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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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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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Unifi Inc. Establishes Term Chair for Design Thinker and Strategic Design MBA Director Natalie Nixon

Natalie Nixon, director of PhilaU’s Strategic Design MBA program, has been awarded a new term chair for innovative design thinkers established by Unifi Inc., whose chair and CEO is Trustee William Jasper. The G. Allen Mebane IV ’52 Chair for …

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Nexus Learning Awards Recognize Teaching Excellence at PhilaU

More than a dozen Philadelphia University faculty and staff members were honored at the 2014 Nexus Learning Awards ceremony on April 1 in the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space. Jeff Ashley, interim director of the Center for Teaching Innovation & Nexus …

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Natalie Nixon’s “Astonishing” TEDx Talk Uses Jazz Principles to Redesign Business

In a talk that The Philadelphia Inquirer called “astonishing,” Strategic Design MBA Director Natalie Nixon used jazz as a metaphor for redesigning business at the TEDx Philadelphia conference on March 28. Nixon called for more improvisational organizations that value creativity, …

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