Monthly Archives: May 2009

Philip Russel, finance professor, on investing in bankrupt firms like GM, in USA Today

Philip Russel, associate professor of finance, cautions against investing in bankrupt companies like GM in USA Today, May 31.  “The shareholders tend to lose in these cases,” said Russel, who has done research on share prices and bankrupt firms.

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Philadelphia University Graduate Business Programs Hosts Annual ‘Working Together Conference’

Philadelphia University’s School of Business’ Graduate Business Programs, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, hosted the annual “Eastern PA Working Together Conference” to educate and update professional tax practitioners on issues of tax administration. The Working Together Program promotes …

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Architecture student wins green building award, Randy Swearer joins PhilaU, the Business Journal reports

The May 29-June 4 Philadelphia Business Journal included a photo of Andrew Chaveas, a fourth-year Architecture student, who won an award for his lighting design from the Delaware Valley Green Building Council.  The paper also reported that Randy Swearer will become provost of the University …

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Women’s Rowing Eight Team Takes Fourth in NCAA Finals

The Philadelphia University Women’s Rowing Eight team placed fourth overall in the NCAA Division II Grand Final Eights Sunday, May 31 at the NCAA women’s rowing championships at Cooper River Park in Camden County. The Lady Rams finished behind winner …

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Industrial Design graduates and innovative rower featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Industrial Design graduates Dan Tafe ’09 and Tim Poiesz ’09 and their innovative design for a new rowing machine were featured in a May 28 Philadelphia Inquirer story, “Philadelphia University students answer a technology challenge.”  The pair spent the better part of a …

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Associate Professor Rob Fleming’s green home renovation featured on Renovation Nation

Renovation Nation, a Planet Green television show focusing on sustainability, featured Rob Fleming, associate professor of architecture and co-director of the Engineering and Design Institute, in a May 25 episode.  Fleming was building a bamboo fence at his family’s home and was …

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Industrial Design students and their winning chairs in Interior Design magazine

Industrial Design students who exhibited their award-winning chairs at the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair were mentioned in Interior Design magazine’s online edition May 25.  “The young designers are always a show highlight, giving professionals a glimpse at a new generation of design,” …

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Philadelphia University Textile Design Students Dominate Virginia Jackson Design Awards

Philadelphia University Textile Design students won six of nine Virginia Jackson Design Awards, winning two prizes in each category of jacquard, dobby and print. Boyoung Moon won first place and Amanda McGonagle won honorable mention in the dobby category. Jennifer …

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Philadelphia University Kicks Off 125th Anniversary with The Philadelphia Orchestra Free Neighborhood Concert Sat., June 27

Philadelphia University will kick off its125th anniversary celebration with the Philadelphia Orchestra Free Neighborhood Concert Sat., June 27 at 7 p.m. in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is …

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Textile Design student competition winners featured in Furniture World and Home Furnishings Business

PhilaU Textile Design students who received Virginia Jackson Design Awards were featured in Furniture World Magazine and Home Furnishings Business.  PhilaU winners include Jennifer Sulikowski, 2nd place,and Nidhi Reddy Kasula, honorable mention, in the Jacquard category; Boyoung Moon, 1st place, and Amanda McGonagle, …

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