Chatham News

Ready-to-Run Training Helps Women Candidates Prepare for the 2015 Municipal Elections

PITTSBURGH: To help address historically low levels of representation of women in Pennsylvania government, The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University is holdings its 4th annual Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women on Saturday, January 31st at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

According to PCWP data, at the state and local government level women comprise only:

• 17.8 percent of state legislators (representatives and senators)
• 19 percent of municipal executives (e.g. mayors)
• 37.5 percent of county officials (e.g. councilmembers, etc.)
• 35 percent of elected school board members
• 27 percent of the state’s more than 1300 various elected judicial offices

At the same time, there is only one woman serving as a statewide elected official and none at all in the state’s congressional delegation. Research shows that when women run, they win at the same rates as men. If the state is going to increase the number of women holding public office, it needs more women candidates.
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Chatham University and Propel Schools launch the Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps

PITTSBURGH: Propel Schools, a non-profit federation of public charter schools, and Chatham University launch the Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps program in an effort to put more K-12 teachers in urban neighborhood schools.

Students accepted into the program will have the tuition for their Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Chatham University paid for by Propel Schools in exchange for two years of employment as a full-time teacher in a Propel School following the completion of their degree.

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Chatham University MLK Day of Service Activities for Monday, Jan 19

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Honorary Breakfast on Friday, January 16th and with activities for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 19th.

All events are open to students, staff, faculty and their friends and family. Registration on MyChatham.edu.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Honorary Breakfast
Friday, January 16th
7:30 a.m.
Mellon Board Room

Keynote speaker:  Pastor Donovan Daniel

MLK & University Day of Service
Monday, January 19th
Check-in from 8:30-9:00 a.m.
The Athletic & Fitness Center (AFC)

Give back to the community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. through service projects with 9 Mile Run, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Friends of the Riverfront, and Student Conservation Association.

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Dr. Michael Finewood participates in urban political ecology workshop in Pretoria, South Africa

PITTSBURGH: Dr. Michael Finewood, Assistant Professor of Geography and Sustainability in the Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University, was one of 20 scholars selected to attend an Antipode Foundation workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Urban Political Ecology in African Cities Workshop, held at the University of Pretoria in September 2014, was a five-day collaboration of global scholars addressing urbanization in the African continent and the need for research that focuses on the increasingly significant socio-environmental impacts of expanding African cities. As a scholar who studies water governance and urban sustainability in the U.S., Dr. Finewood’s participation contributed to a broader goal of strengthening research connections between the global north and south.
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Chatham Winter/Spring 2015 Musical Performances Announced

The Chatham University Music Program has announced the Winter/Spring 2015 Musical Performance calendar. Unless otherwise listed, all performances are open to the public. For more information, please contact Pauline Rovkah, Director of Piano Program, at rovkah@chatham.edu or (412) 365-1679.
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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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