Monthly Archives: January 2015

PhilaU Fashion Student Wins Retail Federation Scholarship: Home & Textiles Today

Courtney Hunter, a junior fashion merchandising and management student, was awarded $10,000 as a finalist in the National Retail Federation’s Next Generation Scholarship competition, Home & Textiles Today reported Jan. 13. She was selected from among 24 semi-finalists representing more than 20 schools. …

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Six Fashion Students Win Prestigious YMA National Scholarships

Fashion design senior Victoria Pion has won a $10,000 national scholarship as one of eight finalists in the prestigious YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene scholarship competition, while five other PhilaU fashion students took home $5,000 scholarships. The winners were celebrated at …

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Sustainable Design Alumnus Alex Dews Named DVGBC Executive Director

Alex Dews ’10, a graduate of PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program and an adjunct professor at the University, has been named executive director of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, effective. Jan. 20. In his current position as policy …

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Biology Professor Anne Bower Teaches Benefits of Medicinal Plants: Philadelphia Inquirer

Anne Bower, associate professor of biology, taught a course on medicinal plants last semester, where students learned about the science and health benefits of natural remedies, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 27. The class of biology and health science students, …

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Phil Tiemeyer Book Wins Prestigious John Boswell Prize

Associate Professor Phil Tiemeyer has won the prestigious 2015 John Boswell Prize for his book, “Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants.” The award, which recognizes an outstanding book on LGBT history, was granted …

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How President Spinelli Would Invest $1 Billion To Improve City: Philadelphia Business Journal

PhilaU President Spinelli told the Philadelphia Business Journal that if he had $1 billion to spend on Philadelphia he would invest in the educational ecosystem. In the Jan. 5 story, the Business Journal asked 36 prominent Philadelphians from a range …

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Hall of Fame Coach Magee Just One Win Away from 1,000 Wins

Philadelphia University Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Herb Magee is just one win away from his 1,000th career win, a milestone not yet reached by an NCAA Division II men’s basketball coach. The Rams’ next game will be against Post University at home …

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