Monthly Archives: July 2009

Alumnus Tim Carroll spends Peace Corps year in Mali, the Reading Eagle reports

Tim Carroll ’08, who recently returned to Berks County, Pa., after spending an eventful year as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, was featured July 27 in The Reading Eagle.  Carroll studied international business in the School of Business Administration.

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Philadelphia University’s Physical Plant Receives APPA Award for Excellence

The APPA “Award for Excellence in Facilities Management” was awarded to Philadelphia University’s Physical Plant operations for its outstanding achievements in facilities management. Philadelphia University is the first four-year college or university in Pennsylvania to achieve this recognition. The honor …

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Clara Henry talks about fashion and pockets in The Inquirer

Clara Henry, director of the Fashion Design program, said pockets have come in and out of fashion since they first appeared inside the dresses of peasant women during medieval times, according to a story in the July 22 Philadelphia Inquirer.  “They were …

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Graphic Design Communication Program well represented at 2009 AIGA/Philadelphia Design Awards

The Philadelphia University Graphic Design Communication Program was well represented by faculty members and alumni at the 2009 Philadelphia Design Awards Competition and Exhibition administered by AIGA Philadelphia, the professional association for design. Eighty-two projects, out of more than 600 …

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Finance Professor Malhotra Publishes 60th Paper at Philadelphia University

Davinder “D.K.” Malhotra, Ph.D., professor of finance in the School of Business Administration and Thomas J. Herzfeld Term Chair, recently published his 60th paper at Philadelphia University. His most recent paper was published in the Financial Service Review journal. The …

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Philadelphia University Welcomes Provost Randy Swearer, Ph.D.

Philadelphia University welcomes Provost Randy Swearer, Ph.D., who began Monday, July 20. He oversees the Office of Academic Affairs and will serve as dean of the faculty. Swearer previously served as dean at Parsons The New School for Design and …

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Philadelphia Inquirer Names Six PhilaU Athletes to Academic All-Area Team

Six Philadelphia University student-athletes who participated in spring sports were selected to the annual Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Teams. Released in the Sunday, July 19 Inquirer, the athletes honored include Daniela Rodriguez for women’s tennis, Briana Zelinski for women’s crew, …

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Disaster Medicine and Management students participate in week-long series of disaster training drills and lectures

Students in the Disaster Medicine and Management program are participating in a week-long series of training exercises, disaster drills and expert lectures July 12-17 as part of the innovative master’s degree program. On Thursday, July 16, the students and faculty …

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Industrial Design student, winner of Wilsonart competition, featured in boutiqueDESIGN

Industrial Design student Aodh O Donnell, who won this year’s Wilsonart International student competition with his Armadillo chair design using the firm’s laminate material, was featured in the July/August issue of boutiqueDESIGN, a magazine catering to the boutique hotel, restaurant, spa and nightclub industries.

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Natalie Nixon talks to CNN about vanity sizing

Natalie Nixon, associate professor of fashion industry management, talked about retailers’ use of vanity sizing to make consumers feel better about their sizes in a July 10 CNN story.   “You may actually be a size 14 and, according to whatever particular store you’re …

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