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The Confined Arts Provides a Space for Justice 

On the evening of the exhibition, The Confined Arts brought a diverse group of individuals to a cozy gallery in Harlem to share in a beautiful evening of looking, listening and learning. The audience ranged from academics, to local community members, those who have been justice involved, activists for the confined and families.

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Eric Oberstein (M.A. ’09) Wins GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album 

Oberstein produced “The Offense of the Drum,” featuring Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Eric Oberstein (M.A. ’09) is an arts administrator, musician, educator, consultant, and co-chair of the inaugural Alumni Committee for the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College. And now, he can add GRAMMY and Latin-GRAMMY winner to his list. …

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Preview: 36th Annual NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference  ☆

Applied Lingustics/TESOL alumna Dr Santoi Wagner headlines the NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference, held at Teachers College on March 7.

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TC, Philosophy and Education, Well-represented at MASPES 2015 

The 2015 meeting of the Middle Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (MASPES) took place on February 7, 2015 at the Guttman Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). The theme of this year’s conference, “Education and Public Spaces,” was inspired by the life and work of Maxine Greene, herself a past president …

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Music Ed Student Mark Oleszko to Perform at Lincoln Center 

Mark Oleszko, MA student in TC's Music Ed program, will perform at the David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Friday, February 27 as part of the Lincoln Center College Cabaret. Oleszko was chosen by online vote as one of six artists to perform. Watch Matthew Sherrod and Shaunice Alexander sing Oleszko's song "Thinking Ahead."

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Getting Hyperallergic: Arts Administration Distinguished Speaker Series  ☆

It’s a graduate student’s dream to engage with industry professionals in an informal setting, to listen as they regale stories of their professional journey. Sometimes, it’s the anecdotes that offer the most insight. Sometimes, it’s a cautionary tale or lesson learned from a mistake that prove to be invaluable.

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CPP Cafe: What Keeps Us Locked In? 

Don't miss the next installment of the Civic Participation Project at Teachers College, "CPP Cafe: What Keeps Us Locked In?" on Wednesday, February 18, 11:30-1p at 109 Zankel. Topics will include racism, classism, ableism, sexism, heterosexism, and more.

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TESOL/AL Roundtable’s Fall 2014 Research Forum, a Relaxed and Lively Event  ☆

This November marked the first research forum of the year for the student-led TESOL and AL Roundtable group. Roundtable Co-chairs, Mariana Cruz and Stacy Hall, organized the function during the fall semester. “It’s a good chance for peers to present research in a relaxed setting,” Ms. Cruz said. She explained that it not only supports …

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Alumnus Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. (2012) Selected as New President of Creighton University  ☆

photo courtesy of Creighton University Creighton University has named Teachers College alumnus Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. (2012) as their new President. In a written statement, Scott Heider, a member of the search committee and chair of the Heider College of Business Board, said, Fr. Hendrickson brings a keen understanding of the value of a …

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2015 APPLE Lecture 

The Applied Linguistics (AL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program hosts their annual APPLE Lecture on Friday, February 6. This year’s speaker is Professor James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University. Professor Gee’s evening lecture is titled, “Language, the …

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Macy Gallery’s Gunduz and Turow Exhibit, through February 13 

Macy Gallery’s first exhibit of 2015 is "Gunduz & Turow: Years In The Making." The clay works of the artists, Erol Gunduz and Gabe Turow, are a response to their respective experiences in 3D design and music composition, and form a visual record of their thought processes during their final years of doctoral study. The …

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Happy Holidays 

Tucked away on the fourth floor of Macy Hall, faculty, staff and students of the Department of Arts and Humanities gathered to celebrate their annual holiday party. The modern installations of Macy Art Gallery mingled with buckets of colorful candy canes lining red and white draped tables. This month’s exhibition featured selected Teachers College student …

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Conversation and a Film with the Association of Latin American Students 

Five years ago, it would have been a scarce sight to find Latin American art on display in popular New York museums. Now due to recent economic proliferation in the region, it seems Latino art is springing up around the city. “This is an evolving thing,” says Pilar Riofrio, president of Association of Latin American …

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The Case for Expansive Learning with Bilingual Education 

“Hao Hao, what did you create?” “He didn’t create a landscape. He made a hand,” a friend says. “That is the giant’s hand,” says Hao Hao. “Why did you think of a giant’s hand as the landscape?” “It’s Buddha’s magic palm,” Hao Hao says as he gestures to the teacher candidate. “What’s Buddha’s magic palm?” …

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‘Living As Learning’ at Teachers College 

This text was originally published here: By Jeff Farr Teachers College Professor David Hansen Professors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman introduced their new dialogue book, coauthored with Daisaku Ikeda, at Teachers College, Columbia University on November 15, 2014. Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, published by Dialogue Path Press, brings together the …

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Jo-Yu Chen (Music and Music Education Ed.D.C.T. ’05) signed to Okeh / Sony Records  ☆

Pianist and composer Jo-Yu Chen (Music and Music Education Ed.D.C.T. ’05) has released her third album, “Stranger,” on Okeh/Sony Records and has joined the renowned International roster of Steinway artists. Jo-Yu is the first Taiwanese jazz artist to be signed to a major record label and has been featured in prestigious concert halls, venues, and …

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Racial Literacy Roundtable: Educating Greatness 

It’s no secret that schools today are populated by students who carry their own unique stories and struggles to the classroom. What we may lack, however, is the space to talk about it. Six years ago, Assistant Professor of English Education Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D., and her Masters students realized they were not satisfied with …

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Faculty Profile: Christine Baron 

Experts in the fields of art and science education have conducted extensive research about using museums as places for teacher professional development, but what do history educators learn when they visit a history museum and how can they incorporate that information into the classroom? Dr. Christine Baron, the new Assistant Professor of Social Studies and …

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The Educational Philosophy of Minoru Murai 

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the educational philosophy of the Japanese contemporary thinker, Minoru Murai. His theories are well known in Japanese philosophical circles. However, his educational philosophy has never been translated, likely due to profound cultural differences. This lecture attempts to explain the fundamental question that his philosophy asks of education, …

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