Monthly Archives: May 2016

Architecture Faculty and Alumni Help Launch Mentorship Program for Female Students

With the support of Philadelphia University alumni and faculty, Women in Architecture (WIA) is partnering with the Charter High School for Architecture and Design to launch Philadelphia Architects Teach Innovation, Networking + Agency (PATINA), a one-on-one mentorship program for female …

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PhilaU Offers B.S. Degree Courses at New Delaware County Campus

Philadelphia University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies has established a new Delaware County campus location to better serve the needs of adult student learners throughout the region. The Delaware County campus, which started classes on March 28, offers Accelerated …

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PhilaU’s Class of 2016 Celebrated at 132nd Commencement

In front of a joyful, cheering crowd, 914 students–including 636 undergraduate and 278 graduate students–received their degrees at Philadelphia University’s 132nd Commencement May 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. “You are collaborative, innovative, passionate and professional,” President Stephen Spinelli Jr. …

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PhilaU Students Present Design Plans for East Falls Train Station

Fifteen Philadelphia University architecture seniors, in collaboration with three occupational therapy students, presented designs for the East Falls train station last week to a team of SEPTA officials and community members, who have provided insights and feedback throughout the project. …

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MSSD Program Director Fleming on Improving Sustainability Education: Grid

Rob Fleming, director of Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program, said higher education needs to offer “new programs, courses and co-curricular activities that will lay the groundwork for a great societal leap toward authentic sustainability,” he wrote in a Grid magazine …

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PhilaU Receives Grant for Lighting Design Curriculum: Architectural Lighting

Philadelphia University has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education to develop a new multidisciplinary lighting design course, Architectural Lighting reported May 9. The Lesley Wheel Grants will support a new course developed by PhilaU …

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Philadelphia University Commencement to Be Held Saturday, May 14

Philadelphia University’s 132th Commencement will take place Saturday, May 14, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In front of proud family, friends and faculty, 914 students–including 636 undergraduate and 278 graduate students–will receive their degrees. For the undergraduate ceremony, starting at …

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PhilaU Students Dominate IES Lighting Design Competition

Philadelphia University industrial design students nearly swept the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) Design with Light competition. Students were challenged to develop a custom tabletop luminaire for the competition, which was sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of IES, one of the …

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PhilaU Fashion Show Featured Cool, Sophisticated Designs: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University’s Fashion Show featured sophisticated work from students “inspired by the unusually cool,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 11. Obey Clothing head designer and alumnus Mike Ternosky, honored with the 2016 Spirit of Design Award, sponsored the first-time Obey …

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Accomplished Leaders and Students Honored at Verizon Philadelphia University Celebration of Innovation

Philadelphia University honored five accomplished leaders and recognized the year’s best student innovations at the annual Verizon Philadelphia University Celebration of Innovation held May 7 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue. Visionary PhilaU benefactor Maurice Kanbar ’52 H’03 received the …

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