Falk School Open House + Conference

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 // 8:30 AM

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See what your career can be at our Falk School of Sustainability & Environment Graduate Program Open House

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 8:30AM

Over the course of the day at the Falk School Graduate Program Open House & Sustainability and the Future of Food Conference, you'll get to see what our programs have to offer and the professional outcomes that can arise from your education. Meet your future educators, classmates, collaborators, and colleagues to begin envisioning your role in sustainability's future while learning how you can turn your passions into your career.



8:30-10:00am » Meet and Greet with Faculty, Continental Breakfast, and Program Presentations

10:00-10:45am » Campus Tour

11:00am-6:00pm » Sustainability & The Future of Food Conference, featuring speakers Kate Clancy, author of Agriculture for the Middle and Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: the Hidden Battle for the World Food System; panel presentations; student posters; and a sustainably sourced lunch


Falk School of Sustainability & Environment logo

Since 2010, The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment has been a wellspring for leadership and education to overcome current and future sustainability challenges. The Falk School produces professional sustainability leaders that can apply principles of sustainability in a variety of areas. All of our students, faculty, and staff engage in activities that promote the professionalization of the fields, afford experiences that evidence real-world progress, and work to change their fields and communities for the better.

Programs at Eden Hall Campus


Master of Sustainability (MSUS)

The MSUS program prepares students with interdisciplinary thinking to act upon important local to large-scale global issues, and be the agents of change that corporations, governments, and other organizations are looking for to lead sustainability initiatives.


Sustainability + MBA (MSUS-MBADual Degree

The MSUS program, in partnership with Chatham's Master of Business Administration program, has developed a dual degree program that positions graduates for sustainability management and leadership in sustainable business sectors.


Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS)

The M.A. in Food Studies emphasizes a holistic approach to food systems, from agriculture and food production to cuisines and consumption, providing practical experience from field to table.


Food Studies + MBA (MAFS-MBADual Degree

The MAFS+MBA program provides breadth and depth in food studies, business, and sustainable business, equipping students with a holistic understanding of food systems and business skills.

Sustainability & the Future of Food Conference


Esther Barazzone Center at Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus

Join the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at the Esther Barazzone Center on Eden Hall Campus for a conference exploring sustainability and food systems!


  • Esteemed keynotes from:
    • Kate Clancy, a food systems consultant and Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
    • Raj Patel, journalist, speaker and author of several books, including The Value of Nothing and the best-selling Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.
  • Panelists from Pittsburgh and beyond, including local farmers, nonprofit organizations and research scientists
  • An interactive tour of Eden Hall
  • Workshops by our Food Studies & Sustainability Masters degree candidates
  • A hyper-local sustainble lunch, sourced from our on-campus farm
  • Happy Hour and social gathering featuring a live bluegrass band

Kate Clancy, PhD

Kate Clancy is a food systems consultant and currently holds positions at a number of universities including Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Adjunct Professor at Tufts University, and Senior Fellow at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota. Her expertise surrounds sustainable and resilient regional food systems and their impact on food security. Dr. Clancy has filled positions in both the government and non-profit sectors for over 40 years. In addition she has also served on a number of boards including the Society for Nutrition Education, Bread for the World, Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and the Agriculture Food and Human Values Society. She holds a BS in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Washington and received her PhD in Nutrition Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Raj Patel

Raj Patel is a British Indian award-winning writer, journalist, speaker, and activist. Patel has lived and studied extensively in Zimbabwe and South Africa and well as the United States, and holds degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University. He has written and collaborated on numerous food activism books, including The Value of Nothing, Promised Land, Food Rebellions, the best-selling Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, Voices of the Poor, and A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. As a journalist, Patel has contributed to such publications as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. In 2016, Patel was recognized with the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. In addition to his prolific writing, he also co-hosts food politics podcast The Secret Ingredient and is working on a documentary series about the global food system. Patel is currently a Research Professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.


Getting to Eden Hall Campus



Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus
6035 Ridge Rd.
Gibsonia, PA 15044-9746

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Can't make it on October 21?

Contact us today at gradadmission@chatham.edu or (412) 365-1825 to schedule an individualized campus tour!

You can also schedule your tour here and we'll be in touch to personalize it for you and your guests.