PITTSBURGH: For the sixth consecutive year, Chatham University was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
To obtain this distinction, Chatham University met the five core standards for an effective campus forest management, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. Continue reading →
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The ceremony will be held on the Third Floor in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom. This is a ticketed event and tickets are required for admission. Please visit the Convention Center website for directions and parking details.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced a new scholarship program for local and international students who wish to study in Chatham’s English Language Program (ELP) over the summer of 2018. The scholarship program provides ELP scholarships to individuals currently residing in the Pittsburgh region and international students from outside of the United States. The scholarship will save students up to 50% off the cost of the program, and the deadline to apply is May 11th.
Students residing in the region currently, can choose to apply to study in Summer 1 (May 18th to June 29th), OR Summer 2 (July 2nd to August 10th), OR both Summer 1 and 2 (May 18th to August 10th). Students from outside the United States will need to be enrolled in the full summer term (May 18th to August 7th) in order to receive an I-20. Students will have 20 hours of instruction per week
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Graphic Design students excelled in this year’s highly competitive American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Pittsburgh annual design show, PGH365, with one student bringing home the Best in Show Award. Each year students and professionals from the western Pennsylvania area submit design work to this juried exhibition and are critically reviewed by national judges before being selected for the show. Along with work being chosen, an exclusive group of honors are awarded to both the professional and student entries.
PITTSBURGH: On Saturday, April 14th, at 2:00 p.m. in the James Laughlin Music Hall on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, Music for Food will be performing. Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. “Our concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering all musicians who wish to use their artistry to further social justice.” Chamber music masterpieces, featuring piano trios by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff will be performed by Catherine Cho, violin (The Julliard School faculty); Paul Katz, cello (New England Conservatory faculty); and Pei-Shan Lee, piano (New England Conservatory faculty).
The event is free and open to the public. Cash donations will be accepted to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Contact Pauline Rovkah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham Vegfest will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28th at the AFC patio. Vegfest has been organized by several student organizations and will highlight the best vegan and vegetarian food in Pittsburgh. The event will also offer live music, shopping, and fun activities for attendees.
The list of vendors includes The Black Cat Market, Healthalicious Food Truck, Ash & Kris Food Truck, Wildflower Rising Jewelry Company, Just Harvest, Eden Hall Farm, and many more! The event is sponsored by Chatham Student Power, Black Student Union, Philosophy Club, Ukele Club, Chatham Activities Board and Student Activities.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, hosted by The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2018 Women’s Business Center of the Year. The SBA announced their National Small Business Week awardees on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Each year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation declaring National Small Business Week, and on April 29-30 to kick of the week, the SBA will present awards to state and national winners in Washington, D.C.
PITTSBURGH:Vanessa German, American Academy of Arts and Letters Jacob Lawrence Award winner, will be writing, creating, and performing at Chatham University as the Women’s Institute’s Scholar in Residence. German will not only be informing and educating Chatham University students, but will also be participating in three events to be held on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. All events are free and open to the public.
PITTSBURGH- Chatham faculty members Leigh Bryant Skvarla, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Loughran, Ph.D. and MSCP, student Meredith Deal have accepted a $12,500 grant from the NCAA to develop a web-based program to assist coaches as they support the mental health needs of student-athletes. The NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program received 84 applicants, and Skvarla and Loughran are among the five project teams selected to receive funding.
Chatham University and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to encourage collaboration between the two institutions. Possibilities included but are not limited to research partnerships; formal exchange programs for faculty and students; shared courses; and combined degrees.
“Dublin Institute of Technology sought us out as a partner because of our leadership in sustainability,” says Assistant Vice President for International Affairs Chris Musick. “There are several areas of academic overlap between the two institutions, and language is not an issue.” Musick notes that the partnership dovetails well with Chatham’s Year of Global Focus for 2018-19, which is Ireland.
“DIT has incredible programs that provide student brainpower for community projects,” adds Chatham Director of University Sustainability Mary Whitney, PhD.
In welcoming this important new platform for collaboration with Chatham, DIT President, Professor Brian Norton, said, “We are all excited by the prospect of working more closely with colleagues in Chatham University and look forward to developing collaborative research projects and mutually beneficial study abroad options for our students and staff.”
DIT is home to the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI), a joint program of Ireland’s National Health Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin City Council, the EU and the University of Ulster. ESHI includes research institutes such as the Dublin Energy Lab, Water Innovation Research Center, Food and Health Research Center, and e-Health.
Chatham President David Finegold signed the Memorandum during his visit to Ireland in November, which followed President Norton’s summer visit to Chatham.
“DIT couldn’t have been more welcoming during my visit and I believe this will be a great long-term partnership,” says President Finegold. “Beyond our shared strengths in sustainability and food studies, there are a range of academic areas where we can work together, from interior architecture and virtual worlds, to more inclusive approaches to entrepreneurship.”
Since November, DIT’s Head of School for Culinary Arts & Food Technology, Dr. Frank Cullen, has visited Pittsburgh. Further exchanges and collaborations are being developed for 2018-19.