Monthly Archives: October 2016

PhilaU Team Works on Protective Suits for U.S. Military: Technical Textile

A Philadelphia University team has recently completed work on two prototypes of protective suits for the U.S. Army in partnership with the Battelle Memorial Institute, a technology company that manages federal government laboratories and supports national security, TechnicalTextile.net reported Oct. …

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PhilaU Soccer Teams Look to Advance as CACC Tournaments Begin Next Week

Both Philadelphia University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will be kicking off their games in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournaments next week. The women’s squad takes on Wilmington (Del.) University in the first round on Monday, Oct. 31, at …

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Third Annual PhilaU Day of Giving to Be Held Nov. 3

Save the date for our third annual Day of Giving. On Thursday, Nov. 3, PhilaU will hold a 24-hour virtual fundraising event bringing together students, faculty/staff, alumni and friends to support the mission of the University. We set two major …

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Princess Grace Attended Ravenhill Academy on PhilaU Campus: Roxborough Review

Prince Albert of Monaco recently purchased the East Falls childhood home of his mother, Princess Grace, The Roxborough Review reported Oct. 25. As a girl, Grace Kelly attended Ravenhill Academy, now part of the Philadelphia University campus, the story noted.

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PhilaU Welcomes Prospective Students at Discover Fashion and Textiles Day

  Philadelphia University welcomed some 160 prospective students, parents and guests Oct. 25 at Discover Fashion and Textiles Day, which included a lively conversation with Emmy Award-winning fashion celebrity Carson Kressley H’13. Kressley, who serves on the University’s Board of …

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Textile Engineering Student Wins Scholarship From Industrial Fabrics Foundation

Philadelphia University M.S. in Textile Engineering student Imran Iqbal ’16 won the 2016 Textile Industry Engineering Scholarship for $5,000 from the Industrial Fabrics Foundation. For his thesis, Iqbal has been working with Reza Masoodi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on …

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High School DECA Students Learn About Design Thinking at PhilaU

For the past two Fridays, Philadelphia University hosted educational programs for more than 250 regional high school students interested in business and entrepreneurship. The students, hailing from high schools in Philadelphia, West Chester, York and Upper Merion, are members of …

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Vote for PhilaU Industrial Design Students in Electrolux Ideas Lab Challenge

Out of thousands of entries worldwide, three teams of Philadelphia University industrial design sophomores have moved on to the finals in the Electrolux Ideas Lab Student Design Challenge. They now need your votes to make it to the top 10. …

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Dining Services Recognized for Local Food Sourcing

Philadelphia University has been recognized for its commitment to sourcing food from local, sustainable farms during the 2015-2016 school year from the Common Market, one of its food vendors. The University purchased 17,753 pounds of local food from them. Last …

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PhilaU Associate Dean Discusses Design Thinking as a Strategy to Reinvent General Education: Peer Review

Tom Schrand, Philadelphia University’s associate dean for general education, wrote about design thinking as a strategy for reaching consensus about general education learning goals in the summer issue of Peer Review. The article explains how PhilaU faculty, staff and students applied …

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