PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE) has launched IncubateHER: a free, competitive year-long business incubation program for early-stage women entrepreneurs with product or service-based businesses in the Pittsburgh region.
IncubateHER provides participants with industry-specific mentors, entrepreneurial education and training (through Chatham’s Women’s Business Center), a tailored growth curriculum, peer-to-peer mentoring through cohort meetups, and a year-long membership to the CWE for immersive networking opportunities. Through this membership, IncubateHER participants will also get free access to the Center’s Prototyping & Design Lab to use digital fabrication tools to ideate and create new products or expand their product lines. In addition, participants will receive a $1,000 grant at the successful completion of the program to help grow their businesses.
The program is limited to five participants in its pilot year. Applications are due by November 30th 2017 with interviews to be held in December. The program will start January 2018. Visit www.chatham.edu/cwe/incubateHer/ for more information and to apply.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment are hosting on Monday, November 13, 2017 a Business & Food Forum that will explore the intersection of our food system and the business world with demonstrations, tastings, and a keynote presentation by chef and restaurateur, Vimala Rajendran.
The event is being held at the Barazzone Center on Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA on Monday, November 13th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost of attendance is $50 per person, $25 for non-Chatham students with a valid student ID, and $10 for Center members. Visit www.chatham.edu/cwe/networking/thinkbig/ for additional information and to register.
PITTSBURGH: Barrelhouse is excited to announce the Conversations & Connections Writer’s Conference will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and programming ends at 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.
The conference will welcome featured writers Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Geeta Kothari, Michelle Junot, and Robert Yune, and will feature more than twenty small presses and literary magazines and fifty editors and panelists. Conversations & Connections will also feature expert panels writing and publishing, including writing while parenting, time management, beginning short stories, and many other topics.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced today that it has received a $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program. The BHWET program is designed to increase the number of psychologists trained to meet the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and medically underserved populations and provide high quality care in an interdisciplinary setting.
With the grant, Chatham’s Counseling Psychology PsyD program will partner with five integrated care clinics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and two community integrated-care clinics serving the behavioral health care needs of vulnerable and medically underserved individuals. This includes clients whose care is complex because of psychosocial pressures, required medical care, or both, such as LGBT youth, medically challenged youth, pediatric transplant patients, cancer patients, GI disease patients, and medically complex older adults.
The grant will allow Chatham’s PsyD program to build upon its existing partnerships with several clinics at UPMC, including the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Hillman Cancer Center (pediatrics and adult), Visceral Inflammation and Pain Center and Benedum Geriatric Center, to expand the number of practicum offerings focused on integrated care models across the lifespan. The funding allows Chatham to double the number of advanced PsyD practicum training slots currently available in integrated care settings.
PITTSBURGH: On October 16th, Chatham University will host speaker, Bill Thomas, who will discuss the cold case of the Colonial Parkway Murders, a case that involves four couples brutally murdered from 1986 to 1989 around Williamsburg, Virginia. Hundreds of investigative eyes have looked at the cases, but they remain unsolved.
The Department of Social Work and Criminology and the Chatham Cold Case Group will be hosting this event at Beckwith Hall on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public.
PITTSBURGH: Beginning in the fall of 2018, Pittsburgh Promise Scholars who attend Chatham University will qualify for a $2,000 housing scholarship as part of the Pittsburgh Promise Preferred College Partners Program.
The $2,000 housing scholarship is good for up to 4-years for full-time, on-campus Promise Scholars who graduated from high school in 2018 or later, and is in addition to their Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship and other merit and need-based aid received from Chatham.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will celebrate a new era of education with the inauguration ceremony for its 19th president, Dr. David Finegold, on Friday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. in the Campbell Memorial Chapel on Chatham’s Shadyside campus. An all-campus reception is scheduled to take place in the Athletic and Fitness Center immediately following the ceremony. More information at www.chatham.edu/inauguration.
“An inauguration is a milestone moment for a university, but it’s much more than celebrating a new president,” said Jennifer Potter ’66, Chair of Chatham’s Board of Trustees. “President Finegold’s focus is really about celebrating Chatham—honoring our history, the impact of our college community past and present and charting the future together.”
PITTSBURGH: Dr. Britney Brinkman, associate professor of graduate psychology programs at Chatham University, has been selected to join Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL), a leadership development program led by the University of Minnesota with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The program is designed to produce research leaders who will create social change and promote health equity within the United States. The three-year fellowship includes funding for training in best practices for promoting evidence-based policy making, as well as grant funding for a research collaboration with Gwen’s Girls, a Pittsburgh-based organization working to empower girls. Dr. Brinkman was awarded the fellowship along with Dr. Kathi Elliott, Executive Director, Gwens Girls, Inc., and Dr. Sara Goodkind, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh. Continue reading
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability & Environment will host the Food and Climate Change Conference on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Esther Barazzone Center of Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA.
The conference will explore the intersection between food and climate change, and feature a locally sourced breakfast and lunch, student research demonstrations, breakout sessions and keynote talks from renowned authors Frances Moore Lappé and Julie Guthman.
The conference is free and open to the public. Additional information and registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-climate-change-conference-chatham-university-tickets-36247273571
Funding for the conference is generously provided by The Eden Hall Foundation.
PITTSBURGH: The Peace Corps and Chatham University today announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program housed in the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment. The program offers up to five graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who have been accepted into the Master of Sustainability, Master of Arts in Food Studies, or dual-degree MSUS+MBA and MAFS+MBA programs. Returned Peace Corps volunteers selected as Coverdell Fellows will receive 25 percent off tuition cost and mandatory fees.
All program Fellows will complete internships in underserved American communities while they pursue their studies, allowing them to bring home and expand upon the skills they learned as volunteers. Through their internships, Coverdell Fellows apply what they learn in the classroom to a professional setting while gaining valuable, hands-on experience and furthering the Peace Corps mission.
Since 1961, Chatham University has had 57 Peace Corps volunteers.