Monthly Archives: January 2016

Nine PhilaU Fashion Students Win Prestigious YMA Scholarships

Nine Philadelphia University fashion students—the most ever in a single year—have won prestigious $5,000 scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, it was announced at the annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner Jan. 12 at the New York Marriott …

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Finance Professor Philip Russel Named Dean of Graduate Education

Philip Russel, Ph.D., professor of finance, will assume a new leadership role as dean of graduate education for Philadelphia University, effective July 1, 2016. In his new role, Russel will chair the Graduate Council, coordinate the academic portion of graduate …

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PSU Coach Pat Chambers Talks About Hoops Record at PhilaU: Pennlive.com

Penn State University basketball coach Pat Chambers talked about his playing days as a PhilaU Ram and how that may impact his coaching, Pennlive.com reported Jan. 21. When asked about Chambers’ three-point shooting, PhilaU men’s basketball coach Herb Magee said, …

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PhilaU Names Monica Lam SBA Academic Dean: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University has named Monica Lam, Ph.D., academic dean of the School of Business Administration, effective July 1, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Jan. 20.

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Philadelphia University Names Monica Lam, Ph.D., Academic Dean of the School of Business Administration

Monica Lam, Ph.D., an experienced higher education educator, researcher and administrator, has been named academic dean of Philadelphia University’s School of Business Administration, effective July 1, 2016. She is professor of accounting and information systems at California State University at …

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President Spinelli Discusses Benefits of PhilaU-TJU Integration at Economic Conference: Philadelphia Business Journal

PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. discussed the benefits of the PhilaU-Thomas Jefferson University integration at a meeting of some 400 business leaders attending the 2016 Economic Conference, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. Spinelli said the proposed merger grew out of …

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PhilaU-TJU Integration Will Create Value for Students, Spinelli Tells Business Leaders

The integration of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, as outlined in the Letter of Intent signed Dec. 17, 2015, will create more value for students and drive innovation in higher education, Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. said at …

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PhilaU Ram Peter Alexis Reaching New Heights: CBS Philly

Senior big man Peter Alexis led the Rams with 25 points and 9 rebounds during the men’s basketball 89-82 win over Kutztown on Jan. 13, CBS Philly reported. Alexis, who recently became the seventh player in the history of PhilaU …

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Transdisciplinary Focus is Key to MBA Education, President Spinelli Tells BizED

Teaching decision making across disciplinary boundaries should be an important component of MBA programs, many of which are too “vanilla,” PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. said in a BizEd article on MBA education. “Most business schools do not have the expertise to …

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Professor Malhotra’s Research on Commodity Funds Cited in The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance

Specialty commodity funds fall short on key measures, according to new research co-authored by PhilaU Professor Davinder Malhotra, The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Finance reported Jan. 11. These categories of funds have not been able to consistently create positive …

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