Monthly Archives: June 2011

Professor emeritus Kleinbach hopeful about efforts to thwart bride kidnapping: Catholic News Agency

Russell Kleinbach, professor emeritus of sociology, is hopeful that educational and law enforcement initiatives will stem the practice of bride kidnappings in Kyrgyzstan, the Catholic News Agency reported June 29. Kleinbach, who has worked to halt this practice in the central Asian country for …

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Former Ram Christian Burns finds success in Ukraine: The Trentonian

Former Rams basketball standout Christian Burns has found success playing abroad in Ukraine, earning accolades as player of the year, forward of the year,  import player of the year and a spot on the All-Ukrainian League first team, The Trentonian reported June 27.

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Physician Assistant Studies Students Earn National Recognition with Awards and Honors

The Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program at Philadelphia University continued to receive national attention with three major accomplishments in recent weeks. This June, three PA students finished as national runners up at the National Medical Challenge Bowl in Las Vegas. …

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Fashion Design Graduate Wins International Handbag Design Contest

In a banner year for fashion design awards for PhilaU students, the accolades continued with a first-place finish for Kaitlyn Doherty ’11 in the Independent Handbag Designer Awards this June. Doherty won first place for “Best Student Made Handbag Inspired …

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PhilaU breaks ground on expansion: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University has broken ground on a new building to support the innovative curriculum of the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported June 17.  The college is meant to give design, engineering and business students not only …

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Groundbreaking for DEC building featured by 6ABC, WHYY Newsworks

The June 10 groundbreaking for an innovative new academic building for the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce was featured on WHYY Newsworks and 6ABC’s June 10 news at noon and June 11 news at 7 a.m.

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PhilaU Commencement speaker Steve Blank highlighted in New York Times

The remarks of Commencement speaker Steve Blank were featured in a Sunday, June 12 New York Times article, “Words of Wisdom,” highlighting some of this year’s memorable commencement addresses.  Blank talked about raising tens of millions of dollars for his …

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PhilaU Community Breaks Ground on New College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Building

President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students and friends of the University joined to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (DEC) building. During the ceremony, President Spinelli …

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Students Tackle Marketing Problem in Manayunk for MBA Case Competition

Seven teams of students in the MBA program worked throughout the spring semester to develop business plans for seven retailers on Main Street in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, as part of the one-year MBA Case Competition. The goal for …

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PA Students Present Medical Research and Education Master’s Projects

The 2011 graduating class in the M.S. in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program presented their master’s projects in The Kanbar Center Performance Space on May 26, representing months of research and community education efforts on pressing medical issues. Students completing …

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