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Middle School Girls Explore Engineering at PhilaU Summer Camp

“Ready, set, go!” shouted Parth Patel, a sophomore engineering student at Philadelphia University, standing beside an above-ground pool in front of Hayward Hall this week. At Patel’s cue, eight teams of middle school girls attending the University’s two-week summer camp …

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Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2014 Celebrates Graduation

Members of the physician assistant studies Class of 2014 celebrated their entry into the field at an Aug. 8 graduation ceremony in the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. In all, 50 new physician assistants received their completion certificates and …

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PhilaU Nexus Innovation Program Selected as a National Economic Development Award Finalist

Philadelphia University’s Nexus Innovation program of industry partnerships has been selected as a finalist for a University Economic Development Association (UEDA) award for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship. The national award recognizes innovative programs focused on developing economic prosperity. “The …

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Nick Christian ’14 Selected Along With President Obama as a Top Commencement Speaker

Philadelphia University alumnus Nicholas Christian ’14 was selected along with President Barack Obama and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki as one of the year’s top six commencement speakers by the North American Association of Commencement Officers. “I’m ecstatic,” said Christian, an …

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Pamela Collins Named Academic Dean, Executive Director of School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Pamela Collins, Ph.D., an experienced higher education administrator with expertise working with adult learners and degree-completion programs, has been named academic dean and executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, effective July 28. In this role, she …

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PhilaU Wins Three UCDA Graphic Design Excellence Awards

Two projects created in Philadelphia University’s graphic design communication design workshop have won Awards of Excellence in the 2014 University and College Designers Association’s (UCDA) 44th annual design competition. The awards were for the exhibition design and collateral materials for “Single …

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Executive David Sirkin ’94 To Give 2014 Convocation Address

David Sirkin ’94, president of The Neckwear Group at PVH Corp., will deliver the keynote address at Philadelphia University’s annual Convocation to welcome some 730 new students on Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation …

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Physician Assistant Studies Students Receive White Coats to Mark Start of Clinical Work

Members of the M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2015 marked the next step on their professional journeys July 17 as they accepted their short white coats signifying their entrance into clinical rotations. At the program’s annual white coat …

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PhilaU Students Volunteer to Provide Medical Care in Ghana

As the bus carrying Philadelphia University student medical volunteers pulled into the rural Ghanaian community of Ekumfi Techiman, hundreds of clapping, smiling children ran to greet those on board. “When we got off the bus, we each had four kids …

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PhilaU Hosts Architectural Robotics Workshop for STEM Scholars

“Ever since I was a kid, I liked taking things apart and putting them back together,” said Gavin Taylor, a rising junior at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School. Taylor was one of eight high school students from The Franklin …

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