PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will be presenting a lecture by Ashton Applewhite on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at the Eddy Theater, on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Ashton, considered an ageism expert, has devoted herself to understanding the causes and cures of ageism – the socially accepted discrimination in our society, the “ism” no one talks about. With wit, insight and knowledge, she debunks the myths and stereotypes of declining cognition, health, and beauty in the over 40 population. Come be inspired and entertained. Lena Dunham loves her and so will you.
About Ashton Applewhite
Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. In 2016, she joined PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Ashton has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the TED mainstage and the United Nations. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. Read more about Ashton Applewhite at: thischairrocks.com
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The speaker and honorary degree recipient will be Dr. Deqo Aden Mohamed, the Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), an organization working in Somalia to create access to basic human rights.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will host the International Higher Education Summit on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its Shadyside campus in Pittsburgh. The event features panels and discussions featuring 11 presidents and senior academic leaders from universities in Canada, Pittsburgh and Europe along with representatives from Google and the City of Pittsburgh.
The event will kick off at 8.50 AM with keynote speaker, Professor Justine Cassell from Carnegie Mellon University. Her talk, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Implications for Higher Education”, will be followed by four panel discussions.
Panel topics will include:
- The future of higher education and the role of governments
- Access, inclusion, and immigration
- A university’s role in making the planet sustainable
- Activism on campus
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has launched Pittsburgh Pathways, a new program that teaches non-native speaking students English, while also allowing them to earn up to 36 undergraduate credits towards a degree at Chatham University or another university.
Students enroll in Pittsburgh Pathways for two or three terms, depending on their language level, and receive a combination of English as a Second Language (ESL) and undergraduate academic courses of their choosing. Upon successful completion of the program, Pathways students receive guaranteed admission to a degree program at Chatham University or can transfer their credits to another institution.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced that Callie Crossley is the recipient of the 2017 Barbara Stone Hollander ’60 Award for Women’s Leadership, presented by the Women’s Institute at Chatham University. Ms. Crossley will visit Chatham University to accept the award and give a presentation entitled “Unreality Check: Journalism in the Era of Fake News” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7PM, in Eddy Theater on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus. The event is free of charge with registration. To register for the event, please visit www.chatham.edu/cwi/events.
Ms. Crossley is a radio host and frequent commentator on WBGH in Boston, NPR, Beat the Press, and Basic Black. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post, NECN’s Broadside, CNN’s Reliable Sources, On the Media, the PBS NewsHour, and PRI’s The Takeaway. She was formerly a producer for ABC News 20/20. Crossley produced Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, earning her an Oscar nomination and an Emmy Award.