Law Institute 2014
                          July 14-18
    Full  event listing here...


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    Published Monday, Apr. 21, 2014