Chatham News

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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Chatham Winter/Spring 2015 Musical Performances Announced

The Chatham University Music Program has announced the Winter/Spring 2015 Musical Performance calendar. Unless otherwise listed, all performances are open to the public. For more information, please contact Pauline Rovkah, Director of Piano Program, at or (412) 365-1679.
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Chatham names Dr. Sean McGreevey as Assistant Dean for Career Development

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced that Dr. Sean McGreevey has been appointed the new Assistant Dean for Career Development. In this role, Dr. McGreevey will provide oversight and leadership to Chatham’s Office of Career Development staff and programs including internships, mentoring, work study, career counseling and placement, and Chatham’s new, Four Phases to Your Future program.
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Chatham University welcomes Chris Musick to lead the Office of International Affairs

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University announced that Chris Musick has joined Chatham University as the Assistant Vice President for International Affairs. In this role, Musick will oversee the Office of International Affairs including the award-winning Global Focus, Chatham Abroad, and English Language programs. In addition, Musick will provide leadership to the creation of productive international partnerships and continue Chatham’s tradition of providing quality, international academic experiences for students.
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Dr. Jenna Templeton appointed as Vice President of Academic Affairs

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has appointed Dr. Jenna Templeton to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs. In this role, Dr. Templeton will provide administrative oversight and academic leadership across all academic units at Chatham.

Dr. Templeton joined Chatham in 2011, and has served Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs since May 2014; the Interim Dean of the College of Graduate Studies; and the Assistant Dean in the College of Continuing & Professional Studies (CCPS) and College of Graduate Studies.
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Chatham University chosen to participate in a program between universities in the United States and Norway

PITTSBURGH: The Norwegian Centre for International Collaboration in Education and the Institute of International Education (IIE) selected Chatham University as one of twelve US colleges and universities to participate in the inaugural Norway initiative of IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program.

The International Academic Partnership Program with Norway will emphasize the fields of energy and the environment, and provide resources to help universities explore areas of academic cooperation, including students and scholar exchanges, research collaborations, and degree programs.
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PCWP Report: 2014 Midterm Leaves Pennsylvania with No Women in Congress

PITTSBURGH—The Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University reports that in the wake of the 2014-midterm elections, the U.S. Congress has reached an important milestone where 100 women will serve in the U.S. House of Representatives (the first time in U.S. History) and twenty women (a record set in 2012) will likely continue to serve in the U.S. Senate. However, none of these women will be representing the state of Pennsylvania.

A handful of other states also have no women in their delegation, but Pennsylvania is the most populous. The absence of women is counter to a national trend that has seen an increase in the number of women running and winning congressional offices in states all over the country. The 2014 mid-term elections saw Iowa elect its state’s first woman to Congress, Republican Joni Ernst, and in 2012, New Hampshire famously elected an entirely all-female delegation.
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