Chatham News

Chatham University selected as a 2015 Top School by Military Advanced Education

PITTSBUGH: Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Chatham University the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at
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Chatham names Dr. Sean McGreevey as Assistant Dean for Career Development

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced that Dr. Sean McGreevey has been appointed the new Assistant Dean for Career Development. In this role, Dr. McGreevey will provide oversight and leadership to Chatham’s Office of Career Development staff and programs including internships, mentoring, work study, career counseling and placement, and Chatham’s new, Four Phases to Your Future program.
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Chatham University welcomes Chris Musick to lead the Office of International Affairs

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University announced that Chris Musick has joined Chatham University as the Assistant Vice President for International Affairs. In this role, Musick will oversee the Office of International Affairs including the award-winning Global Focus, Chatham Abroad, and English Language programs. In addition, Musick will provide leadership to the creation of productive international partnerships and continue Chatham’s tradition of providing quality, international academic experiences for students.
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Dr. Jenna Templeton appointed as Vice President of Academic Affairs

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has appointed Dr. Jenna Templeton to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs. In this role, Dr. Templeton will provide administrative oversight and academic leadership across all academic units at Chatham.

Dr. Templeton joined Chatham in 2011, and has served Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs since May 2014; the Interim Dean of the College of Graduate Studies; and the Assistant Dean in the College of Continuing & Professional Studies (CCPS) and College of Graduate Studies.
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Best-selling Author, Russell Shorto, to Read at Chatham University

Best-selling author, Russell Shorto will read on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Mellon Board Room on the Shaydside Campus of Chatham University. A book signing and reception will follow the reading, and is free and open to the public. read more »


Chatham University chosen to participate in a program between universities in the United States and Norway

PITTSBURGH: The Norwegian Centre for International Collaboration in Education and the Institute of International Education (IIE) selected Chatham University as one of twelve US colleges and universities to participate in the inaugural Norway initiative of IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program.

The International Academic Partnership Program with Norway will emphasize the fields of energy and the environment, and provide resources to help universities explore areas of academic cooperation, including students and scholar exchanges, research collaborations, and degree programs.
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PCWP Report: 2014 Midterm Leaves Pennsylvania with No Women in Congress

PITTSBURGH—The Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University reports that in the wake of the 2014-midterm elections, the U.S. Congress has reached an important milestone where 100 women will serve in the U.S. House of Representatives (the first time in U.S. History) and twenty women (a record set in 2012) will likely continue to serve in the U.S. Senate. However, none of these women will be representing the state of Pennsylvania.

A handful of other states also have no women in their delegation, but Pennsylvania is the most populous. The absence of women is counter to a national trend that has seen an increase in the number of women running and winning congressional offices in states all over the country. The 2014 mid-term elections saw Iowa elect its state’s first woman to Congress, Republican Joni Ernst, and in 2012, New Hampshire famously elected an entirely all-female delegation.
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Industry Panel to Discuss Clean Construction Trends and Projects

PITTSBURGH: On November 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM on the campus of Chatham University, a panel of industry experts will discuss clean construction trends, funding opportunities and current Pittsburgh-based projects (including Chatham’s new Eden Hall Campus) that are utilizing clean construction.

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Chatham University Recognized for Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement

PITTSBURGH: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) has honored Chatham University as a “Lead Institution” in NASPA’s Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement for its strong institutional commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement. Chatham is one of only 100 colleges and universities to hold a place in NASPA’s Lead Initiative for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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South African Ambassador to visit Chatham University; Will receive honorary degree

PITTSBURGH: Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States of America, will visit Chatham University’s campus on Tuesday, October 21 as part of Chatham’s Global Focus Program. Ambassador Rasool will meet with the Chatham community and receive an honorary degree from Chatham during a special ceremony at 4 PM in Chatham’s Mellon Board Room.

Chatham’s award-winning Global Focus program engages Chatham students and faculty in the purposeful study of peoples and civilizations, and each academic year, promotes an exploration of one specific country or region of the globe. The 2014-2015 academic year is the Year of Southern Africa, which will focus on the southernmost expanse of the African continent including the countries of Angola,  Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and  Zimbabwe. The nations of this region are part of The Southern African Development Community (SADC) founded in 1980. More information at
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