Falk School of Sustainability Open House: Virtual Lobby

October 17, 2020

Welcome to the Falk School of Sustainability Graduate Open House! This website serves as your digital agenda, as well as a place to access many resources about the school. We recommend bookmarking or pinning this page, as you will need the link below to access the event.

Open House Agenda

All sessions are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

  • Click here to enter Chatham Circle, the virtual home base for the entire event.
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome 
  • 9:15 a.m. – Graduate Food Studies Programs Presentation
  • 9:30 a.m. – Graduate Sustainability Programs Presentation
  • 9:45 a.m. – Virtual Tour of the Eden Hall Campus
  • 10:15 a.m. – Career Development Presentation
  • 10:45 a.m. – Admissions and Financial Aid Presentation
  • 11:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions – Food Studies or Sustainability

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Eden Hall Campus

As a Falk school graduate student, you will spend much of your time at the Eden Hall Campus, located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Eden Hall functions as a living and learning laboratory, where the campus just doesn't house classrooms, but is the classroom. It's where a blend of knowledge, experience, and creativity is always working, persistently developing, and constantly improving. It's the first in the world of its kind.

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Partnerships in Pittsburgh

The Falk School partners with local businesses, government, non-profits, farms, purveyors, and restaurants across the region, and these partnerships provide our students with many applied and hands-on learning opportunities including classroom guest lectures and workshops, field trips, internships and research. Students gain the kind of experiential understanding of their field that marks our programs as truly unique. A great example of this type of partnership is with our Food Studies program and local coffee purveyor La Prima Espresso Company.

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Funding Opportunities

Chatham provides several ways to help fund your graduate degree: assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, on-campus employment, and more.

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Our Legacy

Alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, Chatham University has proven time and again that no one understands, lives, leads, and teaches sustainability like we do. Her inspiration guided the creation of Eden Hall, and her work has also served as a catalyst for our strong commitment to advancing sustainability education, implementation, and research. Much like Rachel 90 years ago, our students graduate conscientious of the world around them—and ready to change it for the better.

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Awards & Accolades

From routinely ranking within the top 25 universities in the world for sustainability as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) to eight years running as a Tree Campus USA, our initiatives have earned recognition–locally, nationally, and internationally.

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The Office of Sustainability

Chatham University's Office of Sustainability is the administrative home of all campus sustainability projects, working to initiate change on campus with the goal of moving Chatham to carbon neutrality. The office coordinates with University departments, faculty, and student groups to take steps to a more sustainable living, learning, and working environment for the campus community.

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The Green Fund

The Green Fund supports the Chatham University community by providing financial support to any student(s) interested in implementing a sustainability-focused project on campus. The Office of Sustainability oversees guiding students through their Green Fund submissions from the application phase, planning phase, and ultimately the execution phase. 

Contact Us

The Office of Admissions is your resource to answer questions about Chatham University, to assist you in the application process, help link you to faculty and others on campus, and to help you make the most informed decision possible about your college education. 

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Center for Regional Agricultural, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT)

An affiliate of the Master of Arts in Food Studies program, CRAFT provides resources, learning opportunities, and technical assistance on food systems, regional food cultures, and sustainable economies to individuals, organizations, and businesses. It offers ample opportunities for students to be involved in assistantships, research, and project engagement.

Law, Explosions, Coffee, Wine, Chatham

Sandra Taylor, former SVP of Corporate Responsibility at Starbucks, joined Chatham as the new Falk Chair of Socially Responsible Business.