Monthly Archives: August 2014

Greg Lucado, construction management program director, says Revel casino will deteriorate quickly without utilities: Philadelphia Inquirer

Greg Lucado, director of construction management programs at PhilaU, says the bankrupt Revel casino in Atlantic City will deteriorate quickly if utilities are turned off, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Aug. 28. In hot weather, “if you shut down the electric …

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Sustainable Design Alumna Launches New “Green” App: Philadelphia Daily News

Morgan Berman ’14 has launched a new mobile app, MilkCrate, that enables users to find environmentally friendly businesses and services in the region, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Aug. 28. The searchable database works “like a green Yelp,” Berman said. …

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PhilaU Student Medical Volunteer Trip to Ghana Featured in APPA Blog

A group of 35 PhilaU students, including many in Physician Assistant Studies, traveled to Ghana in late May-early June to provide medical services to villagers without much access to medical care, the American Academy of Physician Assistants reported Aug. 28 …

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Sustainable Design Graduate Unveils New App Targeting Eco-Friendly Businesses: NBC10

PhilaU sustainable design graduate Morgan Berman ’14 this week launched her new mobile app, MilkCrate, designed to help sustainable-minded shoppers find almost 2,000 “green” businesses in the Philadelphia region, NBC10 reported Aug. 27. The MilkCrate app serves as a hub …

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PhilaU Prepares To Dedicate Arlen Specter Center for Public Service: WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University will officially dedicate the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and its newly renovated home, the historic Roxboro House, on Sept. 11, WHYY Newsworks reported Aug. 26. “In the history of Philadelphia University, this is a very unique …

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PhilaU Tops Record for Student-Athletes Earning DII Academic Achievement Awards

A record number of 84 PhilaU student-athletes earned 2013-14 Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) academic achievement awards, the organization announced Aug. 22. This year’s list of award winners easily surpassed the University’s previous record of 50 that was set …

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PhilaU Welcomes Incoming Students at Convocation Ceremony

Post by Stephen Spinelli. Philadelphia University welcomed some 730 new students and their families and marked the official start of the 2014-15 academic year at Convocation on August 21. After a bagpipe processional into the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation …

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PhilaU Welcomes New Students at Convocation: WHYY Newsworks, Roxborough Review

Philadelphia University welcomed its new class of students at the Aug. 21 Convocation ceremony marking the official start of the academic year, WHYY Newsworks and Roxborough Review reported Aug. 22.

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PhilaU STEM summer camp for girls featured in Navy News Service

Philadelphia University’s summer STEM camp for middle-school girls was featured in Navy News Service on Aug. 19. PhilaU collaborates with the U.S. Navy and Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania to offer the hands-on camp focusing on science, technology, engineering and …

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Middle School Girls Explore Engineering at PhilaU Summer Camp

“Ready, set, go!” shouted Parth Patel, a sophomore engineering student at Philadelphia University, standing beside an above-ground pool in front of Hayward Hall this week. At Patel’s cue, eight teams of middle school girls attending the University’s two-week summer camp …

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