Chatham News

Chatham University celebrates Global Focus Year of Southeast Asia – Vietnam with November film festival

By: Amanda Leff Ritchie, Senior Public Relations Specialist
October 18, 2011

PITTSBURGH (October 18, 2011) … Chatham University will celebrate its Global Focus Program’s Year of Southeast Asia – Vietnam with a film festival, to be held November 11-16. The Vietnam Film Festival will feature more than a dozen films from Vietnamese, French, and American filmmakers. Panel discussions with area filmmakers, scholars, and members of the Vietnamese-American community will follow several screenings. A full schedule of the festival and venue information is available at online. A public reception will be held Saturday, November 12, at 7 p.m. in the Eddy Theater on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus.

Each year, Chatham University’s Global Focus Program concentrates on a country or region of the world in a campus-wide, cross-curriculum approach to global learning that is integrated into course work, activities, and events.

To kick off the Year of Southeast Asia – Vietnam, Chatham welcomed Nguyen Quoc Cuong, the Ambassador of Vietnam to the United States, to its Shadyside Campus on Oct. 6. Chatham conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service on the ambassador during his visit. In addition, a group of Chatham students in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will travel to Vietnam in May 2012 to explore the country’s history, culture, customs, and traditions.

About the Global Focus Program
The Global Focus Program at Chatham University engages its “World Ready Women” and graduate students in the purposeful study of peoples and civilizations. Every year, Chatham’s community of scholars promotes the acquisition of sustainable global competencies through the critical and holistic exploration of one specific country or region of the globe. The program concurrently reinforces cross-cultural ties and internationalization projects in Pittsburgh region and beyond.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit