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Chatham University to recognize ten-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with free public concert

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
August 31, 2011

PITTSBURGH (August 31, 2011) … Chatham University will host a free concert to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the Campbell Memorial Chapel on the University’s Shadyside Campus.

The concert will feature Chatham music faculty Kelly Lynch, soprano; Lucy Scandrett, harp; Walter Morales, piano; Roger Zahab, violin; Paula Tuttle, cello; and Pauline Rovkah, piano. Guest performers will include Lilly Abreu, soprano; Deidre Huckabay, flute; Federico Garcia conducting Ripieno orchestra; Yeeha Chiu, piano; Daphne Alderson, contralto; MaryBeth Glasgow Schooting, violin; and J.J. Johnson, viola.

The performance will include music by Mozart, Chopin, Tournier, Heitor Villa- Lobos, Antonin Dvorák, Giuseppe Verdi, Alejandro Monestel, Sergei Rachmaninov, Samuel Barber, and Roger Zahab. It will also feature works by American composers, including Aaron Copland, Lee Hoiby, Judith Weir, and Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber.

For more information, call 412-365-1679 or email

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Chatham’s CWE presents So You Think You Know How to Negotiate on September 9

The presentation is part of the CWE’s Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
August 15, 2011

PITTSBURGH (August 15, 2011) … The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) will host M.J. Tocci, director and co-founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Babcock Institute for Negotiation, as part of its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series on Friday, September 9, 2011, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the James Laughlin Music Center on the University’s Shadyside Campus. Ms. Tocci, a 2011 Athena Award Program finalist, will discuss how women can determine if they are paid fairly and how to feel more valued at work and/or home.

“MJ is an exceptional woman; attendees will no doubt benefit from her ability to inspire and teach women how to ask and negotiate,” says Rebecca Harris, director of the CWE at Chatham.

In addition to her role at CMU’s Babcock Institute for Negotiations, Ms. Tocci is the president of Fulcrum Advisors and is principal of Trial Run, Inc. She was named by California Lawyer magazine as one of California’s most effective prosecutors and has been an award-winning teacher of trial advocacy, communication, negotiation, and leadership skills for 20 years. Ms. Tocci has designed and instructed women’s leadership programs nationwide. As an attorney, consultant, coach, and trainer, she has guided women at all levels to recognize and refine their leadership skills and has helped corporations, educators, and law firms to create environments that will leverage those skills effectively. Ms. Tocci holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco.

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