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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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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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PhilaU Textile Faculty Help Restore Washington’s Revolutionary War Tent

Philadelphia University textile design faculty have participated in the restoration of a linen canvas tent used by George Washington as his office and sleeping quarters during the Revolutionary War. The tent will be featured as a permanent installation at the …

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CEOWORLD Magazine Ranks PhilaU as Top International Fashion School

Philadelphia University is among the top 50 fashion schools in the world, according to a new ranking by CEOWORLD Magazine. The publication’s 2016 Best Fashion School rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, quality of teaching and diversity, as …

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Tom Shirley Named CACC Athletic Director of the Year

Philadelphia University Director of Athletics Tom Shirley has been named the 2015-16 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Athletic Director of the Year, earning the distinction for the second straight year. The award is voted on by the CACC’s 14 athletic …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee to Receive Lapchick Character Award

Philadelphia University head men’s basketball head coach Herb Magee has been selected to receive the 2016 Joe Lapchick Character Award. The award is named for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach and recognizes those who have shown the …

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Textile Design Students Win Top Prizes in Virginia Jackson Competition

Philadelphia University graduate textile design students won two top prizes in the International Textile Market Association’s (ITMA) annual Virginia Jackson Design Competition. Nina de Vassal won first place in the print category, and Ananya Bevinakatti took second place in the …

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PhilaU Textile Design Students Develop Innovative Designs for Sunbrella Fabric

Philadelphia University textile students developed aesthetically pleasing and innovative solutions using Sunbrella fabrics for a recent design challenge presented by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and Sunbury Textile Mills. Textile design graduate student Samantha Fletcher ’16 earned first place for her …

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PhilaU Students Showcase Designs at International Furniture Fair

Philadelphia University students showcased a collection of innovation design projects at the prestigious International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York this week. The 24 students in four design disciplines presented projects ranging from a woven hanging lamp and knitted …

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