I plan to share over the coming weeks some thoughts on what this statement of mission and values has meant, and still means, for Chatham. I’m starting this series with the statement’s penultimate tenet: “to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity & opinion.”
Chatham University is pleased to announce that it is one of a select group of 22 institutions across the nation chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to receive a grant in the amount of $13,000 to implement a CIC/AARP Foundation Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adultsproject.
The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University held the annual National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership™ Pennsylvania program, a weeklong (June 3-June 8) intensive institute for women college students focused on the role of women in politics and policy making in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Presenting live musical performances against nature’s backdrop in the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater, a Father’s Day Brunch followed by a Kids Can children’s festival, and a series of food-focused workshops, the Summer Series offers an unforgettable opportunity to experience music, fun and learning surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Chatham University's Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The ceremony will be held on the Third Floor in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom.
On Saturday, April 14th, at 2:00 p.m. in the James Laughlin Music Hall on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, Music for Food will be performing. Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief.
Chatham Vegfest will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28th at the AFC patio. Vegfest has been organized by several student organizations and will highlight the best vegan and vegetarian food in Pittsburgh. The event will also offer live music, shopping, and fun activities for attendees.
Vanessa German, American Academy of Arts and Letters Jacob Lawrence Award winner, will be writing, creating, and performing at Chatham University as the Women’s Institute’s Scholar in Residence. German will not only be informing and educating Chatham University students, but will also be participating in three events to be held on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. All events are free and open to the public.
Chatham faculty members Leigh Bryant Skvarla, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Loughran, Ph.D. and MSCP, student Meredith Deal have accepted a $12,500 grant from the NCAA to develop a web-based program to assist coaches as they support the mental health needs of student-athletes.
Chatham University and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to encourage collaboration between the two institutions. Possibilities included but are not limited to research partnerships; formal exchange programs for faculty and students; shared courses; and combined degrees.
On Wednesday, April 4th, at 7 p.m. in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program will host Dialogues: Writers on Disability and Access in the Literary Community.
On Friday, March 16th, at 7 p.m. in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program proudly launches Issue 15: Displacement of The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing.
Osamu James Nakagawa, a photographer and professor, will be visiting Chatham for two days in February to share insight with students and the community. He will be giving a lecture at 6:00 p.m. on February 19th in Beckwith Lecture Hall in the Buhl Hall of Science and Science Laboratory Building at Chatham University. The lecture is open to the Chatham community and to the general public.
Chatham University School of Health Sciences has joined the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), an international forum for health professions schools and programs committed to sharing best scientific and educational practices and designing model curricula on the health impacts of climate change.
Observers around the country have noted an uptick in the number of women running for political office, and some areas of Pennsylvania appear to be no exception to this trend with recent data collected by the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University indicating that women ran for and won more Southeast Pennsylvania municipal offices in 2017 than in 2015.