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Student and faculty member in Chatham’s Low-Residency MFA program receive book award nominations

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
February 24, 2010

(February 24, 2010) … A student and faculty member in Chatham University’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program recently were nominated for two national book awards, according to Peter Oresick, program director.

Adjunct faculty member Kathleen George was one of only six authors nominated for The Edgar Awards’ Best Mystery Novel of 2009 presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Her novel “The Odds” is set on Pittsburgh’s North Side and was published last June. Entertainment Weekly noted that “If anyone’s writing better police thrillers than George, I don’t know who it is.” Ms. George lives in Pittsburgh and is a native of Johnstown, Pa. and her website is http://www.kathleengeorgebooks.com.

Student Christopher Barzak, a native of Youngstown, Ohio and faculty member at Youngstown State University, is a member of Chatham’s first cohort of Low-Res MFA students and will earn his degree in May 2010. His book “The Love We Share Without Knowing” (Bantam) was one of six nominees in the Novel category for the 2009 Nebula Awards presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. His website is http://christopherbarzak.wordpress.com/.

“We’re very proud of Kathleen and Chris, and grateful for the contributions they have made to the program,” Mr. Oresick said. “Our faculty, staff and students wish them the best of luck and we’re looking forward to both award ceremonies.”

Chatham University’s Low-Residency MFA program is a 39-credit program that can be completed in two years with two summer residencies of 10 days each. The program is very similar to Chatham’s highly acclaimed residency program and maintains the same innovative focus on nature, environment and travel writing. In lieu of writing workshops each term, students take mentorships with a publishing writer. Also, low-residency students must complete two residencies of ten days each in their first and second summers on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus in Pittsburgh.

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.

Cougars basketball team upsets #3 Grove City to earn first playoff game in team history

By: Lindsey Hyre, Athletic Department
February 23, 2010

(February 23, 2010) . . . In the only upset of the opening round of play in the 2010 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships, the Chatham University women’s basketball team earned their first playoff game in school history with a road win against #3 Grove City College. The Cougars upended the Wolverines by a final score of 63-54.

Grove City led by three at the half, 26-23, but Chatham outscored their opponent in the decisive second twenty minutes of play 40-28 and would go on to earn the quarterfinal victory. The Cougars finished the contest shooting 45.8% from the field (22-48), 25% from behind the three point arc (4-16), and 75% from the foul line (15-20). Both teams finished with 35 rebounds apiece also.

For Chatham, leading the way was red-shirt junior Brittany Brown (Bellefontaine, OH/Bellefontaine) with a team-high 19 points and eight rebounds. Junior Kayla Hilko (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) and Lizz King (Cabot, PA/Knoch) added 14 and 13 points in the scoring column for the Cougars, respectively.

Four Wolverines finished in double figures tonight, led by sophomore guard Megan Gebrosky (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) with a team-best 14 points. Senior Krista Beechy (Winesburg, OH/Berlin Hiland) also added a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double for her team.

Chatham (11-15, 5-11) will travel to Crestview, KY this weekend to compete in the semi-finals of the PAC tournament against #1 Thomas More College on Friday, February 26th at 8 pm. The winners of the other quarterfinal contests tonight – #2 Washington and Jefferson College (W&J) and #4 Westminster College – will face off at 6 pm. The winning teams from Friday night’s contest will then compete for the PAC Championship title on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm, also in Crestview, KY.

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.

Chelsea Mummert ’10 qualifies for NCAA Division III B-Cut Championships

By: Lindsey Hyre, Athletic Department
February 22, 2010

(February 22, 2010) . . . Chatham University swimmer Chelsea Mummert ’10 (York, PA/Central York) had an outstanding weekend for the Cougars at the 2010 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Swimming and Diving Championships at Grove City College. Mummert became the first Cougar in school history to win a PAC Championship in the 100 Backstroke and also qualified for the NCAA Division III B-Cut Championships with her time of 59.53 in the lead off leg of the 400 Medley Relay.

On the final day of PAC Championships, Mummert swam to a 4th place finish in the 200 Backstroke with a school record time of 2:12.82 and also finished 12th in the 100 Butterfly. She also contributed to the 200 Medley Relay, and the 400 and 800 Freestyle Relays; each of these relay teams took 4th place.

This Central York graduate is looking towards a strong summer as well as a successful senior year with the Cougars as she looks to achieve two cut times next season. Mummert was a PAC Player of the Week this season – the week of November 9, 2009 – and is anxious to find out next week if she will be attending the NCAA Championship meet for her qualifying B-cut time in the 400 Medley Relay.

As a team, the Cougars came back from behind and finished fourth overall at the PAC Championships with a total of 326 points behind Grove City College (862.5), Westminster College (PA) (674.5), and Washington and Jefferson College (W&J) (661).

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.

WINTER STORM UPDATE: Campus will be closed on Thursday, February 11

By: Walter Fowler, Vice President for Finance and Administration
February 11, 2010

(February 10, 2010) … For the safety of our commuter students as well as our faculty and staff who drive to work, Chatham University will be closed on Thursday, February 11. Parkhurst will continue to provide food service at Anderson Dining Hall and limited service at the Weathervane snack bar and Cafe Rachel.

Please remember that many city streets – both primary and secondary – in the East End neighborhoods around Chatham and elsewhere are still treacherous. Also, many suburban streets are now in poor condition because of the blowing snow conditions this evening. Please use caution if you must drive.

If you must visit campus, please have patience with our facilities crews and the heavy equipment in use.

Walt Fowler

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship’s Feb.12 Breakfast Series Canceled, Rescheduled to Feb. 19

By: Anne Flynn Schlicht, CWE Assistant Director
February 10, 2010

(February 10, 2010) … Due to the winter snow storm this week, the array of closures and challenging road conditions in the City of Pittsburgh, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will postpone the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series for this Friday, February 12 until next Friday, February 19th. The CWE will automatically transfer your reservation to Friday, February 19th.

Participants who cannot attend next Friday should contact the CWE at (412) 365-1253 or email womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu for a full refund.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 19 EVENT. Online registration is available at www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
Friday February 19th, 2010 (NEW DATE)
7:30am – 9:00am
Venue: James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University
Cost: $25.00 per breakfast.

Networking and a continental breakfast will precede the presentation.

“Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Exceptional Employees”
Speaker: Holly Maurer-Klein, Founder & Owner HMK Associates

In the current economic downturn, it seems as if it would be easier to recruit exceptional employees, but somehow the number of qualified candidates who meet your business needs doesn’t seem to be increasing. What are some creative strategies your business can use to find people and determine who is a fit? What are some techniques job seekers can use to set themselves apart in these tumultuous times?

Holly Maurer-Klein founded HMK Associates, Inc., in 1993 to provide practical human resource solutions, including recruiting, policy development and compensation assistance to a diverse array of growing organizations in industry and non-profit. Her firm has worked with hundreds of industry and non-profit CEO’s and executives to help them manage their organizations more profitably through more effective utilization of their greatest resource – the talent and energy of their amazing staff.

This event is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times and Verizon.

Chatham hosts city’s first Local Food Showcase: a Grower/Buyer Event

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
February 3, 2010

(January 21, 2010) … Penn State Extension, Chatham University, and Allegheny County and are proud to announce the first annual “Local Food Showcase: a Grower / Buyer Event”. This event brings together Western Pennsylvania farmers, value added producers, food industry purchasers, and consumers. The event will be held on March 11, 2010 from 1-4 pm at Chatham University in the Mellon Board Room.

This first-of-its-kind event for Pittsburgh offers local sources of fresh and processed foods for retail, restaurant, CSA (community supported agriculture), wholesale, farm markets, and home use. The goal of the “Local Food Showcase: a Grower / Buyer Event” is to foster economic development through business relationships between farmers and chefs, retailers, wholesalers, institutions, for the upcoming 2010 growing season and beyond. It is part of a larger effort to strengthen the local food infrastructure in Western Pennsylvania.

The Showcase features a trade show format to foster networking. These local food producers will display their products and seasonal availability to potential customers. In addition, there will be demonstrations, tastings and educational information on local farms, biofuels, composting and gardening.

Pennsylvania agriculture yields an amazing variety of food. The full spectrum of locally produced foods will be represented including fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, cheese, baked goods, sauces and salsas.

This year Chatham launched its new Master of Arts in Food Studies, one of the few graduate food studies programs in the U.S and the only one to offer both sustainable agriculture and culinary arts and cuisine within a liberal arts environment. The Master of Arts in Food Studies at Chatham University is unique in its emphasis on a holistic approach to food systems, from agriculture and food production to cuisines and consumption, providing intellectual and practical experience from field to table.

Graduates gain analytical and experiential knowledge of global and local food systems. Academic courses provide a critical framework, emphasizing the ways people relate to food within a cultural and historical context. Food Studies is the interdisciplinary domain that includes agricultural and culinary history as well as sociological, cultural, political, economic, and geographic examinations of food production and consumption. Students will study how food, from farm to table to compost, shapes people and the global environment. The curriculum connects real world problems with ethics, theory, history, communication, research skills, and experiential knowledge, offering concentrations in food politics, history and culture, and food markets and marketing.

Farmers and vendors can register for this event through Penn State Extension, Allegheny County by contacting Heather Mikulas at 412-473-2540 or hem12@psu.edu. Registration deadline is February 26, 2010. The public is invited to attend; the entrance fee to the event is $5.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.

Presidents’ Athletic Conference names 13 Chatham student-athletes to Academic Honor Roll

By: Lindsey Hyre, Athletic Department 
January 22, 2010

(January 22, 2010) . . . Thirteen Chatham University student-athletes were named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2009 semester. The PAC Academic Honor Roll honors student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition. A total of 314 student-athletes have been honored for the 2009 fall semester – an increases of 10 from last year’s 304 honorees.

The 13 nominees include six from the women’s soccer team, four from the women’s volleyball team, two from the women’s tennis team, and one from the women’s cross country team.

From the women’s soccer team, a trio of seniors – Chrissy Fiori (Carnegie, PA/Carlynton), Courtney Korzeniowski (Oak Grove, MN/Totino Grace), and Kristin Podboy (Washington, PA/Trinity) – first year duo Maddy Kelly (Sewickley, PA/Quaker Valley) and Lexi Ribar (Waynesburg, PA/Waynesburg), and junior goalkeeper Lauren Strang (Pittsburgh, PA/Seton-LaSalle) were honored.

On the field, Korzeniowski led her team in the assists column, finishing the season with five assists in 16 games played. The Cougars finished their 2009 season with an overall record of 6-10 and went 1-6 in PAC play.

The four athletes from the women’s volleyball team included junior Dana Fitzpatrick (Pittsburgh, PA/Oakland Catholic), sophomore Allison Bodine (Frederick, MD/Urbana), and first year duo Allison Ratliff (Johnstown, PA/Ferndale) and Missy Schumacher (Scenery Hill, PA/Bentworth).

This season, the team snapped a 50-match losing streak that dated back to September 8, 2007 when they defeated LaRoche College on September 15, 2009 in four sets. The Cougars finished 1-25 overall and 0-14 in conference standings.

Junior Barb Petty (Amelia, OH/Glen Este) and first year Jenny Murphy (Hanover, MD/Seoul American) represented the honorees from the women’s tennis team for the Fall 2009 semester. Petty and Murphy both earned third place victories at the PAC Championships at first and sixth singles, respectively.

As a team, Chatham finished 5-9 overall and 3-3 in PAC play, and also placed third at the PAC Championships in October with a total of 20 points. Head Coach Aaron Wilf was also named PAC Coach of the Year.

From the women’s cross country team, junior Samantha Greenwood (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) was the only athlete to be named to the Academic Honor Roll for the fall. Greenwood is completing a major in English and working towards her secondary education certification. She was also named the PAC Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month in October for her athletic and academic accomplishments.

Greenwood and the Cougars finished sixth out of eight competitors at the 6K PAC Championship meet held at St. Vincent College in October.

“We are extremely proud of all of our athletes for their outstanding performance inside and out of the classroom,” Athletic Director Amy Buxbaum says.

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.

Chatham hosts classical and jazz benefit concert for Friends of Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti on January 30 – UPDATED LIST OF ARTISTS POSTED

By: Paul A. Kovach, Vice President for Public and Community Relations
January 21, 2010

(January 21, 2010) … An all-star lineup of Pittsburgh’s classical and jazz artists will take the stage of Chatham University’s Campbell Memorial Chapel for a special Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert on Saturday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. Presented by the University and organized by Pauline Rovkah, director of Chatham’s music program, and the Office of Student Affairs, the concert will benefit the relief efforts of Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, which has been treating earthquake victims since the early hours of devastation on January 12.

The concert will include works by Mozart and Rachmaninov, Villa-Lobos and Rodgers & Hammerstein, Handel and Brahms.

Cash or checks made to “Friends of HAS Haiti” will be accepted with a suggested donation of $10-25 per person. Directions to the Shadyside Campus and parking information are available at www.chatham.edu/campusmap. For more information call 412-365-1125.

To date, the scheduled performers include guest artists from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as well as other musicians and singers:

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performers:
Jeremy Black, violin
Marylene Gingras Roy, viola
Jeffrey Grubbs, bass
Michael Lipman, cello
Hampton Mallory, cello
Dennis O’Boyle, violin
Jennifer Orchard, violin
Richard Page, principal bass clarinet

Other artists:
Lilly Abreu, soprano
Howie Alexander, jazz pianist
Daphne Alderson, contralto
Cello Fury
Cello Cello/David Bennett and Paula Tuttle
Yeeha Chiu, piano
Etta Cox, jazz vocalist
Thomas and Jessie Glovier, The Phoenix Jazz Project
Tania Grubbs, jazz vocalist
Kenia, Brazilian jazz vocalist
Robbie Klein, saxophone
Max Leake, jazz piano/composer/producer/recording artist
John Marcinizyn, guitar
Daniel May, jazz pianist/composer/producer/recording artist
Rick Murrell and The New Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble
The Ortner-Roberts Duo
Eva Ostrakovna, soprano
Pauline Rovkah, piano

Pittsburgh and Chatham have held a long-standing relationship with Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS). Chatham trustees, faculty and students were involved with the hospital throughout the 1990s.

About Chatham 
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.

About HAS
Inspired by the work of Albert Schweitzer and his ethic of “reverence for life”, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti was founded by the late Americans Dr. Larimer and Gwen Grant Mellon in 1956. HAS Haiti has continuously served 300,000 people in a 610 square mile region of the Artibonite Valley of Haiti for the past half century. Today, HAS is an integrated system dedicated to prevention as well as cure. Surgery suites, hospital facilities and laboratories are joined with mountain clinics, agricultural services, clean-water systems, and reforestation efforts to provide a healthier life for the 300,000 people in this 610 square mile area. The needs at HAS have increased dramatically as they administer medical care to those most affected by the recent earthquake. HAS deeply appreciates the many expressions of help and caring that are coming from around the globe in response to this devastating tragedy. For more information visit www.hashaiti.org

About Friends of HAS
Founded in 1999, Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (FHASH) is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is “to expand awareness of the culture and art of the Haitian people and of their need for health services, economic development and improved environmental conditions. The Friends also designs and implements projects in support of HAS’ mission of improving the health and well-being of the people in Haiti’s Artibonite Valley.” FHASH implements key projects and programs, including a Haiti Timber Re-Introduction Project (HTRIP), and a Rehabilitation Technician Training Program (RTTP) at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS). Current status of FHASH projects/programs is available online at www.friendsofhas.org, and via blog at www.friendsofhasprojects.blogspot.com

Chatham marketing students invited to present at 32nd Annual International Collegiate Conference

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
January 19, 2010

(January 19, 2010) … The Chatham University Marketing Association (CMA) will make an international splash this April after placing in the 2009-2010 American Marketing Association’s (AMA) Collegiate Case Competition. Ten student AMA members worked on the case for nearly three months and have been invited to present their case to a panel of UNICEF representatives at the 32nd Annual International Collegiate Conference to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from April 8-10.

Out of 47 submissions, the CMA ranked in the top ten finalists alongside Kent State University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Arizona. Others who participated in this prestigious competition, but were not included in the top ten, were Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania State University and University of Maryland.

The Collegiate Chapters Council of the American Marketing Association annually holds an International Collegiate Conference and Case Competition. The case competition was established in 1986/87 and is open to all undergraduate teams whose schools have a registered AMA Collegiate Chapter. The case competition is made up of a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization, which brings the top marketing students together to solve the case. The purpose of the case competition is to provide AMA collegiate chapters with the opportunity to work together on a real-life marketing issue and to provide the competition sponsor with direct contact with the very best marketing students.

Each year a case competition sponsor provides a detailed marketing problem for which it is seeking a solution. Collegiate teams are asked to develop a marketing strategy and plan. Submissions undergo a blind review by AMA Collegiate Chapter Council Selection Committee which is comprised of senior level marketing professionals in industry. Eight to ten finalists are selected and invited to defend their case via an oral presentation at the Annual International Collegiate Conference.

Each year the AMA International Collegiate Conference brings together over 1000 students and their faculty advisors for three days of learning, networking, and fun. At the conference students learn about marketing career opportunities and network with representatives from such top companies as Walmart, Smucker’s, Pella, and Walgreens. Students expand their marketing knowledge with professional talks by industry leaders and by competing in a variety of competitions such as the SABRE Business Simulation, Northwestern Mutual Sales Challenge, Chapter Exhibits, Website and Video Competitions, and more.

The Chatham University Marketing Association has been an affiliated collegiate chapter of the National American Marketing Association and of the Pittsburgh AMA Professional Chapter since 2008. Debbie DeLong, Ph.D., the Chatham Marketing Association’s faculty advisor, is a 15-year AMA member and is an assistant professor of marketing at Chatham University. Prior to teaching at Chatham, DeLong served as a Clinical Professor of Marketing at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and worked in corporate and agency settings. The Chatham Marketing Association is led by officers Ashley Paterra (President), Jenna Ammer, Lauren Gelli, Alex Kemerer, Rachel Bane, and Melanie Yellowday.

Message from Dr. Esther Barazzone on Haiti earthquake relief

By: 
January 14, 2010

To the Chatham Community,

I am sure you have been following the tragic destruction and loss of life after Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti. We have all been emotionally moved by the images and stories coming from the island, and now is the time for us to help. As with past natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the Indonesian tsunami, the Chatham community has come together to assist in whatever way possible. Several initiatives are already underway on campus and will continue through Martin Luther King Day on Monday and beyond. Listed below is information on a few organizations in Pittsburgh and elsewhere that are assisting United Nations and United States relief efforts.

In a Washington Post op-ed this morning, former President Bill Clinton noted that this is “one of the great humanitarian emergencies in the history of the Americas” that could ultimately affect nearly a third of Haiti’s population. As we approach Monday’s holiday which honors the life and legacy of America’s greatest Civil Rights champion, we should remember the words of Dr. King, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Please visit the sites below and help in whatever way you can, and thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,
Esther B.

Friends of Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
Pittsburgh and Chatham have held a long-standing relationship with Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles. The Hospital was founded in 1956 by William Larimer Mellon Jr. on the site of a former banana plantation. He and his wife left Pittsburgh and dedicated their wealth and talent to serve the people of Haiti. Many Chatham trustees, faculty and students were involved with the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in the 1990s until dangerous conditions in the country prohibited further travel. Thanks to the Mellons’ generosity the hospital was built to higher construction standards than other buildings in the country and has survived the quake, and so it is now at the epicenter of treating the injured.

Please mark check for Earthquake Relief and send your check to:
Friends of Hospital Albert Schweitzer
6740 Reynolds St., 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Brother’s Brother Foundation
• Donations of toothpaste, non-liquid soap, toothbrushes, washcloths, and wet wipes/baby wipes are being collected for Brother’s Brother Foundation of Pittsburgh. (No clothes or medications will be accepted.) A list of donation guidelines can be found at http://www.brothersbrother.org/haitidonorguide.htm
• BBF is also collecting monetary donations. You can donate securely online from the online donation form using a credit card. Please mark check for “Haiti earthquake relief.”
Brother’s Brother Foundation
1200 Galveston Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Contribute online to the Red Cross
For those interested in helping immediately, simply text “HAITI” to “90999” and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.

Find more ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information