Monthly Archives: October 2015

Interior Architecture Graduate Students Participate in Healthcare Charrette

Three Philadelphia University interior architecture graduate students were invited to participate the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Healthcare Student Charrette, held October 3-8 in Chicago. Norell Ferguson, Meghan Laky and Pirouz Rezvanian, who will graduate in 2016, worked on the team-based …

Posted in Awards and Accolades

President Spinelli On How PhilaU Delivers Value to Students: Executive Leaders Radio

In a Sept. 29 interview on Executive Leaders Radio, President Stephen Spinelli Jr.talked about the importance throughout PhilaU’s 131-year history of connecting graduates to industry. At the same time, he said, “Industry and jobs and professional lives are rapidly changing, so …

Posted in University Headlines

Fashion Celebrities Kelly Cutrone and Carson Kressley Share Industry Insights

Kelly Cutrone, fashion publicist and reality television personality, shared her fashion industry insights with students this week during a lively conversation with fashion celebrity and PhilaU Trustee Carson Kressley. During talks to several hundred current and prospective fashion design, fashion …

Posted in University Headlines

PhilaU Alums Aiming To Market Next Great Rubber Band Launcher: Technical.ly

PhilaU industrial design graduate Ben Stack ’14 is collaborating with experienced toymaker Alan Dorfman ’82 to bring what they expect to be the next big “it” toy to market, Technical.ly reported Oct. 28. Stack’s Precision Rubber Band System is being manufactured by …

Posted in In the News

Professor Emeritus William G. Wolfgang Passes Away: The Philadelphia Inquirer

William G. Wolfgang, 89, who retired as professor of textiles in 2002, died Oct. 9, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Oct. 28. According to the article, he advised NASA on designing a less flammable spacesuit and did early work in computer-aided …

Posted in In the News

PhilaU Futures and Textiles Futures Center Reflects Innovative Curricula: Philadelphia Business Journal

PhilaU’s new Fashion and Textiles Futures Center, including a $3 million investment in facilities, will support and advance the University’s innovative collaborative and multidisciplinary learning approach, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Oct. 23. Leading industry partners are supporting the initiative, …

Posted in University Headlines

PhilaU Establishes Fashion and Textiles Futures Center: Textile World

Philadelphia is establishing a Fashion and Textiles Futures Center, including a $3 million investment in facilities, to advance its innovative and highly regarded fashion and textiles curricula and enhance partnerships with industry leaders to more closely connect students to current …

Posted in In the News

PhilaU Invests $3 Million in Fashion and Textiles Futures Center: Philadelphia Magazine

Philadelphia University, recently ranked as one of the best fashion design programs in the world, just unveiled plans for its new Fashion and Textiles Futures Center, Philadelphia Magazine reported Oct. 19. The Futures Center includes a $3 million renovation of …

Posted in University Headlines

Philadelphia University Establishes Fashion and Textiles Futures Center

Philadelphia University announced today the establishment of its Fashion and Textiles Futures Center.  The Futures Center, which will include a $3 million investment in facilities, will advance the University’s innovative and highly regarded fashion and textiles curricula and enhance partnerships with …

Posted in University Headlines

Philadelphia University To Host Geodesign Forum Oct. 16

The third annual Geodesign Forum at Philadelphia University will bring together design practitioners, educators and students of the built environment to discuss the latest advances in this emerging field. The Forum will be held Friday, Oct. 16 from 1 to …

Posted in University Headlines