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PhilaU Students and Faculty Lead Philadelphia Science Festival Events

Philadelphia University students and faculty will help promote science education as part of the citywide 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival from April 25 to May 3. As part of the annual city science festival, PhilaU students and faculty in architecture, chemistry, …

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PhilaU Students Win Top Awards in BLT Architects Student Competition

PhilaU students won top awards in BLT Architects’ 2014 student interior design competition, with fifth-year architecture student Philip Rivera taking first place and senior interior design student Kaitlin Shenk placing third. “Phil and Kaitlin both demonstrate a facility to absorb …

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Patrick Kelly and Innovative Leaders to be Honored During The Verizon Philadelphia University Celebration of Innovation

Philadelphia University will posthumously award celebrated designer Patrick Kelly with the Legend of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show on Sunday, April 27 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, as part of an extraordinary weekend of …

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Students Walk to Raise Money for the American Cancer Society at Relay For Life

Philadelphia University’s Colleges Against Cancer chapter raised $22,250 for the American Cancer Society at the University’s sixth consecutive Relay For Life on April 4. Over 400 PhilaU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members attended the event where participants walked …

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Author and Journalist Jeffrey Selingo Will Give 2014 Commencement Address

Jeffrey J. Selingo, prominent higher education author, journalist and speaker, will address the Class of 2014 at Philadelphia University’s 130th Commencement on Saturday, May 17, at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. At the ceremony, Selingo will be awarded …

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PhilaU Students Collaborate on Assistive Devices for Clients with Challenges

Anthony, a 14-year-old boy with autism, always wanted to ride a bicycle with his brothers and neighborhood friends, but he has difficulty balancing on two wheels. As part of Philadelphia University’s 15th Annual Assistive Tech Collaboration, occupational therapy student Sarah …

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Sustainable Design Student Competes in Startup Competition with Sustainability App

Morgan Berman, a student in PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program, is convinced there is public demand for a digital guide to the city’s environmentally-friendly businesses. She started developing an app called MilkCrate for her master’s thesis project to link …

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NASA Asks Public to Vote on New PhilaU-Designed Spacesuits

NASA is asking the public to help choose their newest spacesuit from among the three innovative designs created by a team of PhilaU fashion design and engineering students last fall. Fashion design students Gabriela Canosa and Cassandra Burr and engineering …

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Fashion Design Students Win United By Blue Design Competition

  Philadelphia University fashion design juniors Jenna Michel, Coral Heffron Neuhold and Hui Xuan He won a student design competition and were named artists of the month by United By Blue, a Philadelphia-based apparel company. The students’ winning designs will …

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Fashion Merchandising and Management Professor Marie-Eve Faust Publishes Book on Body Shape and Apparel Sizing

We’ve all been there—carting dozens of jeans in different sizes and styles into a fitting room, taking wild guesses and often leaving empty-handed because what fits in one store doesn’t at the next. It’s an age-old source of frustration for …

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