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Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University Announce Official Combination to Disrupt Higher Education Landscape

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University announced their official combination, effective July 1, 2017, creating a national comprehensive university designed to deliver high-impact education and value for students in medicine, science, architecture, design, fashion, textiles, health, business, engineering and more. …

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PhilaU Students Dazzle and Stun the Runway at Annual Fashion Show

With inspirations ranging from struggling artists in the 19th century, to the juxtaposition of war and peace, to ancient Mayan culture, the works of 127 student designers dazzled the runway April 27 for Philadelphia University’s annual Fashion Show at the …

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PhilaU Graduates Achieve 95 Percent Employment, Grad School Success Rate Once Again

For the fifth year in a row, an impressive 95 percent of Philadelphia University graduates reported employment in fields related to their career interests or graduate school acceptance, according to the Class of 2016 survey from the University’s Marianne Able …

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PhilaU Alumna Wins John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture

For the third time in four years, a Philadelphia University student or graduate has won the John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture. After reviewing more than 50 entries, the jury named Melanie Whedon ’14 the winner for her proposal “Moments …

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PhilaU Fashion Student Vivian Cooper Awarded Top National YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship

Philadelphia University fashion design senior Vivian Cooper was awarded the first-ever top award of $35,000 from a national pool of 600 student designers at the YMA Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner in New York Jan. 12. Marc Mastronardi, executive …

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Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University Sign Combination Agreement

The Boards of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Philadelphia University (PhilaU) announced that they have entered into a Combination Agreement to enable the two universities to become one comprehensive university centered on professional education. Preparing students for the …

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PhilaU Textile Engineer Mark Sunderland Designs Innovative Rowing Suits for Rio Olympics

When members of the U.S. Olympic rowing team hit the waters in Rio later this summer, they will be wearing an innovative seamless unisuit developed by performance apparel expert Mark Sunderland, textile engineer and Robert J. Reichlin High-Performance Apparel Chair …

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Innovators’ Expo Celebrates the Work of PhilaU Seniors

In a wide-ranging display of talent, Philadelphia University’s largest Innovators’ Expo ever showcased some 300 senior student projects May 9-13 in the Gallagher Athletic Center. The expo celebrated the creativity of PhilaU seniors in animation and digital media, architecture, communication, …

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Obey Clothing’s Mike Ternosky to Receive Spirit of Design Award at PhilaU Fashion Show: Women’s Wear Daily

Obey Clothing head designer Mike Ternosky ’00 will receive the 2016 Spirit of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show on April 21, Women’s Wear Daily reported April 6. After graduating from PhilaU, Ternosky, who grew up snowboarding and …

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PhilaU Architecture Wins Grant to Develop Textile Materials Strategies

Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment has received the 2015 NCARB Award to develop strategies for architectural textile composites for building envelopes. PhilaU will receive $34,208 in funding for an interdisciplinary and experimental architecture design studio to …

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