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.
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.
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 chatham.edu/globalfocus.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University and the Falk School of Sustainability are pleased to welcome Dr. Tom Macagno, Ph.D., to the campus as Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Business.
Dr. Macagno arrived at Chatham this September from the United Kingdom to teach in the Falk School’s programs including the new, dual masters degree in sustainability and business. This timely degree will expose students to applied sustainability principles in addition to eco-innovation, stakeholder engagement, communications and leadership, in particular.
“Makers” come to Chatham: Women who make highlighted at Chatham University entrepreneurship forum for women business owners
PITTSBURGH—The ninth annual Think Big Forum hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will focus on “Women Who Make & Create.” Speakers include Georgena Terry, CEO of Heart of Steel Bicycles, Chatham University Alumnae and creator of custom bikes for women; Lani Lazzari, CEO & Founder of Pittsburgh-based Simple Sugars, a national success and a “Shark Tank” star; and Heather Knight, founder and chief roboticist of Marilyn Monroebot, a pioneer in the intersection of robotics and entertainment. These amazing women will share their struggles, successes, and tips for building a business out of making at the evening forum to be held on Tuesday, October 14th from 4:30pm-8:00pm at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.
PITTSBURGH – Chatham University will host Jeanne Marie Laskas as this year’s featured author on October 28, 2014 at 8:00pm in Eddy Theatre. Laskas will be discussing and reading from her book Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work.
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.
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.
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.