Monthly Archives: October 2015

PhilaU Nexus Learning Hubs Enhance Active Learning and Engagement

Two new Nexus Learning Hubs—active teaching and learning environments unique to Philadelphia University—greeted students when they returned to campus this fall. The Doug Schwab ’76 & Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab & Family Nexus Learning Hub was established in Tuttleman 209 and The …

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PhilaU Blackstone LaunchPad Supports Student Entrepreneurs: Technical.ly

PhilaU’s Blackstone LaunchPad scholarship program provides resources for student entrepreneurs to attend startup conferences, pitch events and venture fairs, Technical.ly reported Oct. 14. Morgan Berman, sustainable design graduate and CEO of My Milkcrate, an app that connects people with sustainable resources, said …

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Textile Students Win Award for Antimicrobial Applications in Art

Three Philadelphia University master’s students in textile design and textile engineering recently won first place in the 2015 Fabric Graphics Student Design Challenge. Sarah McMahon and Isabella Amstrup, textile design graduate students, and Sarah Haas, textile engineering graduate student, won …

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Fashion Alumna Amanda Stearns Designs Eco-Friendly Knits: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Amanda Stearns, a 2014 fashion design alumna, is working on an eco-friendly line of knitwear during her participation in Macy’s Fashion Incubator program, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Oct. 7. Her mostly hand-knitted collection for women uses chemical-free natural fibers and she …

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The Slinky Is “Magic,” Industrial Design Program Director Tod Corlett Tells The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Slinky, a low-tech stack of flat, coiled metal celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, is “magic,” Tod Corlett, director of industrial design programs, told The Philadelphia Inquirer in a story on the nostalgic yet still popular favored toy of …

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PhilaU Hosts Innovative Programming During DesignPhiladelphia Festival

Philadelphia University will host a number of creative, hands-on and educational programs as part of DesignPhiladelphia, the 11th annual citywide festival celebrating art, architecture and all things design. The festival, Oct. 8-16, will offer more than 130 events at universities, …

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Philadelphia University Faculty Members Author New Books

A number of Philadelphia University faculty members have recently authored books, ranging from academic textbooks to novels. Law and Society Program Director Evan Laine’s book, Nixon and the Dragon Lady: Did Richard Nixon Conspire with Anna Chennault in 1968 to …

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PhilaU Design Student Awards Featured in Graphic Design USA

Students in the Philadelphia University Design Workshop course won top awards in the 2015 University and College Designers Association’s Design Competition, Graphic Design USA reported Sept. 30.

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Philadelphia University Launches New Doctoral Program in Strategic Leadership

Philadelphia University is offering a new Doctor of Management in Strategic Leadership program for mid- and senior-career professionals ready to engage in a deeper and more competitive leadership landscape. The new doctoral program integrates critical concept coursework with workplace practice …

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