Chatham News

Chatham Ranked As One of the Top 50 Most Beautiful College Arboretums

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University Arboretum has been ranked as one of the top 50 most beautiful college arboretums in the country by Best College Reviews. Chatham was ranked #38 in this year’s list.

With elements designed for the original Andrew Mellon estate by the renowned Olmsted Brothers, the Chatham University campus is one of the most idyllic locations in the City of Pittsburgh. Chatham’s 39-acre campus encompasses a 32-acre arboretum featuring 115 different varieties of species, including Japanese Flowering Crabapple, River Birch and Kentucky Coffee tree. The Arboretum provides an outdoor classroom for students, as well as an inviting place to stroll and to meditate. In 1998 Chatham joined the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA), now know as the American Public Garden Association (APGA).

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New Research by Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics Highlights Gaps in Childcare Access and Policy

PITTSBURGH:  The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) is releasing preliminary findings from a statewide research project (including a survey of Pennsylvania voters) that details inadequacies in childcare policy in the state and voter attitudes toward state policies.

PCWP Assistant Director, Dr. Jennie Sweet-Cushman, will present the preliminary results of the research report and the survey of Pennsylvania voters at Chatham University’s launch of its new Women’s Institute on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The full report, Is This the Care We Need?: An Examination of Childcare Policy in Pennsylvania, will be released in early 2016.

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Chatham University Welcomes Dr. Jeff Bukowski as Assistant Dean

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University has announced that Dr. Jeff Bukowski has been named as Assistant Dean in Chatham’s School of Arts, Science & Business.

In this role, Dr. Bukowski will be working with Chatham’s undergraduate students and faculty on academic integrity issues, as well as advising.  He will also work with other university departments to enhance undergraduate student experiences throughout the university.

Dr. Bukowski earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont, where he has also worked as an administrator for the last seven years.  His past work and research interests have focused on equity and inclusion for underrepresented student populations.

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Chatham University RN-BSN Program Receives Top 20 Program Ranking

PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University’s online RN-BSN program was ranked # 18 in the recent Top 50 Online RN to BSN Programs ranking by the website, TopRNtoBSN.com.  This ranking follows the recent recognition of the program as a Best Online Nursing Program by U.S. News & World Reports.

TopRNtoBSN.com rankings are designed to help prospective students make choices based on the things they care about most.  What does it cost?   Will I get a degree? Will I get a secure, well-paying job?   Each of these measures are equally weighted and derived from publicly available sources, including the National Center for Education Statistics and circulated tuition rates for each school.

You can learn more about the award and view the ranking in its entirety at http://www.toprntobsn.com/rankings/best-online-rn-bsn/.

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Chatham’s Dr. Lou Martin publishes new book on industrialization

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University associate professor and department chair, Dr. Lou Martin will publish his new book, Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia, with the University of Illinois Press on November 2, 2015. The book discusses the relocation of steel and pottery factories to Hancock County, West Virginia, and how that created a rural and small-town working class, and what that meant for communities and for labor.

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Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus Wins Award of Excellence in Engineering & Science

PITTSBURGH:  The American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter, has presented an Award of Excellence in the category of Engineering and Science for Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus storm and waste water management systems.

In commenting on the award, the judges said, “This project reminds us of the importance of water, and also basic and natural technologies that are highly effective.  The complete built project functions as an efficient machine while never giving the appearance of being a machine. As a first phase of a proposed new campus, the standards are already set impressively high.”

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Dr. Mark Kassel Named Director of Chatham Online

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University has announced that Dr. Mark Kassel has been appointed the Director of Chatham Online. In this role, Dr. Kassel will oversee the development and management of Chatham’s online curriculum, degree programs and student experience.

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Award-Winning Children’s Book Author, Lois Lowry, to Speak at Chatham University Nov 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH:  Award-winning children’s book author, Lois Lowry, will discuss her work and answer questions on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 1:00 pm in the Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.

Held in collaboration with Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing program and Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, the event is free and open to the public.

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