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For the 4th Year in a Row, Chatham Admitted to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

PITTSBURGH: For the fourth consecutive year, Chatham University has been admitted to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty, and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement.
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Chatham University 2015 Black History Month Activities Announced

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University is proud to sponsor the following activities and events in commemoration of Black History Month throughout the month of February.  If registration is required, please register on Sponsored by:  Black Student Union, Jennie King Mellon Library, Parkhurst Dining Services, Relay for Life & Office of Residence Life & Student Activities – Student Affairs.

Black History Month Display
February 1-28
JKM Library

Black History Month Celebration at Relay for Life
Friday, February 6
Noon-Midnight, AFC Gym

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Ready-to-Run Training Helps Women Candidates Prepare for the 2015 Municipal Elections

PITTSBURGH: To help address historically low levels of representation of women in Pennsylvania government, The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University is holdings its 4th annual Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women on Saturday, January 31st at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

According to PCWP data, at the state and local government level women comprise only:

• 17.8 percent of state legislators (representatives and senators)
• 19 percent of municipal executives (e.g. mayors)
• 37.5 percent of county officials (e.g. councilmembers, etc.)
• 35 percent of elected school board members
• 27 percent of the state’s more than 1300 various elected judicial offices

At the same time, there is only one woman serving as a statewide elected official and none at all in the state’s congressional delegation. Research shows that when women run, they win at the same rates as men. If the state is going to increase the number of women holding public office, it needs more women candidates.
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Chatham University and Propel Schools launch the Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps

PITTSBURGH: Propel Schools, a non-profit federation of public charter schools, and Chatham University launch the Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps program in an effort to put more K-12 teachers in urban neighborhood schools.

Students accepted into the program will have the tuition for their Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Chatham University paid for by Propel Schools in exchange for two years of employment as a full-time teacher in a Propel School following the completion of their degree.

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Chatham University MLK Day of Service Activities for Monday, Jan 19

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Honorary Breakfast on Friday, January 16th and with activities for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 19th.

All events are open to students, staff, faculty and their friends and family. Registration on

Martin Luther King, Jr. Honorary Breakfast
Friday, January 16th
7:30 a.m.
Mellon Board Room

Keynote speaker:  Pastor Donovan Daniel

MLK & University Day of Service
Monday, January 19th
Check-in from 8:30-9:00 a.m.
The Athletic & Fitness Center (AFC)

Give back to the community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. through service projects with 9 Mile Run, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Friends of the Riverfront, and Student Conservation Association.


Dr. Michael Finewood participates in urban political ecology workshop in Pretoria, South Africa

PITTSBURGH: Dr. Michael Finewood, Assistant Professor of Geography and Sustainability in the Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University, was one of 20 scholars selected to attend an Antipode Foundation workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Urban Political Ecology in African Cities Workshop, held at the University of Pretoria in September 2014, was a five-day collaboration of global scholars addressing urbanization in the African continent and the need for research that focuses on the increasingly significant socio-environmental impacts of expanding African cities. As a scholar who studies water governance and urban sustainability in the U.S., Dr. Finewood’s participation contributed to a broader goal of strengthening research connections between the global north and south.
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