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PhilaU Industrial Design Students Design Back-To-School Products For Target

In collaboration with Target and product design firm Umbra, four Philadelphia University industrial design students are having their products manufactured and sold as part of the mega-retailer’s back-to-school line. Target announced the sale of the student designs, winners of a …

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Physician Assistant Studies Students Receive White Coats As N.J. Program Welcomes First Students

During a joyful ceremony last week, physician assistant studies students in the Class of 2016 donned their new white medical coats to mark the start of their clinical rotations. The 49 students were helped into their coats from their Class …

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GeoDesign Students Develop Sustainable Plans for Philadelphia Navy Yard

Seven Philadelphia University students working toward their M.S. in GeoDesign are developing plans for the future sustainable development of Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, the nation’s most successful commercial redevelopment of a former military facility. During a six-day charrette last month, the …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Morgan Gaumann and Colin Hansel Create Unique Surfboards

As undergraduates, industrial design students Morgan Gaumann and Colin Hansel turned their love of surfing into a capstone project—and then, with help from PhilaU’s Blackstone LaunchPad, into a full-fledged business. Now, more than a year out of PhilaU, the two continue to run …

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New Leadership Announced for College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

Michael Dryer, a long-time leader in health-care education, has been named executive dean of Philadelphia University’s College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, effective July 1, 2015. Barbara Kimmelman, a professor of history who previously was associate dean of the College, …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Galen Kane Designs a Better Water-Filtering Bottle

During a family kayaking trip, industrial design student Galen Kane got the inspiration for an entrepreneurial opportunity: the need for a better product to refill their water supply. “My uncle had a ceramic filter, and we quickly realized how inconvenient …

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Student-Designed Red Dresses Now on Display at Macy’s Center City

The three winning PhilaU student designs from the American Heart Association’s spring fashion show are now on display in a Macy’s Center City window until the end of July. The stunning red gowns, created by fashion design students Maria D’Agostino, …

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In Memoriam: Philadelphia University Remembers Bob Kunik ’53

Philadelphia University sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of alumnus Bob Kunik ’53, who passed away June 26, 2015. Bob, winner of the 2013 Leadership in Philanthropy Award, was a generous supporter of Philadelphia University and played …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Jonny Nguyen and Christopher Dang Plan to Serve On-The-Go Pho

After they graduate from PhilaU, budding entrepreneurs Jonny Nguyen and Christopher Dang plan to open a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant, Pho me, Pho you, Pho us, in nearby Manayunk. Their business premise: offer an on-the-go version of the popular pho …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Morgan Berman Designs My MilkCrate App for Sustainable Living

Let’s say you wanted to live more sustainably, but could use some help finding local businesses and services that supported your values. That’s exactly what Morgan Berman ’14 was thinking when she came up with My MilkCrate, a mobile app designed …

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