Monthly Archives: July 2014

Assistant Professor Marie-Eve Faust talks about vanity sizing: Radio Times

Marie-Eve Faust, assistant professor of fashion merchandising and management, talked about vanity sizing and other issues relating to apparel fit and sizing on WHYY’s Radio Times July 30.

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Nike Designer and Alumnus Nathan Van Hook on Innovations in Athletic Footwear: Designboom

Nathan Van Hook ’03, Nike athletic training footwear design director, credits “my hunger to design and my passion for sport” for helping him design some of the giant athletic firm’s most sought-after shoes, according to a July 30 interview in …

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Kanbar ’52, inventor and entrepreneur, contributed $21 million to capital campaign: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Maurice Kanbar ’52, entrepreneur and inventor, is Philadelphia University’s biggest benefactor, giving $21 million to help the University reach 150 percent of its five-year capital campaign, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported July 27. Kanbar, the inventor of Skyy vodka, has 40 …

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Pamela Collins Named Academic Dean, Executive Director of School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Pamela Collins, Ph.D., an experienced higher education administrator with expertise working with adult learners and degree-completion programs, has been named academic dean and executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, effective July 28. In this role, she …

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PhilaU Wins Three UCDA Graphic Design Excellence Awards

Two projects created in Philadelphia University’s graphic design communication design workshop have won Awards of Excellence in the 2014 University and College Designers Association’s (UCDA) 44th annual design competition. The awards were for the exhibition design and collateral materials for “Single …

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PhilaU Psychology Graduates to Present Research at APA Conference

Two recent PhilaU psychology graduates will present research conducted for their senior capstones to leading industry researchers, educators, clinicians and consultants at the 2014 American Psychological Association (APA) conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7 to 10. Brianna Gentile ’13 will …

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PhilaU Wins 2nd APPA Award for Facilities Management

Philadelphia University received its second consecutive APPA Award for Excellence in Facilities Management at the 2014 APPA Annual Conference in San Diego July 21-23. “This award is a validation of our commitment to running efficient, well-managed and sustainable campus operations,” …

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Mark Sunderland on Lululemon’s Use of Patents to Protect Designs: Huffington Post

Mark Sunderland, textile engineer and strategist, talked about design patents in a July 27 Huffington Post article on the popular athletic wear firm Lululemon’s use of patents to protect their designs. The story was also reported July 24 by Medical Daily.

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Lululemon Design Patents May Be Difficult to Enforce, Mark Sunderland Tells BuzzFeed

Mark Sunderland, textile engineer and strategist, says Lululemon’s  aggressive use of design patents to protect their pricey line of athletic wear may be a valuable tool, but difficult to enforce, according to a July 22 story in BuzzFeed, “Lululemon Is …

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Executive David Sirkin ’94 To Give 2014 Convocation Address

David Sirkin ’94, president of The Neckwear Group at PVH Corp., will deliver the keynote address at Philadelphia University’s annual Convocation to welcome some 730 new students on Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation …

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