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IRS lecture

Is there a contradiction between what we learn from science and what we learn from theology? How can scientific discoveries enlighten religious beliefs? These are some of the questions asked and discussed by the Institute for Religion and Science (IRS) hosted at Chestnut Hill College.

EU minor

A new interdisciplinary minor in European Union and European Studies was recently approved by the College’s Curriculum Committee.

Bindu Methikalam

Bindu Methikalam, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, has been selected to participate in the American Psychological Association’s Division 39 Multicultural Concerns Committee Scholars Program.

Maurice Hall

Chestnut Hill College welcomed colleagues from institutions within the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) to this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop at SugarLoaf January 28.

organizational leadership logo

Chestnut Hill College has added two majors effective this semester in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies and one that will be available in the fall 2017 semester in the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Sister Carol Jean Vale

The Board of Directors of Chestnut Hill College reappointed Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., as President of the College for a sixth and final term of a maximum of five years, effective July 1. 

massey senior seminar

College is the culmination of four years of hard work, long study hours and students finding and pursuing a passion to one day turn into a career.

Aaron Abdullah carries the American flag at CHC’s Commencement in May 2016. He earned his B.S. through SCPS and also earned his M.Ed. at CHC. Abdullah also is a military veteran.

SCPS Celebrates 20 Years of Educating Adult Learners at CHC

A typical Montessori classroom consists of five learning areas including practical life, which is depicted above

Seeing the need for an integrative elementary education program, Sister Mary Xavier enlisted the help of Sister Mary Harold, a CHC graduate with a master’s degree in Montessori Elementary Education from Xavier University. Thanks to her commitment, CHC became one of just six U.S. colleges or universities to support a Montessori education curriculum at the undergraduate level.

Group of students

Just before the beginning of the fall semester, a group of first-year and transfer students moved onto campus a week early. They're not here to get a jump on classwork, rather they're part of the Leadership, Engagement and Service (LENS) program.

Joey Galantuomo '17 and Sister Meg share a hug upon the presentation of the journals.

Students received a unique opportunity when they interviewed sisters living at St. Joseph’s Villa as part of last fall’s Death and Dying class taught by Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and fellow of thanatology, assisted by Shane McCarthy, service learning assistant in career development.

CHC and Temple students pose together following the debate.

A group of CHC students from the political science department traveled to the mayor’s reception room in City Hall for an informative and substantive debate with students from Temple University.

Ana Marjanovic Shane

Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Ph.D., associate professor of education, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar grant and will spend four months in Serbia, teaching at the University of Belgrade.

SEPCHE

CHC hosted the SEPCHE Honors Conference in April for the third time, bringing together some of the best and brightest young minds from the group’s member institutions.

Commencement 2015

CHC will celebrate its 89th Commencement on Saturday, May 14, when nearly 400 students will receive their diplomas.

student success

Every student is different, of course, but it’s likely most can use a little help once in a while as they navigate through their college experience. The Office of Student Success helps students do just that through individual attention and support.

video conference

Students from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will join CHC students for a three-part videoconference moderated by representatives from  United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Wayne Jacoby, co-founder of Global Education Motivators (GEM), an educational non-governmental organization located at CHC.

Ally and Sr. Carol

The undergraduate academic career of Allison Eberly ’14, a current doctoral candidate in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt University, can be summed up in five words: research, research and more research.

SEPCHE

Chestnut Hill College is proud to host the 18th Annual SEPCHE Honors Conference on Saturday, April 2. The Honors Conference is an academic symposium that showcases honors students as they present their research scholarship, performance and concluding work to peers across all eight member institutions. 

GPIC

Thanks to an educational grant, CHC students have been able to receive a unique and beneficial student teaching experience that emphasizes individual development and mentoring.

Harald zur Hausen

Dr. Harald zur Hausen will present his evolving research on cervical cancer, and his current research on the role of novel viruses in cancers of the colon and breast, as well as in multiple sclerosis.

Jack Gulati

Jack Gulati, presented the lecture “Balancing Business and Family to Achieve True Wealth and Happiness.”

SEPCHE conference

SEPCHE recently hosted their fourth annual Diversity Conference. This year’s theme was Valuing and Embracing Diversity: Exploring Interfaith Dialogue.

PsyD poster session

Recently, 19 doctoral students in their third year of the five-year Psy.D. program, presented their research in the form of a poster session that was open to all students, faculty and staff on the College campus.

Sister Mary Xavier Kirby

It is with heavy heart that the College announces the passing of its fourth president, Sister Mary Xavier Kirby.

Carl Herberger

For the first time, Chestnut Hill College, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), hosted a professional networking event and conference on cyber forensics and security.

Shatha Salemn '16 poses with her poster

Four years of hard work, education and learned experience in a particular field culminates in the opportunity for a senior to share his or her final assignment with the entire College community. Recently 93 seniors did just that, presenting posters in the Rotunda or oral presentations in the East Parlor. 

biomedical lecture

On October 21, the East Parlor filled with students, faculty and staff who wanted to learn more about the topic of Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). The lecture was part of the acclaimed Biomedical Lecture Series presented twice annually by the Biology Department.

Dr. Hunger will deliver the lecture “Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. 

In mid-May, the Department of Professional Psychology earned reaccreditation for its Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Biology Department at Chestnut Hill College has signed an articulation agreement for an Immersive Undergraduate Research Program with Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), according to Joe Kulkosky, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department.