Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mary Costello, PhilaU rower and war veteran, featured in Staten Island Advance

Mary Costello, PhilaU physician assistant student and rower and former Air Force medic who served in Afghanistan, was featured May 31 in the Staten Island Advance.

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Jeff Ashley, associate professor, cautions on use of flame retardants: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Ashley, associate professor of chemistry, says the use of flame retardants in such products as car seats for young children may pose some risk of harmful chemical exposure for youngsters, according to a May 30 Philadelphia Inquirer story. Citing research done at …

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Alumni and Health Professionals Share Career Advice at Fourth Annual D. Walter Cohen Asclepius Career Day

On April 30, the Fourth Annual D. Walter Cohen Asclepius Career Day was held for Pre-Medical Studies majors in the Kanbar Performance Space. D. Walter Cohen DDS, a member of the Board of Trustees and the event sponsor, opened the …

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New $20 million DEC building will encourage collaborations: Flying Kite

PhilaU’s new $20 million building to support the innovative academic curriculum of the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce will foster collaboration and teamwork, reported Flying Kite, a new weekly online magazine covering the “creative thinkers, innovative ideas and developments” that are defining …

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Architecture students build house for Haiti’s homeless: WHYY Newsworks

Fifth-year architecture students built a prototype house designed for use in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, WHYY Newsworks reported may 26.  The structure was designed by one of the students, Kaitlyn Korber, whose design was also submitted as part of a national competition to …

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PhilaU to Break Ground on College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Building Friday, June 10

Philadelphia University will officially break ground on a building to house the new, innovative College of Design, Engineering and Commerce in a ceremony on Friday, June 10 at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take in the heart of main campus, …

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Distinguished Tissue Engineering Researcher to Spend Fall Sabbatical at PhilaU

Peter Lelkes, Ph.D., calhoun chair professor of cellular tissue engineering in the School of Biomedical Engineering at the Drexel University Science & Health Systems, will be spending his sabbatical researching at Philadelphia University during the fall 2011 semester. “Professor Lelkes …

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Women’s Lacrosse Awards Roll in, Two Named Rookie All-American

Five Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse players were named to the 2011 USA College Women’s Lacrosse All-Star Team. Highlighting the announcement were two rookies, attacker Emily Ray and midfielder Carli DiCioccio, who were named to the All-American Rookie Team. Getting a …

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Industrial design student projects at ICFF exhibit: The Danbury News Times

Plywood was everywhere at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and “Philadelphia University’s Industrial Design students used bamboo plywood to craft an array of furnishings with architectural flair,” reported a May 23 story in the Danbury (CT) News Times.  The …

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Mike Leonard Named Interim Academic Dean of the School of Design and Engineering

Mike Leonard, associate professor of industrial design, has been named the interim academic dean of the School of Design and Engineering in the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce. Leonard’s appointment will be effective as of July 1, 2011, but …

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