Monthly Archives: May 2015

PhilaU Textile Collection A Rich Source of Inspiration: AATCC News

The Design Center at Philadelphia University houses a rich and historic textile collection that offers inspiration for designers, collection curator Marcella Milio wrote in AATCC News. Designers and others can view the collection in person or browse thousands of the collection’s fabric swatches online …

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Faculty Valerie Hanson and Chris Pastore Publish Books

Philadelphia University faculty members Valerie Hanson, associate writing professor, and Chris Pastore, professor of transdisciplinary studies, recently have published new books in the fields, respectively, of scientific rhetoric and textile engineering. Hanson’s book, “Haptic Visions: Rhetorics of the Digital Image, …

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PhilaU Showcase Designs Featured on WPHL

The PhilaU Showcase, featuring the innovative projects of this year’s graduates, was featured on WPHL May 15 during the 10 p.m. news. Students “tonight at Philadelphia University showcased designs not for a catwalk but humanity,” WPHL reported.

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PhilaU Commencement Speakers Reported by Inside Higher Ed

William R. Sasso, chair of Stradley Ronon law firm, and Jon Reichlin, chair of Nathan Sports, addressed graduates at Philadelphia University’s 2015 Commencement ceremonies, Inside Higher Ed reported May 19.

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PhilaU 2105 Commencement Photo Gallery Featured in Newsworks

Philadelphia University celebrated its largest graduating class ever at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies on May 16, WHYY Newsworks reported May 18.  To see the photo gallery, click here.

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Philadelphia University Celebrates its Largest Graduating Class Ever at Commencement

View Flickr slideshow here. Philadelphia University celebrated the largest graduating class in its 131-year history in front of a joyous crowd of faculty, family and friends at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on May 16. Some 961 undergraduate and graduate students, …

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PhilaU Showcase Features Year’s Most Innovative Student Designs

An improved protective suit for medical professionals treating Ebola patients, with built-in communication receivers and a large face shield allowing for 130-degree peripheral vision. A water filtration system for hikers to collect drinking water from the mud in an emergency, …

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PhilaU Announces $1 Million Scholarship Honoring Planet Fitness CEO: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Planet Fitness owners, vendors, friends and family members have established a $1 million scholarship at Philadelphia University in honor of CEO Chris Rondeau: The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 13. “The generosity of your colleagues is a real testament to your …

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$1 Million Scholarship Established to Honor Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau H’15

Members of the Planet Fitness family joined together to donate more than $1 million to endow a new scholarship fund at Philadelphia University in honor of Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau H’15. The scholarship, announced by Philadelphia University President Stephen …

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Textile Design Graduate Students Exhibit Eye-Catching Collections

Vibrant tapestries of woven, knit and printed fabrics covered the walls of The Design Center at Philadelphia University May 8 at the opening reception for an exhibition of work by M.S. in Textile Design students. The impressive exhibition, featuring creative …

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