Monthly Archives: January 2017

PhilaU Textile Experts Help Restore Washington’s Tent for New Museum: New York Times

Philadelphia University textile faculty participated in the restoration of George Washington’s tent, which will be a major feature of the new Museum of the American Revolution, The New York Times reported Jan. 30. The 20-by-15-foot tent served as Washington’s office …

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PhilaU and TJU Students Collaborate to Develop Hospital of the Future

In a unique collaboration, Philadelphia University architecture students and Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) medical students will work to rethink the hospital of the future. Throughout the semester, as part of the architecture fifth-year design studio, students will investigate healthcare industry …

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PhilaU Fashion Alumnus Yoshio Kubo Has Successful Show in Milan: Vogue

PhilaU fashion design alumnus Yoshio Kubo presented an outstanding collection at the recent Milan Fashion Week show, Vogue reported Jan. 18. “The first was Philadelphia University–trained Yoshio Kubo, whose label is styled as his name all lowercase. His story for Fall …

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PhilaU Basketball Standout Is Entrepreneurial Hit With Coffee Company: Minneapolis Star Tribune

PhilaU business student Jordan DeCicco started the coffee drink company Sunniva to help him power through 5 a.m. basketball practices, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Jan. 14. DeCicco is taking an independent study course with PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. this …

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Head Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee Marks 50 Years at PhilaU: Fox29

Hall-of-Fame men’s basketball coach Herb Magee talked about his 50 years at PhilaU in interviews on Fox29’s Good Day Philadelphia show Jan. 23. Watch the second video from the interview here.

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PhilaU-TJU Integration Helping To Transform The Region: Philadelphia Business Journal

The integration of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University is helping to transform the Philadelphia region in 2017, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Jan. 20. The union of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University, once finalized, will create a school …

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Strategic Design MBA Director Nixon Appointed to Art Commission: PlanPhilly

Natalie Nixon, director of PhilaU’s Strategic Design MBA, was recently appointed to Philadelphia’s Art Commission, PlanPhilly reported Jan. 19. Since she began her tenure five months ago, Nixon has been peppering presenters with user-focused questions that showcase her unique perspective …

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MSSD Director Rob Fleming Says MilkCrate App Can Enhance Sustainability: Philadelphia Inquirer

Rob Fleming, director of PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design Program, said the new MilkCrate app that was piloted in the fall has great potential to enhance the sustainable culture of an organization, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Jan. 20. “The pilot …

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PhilaU Team Wins U.S. Defense Department Chembio Suit Design Challenge

A transdisciplinary team of Philadelphia University students has won the top prize in a U.S. Department of Defense challenge to redesign protective chemical-biological suits for military troops. A second PhilaU team was a runner-up in the nationwide competition. The Proof …

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College of Architecture and the Built Environment Lecture Series Kicks Off Feb. 6

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment has invited internationally recognized architects and designers to campus for the Spring 2017 Lecture Series. “CABE’s 2017 Lecture Series focuses on the American epicenters of architectural exploration and experimentation, New York City and …

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