Chatham News

Chatham Business Department to host Django Girls Pittsburgh coding event on Oct 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University is hosting one of the first coding workshops exclusively for women on October 10, 2015 on the Shadyside campus. Chatham, Google, IdeaFoundry and Schell Games are sponsoring this event being organized by Django Girls Pittsburgh. The purpose is to increase the number of women in the tech industry and provide an opportunity to learn how to program. The attendees will be mentored by Chatham’s Dr. Rachel Chung, Director of Business Programs, and female coders and engineers in the Pittsburgh region. To learn more and register, visit the Django Girls Pittsburgh website.

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Chatham University Nursing Program to Host Mental Health Awareness Symposium on Oct 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH: the Chatham University Nursing Program’s Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International will be holding a Mental Health Awareness Symposium on October 14, 2015 at 6:00pm in Eddy Theater on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. Registration and refreshments will begin at 6pm, followed by “Awareness across America: The Strength of a Story” presentation by Ian Cummins, RN.

Following the presentation, a documentary of three inspiring stories related to people living with schizophrenia will be viewed, and the symposium will close with “Bridges of Hope,” a presentation by Michelle Doas, Ed. D, MSN, RN. During the event, a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) information table will be set up. The event is open for all students and community members.

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Nick Flynn to Read at Chatham University for Words Without Walls Reading Series on October 23 at 8:00 pm

PITTSBURGH:    Nick Flynn will read on Friday October 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Welker Room, Chatham University, as part of the Words Without Walls Reading Series.   A book signing and reception will follow the reading. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pittsburgh Foundation.   The reading is free and open to the public.

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PITTSBURGH:  The Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University announced the appointment of three new faculty members in the areas of agroecology, water resources and aquaculture.  John R. Taylor, Ph.D. was appointed the Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agroecology; Ryan Utz, Ph.D. was appointed the Assistant Professor of Water Resources, and Roy Weitzell, Ph.D. was appointed the Director of Aquaculture laboratory.

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Chatham’s Dr. Stephan Liozu Publishes New Book On Pricing

PITTSBURGH:  Dr. Stephan Liozu of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Chatham University has recently published a new book, Pricing and Human Capital: A Guide to Developing a Pricing Career, Managing Pricing Teams, and Developing Pricing Skills. The book discusses the nature of pricing and managing pricing teams for professionals in marketing, finance, sales and information technology.

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Chatham Fall 2015 Music Events Announced

The Chatham University Music Program has announced the Fall 2015 Musical Performance calendar. Unless otherwise listed, all performances are open to the public. For more information, please contact Pauline Rovkah, Director of Piano Program, at or (412) 365-1679.

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10th Annual Think Big Forum to highlight products or services made by women, for women.

PITTSBURGH—The tenth annual Think Big Forum hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will focus on “By Women, For Women: Celebrating 10 Years of Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh.” Speakers are women entrepreneurs from the Greater Pittsburgh Area whose products or services have made a difference for women. They include: Cara Jones-Harries, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Marinus Analytics, Nicole Narvaez Manns, Founder and Owner of Nikki’s Magic Wand, Rohini Shah, Founder of Blu Salt, and Sophia Berman and Laura West, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, respectively, of Trusst Lingerie.

These remarkable women will share their experiences on building a business, including identifying a market niche, developing a unique value proposition, bringing a product or service to market, and dealing with the competition at the evening forum to be held on Tuesday, October 13th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. The cost to attend is $45.

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PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University has announced the launch of a graduate and undergraduate chapter of Net Impact with the 2015-2016 academic year. Net Impact is a 501 (c)(3) which serves to inspire a new generation of leaders to use their careers to make social and environmental change within and beyond the business world.  Net Impact has over 300 undergraduate, graduate, and professional chapters and 60,000 members.

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Chatham University again receives best college rankings from U. S. News and World Report

PITTSBURGH:  U. S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s best colleges and universities has placed Chatham University #53 in the “Regional University North” category.  With this ranking, Chatham improves three spots over the previous year, and continues to be the highest ranked institution in the Pittsburgh region in the “Regional University North” category.

Chatham was also recognized as having a Best Online Bachelor’s Program and Best Online Graduate Nursing Program.  More than 1,200 programs were surveyed by  to arrive at these rankings.  The methodology used for ranking includes Student Engagement; Faculty Credentials and Training; Peer Reputation; and more. More information available at the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges website.

Chatham Graduate Psychology Program to Offer Continuing Education Programs

PITTSBURGH:   On September 25, 2015, Chatham University will co-sponsor a continuing education (CE) event at PNC Park, providing American Psychological Association-approved CE credits for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors. Community collaborators for the event are the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA) and Gateway to Collaboration, a group of attorneys and psychologists who do collaborative divorce work. The continuing education programs are being presented as part of the GPPA 2015 Networking & Educational Fair.  Detailed information about speakers, schedule, and registration can be found here.

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