Monthly Archives: May 2017

President Spinelli On His Former Student’s Entrepreneurial Venture Ring: Los Angeles Times

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. talked about his former student Jamie Siminoff’s entrepreneurial home security system, Ring, in a Los Angeles Times story reported May 12.

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Textile Professor Beevers Helps Recreate Dress for Michener Museum Exhibit: WWD

Textile design faculty member Claire Beevers helped recreate a dress for an exhibit on Charles Sheeler at the James A. Michener Art Museum, WWD reported May 12.

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Julius “Dr. J” Erving Will Deliver PhilaU Commencement Address: Inside Higher Ed

Julius “Dr. J” Erving, basketball legend and author, will deliver the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s 133rd Commencement  May 15, Inside Higher Ed reported May 12.

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PhilaU and Regional Partners Poised for Big Moves in Smart Fabrics: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University and its regional partners in the federal Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) initiative are poised to make big moves in smart fabrics, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 11. The upcoming combination of PhilaU, a “hotbed for fabric design …

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Senior Jacob Brosius Selected as IDSA Student Merit Award Winner

Industrial design senior Jacob Brosius has been named an Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Student Merit Award winner. The award provides industrial design students from across the country the opportunity to showcase their talents and achievements at their IDSA …

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PhilaU Architecture and Jefferson Students Develop Healthcare Solutions Through Design Thinking

Demonstrating the power of bringing together architecture and medical students, Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) collaborated in a unique course this semester to develop real-world improvements in healthcare delivery. The students developed nine projects, two concentrating on cancer …

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Graphic Design Communication Alumna Wins Fresh Award from AIGA Philadelphia

AIGA Philadelphia has named Philadelphia University graphic design communication alumna Ali Doucette ’13 the 2017 winner of the Fresh Award. The highly competitive distinction honors one emerging designer who is “creating stellar work and breaking boundaries in the local design …

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PhilaU Students Win People’s Choice Award from PA-DE ASLA

Philadelphia University fourth-year landscape architecture student Hakeem Wilson and fifth-year architecture student Rajvi Vyas won the People’s Choice Award at the Pennsylvania-Delaware American Society of Landscape Architects Conference April 25. Landscape architecture professionals selected their project, “Metamorphosis of Healing,” from a …

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Julius “Dr. J” Erving to Address Undergraduates at Philadelphia University Commencement May 15

Basketball legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving will give the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 15, 10 a.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Mark L. Tykocinski, M.D., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and …

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Coach Herb Magee Receives PhilaU Lifetime Achievement Award: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University men’s basketball coach Herb Magee received the Lifetime Impact Achievement Award at the University’s Celebration of Innovation on May 6, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 7. Watch the video below of the PhilaU community celebrating Magee’s Hall-of-Fame career.  

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