Chatham News

Who helps the helpers? New research by Chatham University Psychology faculty and students explore usage of and attitudes toward counseling services by Catholic Priests

PITTSBURGH: With a shortage of Catholic priests for existing parishes and the demanding nature of the priestly role, research has found evidence of depression, stress, burnout, and loneliness among Catholic priests. New research out of Chatham University shows that priests have a positive attitude about seeking mental health services, and that nearly 60% of priests in the study had sought mental health services for support during their time in ministry.
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Chatham University Promotes Two Faculty Members to Program Director Positions

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced the promotions of current faculty, Dr. Joe Schreiber and Dr. Kristen Harty to the position of Program Directors for the Physical Therapy and Education Departments.
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Letter to the Editor: Change or Perish

The following op-ed from current and former Board Chairs of Chatham University was submitted and published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in response to a June 29th article on Chatham.
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2014 Chatham University Alumni Awards Presented

PITTSBURGH – During the 2014 Alumnae Reunion Weekend held June 6-8 on Chatham’s Shadyside campus, Chatham University presented the Distinguished Alumna Award and four Cornerstone Awards to graduates who demonstrate professional success grounded in the ideals of their alma mater.
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Chatham University Is One of Six U.S. Schools Participating At Indonesian Workshop On Sustainable Environments and Resilient Communities

Pittsburgh– Chatham University representatives will travel to Indonesia from June 16-18 to join sixty educators and administrators from the United States and Indonesia at Gadjah Mada University for a workshop to develop new research partnerships, explore potential areas of collaboration, and initiate joint proposals in the areas of sustainable environment and resilient communities. The workshop is the first major activity planned by the USIPP Consortium, a bi-national group of twelve colleges and universities committed to advancing U.S. – Indonesia academic collaboration.

Delegates from Chatham include: Prof. Greg Galford, Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture; Dr. Molly Mehling, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Sustainability; and Dr. Darlene Motley, Dean, School of Arts, Science and Business.
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Art Exhibit: Jerry Caplan and Donna Hollen Bolmgren: Partners in Art

On display in the Chatham University Art Gallery, the exhibit “Jerry Caplan and Donna Hollen Bolmgren: Partners in Art” explores the intersection between their lives and their art through self-portraits by both artists and other subjects in oil, drawings in charcoal and pastel, handmade paper, and sculpture in ceramic and plaster.

The exhibit is on display in conjunction with a collection of photographs, documents and artifacts from the life of Caplan, who was an art professor at Chatham for nearly 30 years, on the first floor of the Jennie King Mellon Library.

Both exhibits can be seen through Aug. 22. The Chatham University Art Gallery is in Woodland Hall, next to Cafe Rachel on the large quad of Chatham University, Shadyside. The library, located opposite, is open from 7:45 a.m. to midnight daily, and the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission to each is free.

Details: 412-365-1670



Chatham University Promotes Long-Serving Professor to Dean of Undergraduate Innovation

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced today the promotion of Dr. Bill Lenz (with Chatham since 1980) to the newly created position of Dean of Undergraduate Innovation and Special Assistant to the President.

In the newly created Dean of Undergraduate Innovation and Special Assistant to the President role, Dr. Lenz will work with all constituencies of the institution to review current institutional practices and curriculum at the undergraduate level to determine ways in which Chatham can best serve students and society in a world in which “disruptive change” has become the norm in higher education. He will play a key leadership role in Chatham’s efforts to review programs and undergraduate offerings (curricular and co-curricular) in the context of potential adaptations to better address contemporary concerns about student work force preparedness, the ability for students to truly engage in life long learning, the cost of higher education, and other relevant topics.
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Chatham University Announces New Dean for Falk School of Sustainability

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced today the selection of Dr. Peter Walker as the new Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability.

Dr. Peter Walker was chosen following an extensive and competitive national search for the Falk School Dean position to replace the departing Dean, Dr. David Hassenzahl. A native of Ireland, Dr. Walker holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and a PH.D. in Soil Science from Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. He has over 25 years of field work in humanitarian crises and in addressing some of the most pressing sustainability and climate-change challenges around the world, including the Sudan, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia and many other countries. An accomplished speaker, author and teacher, Dr. Walker will join Chatham from Tufts University in Massachusetts where he has served as the Director of the Feinstein International Center since 2002, the Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security since 2007, and as Associate Provost since early 2014.
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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship to Offer Mentoring Program for Women in Manufacturing

PITTSBURGH  –  The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has announced a mentoring program for women who own manufacturing businesses.

MyBoard Manufacturing is based upon the successful MyBoard mentoring program designed and offered by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University. MyBoard pairs women business owners looking to grow their businesses with a board of four mentors who will provide expertise on a wide range of business skills.  A participating business owner will meet with her MyBoard five times throughout the year using a flexible combination of in-person and virtual meetings.

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The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics to host annual women’s leadership institute June 1-6, 2014

PITTSBURGH– The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University will host the annual National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership™ Pennsylvania program, a weeklong intensive institute for women college students from colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania. NEW Leadership 2014 will be held Sunday, June 1, through Friday, June 6, and will bring 35 students from 19 different colleges and universities across Pennsylvania to the Chatham University campus.
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