Monthly Archives: October 2016

PhilaU Co-Sponsoring Program on the Need for Trauma-Informed Curricula in Higher Learning

Abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poverty and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have profound health, social and emotional consequences for people across the lifespan. Research indicates ACEs are common across cultures and socioeconomic strata, and yet, few health and human …

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M.S. in Sustainable Design Program Recognized for Preparing Future Leaders

The 2016 Build Architecture Awards have recognized Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Sustainable Design, noting the unique transdisciplinary collaborative program leads in preparing future leaders. The awards highlight “the amazing work done by the talented designers, artists and visionaries whose talent …

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Ram Madness Kicks Off Basketball Season as Coach Magee Enters 50th Year

Philadelphia University’s 2016-17 basketball season kicked off on a high note last night at Ram Madness. Fans filled the stands at the Gallagher Athletic Center for the special pep rally that featured team introductions, a pizza eating contest, three-point challenge …

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PhilaU Team Helps Develop Protective Garment for Military

A Philadelphia University-lead team recently completed work on two prototypes of protective suits for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in partnership with the Battelle Memorial Institute. The one-piece over garment suit is part of an …

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PhilaU to Offer Doctorate in Midwifery and M.S. in Real Estate Development Next Fall

Philadelphia University will offer two new programs starting fall 2017: the doctorate in Midwifery and M.S. in Real Estate Development. The University previously announced the addition of an M.S. in Fashion Design Management, an online M.S. in Construction Management and …

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Civil Rights Activist Malcolm Lazin Discusses LGBTQ Rights at PhilaU

Famed civil rights activist and director of the Equality Forum Malcolm Lazin visited Philadelphia University on Oct. 4 to discuss the progress made in LGBTQ rights. Prominent Philadelphia lawyer Shanin Specter, son of Senator Arlen Specter, interviewed Lazin at an Arlen Specter …

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PhilaU and TJU Collaborate for PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) students recently transformed a parking space in Center City Philadelphia into a temporary green space and exhibit for PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia, an annual event that raises awareness of the environment, health and the …

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Wearable Technology Can Spark Creativity At Work, Nixon Says in Inc.com

Wearable headsets that can enable workers to “turn on” brainstorming or more focused tasks can help spark creativity in the workplace, Strategic Design MBA Program Director Natalie Nixon wrote in Inc.com. “Ultimately, it is exciting to see the market expanding …

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PhilaU Students Earn Top Awards in InnoLight Competition

Philadelphia University architecture student Michael Penzel ’18 won first place and a $3,000 prize in the InnoLight Competition 2016. In addition, industrial design student Sidney Miller ’18 earned third place and architecture alumni Feras Alsaggaf ’16 and Samuel Siegel ’16 …

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PhilaU Interior Design Program Ranked One of the Top Programs in the Nation

Philadelphia University’s B.S.in Interior Design Program has been ranked 11th in the country by DesignIntelligence. The prestigious annual ranking is based on surveys of hiring professionals who indicated which schools they think best prepare students for success as an interior …

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