Monthly Archives: March 2014

City managers learn about business innovation at PhilaU: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia city workers learned to innovate in their jobs as part of PhilaU’s Academy of Municipal Innovation, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 30.  The seven-week program was designed to give the 19 city workers from a variety of offices the …

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Natalie Nixon gives “astonishing talk” at TEDx conference: Philadelphia Inquirer, Business Journal

Strategic Design MBA director Natalie Nixon, “in perhaps the day’s most astonishing talk, applied the principles of jazz to redesigning a corporation,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 30 in the story “Tedx talks: Rethinking the future and being of Philly.” …

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NASA updating spacesuit designs with help of PhilaU students: New York Daily News, Huffington Post, NBC, ABC and others

NASA is developing new Z-series spacesuits with the help of Philadelphia University students, the New York Daily News, Huffington Post, NBC News, ABC News and many other media outlets reported this week. “Houston, we have some options,” the New York Daily …

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Fashion Industry Leaders Share Insights for Success at Campus Fashion Event

Some 500 students, prospective students, faculty, staff and visitors packed The Gallagher Center on March 27 to hear expert insights on the fashion industry from Emmy-Award winning fashion celebrity Carson Kressley H’13, Darlene Daggett, former president of QVC, and alumni industry …

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PhilaU students study Japanese craft techniques: The Kyoto Shimbun News

PhilaU students who traveled to Japan during spring break to study handcraft techniques were featured in The Kyoto Shimbun News on March 21. According to the article, as translated by associate professor of textile design Hitoshi Ujiie, who accompanied the …

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Natalie Nixon, strategic design MBA director, to speak at TEDx Philadelphia: WHYY Newsworks

Natalie Nixon, director of the strategic design MBA program, will speak at the TEDx Philadelphia conference on March 28, WHYY Newsworks reported.  Nixon will use jazz as a metaphor for hybrid environments that allow workers to integrate creativity and structure. …

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Philadelphia City Employees Learn to Innovate at PhilaU Academy

For seven Tuesdays this semester, 19 Philadelphia city employees from a variety of offices came together in a Philadelphia University classroom to learn how to innovate in their jobs. They were the inaugural students in the new Academy for Municipal …

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PhilaU Students Travel the Globe on Spring Break Study Abroad Trips

Philadelphia University students experienced new cultures and real-life experiential learning during study-abroad trips to Japan, Senegal, Finland and other countries during the spring break. For the first time at PhilaU, seven students traveled to the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto …

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PhilaU Women’s LAX riding ball control to success: Lacrosse Magazine

PhilaU women’s lacrosse is off to a great season, winning four in a row after losing their opener, according to a March 20 feature in Lacrosse magazine.  “The Rams are a rising team, willing to take on anyone,” according to …

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PhilaU Architecture and Interior Design Students Attend AIAS Conference

Several dozen Philadelphia University architecture and interior design students attended the 2014 American Institute for Architecture Students (AIAS) northeastern regional conference in Boston during spring break, participating in a variety of events and learning experiences related to their fields. The …

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