Chatham News

Chatham University Recognized for Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement

PITTSBURGH: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) has honored Chatham University as a “Lead Institution” in NASPA’s Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement for its strong institutional commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement. Chatham is one of only 100 colleges and universities to hold a place in NASPA’s Lead Initiative for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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South African Ambassador to visit Chatham University; Will receive honorary degree

PITTSBURGH: Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States of America, will visit Chatham University’s campus on Tuesday, October 21 as part of Chatham’s Global Focus Program. Ambassador Rasool will meet with the Chatham community and receive an honorary degree from Chatham during a special ceremony at 4 PM in Chatham’s Mellon Board Room.

Chatham’s award-winning Global Focus program engages Chatham students and faculty in the purposeful study of peoples and civilizations, and each academic year, promotes an exploration of one specific country or region of the globe. The 2014-2015 academic year is the Year of Southern Africa, which will focus on the southernmost expanse of the African continent including the countries of Angola,  Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and  Zimbabwe. The nations of this region are part of The Southern African Development Community (SADC) founded in 1980. More information at chatham.edu/globalfocus.
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Chatham Welcomes Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Business

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University and the Falk School of Sustainability are pleased to welcome Dr. Tom Macagno, Ph.D., to the campus as Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Business.

Dr. Macagno arrived at Chatham this September from the United Kingdom to teach in the Falk School’s programs including the new, dual masters degree in sustainability and business. This timely degree will expose students to applied sustainability principles in addition to eco-innovation, stakeholder engagement, communications and leadership, in particular.
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“Women Who Make & Create” is the focus of the October 14th, 9th Annual Think Big Forum, hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University

“Makers” come to Chatham: Women who make highlighted at Chatham University entrepreneurship forum for women business owners

PITTSBURGH—The ninth annual Think Big Forum hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will focus on “Women Who Make & Create.” Speakers include Georgena Terry, CEO of Heart of Steel Bicycles, Chatham University Alumnae and creator of custom bikes for women; Lani Lazzari, CEO & Founder of Pittsburgh-based Simple Sugars, a national success and a “Shark Tank” star; and Heather Knight, founder and chief roboticist of Marilyn Monroebot, a pioneer in the intersection of robotics and entertainment. These amazing women will share their struggles, successes, and tips for building a business out of making at the evening forum to be held on Tuesday, October 14th from 4:30pm-8:00pm at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.
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Chatham University to Host Acclaimed Author Jeanne Marie Laskas on October 28, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University will host Jeanne Marie Laskas as this year’s featured author on October 28, 2014 at 8:00pm in Eddy Theatre. Laskas will be discussing and reading from her book Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work.

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Chatham University Named a 2015 Military Friendly® School

Pittsburgh, PA – Chatham University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. You can view the list at http://militaryfriendly.com/school-list#PA
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Chatham University’s Nursing Program To Host The American Nurse Film on October 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Nursing program’s 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 event is free for participants and any nurse who watches the film will receive 1.50 CE credits through Nurse.com.

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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 8:00 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 University to Host One-Day Writer’s Conference Featuring New York Times Bestselling Author, Roxane Gay

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University will host Conversations & Connections: Practical Advice on Writing, on Saturday, October 18th, 2014, featuring keynote speaker Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist. The event will be held on Chatham’s Shadyside campus and will feature a full day program including keynote, three craft panels, a one-on-one meeting with an editor, your choice of featured book, and a subscription to a literary journal.

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