Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays from Philadelphia University

Happy Holidays from Philadelphia University! Check out our 2011 holiday card. Classes will resume Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Click here for the Spring 2012 Academic Calendar. Happy Holidays!

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PhilaU’s Colleges Against Cancer Chapter Continues to Win Awards

The Philadelphia University chapter of Colleges Against Cancer recently added three more awards to their already impressive list. The group was previously recognized as the regional and national rookie chapter of the year for the 2010-11 academic year. Adding to …

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PhilaU Researchers Receive $200,000 Grant for Work on Bacteria-Killing Textiles

Philadelphia University researchers have been awarded $200,000 from the University City Science Center’s QED Proof of Concept Program to continue their work developing bacteria-killing textiles that could help reduce the high incidence of hospital-acquired infections. The grant is designed to …

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PhilaU a partner in new Fashion Incubator at Macy’s: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University is a partner in the newly announced Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s, an initiative supported by the city and Center City District to nurture young designers, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 13.  PhilaU fashion design alumni have been …

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Natalie Nixon on color of the year Tangerine Tango: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tangerine Tango, declared color of the year by Pantone, is “optimistic and exciting,” Natalie Nixon, director of the fashion industry management program, said in a Dec. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer story.  Although some of fall’s silhouettes hardened to the past, she …

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PhilaU research on biocidal textiles receives $200,000 grant: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University researchers received $200,000 from University City Science Center’s QED Proof of Concept Program to continue their work developing bacteria-killing textiles, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Dec. 13.  The PhilaU team includes Alex Messinger, Diana Cundell, Brian George and D.R. Widder.  The program funds …

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Graphic Design Students Impress Experts with Concepts in EnergyWorks-Sponsored Project

Students in the Graphic Design VII Systems Design Integration course were recognized for their work in the industry-sponsored EnergyWorks project on Dec. 9. More than 40 students participated in the project, sponsored by EnergyWorks, a comprehensive energy program for home, …

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‘IDP Film Fest’ Showcases Top Freshmen Work in the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

Gathering in The Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space with popcorn and drinks, freshmen in the Integrative Design Process (IDP) course enjoyed the best student-produced videos from the semester-long design audit project. Students in teams of four or five worked throughout …

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Fashion students create handmade items for charitable group: 6ABC, WHYY Newsworks, Roxborough Review

Students from four Survey of Apparel Industry classes designed and created 165 handmade items, including headbands, scarves, bibs and blankets, to donate to the charitable group ChemoClothes, reported 6ABC, WHYY Newsworks and The Roxborough Review.  The donated items have a retail value of $2,400.

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Celia Frank, fashion design faculty, on the popularity of turtlenecks: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Celia Frank, associate professor of fashion design, talked about the history and appeal of turtlenecks in a Dec. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the popularity of this fashion staple.  “Turtlenecks give you a silhouette-enhancing look without being overly sexy,” she …

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