Monthly Archives: February 2011

PA student headed to Honduras to provide health care: The Daily Local

Physician assistant student Kevin Pilotti will head to Honduras in May to provide health care as part of the University’s Medical Brigades, The Daily Local (West Chester, Pa.) reported Feb. 24. Pilotti, a freshman, said the group is raising funds for 27 students to work …

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Sue Lehrman, Ph.D., Appointed Dean of the School of Business Administration

Sue Lehrman, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the School of Business Administration in the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce. Dr. Lehrman, who currently is the dean of the School of Business at Providence College in Rhode Island, will …

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Dr. Jeff Ashley talks about dangers of lead-tainted ceramics: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Ashley, associate professor of chemistry, warns that heat, acid and the passage of time can encourage the leaching of lead from ceramics, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in Feb. 24 story on the presence of lead in ceramics sold in Chinatown …

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Physician Assistant Studies Associate Professor Michael Rackover Named Outstanding PA of the Year

Michael “Rocky” Rackover, PA-C, associate professor and associate director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program, will receive the 2011 PAragon Outstanding PA of the Year Award for outstanding service from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) at the 39th …

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Design X video and interviews featured on WHYY Newsworks

The creative and innovative designs on the Design X runway were featured in a video on WHYY’s Newsworks site.  The video includes interviews with Clara Henry, fashion design program director, Andrew Van Sant, president of Fashion Industries Association, and student designers Stephanie Rice, …

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Design X Fashion Show Pushes Creative Boundaries, Wows Packed Auditorium

Philadelphia University’s fashion design students wowed the packed Downs Hall Auditorium at the 2011 Design X Fashion Show Feb. 22, pushing creative boundaries from the fantastical to the sublime. Featuring an array of work inspired by nature, pop culture and …

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Prof. Steve Frumkin talks about rising cotton prices: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Steven Frumkin, asscciate professor of business, said rising cotton prices began in Asia early last year and have surged recently as speculators have swooped into the cotton futures market in anticipation of profit-making opportunities, according to a story in The Philadelphia …

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Coach Magee named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist, reports ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and other media outlets

Men’s basketball coach Herb Magee, who last year became the winningest all-NCAA coach in history when he topped Bobby Knight’s record, was named a 2011 finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Feb. 18.  The news was reported by a wide …

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Legendary Philadelphia University Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee Named Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalist for Election in 2011

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today named an elite list of players and coaches as finalists to be considered for election to the Hall in 2011. Among them is legendary Philadelphia University Coach Herb Magee, who became the …

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Annual Design X Fashion Show Set for Tuesday, Feb. 22

Don’t miss Philadelphia University’s 2011 Design X Fashion Show, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Downs Hall Auditorium. Always an exciting and visually stimulating event, Design X, produced by Fashion Industries Association (FIA), features experimental designs constructed …

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