Chatham News

Internationally-known author and speaker Mark Victor Hansen of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame will discuss human potential to affect change at special lecture on May 11

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
April 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH (April 20, 2010) … Noted author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Mark Victor Hansen will speak at Chatham University’s Campbell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 1:30 pm. Mr. Hansen, an enthusiastic crusader of what’s possible to make the world a better place, will address human potential and how we can work together to effect powerful change.

The event is open to the public and tickets are $5.00 and on sale at the doors which open at 1:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. Parking is free. The Campbell Memorial Chapel is located on Chapel Hill Road, accessible from the University’s entrances, either from Wilkins Avenue or Fifth Avenue. Signage will offer directions to the event. For information, call Chatham University at 412-365-1286. Directions and campus information is available at

Reshaping Our Vision to Effect Change
Focused solely on helping people from all walks of life reshape their vision of what’s possible, no one is better respected in the area of human potential than Mark Victor Hansen. Creating powerful change in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide for over 30 years, Mark delivers proven messages of possibility, opportunity and action. Established as a cultural icon in 1990, Mark and his business partner Jack Canfield created what Time magazine called, “the publishing phenomenon of the decade,” with over 110 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold worldwide – one of the most successful publishing franchises of all time.

Internationally known keynote speaker and personality
With his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, he time and again receives high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time. Having spoken in more than 60 countries, Mark has shared his message of opportunity and action and created powerful transformation in thousands of organizations and millions of individuals worldwide.

Best Sellers
While the Chicken Soup series has achieved phenomenal success, Mark’s other bestselling books include The One Minute Millionaire, Cracking the Millionaire Code, How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and The Power of Focus. Mark has recently written Richest Kids in America and You Have a Book in You. He has also co-written Cash in a Flash with Robert G. Allen. Mark has also developed an extensive library of audio and video programs in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development.

His endearing and charismatic style captures audiences’ hearts as well as their attention in person, on television or radio and in print. His appearances include Oprah, CNN, The Today Show, and countless television, print and radio interviews, and he has been quoted in articles in Time, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, New York Times, and Entrepreneur.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit