Monthly Archives: January 2008

Anne Bower on student concerns about climate change in The Inquirer

Anne Bower, associate professor of biology, spoke about the growing concerns of students regarding climate change and global warning in the Jan. 31 Philadelphia Inquirer.  As part of a national grassroots campaign called Focus the Nation, Bower’s students will be teaching about climate change today …

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Students Illuminate Performance Space with Innovative Designs Jan. 29

Philadelphia University’s Industrial Design (ID) Program presented designs from the sixth-annual student “Sprint” Challenge in The Kanbar Campus Center Jan. 29. The challenge, which ran from Jan. 24 through 29, charged students to work collaboratively on designing and marketing lighting …

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Degree Audit to Streamline Course Management for Both Students and Advisors

Beginning Spring 2008, Philadelphia University will launch Degree Audit, a new process for academic advisors to help students electronically keep track of coursework and degree requirements as they advance toward graduation. Degree Audit, a function of Datatel Colleague, the University’s …

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Design X fashion show featured on 6ABC and NBC10 news

The Design X fashion show, which yesterday showcased a dazzling array of designs made from unconventional items, was featured Jan. 29 during the 5:30 p.m. news segment on both 6ABC and NBC10.

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Adjunct Professor Mark Franek writes about the striking Hollywood writers in The Baltimore Sun

Mark Franek, adjunct professor of writing, writes about the striking Hollywood writers and the need for good writing in the entertainment industry, despite the rise of reality shows and plotless movies, in the Jan. 29 Baltimore Sun.

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Basketball Coach Herb Magee, honored by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association, in the Daily News

Basketball Coach Herb Magee, who last February became the winningest Division II coach in NCAA history, received a special achievement award at the Jan. 28 Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Awards Dinner, as reported in the Jan. 29 Philadelphia Daily News.

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University Sustainability Initiatives Show Successful Results

Committed to helping students, faculty and staff employ the sustainable practices that are imperative to the environment and the future of the planet, Philadelphia University offers its members regular opportunities to reduce their daily consumption of the Earth’s natural resources.  …

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Natalie Weathers speaks about luxury shopping during tough economic times in The Inquirer

Natalie Weathers, associate professor of fashion industry management, suggests the luxury retail market will not suffer during tough economic times, as reported in the Jan. 27 Philadelphia Inquirer.   “Shopping is built on an emotional component,” Weathers said.  “Consumers are spoiled.  They expect to have some luxury.”

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Philadelphia University Launches Car-Share Program This Month

Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up for PhillyCarShare, a nonprofit organization that provides a car to drive without the hassles of owning a vehicle, by visiting www.phillycarshare.organd clicking on “Join for Free.”  Once applications are collected, PhillyCarShare …

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Senior Healthcare Executive Debra Osteen Kicks Off MBA Lecture Series

Philadelphia University's School of Business Administration (SBA) kicked off its Spring 2008 Leadership Lessons Luncheon Series for one-year MBA students with a special presentation by Debra Osteen, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) senior vice president and Behavioral Health Division president, …

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