Chatham News

Chatham University’s Nursing Program To Host The American Nurse Film on October 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Nursing program, Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, will be holding a screening of The American Nurse – Healing America on October 16, 2014 at 7:00pm in Eddy Theatre on the Shadyside Campus. The event will also include a networking session following the film.

The American Nurse follows five nurses from the book along with their patients: Tonia Faust with maximum-security prison inmates; Jason Short with home health patients in Appalachia; Brian McMillion with soldiers returning from war; Naomi Cross with mothers giving birth; and Sister Stephen with nursing home patients at the end of life.

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Chatham’s Creative Writing Program Receives Grant for the Make Mine Words Series

PITTSBURGH – The A.W. Mellon Charitable and Educational Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a grant to support the Make Mine Words reading series, part of the Words Without Walls program, a creative educational partnership between graduate students from the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chatham University and Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh.

The grant will aid Make Mine Words in bringing twelve nationally recognized authors to Pittsburgh over the course of two years. The writers will give public readings and book signings to the Pittsburgh community at Chatham University, the Allegheny County Jail, and the Sojourner House (a rehabilitation facility for recovering mothers). Each member involved in the series will receive an anthology featuring all the participating authors. Sheryl St. Germain, director of Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program and co-founder of the Words Without Walls program, will lead the Make Mine Words series.
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Chatham Faculty, Heather McNaugher and Sheila Squillante, To Hold Reading and Book Signing

PITTSBURGH:  Authors and Chatham Faculty, Heather McNaugher and Sheila Squillante will read from their works on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Mellon Board Room. The reading is free and open to the public and a book signing and reception will follow the reading.
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Chatham Master of Accounting Student Wins Award for Paper On Sustainability Reporting for Investors

PITTSBURGH – Chatham Master of Accounting graduate student, Alexander Lake, was awarded first place in the 2014 Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Student Writing Competition. Lake’s paper was entitled The Practice of Sustainability Reporting, its Challenges, and its Value for Investors, and is an important contribution to the discussion surrounding sustainability implementation.

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Art Exhibition: “BIRDHOUSE dialogues” Sept. 24 – Oct 22 in Chatham Art Gallery

PITTSBURGH: The Opening Reception for BIRDHOUSE dialogues will take place on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Chatham University Art Gallery. This exhibition features the mixed media paintings of Susana Amundarain, teacher of painting in Chatham’s Department of Art, Design, and Communications, and the poetry of Carol Ciavonne. The paintings and poetry were the basis for a book of the same title published in 2013 by LaFi Publishers, and explore “the pathways of an imaginary bird.” In Amundarian’s abstract works “the eyes rest on the velvety drawings evoking the plumage of birds and the nimble velocity of their flights.” Ciavonne’s “poems traverse the page, inspiring as well as chasing the drawings.”

The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday until Wednesday, October 22, 2014. The Chatham Art Gallery is located on Woodland Road, next to Café Rachel on the large quad of Chatham University, Shadyside. The gallery is open weekdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Admission is free.

Please call 412-365-1106 for additional information.

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Banned Book Week Celebration at Chatham University on September 26

PITTSBURGH:  The third annual Banned Book Week Celebration will be held at Chatham University on Friday, September 26th, at 5:00 pm in the Mellon Board Room. The event will celebrate this year’s featured novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. The discussion of the novel will include remarks from Dr. Holly Jones, a professor from the University of Alabama-Huntsville specializing in Ethnic American literature. The event aims to raise awareness of censorship issues and the controversy surrounding “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, which has been banned in schools from Idaho to New York.

The Chatham University student organizations Beyond the Page Book Club, Artist’s Collective, Creative Writing Club, Minor Bird Literary Magazine, and Sigma Tau Delta sponsor this celebration. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at studentactivities@chatham.edu.

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Chatham Ranked as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report

PITTSBURGH, PA: Chatham University was once again ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Reports in their annual Best Colleges edition, earning the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2015.

This year’s 30th edition of Best Colleges includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence, including graduation rates, selectivity and freshmen retention.
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Chatham University to Host Rock for Human Rights as part of Southern Africa Year of Global Focus

PITTSBURGH:   Rock for Human Rights, a non-profit organization partnering with musicians to educate audiences about human rights, will make a stop at Chatham University’s Shadyside campus on Thursday, September 25 as part of their two-month national tour.  The event is part of Chatham’s award-winning Global Focus Program and will take place during the university’s Southern Africa Heritage Day Picnic (5:30—6:30 p.m.) on the Academic Quad on the Chatham University Shadyside Campus on Woodland Road in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Chatham University Hosts Free Public Exhibition of the Historical Buddha’s Relics

PITTSBURGH: Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour, a free public exhibition of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and many other great Buddhist masters from India, Tibet, Korea & China will be on display in Pittsburgh on: Friday, Oct. 10, (6pm – 8pm); Saturday Oct. 11, (10am – 7pm); and Sunday Oct. 12th (10am – 5pm); at the James Laughlin Music Hall Chatham University Campus Woodland Road Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232.
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Author, Alix Ohlin, Visits Chatham As 2014 Melanie Brown Lecturer

PITTSBURGH – On Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. in the Mellon Board Room on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing program welcomes Alix Ohlin as the Melanie Brown Lecturer. Melanie and Fred R. Brown established the Melanie Brown Lecturer at Chatham in 2008 to support a two-day campus visit by an established author whose fiction writing is guided by a strong sense of place.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact Erin Hutton at ehutton@chatham.edu for more information.

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