Chatham News

Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics Releases Report: More Than 400 Women Running for Elective Office

PITTSBURGH—Pennsylvania has never elected a female governor, but in 2014 there are two women vying for the office in the Democratic Primary. These two women—Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Montgomery County) and Katie McGinty, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection—join more than 400 other women in pursuing elective office in the state.

Of the 1143 candidates who have filed to run in the 2014 primary, 402 (35 percent) of them are women. Of this number, two (Schwartz and McGinty) have filed for their party’s nomination for Governor, 11 for U.S. House of Representatives (9D, 2R), 13 for State Senate (9D, 4R), and 81 for State House Representative (50D, 31R). These numbers represent 39 incumbents, four current or former officeholders seeking a new or higher office, and 64 new candidates. Another 144 and 151 women are seeking spots on the state’s Democratic and Republican State Committees, respectively. As is fairly typical nationwide, more women candidates for elective office affiliate with the Democratic Party (27 percent) than the Republican Party (16 percent) in the state.
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Chatham Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges”

PITTSBURGH–Chatham University has once again been selected as one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings, and guidebooks profiles Chatham in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” This is the fourth year in a row for Chatham’s inclusion in the guide.

 The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools’ commitment to the environment and to sustainability.  The institutional survey included questions on the schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.  (Notes follow on how schools were chosen.)

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Holocaust Survivor and Acclaimed Vocalist, Cantor Moshe Taube, to Speak at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH – Holocaust survivor and acclaimed vocalist, Cantor Moshe Taube, will speak at Chatham University on May 8, 2014 at 7:00pm in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The event will be preceded by a kosher wine and cheese reception at 5:30pm.

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2014 Commencement Details & Speaker

PITTSBURGH –Chatham University’s 2014 Commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students will be held on Monday, May 19th at 10 a.m. in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. The speaker and honorary degree recipient will be Denis Hayes, President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

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Chatham University Selected as a Top Military-Friendly School by Military Advanced Education

PITTSBURGH – Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Chatham University the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its  2014 Guide to  Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, released in print and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.
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Chatham University Undergraduate Student Selected As Newman Civic Fellow Award

PITTSBURGH – Jeannette Schollaert, a third year student at Chatham University, was selected as this year’s Newman Civic Fellow, an award coordinated by Campus Compact.

Schollaert is an active student leader heavily invested in women’s rights and gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. For the past two years she has worked closely with the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, a non-partisan center devoted to fostering women’s public leadership through education, empowerment and action at Chatham University, to advocate for equal opportunities among genders.
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Elsie Hillman Chair in Women & Politics Lecture Gwen Ifill: Politics, Policy, and Reality: What’s Really Going on in Washington

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Chatham University, Campbell Memorial Chapel
Free and open to the Public

Local media may attend the Speaker’s presentation (remarks and audience Q&A). The media may record the first three (3) minutes of the Speaker’s remarks for b-roll footage (video / no audio). No other recordings by the media are permitted.

The event begins with introductory remarks by President Barazzone and Deborah L. Acklin President and Chief Executive Officer, WQED Multimedia, followed by the lecture, Politics, Policy, and Reality: What’s Really Going on in Washington by Gwen Ifill.

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Paul Bogard to Present his Book The End of Night at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH - Paul Bogard will read at Chatham University on Tuesday April 8th at 5:00 pm in the Welker Room. He will read from and discuss his book The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light. A book signing will follow the reading.

Paul Bogard is author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light (Little, Brown, 2013) and editor of Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark (U of Nevada Press, 2008).  A native Minnesotan, Paul has lived and taught in Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Reno, northern Wisconsin, and Winston-Salem. A graduate of Carleton College, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Nevada-Reno (PhD in Literature and Environment), Paul is now an assistant professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he teaches creative writing and environmental literature.

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Chatham University Nursing Honor Society To Be Chartered As A Chapter of International Nursing Honor Society

Pittsburgh – The Chatham University Nursing Honor Society has been approved and will be chartered as Chi Zeta, an official chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) on March 26th at 6:30 PM on Chatham’s Shadyside campus.  With Chatham’s nursing program offered in an online format, Chi Zeta will provide a full “virtual” chapter presence to its members nationally.

Membership in STTI is by invitation and is extended to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and professional nurses who have demonstrated superior scholastic, leadership and nursing achievements.

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An Exhibit On Water To Help Build Local Awareness and Stewardship

PITTSBURGH – Two Chatham University Master of Sustainability graduate students at the new Falk School of Sustainability have teamed with their professor to create an interactive, transdisciplinary exhibit that explores the complex pathways of water in Pittsburgh’s landscape and in local people’s lives. Ann Payne and Kristen Reynolds, both second-year graduate students, are co-designing the exhibit, called The Drop Project, as part of their final thesis project along with Chatham sustainability professor and ecologist, Dr. Molly Mehling.

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