Monthly Archives: July 2012

Industrial Design Graduate John Modestine ’11 Designs Portable Power Charger Product

Philadelphia University alumnus John Modestine ’11 has designed POP, also known as “Portable Power.” The white-cylindrical recharging station features four retractable cord reels, each with dual-functioning iPhone/micro USB adapters. The inventive charger is quickly gaining both high praise and sales. …

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Disaster Medicine and Management Program Hosts Week of Educational Activities

As recent devastating disasters have shown, the need for highly trained disaster responders to manage rescue and relief efforts is crucial. But how do people prepare for unexpected crises? They practice. The annual week-long on-campus session for Philadelphia University’s Disaster …

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Graphic Design Graduates Carly DiBona ’12 and Natalie Vespe ’12 Receive Prestigious Awards

Carly DiBona, a recent graduate from Philadelphia University’s Graphic Design Communications program, was included in the Student Web Design Competition, “Above the Fold” for her capstone project. DiBona’s project, “Passport to Indulgence,” is an original website designed to inform travelers …

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Graduate Studies Alumni Wins 36-Hour Entrepreneurship Competition Sponsored by Novotorium

Tiffany Hodges, a recently graduated student from the Masters of Fashion Apparel Studies program, was part of a team that was awarded the top honor at Novotorium and Seed Philly’s 36-hour Not-A-Hackathon contest. Hodges team was selected as the winner …

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Kanbar College Curriculum Named Top Educational Initiative in 2012

After an intense, university-wide effort to design a forward-thinking curriculum for Philadelphia University’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, the efforts of PhilaU’s faculty and staff were recognized in a national awards competition that selected the DEC curriculum as …

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Mark Sunderland on advances in Olympic apparel engineering: The Arizona Republic, Tuscon Citizen

Mark Sunderland, PhilaU textile engineer and performance apparel expert, said innovations in apparel technology, including compression garments, can enhance Olympic athletic performance, The Arizona Republic and Tuscon Citizen reported July 22.  “The fabric itself is taking on some of the …

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DEC Center cited for flexible use of space: Building Design + Construction

Flexible space such as that designed for the new DEC Center at PhilaU is the catchword in college construction projects these days, according to a story in Building Design + Construction July 23.

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University launches PhilaU Online: The Roxborough Review

Philadelphia University has launched PhilaU Online to offer innovative academic  programs to students worldwide, The Roxborough Review reported July 22.

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Kanbar College of DEC wins top Core77 Design Award 2012

The Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce has won the Core77 2012 Design Award in the category of educational initiatives, Core77 reported July 18.  PhilaU topped the field that included entries from many national and international design programs and initiatives.

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PhilaU Hosts Math, Science and Engineering Camp for Middle School Girls

For the past two weeks, 29 students from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP), learned about science, technology, engineering and math disciplines at Philadelphia University’s summer camp designed to spur interest in these critical fields. The educational camp, which …

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