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Chatham Partners with Allegany College of Maryland on 2+2 Bachelor of Sustainability

PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University and Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) have entered into a partnership that enables ACM students to complete a bachelor’s degree in sustainability through Chatham’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment.

Housed at Chatham’s 338-acre Eden Hall Campus, the Falk School is the world’s first academic community built expressly for the study of sustainable living, learning and development.

Thanks to the “two-plus-two” agreement between the two institutions, ACM students who graduate with an associate degree in biology can transfer seamlessly into Chatham’s bachelor’s program in sustainability.

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Chatham University Earns National Recognition at Colleges of Distinction

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University announced that it has earned recognition as  a Colleges of Distinction for its innovative application of high impact educational practices.

Schools must demonstrate results across the Four Distinctions—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. High school counselors and educators make nominations, and each school is evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment, and curricular innovation. Colleges that have distinguished themselves in each of the Four Distinctions and that have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are then invited to join Colleges of Distinction.

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Chatham University Professor Publishes Memoir, Schedules On-Campus Reading for November 9

PITTSBURGH:   Mark Nieson, associate professor in the MFA Creative Writing program recently published a memoir, Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape, which concerns the search for where identity, place, and heart intersect. The memoir opens with its Brooklyn-born narrator standing on his head outside an old one-room schoolhouse amid 500 acres of remote woodlands in Iowa, his new home. Why this Walden-like retreat? Is it to attend the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, or is he actually on the lam from love?

Nieson will be giving a number of readings in the Pittsburgh area this fall, including one on the Chatham’s Shadyside campus on November 9 at 8 p.m. along with Jenny Ashburn, Alison Taverna & Dakota Garilli, three recent MFA graduates who also have books/chapbooks coming out.

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Chatham University to Host Thinking Bigger than ever: Women in 2016

PITTSBURGH:  On November 10-12, Chatham University will host Thinking Bigger Than Ever: Women in 2016. Thinking Bigger is a three-day conference featuring speakers and networking opportunities focused on women’s leadership, entrepreneurship, and gender equity. Conference events include:

  • Thursday, November 10, 5:30-7:45 PM
    The opening reception and a post-election analysis panel from the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP)
  • Friday, November 11, 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    An entrepreneurship breakfast with Small Business Administration District Director Kelly Hunt and Filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano, hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (Center) and its Chatham’s Women’s Business Center (CWBC)
  • Saturday, November 12, 8:30 AM – Noon
    A symposium of gender scholars entitled “Gender and Violence: Connecting Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Community” hosted by the Women’s Institute

Thinking Bigger 2016 is a collaboration between the Chatham University’s Women’s Institute, Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics, and the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship with its Chatham’s Women’s Business Center.

More information, speaker bios and registration available at

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