Monthly Archives: March 2015

Former Congressman Joseph Hoeffel Discusses Government Transparency

Former Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Joseph Hoeffel discussed his book, “The Iraq Lie: How the White House Sold the War,” with students, faculty and staff in the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space on March 12. While Hoeffel said he voted to authorize …

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Interior Design Seniors Sweep Top IIDA Student Design Awards

Three Philadelphia University interior design seniors swept the top three prizes in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) tri-state chapter’s annual student design competition. This is the fifth consecutive year a PhilaU student has earned first place in the IIDA …

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Sustainable Design Students Win National Charrette Institute Scholarships

M.S. in Sustainable Design students James Chun and Joseph Tursi won scholarships from the National Charrette Institute for training and certification as design charrette facilitators. Chun and Tursi will attend a one-week training session this month at the group’s headquarters …

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Former Rams Assistant Steve Donohue Named Penn Hoops Coach: Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Huffington Post and others

Steve Donohue, former assistant to PhilaU men’s basketball coach Herb Magee, has been named head men’s coach at the University of Pennsylvania, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Boston Herald, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Huffington Post and many other news outlets on March 17. Donohue …

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The Design Center to Exhibit Student Work and Collection Artifacts

From March 24 to April 2, The Design Center at Philadelphia University will exhibit student fashion and textile designs and select items from its historic and rare fashion and textile collection. The exhibit will include illustrations made by students in …

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DEC Dean Ron Kander Talks About Career Reinvention: Philadelphia Inquirer

Ron Kander, executive dean of the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, spoke on a panel on career reinvention at WHYY on March 11, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 15. Kander, a former DuPont materials sciences engineer, moved from that …

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PhilaU Women’s Hoops Readies For NCAA Tournament: CBSPhilly, KYW Newsradio

PhilaU’s women’s basketball is preparing for its first NCAA tournament since 2009, CBSPhilly and KYW Newsradio reported March 11. Tom Shirley, women’s coach and athletic director, and Najah Jacobs, senior guard, were interviewed. PhilaU, the #7 seed in the East …

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PhilaU Wins Top AAUA Award For Strategic Plan: Roxborough Review

PhilaU has been awarded the prestigious American Association of University Administrators’ John L. Blackburn Award for its innovative strategic plan, The Roxborough Review reported March 11.

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PhilaU Design Student’s Batsuit Reflects Student Interest in Superheroes: USA Today College

The functional Batsuit created by PhilaU industrial design student Gordon Jackson reflects a “larger global mania surrounding superheroes,” according to a March 11 article in USA Today College.

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U.S. News Ranks PhilaU Physician Assistant Studies Program Among Top in Nation

Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program once again has been ranked among the top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools report. In the just-released report, PhilaU’s physician assistant studies program was …

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