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Chatham University Women’s Institute Research Symposium and Launch On November 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH: The Chatham University Women’s Institute is hosting a Research Symposium on Saturday, November 7th at 8 AM featuring research on women and gender from over 35 scholars from Chatham and across the region.

The Symposium will give attendees a snapshot of current work, with a focus on big ideas, pressing issues, new evidence, and challenges. The Symposium will also include partners from community organizations that focus on women & girls and gender equity. More information available at

About the Women’s Institute
In keeping with Chatham University’s leadership and historic commitment to women and women’s issues, Chatham established the Chatham University Women’s Institute in 2014. The mission of the Institute is to help overcome and eradicate the social inequalities facing women, and to advance women’s excellence through education, research, and outreach in areas of modern-day social concerns. The Women’s Institute brings together the work of Chatham’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics, along with Chatham’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department.  The Women’s Institute is part of a $8.5 million funding initiative comprising various endowments, current funds, and $2 million in newly raised commitments in support of the Institute and its mission. More information available at