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Chatham University’s Global Focus program hosts public Chilean Independence Day Celebration on Sept. 21

Celebration coincides with the program’s Year of the Andes: Chile

PITTSBURGH—The Chatham University Global Focus program and Chilean community leaders throughout the Pittsburgh region are jointly hosting a free public celebration of Chilean Independence Day, or Dieciocho. The celebration, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, will feature authentic Chilean cuisine, music, dance performances, and alpacas. There will also be Chilean-inspired crafting stations, face painting, and a Moon Bounce for children. All events will take place on the Shadyside Campus Quad, with the university’s Athletic & Fitness Center as the designated rain location.



About the Global Focus program
The Global Focus program at Chatham University concentrates on one country or region of the world each year to enable the college community to engage in a comprehensive study of that region through coursework, class assignments, campus events, community activities, co-curricular programs and service learning projects. By the time she graduates, a Chatham undergraduate will have been immersed in four countries or world regions in her curriculum work and co-curricular activities. The Global Focus program has been a hallmark of the Chatham University experience for nearly a decade. The Global Focus Year of the Communities of Islam received the Institute of International Education’s 2002–2003 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region throughout the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility, and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit

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