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Chatham’s Dr. Lou Martin publishes new book on industrialization

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University associate professor and department chair, Dr. Lou Martin will publish his new book, Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia, with the University of Illinois Press on November 2, 2015. The book discusses the relocation of steel and pottery factories to Hancock County, West Virginia, and how that created a rural and small-town working class, and what that meant for communities and for labor.

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Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus Wins Award of Excellence in Engineering & Science

PITTSBURGH:  The American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter, has presented an Award of Excellence in the category of Engineering and Science for Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus storm and waste water management systems.

In commenting on the award, the judges said, “This project reminds us of the importance of water, and also basic and natural technologies that are highly effective.  The complete built project functions as an efficient machine while never giving the appearance of being a machine. As a first phase of a proposed new campus, the standards are already set impressively high.”

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Award-Winning Children’s Book Author, Lois Lowry, to Speak at Chatham University Nov 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH:  Award-winning children’s book author, Lois Lowry, will discuss her work and answer questions on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 1:00 pm in the Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.

Held in collaboration with Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing program and Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, the event is free and open to the public.

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The Fourth River Writing Journal to Launch Next Issue at Reading on November 13

PITTSBURGH:  The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing published by Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program will launch a special issue entitled, Queering Nature, on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm. This joint event with Chatham MFA Word Circus will be held at the Rea Coffeehouse on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus.  Featured readers are James Crews and D. Gilson, followed by readings by current Chatham MFA students.  The event is free and open to the public.

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PITTSBURGH:  The School of Health Sciences at Chatham University has been awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $945,000 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant funds a program providing student and faculty training on Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention, intervention and treatment within their practices and field.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.



Pennsylvania Center for Women In Politics Director named to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women

PITTSBURGH: Dana Brown, Ph.D., the Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Center for Women In Politics at Chatham University, has been appointed a member of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. The Commission for Women consists of twenty-six members from across the state of Pennsylvania, and acts as an advocate for policies and legislation it feels serves the best interest of women and girls in Pennsylvania.

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Chatham Business Department to host Django Girls Pittsburgh coding event on Oct 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University is hosting one of the first coding workshops exclusively for women on October 10, 2015 on the Shadyside campus. Chatham, Google, IdeaFoundry and Schell Games are sponsoring this event being organized by Django Girls Pittsburgh. The purpose is to increase the number of women in the tech industry and provide an opportunity to learn how to program. The attendees will be mentored by Chatham’s Dr. Rachel Chung, Director of Business Programs, and female coders and engineers in the Pittsburgh region. To learn more and register, visit the Django Girls Pittsburgh website.

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Chatham University Nursing Program to Host Mental Health Awareness Symposium on Oct 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH: the Chatham University Nursing Program’s Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International will be holding a Mental Health Awareness Symposium on October 14, 2015 at 6:00pm in Eddy Theater on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. Registration and refreshments will begin at 6pm, followed by “Awareness across America: The Strength of a Story” presentation by Ian Cummins, RN.

Following the presentation, a documentary of three inspiring stories related to people living with schizophrenia will be viewed, and the symposium will close with “Bridges of Hope,” a presentation by Michelle Doas, Ed. D, MSN, RN. During the event, a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) information table will be set up. The event is open for all students and community members.

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