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Secretary of the U.S. Interior, The Honorable Sally Jewell, to Receive Honorary Degree and Speak at Chatham University’s 2015 Commencement

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s 2015 Commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students will be held on Monday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh. The speaker and honorary degree recipient will be The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Secretary Jewell was sworn in as the 51st Secretary of the Interior on April 12, 2013. As Secretary of the Interior, Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. The Department of the Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

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Chatham MFA Film Student Debuts Film/Installation April 27 in Chatham Art Gallery

PITTSBURGH:  MFA Film and Digital Technology candidate, Jeremy Holdorf, will be debuting his film/installation titled Cathexis from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, in the Woodland Art Gallery on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus.   Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is free.

Cathexis is a film and installation created with the inten­tion of engaging the viewer’s perceptual emotive qualities. The film and installation allude to memory and trauma collectively, while attempting to identify with the viewer on a personal level, thus bridging the gap between the subjective and objective, memory and history.

The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday until Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  The Chatham Art Gallery is located on Woodland Road, next to Cafe Rachel on the large quad of Chatham University.  The gallery is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



The Princeton Review lists Chatham as one of the “Top 50 Green Colleges”

PITTSBURGH:  The Princeton Review has ranked Chatham University as a Top 50 Green College and one of the country’s most environmentally responsible schools in its annual Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition. This is the fifth year in a row for Chatham’s inclusion in the guide.

The guide profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities. Published a few days before the April 22, 2015 celebration of Earth Day, the free, 218-page guide can be downloaded at

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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship presents talk on lack of women leadership roles

PITTSBURGH – The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) at Chatham University will host Tacy Byham, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Development Dimensions International (DDI), for the discussion and presentation, Lead Like a Girl, a talk focused on the lack of women in leadership roles despite their ability to create higher levels of financial performance when in these positions.

The event May 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Center on the Shadyside campus of Chatham University.  The event is open to the public as part of CWE’s monthly Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series.  Register on the CWE website.

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Undergrad Literary Magazine, The Minor Bird, Holds Launch Party on Sat, Apr 11

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University’s undergraduate literary magazine The Minor Bird will be hosting its annual Launch Party this Saturday, April 11th, at 7:00 pm in the Welker Room, Laughlin Music Center, on the Shadyside Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The launch will feature readings from guest speaker D. Gilson, along with numerous Chatham students that have published original work in either the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 edition of The Minor Bird. Student artwork from both editions of The Minor Bird will also be on display at the event.

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