Chatham News

Best-selling Author, Russell Shorto, to Read at Chatham University

Best-selling author, Russell Shorto will read on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Mellon Board Room on the Shaydside Campus of Chatham University. A book signing and reception will follow the reading, and is free and open to the public. read more »

 

Chatham University chosen to participate in a program between universities in the United States and Norway

PITTSBURGH: The Norwegian Centre for International Collaboration in Education and the Institute of International Education (IIE) selected Chatham University as one of twelve US colleges and universities to participate in the inaugural Norway initiative of IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program.

The International Academic Partnership Program with Norway will emphasize the fields of energy and the environment, and provide resources to help universities explore areas of academic cooperation, including students and scholar exchanges, research collaborations, and degree programs.
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PCWP Report: 2014 Midterm Leaves Pennsylvania with No Women in Congress

PITTSBURGH—The Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University reports that in the wake of the 2014-midterm elections, the U.S. Congress has reached an important milestone where 100 women will serve in the U.S. House of Representatives (the first time in U.S. History) and twenty women (a record set in 2012) will likely continue to serve in the U.S. Senate. However, none of these women will be representing the state of Pennsylvania.

A handful of other states also have no women in their delegation, but Pennsylvania is the most populous. The absence of women is counter to a national trend that has seen an increase in the number of women running and winning congressional offices in states all over the country. The 2014 mid-term elections saw Iowa elect its state’s first woman to Congress, Republican Joni Ernst, and in 2012, New Hampshire famously elected an entirely all-female delegation.
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Industry Panel to Discuss Clean Construction Trends and Projects

PITTSBURGH: On November 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM on the campus of Chatham University, a panel of industry experts will discuss clean construction trends, funding opportunities and current Pittsburgh-based projects (including Chatham’s new Eden Hall Campus) that are utilizing clean construction.

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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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