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PhilaU Team Wins U.S. Defense Department Chembio Suit Design Challenge

A transdisciplinary team of Philadelphia University students has won the top prize in a U.S. Department of Defense challenge to redesign protective chemical-biological suits for military troops. A second PhilaU team was a runner-up in the nationwide competition. The Proof …

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College of Architecture and the Built Environment Lecture Series Kicks Off Feb. 6

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment has invited internationally recognized architects and designers to campus for the Spring 2017 Lecture Series. Erik Olsen, managing partner at Transsolar KlimaEngineering, will open the series Monday, Feb. 6, with “High Comfort, Low …

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PhilaU Fashion Student Vivian Cooper Awarded Top National YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship

Philadelphia University fashion design senior Vivian Cooper was awarded the first-ever top award of $35,000 from a national pool of 600 student designers at the YMA Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner in New York Jan. 12. Marc Mastronardi, executive …

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PhilaU Partners with Free People in Industry Design Challenge

  Philadelphia University fashion students recently participated in an industry project to design new collections that would expand on Free People’s current offerings. The project challenged the junior fashion students to seek new designs within the brand parameters with a …

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PhilaU Architecture Students Win Third Place in Better Philadelphia Challenge

A team including two Philadelphia University architecture students earned third place in the Better Philadelphia Challenge, an international competition that seeks solutions in urban design. The Center for Architecture and Design challenged students from around the world to envision the …

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PhilaU Student Advances in HHS Competition to Bridge the Word Gap for Low-Income Children

Aimee Ketchum, a doctoral student in Philadelphia University’s occupational therapy program, has advanced to the finals of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) competition, which is seeking innovative ways to educate parents about the importance of talking …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Win Prestigious YMA Scholarships

From a highly competitive national pool of some 600 submissions, seven Philadelphia University fashion students will receive $5,000 each from the 2017 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. The winners include fashion design students Colton Snavely, Keren Espina, Maria Balestino and Emily …

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Industrial Design Students Help Develop Solutions for Paralyzed Teen

The day after Christmas last year, 16-year-old Lariq Byrd’s life changed in an instant when he was struck by a bullet that left him mostly paralyzed from the neck down. Byrd, once an active teen, now requires a ventilator, wheelchair …

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PhilaU Basketball Standout Bria Young Joins the Harlem Globetrotters

Philadelphia University women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley is fanatical about the point guard getting to her spot, distributing the ball and running the offense. So when Bria Young ’16 first joined the team and kept dribbling behind her back and …

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New York Immersion Course Gives Fashion Students Real-World Experience

Philadelphia University fashion students spent this semester in an innovative immersion course that provides hands-on experience in the New York fashion industry by meeting with top industry professionals, visiting fashion houses, collaborating on possible new product designs and attending New …

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