Monthly Archives: June 2010

David Brookstein talks about textile education in Reuters special report

David Brookstein, dean of the School of Engineering and Textiles, noted that Philadelphia University’s textiles program is focused on the graduate level, according to a Reuters special report on the U.S. textile industry posted June 29.  “You do not want to take a 17- or 18-year …

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Dr. Spinelli talks about entrepreneurship in Portal Exame, Brazilian news agency

President Spinelli was interviewed about entrepreneurship in Portal Exame, a Brazilian news agency, on June 21, coinciding with his trip to Brazil.

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Fashion Design Students Showcase Award-Winning Dresses at Go Red for Women Event

The striking crimson designs of PhilaU students Bianca De Pietro, Cecily Salinas and Nikki Enterline were the top winners in the 2010 Red Dress Competition sponsored by the American Heart Association. De Pietro won first place for her hand-beaded and …

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PhilaU receives $1.8 million in federal research funds, Business Journal reports

Philadelphia University received nearly $1.8 million in federal reseach funds since May for its Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection and Biomedical Textile Structures Laboratory, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported June 23.  The research is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense …

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Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection Receives $1.29 Million from the U.S. Department of Defense for Research on Military Apparel

Philadelphia University has received an additional $1.29 million from the U.S. Department of Defense, for a total of $9 million over six years to research, develop and test chemically protective clothing for military personnel through its Laboratory for Engineered Human …

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Summer START Scheduled for Incoming Students and Families

Incoming freshmen and transfer students and their families will participate in PhilaU’s summer orientation program, START. The program is designed to help ensure students and their families make a seamless transition into the PhilaU community. The START sessions for first …

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Fifteen Student-Athletes Receive CACC All-Academic Honors

Fifteen Philadelphia University student-athletes recently received the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) All-Academic honors for the spring 2010 athletic season. Honorees include baseball players Tyler Mentzer, Jared Farbman and Matthew Minakowski; softball players Kristyn Loughery, Devyn O’Neill, Kelly Rauco, Kate …

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Lady Rams Win Second Straight CACC Restaino Cup

The Philadelphia University Lady Rams won the 2009-10 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Alfred R. Restaino Sr. Cup for the second straight year – given annually to the institutions that perform the best in both the men’s and women’s teams …

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Women’s Rowing Finishes Third in NCAA National Championship

The Philadelphia University women’s rowing team placed third overall at the NCAA Division II National Championships on Lake Natoma in California on May 30, a team best for the Lady Rams.  In the Varsity 4 Grand Finale, PhilaU took third …

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Women’s varsity four and eight advance in NCAA finals

PhilaU’s women’s varsity four will compete in the grand finale and the varsity eight advanced to the next round of the NCAA Rowing Championships, held in the Gold River, Calif., over the Memorial Day weekend, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 29.

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