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The Basketball Tournament Comes to PhilaU This Weekend

For the third consecutive year, Philadelphia University will host the Northeast Regional of The Basketball Tournament (TBT). Alumni teams from Villanova, Temple and LaSalle, as well as former New York Knicks and Syracuse players, will be among those competing for …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Students Create Back-To-School Products for Target

In collaboration with Target and design firm Umbra, two Philadelphia University industrial design students and two recent alumni are having their products manufactured and sold as part of the mega-retailer’s back-to-school line. Under the label Loft by Umbra, the items …

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PhilaU Architecture Graduate Earns Top Honor in Dencity Competition

Philadelphia University alumnus Lauren Brosius, B.Arch ’15, has earned second place in the 2016 Dencity Competition, a design contest that works to foster new ideas on how to better handle the growing density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of this global …

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Middle States Visiting Team Commends PhilaU in Reaccreditation Report

In front of a packed audience of faculty and staff in Philadelphia University’s Lawrence N. Field DEC Center, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) evaluation team read a glowing report leading to the MSCHE issuing a 10-year reaffirmation …

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Renews PhilaU’s Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has renewed Philadelphia University’s accreditation. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission. As part …

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President Spinelli Receives Honorary Degree from Ulster University for Distinguished Service to Education

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. received the Honorary Degree Doctor of Letters June 28 from Ulster University in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, in recognition of his distinguished service to education. Spinelli said he is honored to receive the honorary degree …

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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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Fashion Faculty David Loranger On Why We Love Target: Philadelphia Magazine

In a Philadelphia magazine story on the science behind why we love Target, Philadelphia University lecturer David Loranger says Target knows a lot about its customers–and uses that information to meet their needs. “They look at who you are tangibly …

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PhilaU Names Henry Humphreys Dean of Students: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University has named Henry Humphreys, Ph.D., a veteran leader in collegiate student life, as dean of students, effective Aug. 1, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported June 21. Read the PhilaU Today story here.

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PhilaU Appoints Henry Humphreys, Ph.D., as Dean of Students

Henry Humphreys, Ph.D., a veteran leader in collegiate student life, has been named Philadelphia University’s dean of students, effective Aug. 1, 2016. Most recently, Humphreys served as senior associate dean of students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His 25 years …

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