• March Events

John E. Walker, Ph.D to Speak at Business Leaders of Uncommon Excellence Lecture Series

Thursday, March 07, 2013 4:00 PM

Dr. John E. Walker, founder, past CEO and chairman of the board of Andesa Services will present the lecture, “Re-thinking the Purpose of the Firm” at the Business Leaders of Uncommon Excellence Lecture Series on Thursday, March 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.
 
 The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Barbara Diemer, MBA, M.Ed., assistant professor of business, at 215.248.7033.

Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation Presents “JUST Listening”

Friday, March 08, 2013 9:30 AM

The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation  presents the program, “JUST Listening” on Friday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

JUST Listening is an effort to foster social change by practicing, promoting and teaching other-centered, compassionate, and non-judgmental listening skills. The program is an essential tool in helping to promote civility and learn skills in dialogue.

Sharon Browning will present the JUST Listening program. She is the former executive director of Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, and also taught for 15 years in the Sociology Department at Chestnut Hill College. She is a trained mediator, retreat facilitator, spiritual guide and teacher, focusing on the needs of marginalized individuals and groups.

For more information, please contact Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D. at 215.248.7099 or e-mail nerneyc@chc.edu.

Chestnut Hill College to Host 8th Annual United Nations Teachers Conference on Human Rights

Friday, March 15, 2013 9:30 AM

Chestnut Hill College will host the 8th Annual United Nations Conference on Teaching Peace and Human Rights on Friday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. This conference, a United Nations Academic Impact Event and sponsored by Global Education Motivators (GEM) will focus on "The Future We Want: A Better World Through Human Rights Education."
 
Changu Mannathoko, senior advisor for education at UNICEF will give keynote remarks at the conference.
 
 For more information, please see press release

Institute for Religion and Science Lecture: "Neurotheology"

Monday, March 18, 2013 7:00 PM

Andrew Newberg, Ph.D., director of research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College, adjunct professor of religious studies and associate professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will present a lecture on Neurotheology on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf campus at Chestnut Hill College. This lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College.
 
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D. at 215.248.7197 or kduffy@chc.edu.

20th Anniversary Biomedical Lecture Series: M. Celeste Simon, Ph.D to Lecture

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:00 PM

M. Celeste Simon, Ph.D., scientific director and investigator at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor of cell and development biology at the University of Pennsylvania will present the lecture, “Hypoxia, Hypoxia Inducible Factors and Tumor Progression” at the 20th Anniversary Biomedical lecture series on Wednesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please see press release.

Soldiers Project Training on Self Care for Mental Health Professionals

Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:00 AM

Chestnut Hill College will host training for The Soldiers Project Pennsylvania on “Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Traumatization, and Self Care for Mental Health Professionals” on Thursday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.
 
The training will discuss the latest research findings on the neuro-psychological and socio-emotional manifestations of compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization. Participants will learn how to recognize the signs that one might be struggling with compassion fatigue and/or vicarious traumatization or Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder. Various self-care techniques will be explored for mitigating the effects of compassion fatigue/vicarious traumatization.

There is a $25.00 charge for those attending who are not members of The Soldiers Project PA, with or without CEUs. Registration is required and payment can be made at the door. Please email Sister Nancy DeCesare, Ph.D. at decesaren@chc.edu to register.

Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation Talk to Discuss Leadership and Reconciliation

Monday, March 25, 2013 7:00 PM

Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S. Vatican Council II professor of theology at the Catholic Theological Union will present the lecture, “Formation for Leadership in Reconciliation" on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor. The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College.

For more information, please contact Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D. at 215.248.7099 or e-mail nerneyc@chc.edu