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Educator and author on School Choice issues to speak at Chatham University on January 17th

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University’s Education Department is proud to welcome Dr. Susan Uchitelle as she presents “Lessons Learned from Desegregation Programs that Apply to All Students and Teachers”.  This presentation will take place on January 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Hall on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Conversations and Connections Writing Conference on October 22

PITTSBURGH:  Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing will take place, October 22, 2016 starting at 9:00 a.m. in Mellon Board Room at Chatham University with programming until 6:00 p.m.  With a $70 registration fee, participants pay for the full day conference, including the keynote by featured authors, three craft workshop or panel sessions, one ticket for “Speed Dating with Editors”, a choice of one of the four featured books, one subscription to a participating literary magazine, and (for those 21 or over) our world famous Boxed Wine Happy Hour.

This conference is organized by Barrelhouse Magazine and has been held for the past nine years in Washington DC, and the past two at Chatham University. All proceeds go to Barrelhouse and participating small presses and literary magazines. Please register online at www.writersconnectconference.com.

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Chatham University Launches New Masters of Healthcare Informatics Program

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University has added a completely online 18-month Master of Healthcare Informatics (MHI) program, with applications now being accepted for the fall 2016 semester.

Healthcare informatics is the harnessing of technology and application of data to make the best clinical or organizational decisions possible. According to Department of Labor statistics, it is one of the fastest growing areas of the healthcare sector with job growth, depending on the specific Health IT position, estimated to be between 15-37% from 2012-2022.

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Chatham University RN-BSN Program Receives Top 20 Program Ranking

PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University’s online RN-BSN program was ranked # 18 in the recent Top 50 Online RN to BSN Programs ranking by the website, TopRNtoBSN.com.  This ranking follows the recent recognition of the program as a Best Online Nursing Program by U.S. News & World Reports.

TopRNtoBSN.com rankings are designed to help prospective students make choices based on the things they care about most.  What does it cost?   Will I get a degree? Will I get a secure, well-paying job?   Each of these measures are equally weighted and derived from publicly available sources, including the National Center for Education Statistics and circulated tuition rates for each school.

You can learn more about the award and view the ranking in its entirety at http://www.toprntobsn.com/rankings/best-online-rn-bsn/.

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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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Chatham University’s Nursing Program To Host The American Nurse Film on October 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Nursing program’s Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International will be holding a screening of The American Nurse – Healing America on October 16, 2014 at 7:00pm in Eddy Theatre on the Shadyside Campus. The event will also include a networking session following the film. The event is free for participants and any nurse who watches the film will receive 1.50 CE credits through Nurse.com.

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Chatham’s Creative Writing Program Receives Grant for the Make Mine Words Series

PITTSBURGH – The A.W. Mellon Charitable and Educational Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded a grant to support the Make Mine Words reading series, part of the Words Without Walls program, a creative educational partnership between graduate students from the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chatham University and Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh.

The grant will aid Make Mine Words in bringing twelve nationally recognized authors to Pittsburgh over the course of two years. The writers will give public readings and book signings to the Pittsburgh community at Chatham University, the Allegheny County Jail, and the Sojourner House (a rehabilitation facility for recovering mothers). Each member involved in the series will receive an anthology featuring all the participating authors. Sheryl St. Germain, director of Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program and co-founder of the Words Without Walls program, will lead the Make Mine Words series.
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Chatham Faculty, Heather McNaugher and Sheila Squillante, To Hold Reading and Book Signing

PITTSBURGH:  Authors and Chatham Faculty, Heather McNaugher and Sheila Squillante will read from their works on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Mellon Board Room. The reading is free and open to the public and a book signing and reception will follow the reading.
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Chatham University to Host One-Day Writer’s Conference Featuring New York Times Bestselling Author, Roxane Gay

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University will host Conversations & Connections: Practical Advice on Writing, on Saturday, October 18th, 2014, featuring keynote speaker Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist. The event will be held on Chatham’s Shadyside campus and will feature a full day program including keynote, three craft panels, a one-on-one meeting with an editor, your choice of featured book, and a subscription to a literary journal.

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