Chestnut Hill College (CHC) and Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) have collaborated on an immersive undergraduate research program that allows selected CHC students the opportunity to conduct their research at one of the nation’s top biomedical and oncology centers.
Neal Dhand, MFA, assistant professor of Communication at Chestnut Hill College, has fulfilled a major accomplishment. His new feature film, “Crooked & Narrow,” was selected by the Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) and was screened in early June.
Chestnut Hill College honors individuals who exemplify the Mission of the College by devoting their lives to the betterment of others in a variety of ways. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. exemplifies the College’s core values of excellence, ethical principles, service, and a holistic pursuit of truth, integrity, and justice. It is with great pride that we recognize the accomplishments of Joseph P. Riley, Jr., former mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, for a life dedicated to the common good and to building relationships among all people.
Chestnut Hill College alumna, Kathleen Shea Pié ’87, ’92 SGS, was awarded the 2016 Eleanore Dolan Egan ’28 Award for Outstanding Service to Chestnut Hill College at its 70th Annual Reunion Weekend, which took place June 3-5. Pié was honored at the reunion luncheon for her more than 32 years of service to the College in various volunteer and leadership roles.
Chestnut Hill College alumna Ritamarie Moscola, M.D., M.P.H. ’78, was awarded the College’s Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Reunion Weekend, which took place June 3-5. Dr. Moscola was honored at the reunion luncheon for her accomplishments in her professional life, her dedication to community service and her continued commitment to the College’s core values.
The Honorable Kevin M. Dougherty, justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 89th Commencement address on Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at the College. Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees will be awarded to Carol McCullough Fitzgerald, the Honorable James J. Fitzgerald, III as well as Justice Dougherty. An Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters will be awarded to John F. Haught, Ph.D.
Chestnut Hill College’s Music Department presents the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” Friday through Sunday, April 8-10, at the College’s Motherhouse Auditorium. There will be four shows starting with Friday’s show on April 8 at 8 p.m., two shows on Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Religion and Science will host Thomas J. Reese, SJ, Ph.D., senior analyst at the National Catholic Reporter on Sunday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the College’s SugarLoaf Campus. Father Reese will deliver the lecture “Laudato Si’: Reflections on Pope Francis and the Environment.”
Harald zur Hausen, M.D., 2008 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will present the lecture, “Identification of Novel Agents as Risk Factors for Colon and Breast Cancers and Neurological Disorders” on Monday, March 21, at 2 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. Dr. zur Hausen’s lecture is presented as part of the College’s 23rd Annual Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series.
Chestnut Hill College has received a grant from The Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ) to participate in National Catholic Sisters Week. The College will use the grant to host “Beyond Borders: Mission at the Heart of Immigration and Advocacy,” with Veronica Roche, SSJ.