Monthly Archives: June 2013

PhilaU Class of ’12 Achieves Highest Job Placement/Graduate School Rate

A record 96 percent of Philadelphia University’s 2012 graduates are working in their disciplines or have been accepted to the graduate school of their choice, according to the latest survey of graduates by the University’s Career Services Center. The percentage …

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Phil Tiemeyer Reviews Historic Supreme Court DOMA Ruling

Phil Tiemeyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, discusses expansion of gay civil rights in today’s groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Tiemeyer is the author of Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants, …

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Natalie Nixon on the benefits of pop-up retail shops: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Natalie Nixon, director of the Strategic Design MBA program, said pop-up shops offer small retail start-ups an opportunity to reach their target audiences in different locations without the cost of a store, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in a June 24 …

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Eileen Martinson ’86 Named Chair of Philadelphia University Board of Trustees

Eileen Martinson ’86, a highly regarded entrepreneur, dedicated education advocate and chief executive officer of Sparta Systems Inc., has been appointed chair of Philadelphia University’s Board of Trustees. She succeeds William C. Whitmore Jr. ’82, president and CEO of AlliedBarton, …

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PhilaU Students Win 2013 AATCC Research Competition

PhilaU students placed first and second in their respective categories in the 2013 AATCC Materials Research Poster Competition. Seth Moczydlowski MSID ’14 was awarded first place in the Industrial/Technical/Sports Materials category for his research titled “Commercial Screen Printing Ink on …

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Timothy Wikander BSID ’11 Honored in Core77 2013 Design Awards

Industrial design alumnus Timothy Wikander ’11 won a Notables Award in the Core77 2013 Design Awards for his Amplifier Dock design. Tim describes his Amplifier Dock on the Instructables website as “a passive amplifier and docking solution for iPhone and …

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PhilaU students design and grow mushroom furniture: The Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU industrial design students Brian McClellan and Merjan Tara Sisman designed and grew furniture from mushroom roots as part of their senior industrial design projects, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 14.  The story detailed the process the pair used with …

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PhilaU fashion alums design for Macy’s Fashion Incubator: 6ABC

PhilaU fashion design alumnae Melissa Choi and Pia Panaligan are taking their fashion firm Senpai + Kohai to the next level of success as part of the 2013 Macy’s Fashion Incubator program, 6ABC reported May 25. For more about the …

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Fashionista Ranks PhilaU Fashion Programs among Top 50 Worldwide

Philadelphia University was selected as one of the “Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World” in the 2013 rankings by Fashionista, a leading international web site for fashion news and trends. Fashionista listed Philadelphia University’s fashion programs, which include majors …

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PhilaU fashion programs acclaimed as among top 50 internationally: fashionista

PhilaU’s fashion programs have been ranked among the top 50 programs internationally in the latest survey by fashionista.com.  “Philadelphia University fashion students are passionate about their program,” fashionista said.   “We’re big on collaboration and internships,” according to one student.

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