Monthly Archives: March 2008

Consumer Product Safety Commission Officials and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz Discuss Safety of Textile and Clothing Imports at ITAPS

Researchers at the Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety (ITAPS) met March 27 with Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officials to discuss concerns about potentially hazardous chemicals that are present in imported textiles and …

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Hitoshi Ujiie, associate professor of textile design, on digital textile printing in print magazine

Hitoshi Ujiie, associate professor of textile design and director of the Center for Excellence of Digital Inkjet Printing of Textiles, was featured in the April issue of print magazine.   In a story on digital textile printing, Ujiie talked about how digital …

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ITAPS meeting with Rep. Allyson Schwartz and Consumer Product Safety Commission officials on NBC10

Researchers at the Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety met March 27 with Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) and Consumer Product Safety Commission officials to discuss concerns about formaldehyde and other potentially hazardous chemicals that are present in imported textiles and …

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Philadelphia University Welcomes New Controller

Kathleen McGirr, CPA, has joined Philadelphia University as controller. She will be responsible for overall accounting functions and management of the Business Office. Previously, Ms. McGirr was controller and acting vice president, Administration and Finance, with Montgomery County Community College …

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Dean Marion Roydhouse Speaks about Contributions of Women to Pennsylvania History

Women have been central to the history of Pennsylvania since the Civil War, helping to industrialize the state, working for reform in the areas of slavery and child labor and joining together in cross-class coalitions to achieve their goals, according …

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University Welcomes New Staff Members

Philadelphia University welcomes two new staff members— Joshua Liss, assistant vice president for Development Operations, and Rhonda Davis, director of Fitness and Wellness—to campus. Mr. Liss comes to the University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations from the University of …

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Board of Trustees Approves Renovation Projects

At a March 13 meeting, members of Philadelphia University’s Board of Trustees approved upgrades to Independence Plaza, renovations to the ground floor of Hayward Hall and refurbishments to Smith House, projects that are scheduled to be completed by the end …

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ITAPS Featured in Global Ontario News Hour Segment

Philadelphia University's Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety (ITAPS) was featured in a Global Ontario News Hour segment March 17.  David Brookstein, dean of the School of Engineering and Textiles, and Herb Barndt, associate professor of Textile Engineering, were interviewed …

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Spring Break ends; Students return to class

Philadelphia University’s Spring Break has ended. Residence halls reopened Sunday at noon and classes resumed Monday, March 24. For the Spring 2008 academic calendar, visit http://www.philau.edu/academics/calendar.html

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ITAPS Featured on 6ABC Newscast March 14

A segment on Philadelphia University’s Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety (ITAPS) aired March 14 on 6ABC during the 11 p.m. news.  Consumer Reporter Nydia Han interviewed David Brookstein, dean of the School of Engineering and Textiles and ITAPS …

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