I sat in on a number of sessions of a PBL course (called Essentials for the Physician Assistant II) for the MPAS program to learn what all the fuss was about, and let me say: This might be the best way anyone has taught anyone anything, ever.Read More
“Theatre at Chatham is full of self-starters,” says Maria Shoop ‘13, MFACW ’14, who would know. As a member of the last class that had the opportunity to major in theatre, Shoop founded the Drama Club in 2011 to keep the theatre spirit going.Read More
Thanks to ample performance opportunities, private instruction from Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members, and music-specific scholarships, Chatham music students flourish.Read More
Sophie Costan, Biology '16 spent the summer completing a Psychiatric Genetics Internship at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. We caught up with Sophie to see what she got out of her summer internship experience.Read More
“The course equips students with the actual skills of leading, but it’s much more than that,” says Dr. Ramey.Read More
“The class is rewarding enough that you don’t want to skip it. I got my wisdom teeth out and two days later, I was there, with ice packed onto my face,” says first-year student Elena Boyle.Read More
Through a student-run social marketing and public relations firm called Flanagan Communication Consulting, students gain real-world experience while working for social good--all without leaving campus.Read More
Frenetic drums mingle with downtown traffic. A dancer, raffia costume bouncing in rhythm, reels in the endless circle of a looping video. On her head is a helmet-like mask just like the ones displayed in the center of the room. But unlike many art gallery objects, these masks transcend the dusty stillness of museums.Read More
“Health-related technology is advancing faster than the health professional or health organization can keep up with. That’s why academic institutions are beginning to prepare health professionals (in a variety of disciplines) to embrace and use technology.”Read More
One afternoon, Kyra Tucker, director of interior architecture programs, walked into Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architectural masterpiece Fallingwater to find her students sitting on the floor with their shoes off.Read More
Listen, I love being a writer. I went to school for this stuff, three times. But that was before I knew that data science was a thing, how cool it is, and the kinds of job (and salary!) prospects that are out there for people who study it.
It’s not every day that Vogue magazine wants to talk to a Chatham researcher, but Assistant Professor of Psychology Monica Riordan, PhD was ready.Read More
“What was the final project?” I ask Michelina Astle ’17, president of the Chatham Scholars Advisory Board (SAB). We’re talking about the one-credit “Dialogues” course that the Scholars take during their first year.
“Dr. MacNeil told us to do something,” she says.
“Do something?” I ask.
“Do something," she says.Read More
Food Access (FST509), taught by Mim Seidel, MS, RD, LDN, has two components: a general exploration of the contexts in which hunger and food insecurity develop, and a directed exploration of food access in Pittsburgh. This course is enriched through interactions with many Pittsburgh-based anti-hunger organizations.Read More
Because as hands-on as this class is, Frey equips her students with the theoretical knowledge and collaborative spirit that effectively makes them artisans—even if just for the semester.Read More
“I try to help my students get past the presumption that this should be an easy thing. When you’re a visual artist, you know you’re going to have to do 8,000 sketches. Somehow in writing that idea isn’t so present; people think they can just jump in and do it. It’s all about building your facility and taking on the next challenge.”Read More
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
“More than anything, I was surprised at how much I knew. We learned a lot from each other. We probably learned as much from each other as we did from everyone else who spoke to us that day.”