Monthly Archives: May 2014

American College of Nurse-Midwives Honors PhilaU Students and Faculty

Two Philadelphia University midwifery juniors received national scholarship awards at the American College of Nurse-Midwives awards ceremony on May 16. Due to their academic excellence and leadership potential, Makeda Rambert was awarded the Midwives of Color-Watson Midwifery Student Scholarship, and …

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Commentary on Philadelphia’s Economic Success Features President Stephen Spinelli: WHYY Newsworks

A WHYY Newsworks commentary on local approaches to innovation by Joel Vardy, president and founder of Vardy & Associates, an innovation, strategy and change consultancy, featured Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D. “At a recent discussion hosted by the …

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Bank CEO Receives Honorary PhilaU Degree 40 Years Later: Philadelphia Business Journal

Parke Bancorp CEO Vito Pantilione received an honorary doctorate at Philadelphia University’s May 17 Commencement 40 years after leaving the school without completing his degree, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported May 23.  “He displayed greater happiness than any of the …

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PhilaU Textile Design Program Showcased at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Philadelphia University faculty and students showcased innovations in textile design at the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York May 17 to 20. At the fair, North America’s premier showcase …

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PhilaU Offers First MOOC with Course in Sustainable Design

Philadelphia University is offering its first massive open online course, or MOOC, based on the University’s innovative M.S. in Sustainable Design program, starting June 1. With this course, Sustainable Design: Principles and Methodologies, PhilaU is entering the innovative new world …

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PhilaU’s New LaunchPad Will Support Student Entrepreneurs: Keystone Edge

PhilaU’s new Blackstone LaunchPad offers coaching, mentoring and other resources to help support student entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of development, Keystone Edge reported May 22.  The LauchPad program, part of a $3 million grant with Temple University and …

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College of Architecture and the Built Environment Students Publish New Design Journal

A multidisciplinary team of students in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment produced a new publication, “SPACEWORK,” featuring student work from the 2013-14 academic year. This is the inaugural issue of the student-initiated and -produced design journal. Barbara …

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PhilaU’s New LaunchPad Supports Student Entrepreneurs: Philadelphia Business Journal

PhilaU’s new Blackstone LaunchPad, officially opened at a May 14 ceremony, provides services such as mentoring and coaching to help student entrepreneurs create successful new businesses, Philadelphia Business Journal reported May 20.  Since February, more than 70 students seeking help …

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Steve Blank’s PhilaU 2011 Commencement Address One of Best Ever, NPR says

Entrepreneur Steve Blank’s 2011 Commencement address at PhilaU is one of the best ever given, National Public Radio says in a new list of top graduation speeches going back to 1774. “80 percent of success in your field will come …

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Top Student Designs Receive Awards at 2014 PhilaU Show

The top student designs at the 2014 PhilaU Show were honored with Maurice Kanbar Awards for Excellence and Employers’ Choice Awards at a May 16 reception. Students, faculty, staff, family and friends packed the Gallagher Athletic Center’s Bucky Harris Gymnasium …

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