Monthly Archives: August 2016

Industrial Design Alumnus Kakareka Named a “Who’s Next Entrepreneur”: Billy Penn

Industrial design graduate Renee Kakareka ’16, who created “smart” glasses to help the hearing impaired for her senior capstone and turned it into a startup, was named one of 17 “Who’s Next Entrepreneurs” by Billy Penn, the publication announced Aug. …

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Professor Mark Havens’ Book Celebrates Iconic Wildwood Motels: Philadelphia Magazine

Mark Havens, assistant professor of industrial design, has released a new book of photography celebrating the iconic mid-century architecture of Wildwood motels, Philadelphia magazine reported Aug. 25. In his book, Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods, Havens …

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PhilaU Wraps Up Major Renovation Projects Across Campus

This summer has been busy with the completion of substantial facility projects at Philadelphia University aimed at supporting Nexus Learning and enhancing the student experience. Fashion and textile students started classes in the new state-of-the-art $3.1 million Fashion and Textiles …

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Sunderland to Judge Military Competition to Develop Protective Suits: Women’s Wear Daily, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo!

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland has been selected to judge a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense to redesign protective suits used by the military, Yahoo!, Women’s Wear Daily and the Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 24. The Joint Program …

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Industrial Design Senior Brosius Has Back-To-School Product at Target: Reading Eagle

Industrial design senior Jacob Brosius designed a silicone carrying case for cards and keys that was selected for Target’s back-to-school line this summer, the Reading Eagle reported Aug. 23. Brosius’ Sidekick was one of four Philadelphia University student designs selected …

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Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2016 Celebrates Commencement

In front of family, friends and faculty members, Philadelphia University’s physician assistant studies students celebrated their commencement Aug. 12, reciting an oath to carry out their responsibilities as health care providers with honesty and dedication. “As I look out at …

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PhilaU Textile Engineer Sunderland Designs Innovative Olympic Rowing Suits: NBC10

Philadelphia University textile engineer Mark Sunderland designed innovative seamless unsuits for U.S. Olympic rowers, NBC10 reported Aug. 11. Sunderland’s rowing suit–in green–also was worn in Rio by Philadelphia rower Chierika Ukogu, who was the first female rower representing Nigeria, and …

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PhilaU Welcomes New Students and Marks the Start of the Academic Year at Convocation

Applause, high fives and shouts of “Welcome to PhilaU” by faculty and staff greeted new students and their family members as they streamed down the walkway to the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center Aug. 18 for Convocation 2016. “Make …

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PhilaU Students Among Winners of ACSA Urban Habitat Competition: ArchDaily

A team of four Philadelphia University students won honorable mention in the prestigious Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture student competition, ArchDaily reported Aug. 18. For Timber in the City: Urban Habitats, students were challenged to explore wood as an innovative building material. …

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PhilaU’s Midwifery Institute Receives Federal Grant For Traineeships

Philadelphia University recently received a sizeable grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to further strengthen its Midwifery Institute. The Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships award for $224,640 runs from July 1, 2016 …

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