Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fashionista Ranks PhilaU Fashion Programs in Top 50 Globally

Philadelphia University has been named one of the “Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World” for the second time by Fashionista, a leading international web site for fashion news and trends. PhilaU fashion programs, which include fashion design and fashion merchandising and management, …

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Students Study Health Benefits Of Medicinal Plants

Have you ever tried a slippery elm bark smoothie to relieve an upset stomach? Or flaxseed oil to lower your cholesterol? Most people are accustomed to reaching for a prescription or over-the-counter drug to treat these and other ailments. But …

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Freshmen Engineering Students Build Underwater Robotic Vehicles

On a cold, snowy morning this month, some 30 first-year engineering students gathered around an above-ground pool on campus to test the underwater remotely operated vehicles they built. The project, incorporated into the freshmen curriculum for the first time this …

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MSSD Graduate Alex Dews Named DVGBC Executive Director

Alex Dews, a graduate of PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design and an adjunct professor in the program, has been named executive director of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, effective Jan. 20, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 23.  Dews currently is …

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Four New Academic Chairs Announced For Outstanding Faculty

Four new academic chairs for outstanding faculty members recently have been established, which will help advance research, support projects and enhance student learning on campus. Mark Sunderland, textile engineer and strategist and director of academic operations for Kanbar College of …

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PhilaU Makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For the second consecutive year, PhilaU has been named to the national President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. “This distinction is the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service learning and civic engagement,” said …

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Industrial Design Student Building a Better Batsuit

Jackson Gordon, a first-year industrial design student at Philadelphia University, isn’t taking a break from designing over the winter break. With more than $1,200 in funds raised from a recent Kickstarter campaign, Gordon will spend his vacation constructing his version …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Magee Meets with Sixers Coach Brown: Philadelphia Daily News

PhilaU men’s basketball coach Herb Magee had a chance to talk basketball with Sixers Coach Brett Brown at a 76ers practice this week, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Dec. 19. “I’ve known about him for years,” Brown said.  “The winningest …

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Industrial Design Student Raises Funds to Build Batsuit: WHYY NewsWorks

PhilaU freshman industrial design student Jackson Gordon launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to help him build a better Batsuit, WHYY Newsworks reported Dec. 18. Read the PhilaU Today story here.

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New Programs Announced for 2015

Philadelphia University will launch the following academic programs in 2015. SPRING 2015 B.S. in Information Technology Management Online PhilaU Online Designed to give students a competitive edge in this essential and growing field, the B.S. in Information Technology Management degree …

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