Monthly Archives: September 2016

PhilaU Textile Students Take Top Prizes at Alpaca Owners Association Design Competition

Philadelphia University textile design students nearly swept the textile category in the 2016 Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) Student Design Competition. Undergraduate Samantha Russo ’18 came in first place, while graduate students Becky Flax ’17 and Rachel Snack ’17, respectively, placed …

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Psychology Professor Hass Says Pros Wentz and Embiid Can Improve Through Study: Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine

Philadelphia University assistant professor of psychology Richard Hass said pro athletes Carson Wentz and Joel Embiid can become great players through study and watching games as well as physical practice, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sept. 30. Wentz, the Eagles quarterback …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee Previews Season: City of Basketball Love

Hall-of-Fame Coach Herb Magee, now entering his 50th year as head coach of PhilaU’s men’s basketball team, talked about his long career and previewed the 2016-17 season in an interview with City of Basketball Love. Of the upcoming season, Magee …

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PhilaU’s Disaster Medicine and Management Program Among Top in the Country

Philadelphia University’s Disaster Medicine and Management program was named one of the top online emergency management master’s degree programs in the country. The recent ranking from the Emergency Management Degree Guide considered tuition and popularity data gathered from the National …

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Adjunct Professor of Interior Architecture Spence Kass Profiled in Period Homes

Spence Kass, adjunct professor of interior architecture at Philadelphia University, was featured in the September issue of Period Homes. The principal of Kass & Associates, he started his own architectural firm in Philadelphia 26 years ago. One of the keys …

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Design Learning Serves as Foundation to Improve Formal Education: The Brookings Institution

Educators and education leaders should focus less on translating knowledge and more on the processes of entrepreneurial learning and creativity, according to a Sept. 14 Brookings Institution article on the imperative for design learning. The authors cited Philadelphia University’s Nexus …

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PhilaU Sponsors Innovative Projects During DesignPhiladelphia 2016

As institutions of higher learning that share the view that design and design thinking are critical to innovation, Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University are proud to be the title sponsors of DesignPhiladelphia 2016, from Oct. 6-16. The theme for …

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PhilaU Psychology Professor Hass On Led Zeppelin and Music Plagiarism: The Atlantic

Richard Hass, assistant professor of psychology with expertise in music and creativity, talked about plagiarism in music and the recent lawsuit involving the rock group Led Zeppelin in an article in The Atlantic. Part of the problem was that “particularly …

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PhilaU Career and Internship Fair Attracts Top Employers

Some 350 students attended Philadelphia University’s Career and Internship Fair Sept. 22 to network with representatives from some 50 firms recruiting full-time employees and interns equipped with skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century workplace. The event, which attracted such …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Professor Captures Wildwood’s Disappearing Past With New Book

With Mark Havens’ new book “Out of Season: The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods,” the Philadelphia University assistant professor of industrial design captures the popular Jersey Shore spot in a state of transition. Its many motels—neon and brightly colored icons …

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