Monthly Archives: May 2016

PhilaU Textile Design Students Develop Innovative Designs for Sunbrella Fabric

Philadelphia University textile students developed aesthetically pleasing and innovative solutions using Sunbrella fabrics for a recent design challenge presented by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and Sunbury Textile Mills. Textile design graduate student Samantha Fletcher ’16 earned first place for her …

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PhilaU Architecture Students Present Train Station Design Plans: WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University architecture students recently presented their plans to redesign the East Falls train station–including options for food, drink and fitness–to SEPTA officials, community members and others, WHYY Newsworks reported May 23. The architecture students, with the help of two occupational therapy

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Architecture Alumnus Designs Winning Parklet: Philly Voice

Recent architecture graduate Alex Klohr designed a winning parklet–in the space of a parking spot–as part of a design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and Saint-Gobain, Philly Voice reported May 20. The parklet won the people’s choice …

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PhilaU Textile Students Design Innovative Products for Sunbrella: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Casual Living

Philadelphia University textile design students developed innovative new uses for Sunbrella fabrics as part of a competition sponsored by Sunbury Textile Mills and Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, reported the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Casual Living and other news outlets. Graduate student Samantha …

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Science Center CEO Speaks at PhilaU Commencement: Technically Philly

Philadelphia University awarded an honorary doctorate to University City Science Center President and CEO Stephen Tang at the May 14 Commencement ceremony, where Tang told graduates, “There is no progress without risk, and there is no risk without failure. Progress and …

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PhilaU Fashion Program Among Tops in World: CEOWorld Magazine

Philadelphia University has been ranked in the top 50 fashion schools in the world by CEOWorld Magazine. The magazine ranked PhilaU’s fashion program 45th overall, based on academic reputation, employer reputation, quality of teaching and diversity, in its just-released ranking …

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PhilaU Students Showcase Designs at International Furniture Fair

Philadelphia University students showcased a collection of innovation design projects at the prestigious International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York this week. The 24 students in four design disciplines presented projects ranging from a woven hanging lamp and knitted …

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Innovators’ Expo Celebrates the Work of PhilaU Seniors

In a wide-ranging display of talent, Philadelphia University’s largest Innovators’ Expo ever showcased some 300 senior student projects May 9-13 in the Gallagher Athletic Center. The expo celebrated the creativity of PhilaU seniors in animation and digital media, architecture, communication, …

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EPA Recognizes PhilaU for Its Commitment to Green Power

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Philadelphia University as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Since …

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Students Help Area Middle School Win STEM Competition

The Roberto Clemente Middle School SeaPerch team that Philadelphia University mentors and sponsors through the Navy-funded McKean After School Grant won first place in the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge on April 29. The team, which bested 38 other schools, now …

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