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 •  April 18

PITTSBURGH: For the sixth consecutive year, Chatham University was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. To obtain this distinction, Chatham University met the five core standards for an effective campus forest management, including establishment of a...

Chatham University

 •  March 23

Its burgundy foliage is the perfect accessory for a well-kept forest green yard. Exposure to full sun stimulates the richest leaf color, yet Japanese barberry is an extremely shade tolerant ornamental shrub that survives the coldest sub-zero winters. It leafs out early, thrives in diverse soil and moisture conditions and is deer resistant.
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Chatham University

 •  February 16

During Dr. Roy Weitzell's last fishing trip, he netted more than 60 rainbow trout. This miraculous bounty didn't occur on the banks of a lazy river, but in his laboratory.Located on Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus, in Richland, the Aquaculture Lab allows students in the Falk School of Sustainability and the Environment to farm marine...

Chatham University

 •  February 16

By ASCE-Pittsburgh Awards Committee The Eden Hall Campus is situated on 388 acres in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Originally a farm and retreat for working women of Pittsburgh, Eden Hall was gifted to Chatham University in 2009 by the Eden Hall Foundation. The 20- to 25-year development plan for the residential campus calls for it to be self-sustaining...

Chatham University

 •  February 16

Nancy Gift, PhD '02, pleads the case for 'plants out of place' Nancy Gift, PhD '02, pleads the case for 'plants out of place' Come spring, Nancy Gift, PhD '02, liberates the manual push mower from her garage and sets to work tending her half-acre lawn in the Pittsburgh suburbs. Despite her enthusiasm for the […] Read CAM in print Nancy Gift, PhD...

Chatham University

 •  February 16

By now, you may know that Pittsburgh is two-wheel friendly. And our city is becoming more and more bike-able by the day. Let’s look at the evidence: hip bicycle shops in Lawrenceville, South Side, and Shadyside, Healthy Ride PGH public bike sharing system and designated downtown bike lanes, even the start of the famous Great Allegheny Passage is...

Chatham University

 •  January 12

With winter seemingly here to stay, one of the most common sounds we hear is the familiar “beep beep beep” of salt trucks on our streets and highways. But what is all that salt doing to our environment? Scientists have long recognized that road salts can contribute to chemical changes in rivers and streams. But research by Chatham University...

Chatham University

 •  January 11

A new study finds that the freshwater we rely on for drinking water and industry is getting saltier. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pulls data from 232 US Geological Survey monitoring sites across the country that have been collected over decades. The overall trend is that freshwater is increasing in...

Chatham University

 •  December 11, 2017

Chatham University set out to develop their Eden Hall Campus with a goal in mind: create the country’s first net-positive campus. Home to the Falk School of Sustainability, the campus—a former farm just north of Chatham's main campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—prioritizes environmental sustainability, and immerses its students into every aspect of...

Chatham University

 •  November 6, 2017

There’s something fishy going on in local classrooms. This fall, kids in several area school districts—including South Fayette, Fort Cherry, Plum Borough and Pine Richland—will receive brook trout eggs, which they’ll raise to the fingerling stage (think the length of your finger). In the spring, the kids will release the trout into approved local...