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Chatham University

Motto Filiae Nostrae Sicut Antarii Lapides
(That our daughters may be as cornerstones, polished after the similitude of a palace.)
Established December 11, 1869
Type Private
President Esther Barazzone, Ph.D.
Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Students 1,500 (approx.)
Website www.chatham.edu

Coordinates: 40.44917° N 79.92583° W Chatham University is an American liberal arts women's college with coeducational graduate programs located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The campus population of approximately 1,600 includes undergraduate women and graduate women and men. The University grants degrees including certificates, bachelor, master, first-professional, and doctoral. In 2005 the University expanded its programs to include online degrees through the School of Continuing Education. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, Steel Town, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, Steel Town, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill (2005) Squirrel Hill is a large residential neighborhood in the east end of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the census of 2000, there were 26,425 people, 12,030 households, and 6,325 families residing in the 15217 ZIP code, which covers approximately the same...

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History

Founded as the Pennsylvania Female College on December 11, 1869, by Reverend William Trimble Beatty, Chatham was initially situated in the Berry mansion on Woodland Road off Fifth Avenue in the neighborhood of Shadyside. The campus today is composed of buildings and grounds from a number of former private mansions, including those of Andrew Mellon, Edward Stanton Fickes, George M. Laughlin Jr. and James Rea. It was renamed Pennsylvania College for Women in 1890, and as Chatham College in 1955. The name served to honor William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and namesake of the City of Pittsburgh. The school gained university status from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on May 1, 2007, changing its name to Chatham University. [1] 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Mellon portrait Andrew William Mellon (March 24, 1855–August 27, 1937) was an American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, and Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 until February 12, 1932. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (15 November 1708–11 May 1778) was a British Whig statesman who achieved his greatest fame as Secretary of State during the Seven Years War (aka French and Indian War) and who was later Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, Steel Town, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Pennsylvania Department of Education is the department charged with PreK-12 and Adult educational budgeting and guidelines. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ...


With elements designed for the original Andrew Mellon estate by the renowned Olmsted Brothers, the 35-acre Chatham campus was designated an arboretum in 1998 by the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. It features over 115 different varieties of species, including Japanese Flowering Crabapple, River Birch and Kentucky Coffee Tree. The Arboretum provides an outdoor classroom for students in the University’s Landscape Architecture and Landscape Studies programs, as well as an inviting place to stroll and to meditate. The Olmsted Brothers company was an extremely influential landscape design firm in the United States, formed in 1898 by step-brothers John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920) and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. ... An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study. ... Categories: Stub | Fagales ...


Accreditation

The University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the American Chemical Society, the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification program, the American Physical Therapy Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and the Council on Social Work Education. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ... The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. ... The Pennsylvania Department of Education is the department charged with PreK-12 and Adult educational budgeting and guidelines. ... The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 66,000 members. ... The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association for social work education in the United States of America. ...


Mission statement

Chatham University prepares its students, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to excel in their professions and to be engaged, environmentally responsible, globally conscious, life-long learners, and citizen leaders for democracy. The women’s undergraduate program offers superb career preparation informed by the liberal arts; other entities within the University provide men and women with undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education of the highest quality with primary emphasis on preparation for work and the professions.


Notable alumnae

Among Chatham's notable alumnae is biologist and zoologist Rachel Carson (1929), after whom the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham is named. The RCI, as it is known, promotes understanding of environmental issues through conferences, lectures, discussion panels, and other methods. In honor of Rachel Carson's legacy, the College President, Esther L. Barazzone, Ph.D. and others led a campaign to rename the Ninth Street Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh as the Rachel Carson Bridge. The naming resolution was passed by Allegheny County Council on December 6, 2005. The Rachel Carson Bridge is one of the "Three Sisters" Bridges, opened between 1926 and 1928, and designed by County architect Stanley L. Roush and the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. The Roberto Clemente Bridge (formerly Sixth Street Bridge) and the Andy Warhol Bridge (formerly Seventh Street Bridge) complete the trio of bridges. They are the only trio of nearly identical bridges and were the first self-anchored suspension spans built in the United States. They are among the only surviving examples of large eyebar chain suspension bridges in the country. A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms. ... Zoology (Greek zoon = animal and logos = word) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... Rachel Louise Carson (27 May 1907 — 14 April 1964) was an American marine biologist whose landmark book, Silent Spring, is often credited with having launched the global environmental movement. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... Rachel Carson Bridge is the official name of the Ninth Street Bridge over the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Roberto Clemente Bridge is a 995-foot-long suspension bridge over the Allegheny River in the North Side area of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Andy Warhol Bridge is the official name of the Seventh Street Bridge over the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the only bridge in the United States named for a visual artist. ...


Some notable alumnae include:

  • Honorable Louise DeCarl Adler '66, judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Lena Goldberg '71, executive vice president and general counsel, Fidelity Investments
  • Rachel Carson '29, biologist, zoologist, environmentalist and author
  • Syada Greiss el Daief '59, member, Egyptian Parliament; chair, The Association for the Protection of the Environment
  • Nancy Jardini '85, chief of criminal investigation, Internal Revenue Service
  • Barrie Karp ['62-'64], artist, pioneer antiracist feminist educator teaching philosophy, cultural studies, humanities and arts in NYC colleges since 1970. B.S., Columbia University, 1967. Ph.D. CUNY, Philosophy, 1980. Faculty Member, Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts, since 1982. Faculty Member, School of Visual Arts, Department of Humanities & Sciences, since 1982. www.barriekarp.com (paintings)
  • Brenda Marsh '76, vice president of author relations, Barnes & Noble
  • Cynthia Montgomery '74, Timken Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University
  • Mildred Morrison '67, executive director, Area Agency on Aging
  • Heather Johnston Nicholson '65, director of research, Girls Inc.
  • Kathie L. Olsen '74, Ph.D., deputy director of the National Science Foundation
  • Laurel Rice '72, first vice president, Morgan Stanley
  • Elaine Scarry '68, Ph.D., author and Harvard University Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value
  • Georgena Terry '72, president, Terry Precision Cycling
  • Gaye Torrance '77, president, Torrance Co LLC
  • Honorable Lesley Brooks Wells '59, United States District Judge

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Points of interest

Chatham College Arboretum (32 acres) is located on the campus of Chatham College, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

External links

  • Chatham University official website
  • Map of Chatham University campus
  • Chatham University School of Continuing Education
  • Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University
  • Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, & Public Policy at Chatham University
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