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PhilaU Fashion Programs Among Best in World: Philadelphia Magazine

Philadelphia University fashion programs were lauded as among the best in the world by Business of Fashion’s new global study, Philadelphia magazine reported Aug. 26. Read the PhilaU Today story here.

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PhilaU Welcomes New Students at 2015 Convocation Ceremony

Philadelphia University welcomed an excited crowd of some 650 new students and their families at the 2015 Convocation ceremony on Aug. 20. “Today marks the beginning of your journey of turning your passion into your profession,” President Stephen Spinelli Jr. …

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Physician Assistant Studies Class of ’15 Celebrates Commencement

In front of a joyful crowd of family, friends and faculty members, 42 physician assistant studies students celebrated their commencement on Aug. 14, reciting the oath to carry out their responsibilities as health care providers with honesty and dedication. Class …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Jordan DeCicco Creates Coffee Energy Drink for Athletes

  After a futile search for a healthy iced coffee drink to boost his energy before 5 a.m. basketball practices, Philadelphia University business student Jordan DeCicco decided to make his own. He conjured up a ramped-up coffee drink in his …

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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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