Monthly Archives: December 2013

Philadelphia University Welcomes Three New Trustees

    Philadelphia University has welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees this year: Carson Kressley H’13, Emmy Award-winning fashion celebrity; Arthur Rubenstein, former dean, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; and William Jasper, Unifi, Inc. chairman …

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Biology professor Anne Bower talks about invasive earthworms on WHYY Radio Times

Anne Bower, associate professor of biology, discussed the problem of invasive earthworms on WHYY’s Radio Times with host Marty Moss-Coane on Dec. 18.  The alien Asian earthworms are munching their way through forests and wreaking havoc with the eco-system, Bower …

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PhilaU Rams Go Up Against DI Boston College: Sports Illustrated

PhilaU men’s basketball lost to DI Boston College 67-50 in a Dec. 15 game in Boston, Sports Illustrated reported Dec. 17.  BC Coach Steve Donahue started his career as an assistant at PhilaU for head coach and Hall of Famer Herb …

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PhilaU’s Magee two games up on Duke’s Krzyzewski in all-time wins: Philadelphia Daily News

PhilaU men’s basketball coach Herb Magee is two games ahead of Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in all-time NCAA wins, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Dec. 18.  While Magee is ahead with 967 career wins, that lead is unlikely to last as …

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Suiting Up: A New Spin on Holiday Cards

Philadelphia University regularly collaborates with industry partners like Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Target and Comcast on interdisciplinary projects that give our students the opportunity to identify and solve real-world problems.  It’s a hallmark of the University’s distinctive approach to teaching …

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PhilaU Men’s Basketball Goes Up Against DI Boston College: Boston Globe, Inquirer and others

PhilaU men’s basketball went up against DI Boston College in an exhibition game in Boston Dec. 15, The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, York Daily Record, Observer-Reporter, Hanover Evening Sun and others reported.  The Rams, playing a day after besting Goldey-Beacom …

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PhilaU Students Develop Revitalization Plans for Germantown Community

  Philadelphia University architecture and landscape architecture students put their learning into practice during a semester-long collaboration to revitalize the commercial corridor in nearby Germantown. Following months of meetings and discussions with neighborhood organizations and residents, the students developed a …

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Students Develop Mohair Innovations in Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Philadelphia University assistant professor of fashion merchandising and management Marie-Eve Faust wanted to educate her students on sustainability in fashion. Glen Cauffman’s Angora goat farm provides ecologically superior mohair and wool to local companies. Over the summer, the two joined …

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PhilaU students develop plans for Germantown neighborhood: The Daily News, WHYY Newsworks

PhilaU architecture, landscape architecture and geodesign students worked with Germantown community members this semester to develop plans to revitalize the neighborhood’s commercial corridor, The Daily News reported Dec. 11.  Student Ryan Harms said the experience, part of an urban design …

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Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli’s new book with Heather McGowan, “Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate,” details highly effective approaches to innovation

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr., an entrepreneurship expert, and former Assistant Provost Heather McGowan have co-authored the new book “Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate,” which details effective team-based approaches to achieving innovation in business, education and other industries …

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