Monthly Archives: August 2010

Environmental Chemist Jeffrey Ashley Releases Study on PCB Contaminants in Popular Fish Oil Supplements

A new study by Philadelphia University researcher Jeffrey Ashley, Ph.D., has found levels of PCB contamination in all tested samples of fish oil capsules, which many people take for their heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The study was published in the …

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Save the Date: Day of Service Sept. 30

Attention, faculty, staff and alumni: the third annual Day of Service will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 as the kick off to Homecoming and Family Day Weekend. The campus-wide Day of Service will be in place of classes on Thursday, …

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FYE Fall Programming Series for ‘The Complete Persepolis’

As part of the 2010 First Year Experience (FYE) reading program, a series of curricular and co-curricular activities are planned for the fall semester in association with Marjane Satrapi’s book, The Complete Persepolis. The Complete Persepolis, accompanied by a brief …

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Fashion Design Senior Kaitlyn Doherty Wins People’s Choice and First Runner Up at ‘Project OR’ Competition

Fashion design senior Kaitlyn Doherty was named the winner of the People’s Choice Award and first runner-up at the 2010 Summer Market “Project OR,” a 48-hour concept-to-prototype, student design competition meant to inspire innovative summer outdoor fashion, at the Outdoor …

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University Convocation Ushers In New Academic Year

Philadelphia University welcomed more than 700 freshmen and their families at the University’s annual Convocation on Aug. 19 in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. Eileen McPartland ’86, chief operating officer of Allscripts™, addressed the crowd of students and …

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Fall 2010 Courses Begin Monday, Aug. 23

The 2010-2011 academic year will begin Monday, Aug. 23. Click here for the Fall 2010 Academic Calendar. For a full calendar of Philadelphia University events, visit the University calendar.

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Jeff Ashley, associate professor of chemistry, discusses study on PCBs in fish oil capsules on NBC10

Jeff Ashley, associate professor of chemistry, discussed his new study on chemical PCBs in popular fish oil capsules on NBC10 at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12.  Concentrations were low but still a concern, he said, and consumers should look for capsules from …

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New Undergraduate Students to Take Part in Welcome Weekend Aug. 19 to 22

New students entering Philadelphia University will take part in a four-day orientation program from Thursday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 22 filled with educational and social events to kick off their experience as PhilaU students. “This week’s events mark the …

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PhilaU featured on 6ABC story on residence hall living

PhilaU was featured in a story on college residence hall living on 6ABC‘s 5:30 a.m. news Aug. 12.  The story included shots of a campus residence hall before student move-in and after it was set up and decorated for students.

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Allscripts COO Eileen McPartland ’86 Keynote Speaker at 2010 Convocation Thurs., Aug. 19

Eileen McPartland ’86, chief operating officer of Allscripts™, will speak at Philadelphia University’s 26th annual Convocation – ushering in the 2010-11 academic year and formally welcoming incoming students – on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. in The Gallagher Athletic, …

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