Monthly Archives: April 2011

Architecture Students Design and Build Shelter for Haiti’s Homeless

When an earthquake struck just west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the devastation displaced somewhere between 1.5 to 2 million people and killed thousands of Haitians. Charity organizations around the country dedicated their efforts to providing emergency food …

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For Third Year in a Row, PhilaU Students Will Represent U.S. In International Design Competition

For the third year in a row, Philadelphia University will send a team of students overseas to represent the United States as winners of the U.S. National Multicomfort House Competition. Architecture student Lauren Printz and architectural engineering students Jason Bottoni …

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PhilaU Partnership Showcases Work at National Sustainable Design Expo

Robert Fryer, assistant professor in the M.S. in Sustainable Design Program, and sustainable design student Kevin Frost presented their work at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington D.C. from April 15-17. Last year, Frost and Fryer received an Environmental …

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Industrial Design Students Develop Mock Product Lines for Elmer’s Executives

Five teams of students in the Design VI for Industrial Design class worked for most of the spring semester to develop new and innovative presentation product concepts for Elmer’s Products Inc., part of a unique industry collaboration. Three Elmer’s representatives …

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Business Bridge Program Offers Summer Business Courses to Non-Business Students

The unique Business Bridge Program at Philadelphia University empowers designers and any non-business students with the tools and language of business, making them uniquely qualified to innovate. Students have the opportunity to apply their skills and strengths to business challenges, …

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PhilaU textile design students win Virginia Jackson competition: Furniture Today

Three PhilaU textile design students have won in each category of the annual Virginia Jackson Design Competition, Furniture Today reported April 26.  Mary Armacost won first place in dobby, Katherine Labate won honorable mention in jacquard and Elizabeth Weissert won honorable …

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Philadelphia University will Honor Five Outstanding Leaders during An Evening of Innovation on Saturday, April 30

Philadelphia University will present four accomplished innovators — José Maria Alapont, Mo Meidar ’70, H’09, Dorothy Roberts and Tomio Taki — with the 2011 Leader of Innovation Medal at the Spirit of Innovation Gala on Saturday, April 30 at the …

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Student Volunteers Present Projects at Service Learning Showcase

Presentations lining the walls of The Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space on April 21 represented hundreds of hours of community service from PhilaU student volunteers this semester. Students participating in the Serve 101 class shared information about their semester-long service …

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Marie-Eve Faust calls for standard clothing sizing: The New York Times

Marie-Eve Faust, director of PhilaU’s fashion merchandising program, said manufacturers, retailers and brands need to agree to a standard labeling system to help customers find the right size and fit, The New York Times reported April 24 in “One Size Fits Nobody: Seeking a Steady 4 or …

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PhilaU’s Robert Brady Receives Prestigious Landscape Architecture Award

Fifth-year landscape architecture student Rob Brady has been named a 2011 Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholar. The Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes students with “exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service and leadership to advance sustainable design and …

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