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How a Child Psychologist Mentored Mr. Rogers

How did the famed Mr. Rogers become one of the most beloved children’s television icons? Without the late TC alumna and child psychologist Margaret McFarland, writes the The New York Times, “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” may have never been the same. #TCAlumni https://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2020/january/how-a-child-psychologist-mentored-mr-rogers/ The New York Times runs an “Overlooked” retrospective on child psychologist and TC alumna Margaret McFarland

How a Child Psychologist Mentored Mr. Rogers2020-01-22T04:50:18-05:00

Music evokes 13 key emotions. Scientists have mapped them

"Music is a universal language, but we don't always pay enough attention to what it's saying and how it's being understood," says the study author. "We wanted to take an important first step toward solving the mystery of how music can evoke so many nuanced emotions." (with thanks to SpreadMusicNow for the post 🎼) The "Star-Spangled Banner" stirs pride. Ed Sheeran's "The Shape of You" sparks joy. And "ooh là là!" best sums up the seductive power of George Michael's "Careless Whispers."

Music evokes 13 key emotions. Scientists have mapped them2020-01-22T05:11:23-05:00

Rev. Bertram Johnson Joins Union as Interfaith Minister

Rev. Bertram Johnson, MDiv, MSW joins Union as a new Interfaith Minister and will be training and mentoring a newly-forming student peer spiritual care team this semester (information on the peer team to be announced soon). He will begin in late January. Rev. Johnson is a faith leader who has spent more than two decades serving churches, non-profits, and faith-based organizations dedicated to social justice, spiritual care, and public health. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and was the first openly gay African American to be ordained in the PCUSA. Most recently he was on staff at Middle Collegiate Church as Executive Minister for Care, Worship, & the Arts and The Riverside Church in the City of New York as Minister of Justice, Advocacy, & Change. He is a member of the NEXT Church Strategy Team and was a coauthor of The Sarasota Statement. A native Floridian, he holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of [...]

Rev. Bertram Johnson Joins Union as Interfaith Minister2020-01-22T09:11:42-05:00

First Editions

Need books for your New Year’s resolution? Explore the deepest mysteries of the brain and the world of pre-k students/authors with new books from TC’s Barbara Tversky and Mariana Souto-Manning. #TCFaculty https://bit.ly/30qUhbi New books from TC’s Barbara Tversky and Mariana Souto-Manning.

First Editions2020-01-21T09:57:59-05:00

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Martin Luther King, Jr. at Columbia

“The electricity in the room was extraordinary.” When Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Columbia and The Riverside Church, students were inspired to “sit in, speak out, and stand up” — via Columbia Magazine. #MLKDay https://bit.ly/2TqapZh In two speeches, Dr. King inspired students to sit in, speak out, and stand up.

Martin Luther King, Jr. at Columbia2020-01-21T04:41:09-05:00

Photos from Manhattan School of Music's post

Tactus, the contemporary chamber music ensemble of Manhattan School of Music's Contemporary Performance Program, has been called "Ambitious . . . finely polished . . . spirited," by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times. UPCOMING CONCERT: MON JAN 27 at MSM. Info: https://bit.ly/2Nn6nNc Photo album: Tactus concert at MSM in October 2019, photos by Anna Yatskevich.

Photos from Manhattan School of Music's post2020-01-21T05:01:44-05:00

Making Their Mark

From TC Way to making a difference near and far, TC alumni Elizabeth Hernandez (Ph.D. ’18), Charles “C.J.” Reilly III (M.A. ’18), Jenny Abamu (M.A. ’16) and Vikash Reddy (Ph.D. ’16) share the latest from their respective careers in diplomacy, counseling, higher education and teaching. #TCAlumni https://bit.ly/2NwwAJj Career updates on TC alumni in diplomacy, counseling, higher education and teaching.

Making Their Mark2020-01-20T04:31:54-05:00

How does music change your brain?

Researchers watched the changes that take place in the brain when music is played. They observed a switch from negative emotions to positive ones during musical therapy. "Esteemed UK-based conductor and music director James Ross, who has led concerts worldwide, says he has seen the profound healing effect of music, especially in post-conflict scenarios in Bosnia, Sri Lanka and Uganda, among other locations." Have you ever listened to music and felt better? Its therapeutic power has been recognized ever since ancient times; the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras often prescribed music as "medicine."

How does music change your brain?2020-01-20T04:51:30-05:00

Underscoring the “Ed” in EdTech

“The best use of technology is to creatively augment what teachers can do, not replace them.” Leading for the future, TC’s Paulo Blikstein discusses his work making education tech available to teachers and students in 22 countries and counting. https://bit.ly/35UMvb0 Forging the future of education technology, Paulo Blikstein discusses his research and work making ed tech accessible in 22 countries and counting.

Underscoring the “Ed” in EdTech2020-01-19T04:22:23-05:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

How can we open ourselves up to treating others with compassion? By not hiding our tears suggests Dr. Sarah Wolf. #Vayiggash #JTStorah http://www.jtsa.edu/why-everyone-should-cry-in-public …

JTS (@JTSVoice )2020-01-19T04:07:50-05:00
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