Chatham University http://wesa.fm en New Exhibit Centers Around Pittsburgh's Water http://wesa.fm/post/new-exhibit-centers-around-pittsburghs-water <p>Chatham University graduate students, Ann Payne and Kristen Reynolds, and their professor have created an entire exhibit about water -- and they hope it has a rippling effect.</p><p>“The Drop Project” is an interactive exhibit that shows the relationship among Pittsburgh, its residents and water.</p><p>Molly Mehling, sustainability professor and ecologist, said they want to create a networking event.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:35:19 +0000 Jessica Nath 27343 at http://wesa.fm Chatham Aims For Cancer-Free Campus, University President Says http://wesa.fm/post/chatham-aims-cancer-free-campus-university-president-says <p>Because of Chatham University’s commitment to a healthy campus, President Esther L. Barazzone participated on a panel in Washington, D.C. as part of National Cancer Prevention Day.</p><p>Barazzone said everything from their fields of study to their campus deals with lessening cancer.</p><p>The biggest project that Chatham is currently working on will be to build their new campus and make it cancer free.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:34:25 +0000 Jess Lasky 24319 at http://wesa.fm Chatham University Lands $15 Million Gift http://wesa.fm/post/chatham-university-lands-15-million-gift <p>As officials at Chatham University prepare to open their new Eden Hall Campus with a focus on sustainability, it has received its largest monetary gift ever in the form of a $15 million dollar endowment from the Falk Foundation.</p><p>The school and the foundation have long had a partnership, according to Chatham President Esther Barazzone, &ldquo;starting in 1952 Chatham had a Falk Hall and since then we have been close to the foundation and its trustees.&nbsp; Sigo Falk, who is the current head of the foundation, has also been chair of the board of Chatham University.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:04:32 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 17982 at http://wesa.fm Chatham University Unveils New Zero-Emissions Campus http://wesa.fm/post/chatham-university-unveils-new-zero-emissions-campus <p>Chatham University will host a ribbon cutting for its brand new zero-emissions Eden Hall campus in the North Hills on Thursday.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;ll be a living-learning laboratory for sustainability, but it will also be a branch campus for the university in the North Hills, where we teach our full array of academic subjects,&rdquo; said university President Esther Barazzone.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Liz Reid & Deanna Garcia 17884 at http://wesa.fm Local Universities to Mark Sept. 11th Anniversary http://wesa.fm/post/local-universities-mark-sept-11th-anniversary <p>A pair of local universities will mark the 12<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the attacks of September 11<sup>th</sup> in very public but very different ways.&nbsp;</p><p>Chatham University will gather Wednesday afternoon on the quad for a moment of silence, a short speech from the Dean of Student Affairs office, remarks from a representative of the Wounded Warrior Project and a performance of the National Anthem by the Chatham University Choir.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:07:49 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 16278 at http://wesa.fm Internships: Drawing the Line Between Experience & Exploitation http://wesa.fm/post/internships-drawing-line-between-experience-exploitation <p>Is scoring the ideal unpaid internship a boon or a financial burden for college students looking to break into the job market? A recent ruling by a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/business/judge-rules-for-interns-who-sued-fox-searchlight.html?_r=0">New York court</a> against Fox Searchlight Pictures over their misuse of interns has many questioning the value of doing unpaid work for credit or experience. And leaving employers wondering what sort of labor they can ask an intern to do.</p><p>According to Ben Bratman, an associate professor who specializes in employment law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, what separates an unpaid internship from exploitation is the learning element. While making copies from time to time isn’t illegal, what some firms are guilty of is using interns “to replace what an employee would normally do.” Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:25:17 +0000 John Lavanga 13350 at http://wesa.fm Internships: Drawing the Line Between Experience & Exploitation The Business of Non-Profits http://wesa.fm/post/business-non-profits <p></p><p>Business Contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> and <strong>Peggy Outon</strong>, the Executive Director, <a href="http://bcnm.rmu.edu/">Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management</a> at Robert Morris University discuss the business of nonprofits, and how the nonprofit sector enhances the business environment in our region.</p><p>For statistics on earnings in the non-profit industry visit the <a href="http://www.uwac.org">United Way of Allegheny County</a>&nbsp; and <a href="http://www.guidestar.org/">Guidestar,&nbsp; </a>a resource for statistics on all things nonprofit Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:24:58 +0000 Heather McClain 11165 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Non-Profits Building the Perfect Resume with Rebecca Harris http://wesa.fm/post/building-perfect-resume-rebecca-harris <p></p><p>Graduation season is here and as a new group of college graduates enters the real world, how do you stand out in a tough job market? This week, business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> offers suggestions for building the perfect resume. And find some surprising and not so surprising facts on new graduate employment. Tue, 21 May 2013 13:07:44 +0000 Heather McClain & Marcus Charleston 9921 at http://wesa.fm Building the Perfect Resume with Rebecca Harris Lean In: Can Women Really Have It All? http://wesa.fm/post/lean-can-women-really-have-it-all <p>Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been on a <a href="http://leanin.org/">media blitz</a> since the release of her book <a href="http://leanin.org/book/">Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead</a>. Our business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> takes a look at the <a href="http://www.damemagazine.com/2013/03/11/lean-controversy-will-it-spark-round-two-workplace-wars">controversy</a> surrounding Sheryl Sandberg. Can <em>all</em> women have it all? Or just the privileged? Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 3540 at http://wesa.fm Lean In: Can Women Really Have It All? The History of Women's History Month http://wesa.fm/post/history-womens-history-month <div class="field-item even"><p><a href="http://womenshistorymonth.gov/">Women’s History Month</a> had its origins as a national celebration in 1981. Business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong>, Director of Chatham University <a href="http://www.chatham.edu/cwe/">Center For Women's Entrepreneurship </a>looks at the history behind this celebration and what it means for women in business. Find out <a href="http://bit.ly/W2oWFW">more </a>about Women's History Month events in&nbsp;Pittsburgh.</p></div><p><br> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:36:34 +0000 Heather McClain 2017 at http://wesa.fm The History of Women's History Month The Business of Event Planning with Rebecca Harris http://wesa.fm/post/business-event-planning-rebecca-harris <p>Are you the one who always organizes get togethers for family and friends? Are you a social butterfly? From marathons to corporate gatherings, event planning is a highly profitable business, with a surprisingly low startup cost. And the industry has grown tremendously in the past decade. This week our business contributor <a href="http://www.chatham.edu/cwe/"><strong>Rebecca Harris</strong></a> looks at the business of event planning.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 1572 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Event Planning with Rebecca Harris