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President Spinelli Shares Entrepreneurship Insights at Science Center Talk

PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. shared his insights on entrepreneurship and lessons learned from co-founding Jiffy Lube as a featured speaker last week at the University City Science Center Smart Talk. Although a lot has changed since he helped start …

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MilkCrate Founder Morgan Berman ’14 Competes in Forbes $400,000 Funding Pitch

Sustainable Design graduate Morgan Berman ’14 is one of just five entrepreneurs nationwide who will vie for $400,000 in start-up funding and advertising at this week’s influential Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia. Berman will have just five minutes on …

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PhilaU Establishes First ACE Mentor Program Collegiate Chapter

Philadelphia University recently established the nation’s first collegiate chapter for graduates of the ACE Mentor Program (ACE), a national after-school program designed to attract high school students into architecture, engineering and construction careers. Nineteen ACE graduates who study architecture, engineering, …

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Commencement to Be Held May 16, 2015 at Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia University’s 2015 Commencement exercises will take place Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the Terrace Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located at 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia. The ceremony for graduate students will take place at 10 a.m., and …

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Industrial Design Seniors Present Product Innovations

Could a cutting board with an attached food trough and knife cleaner make your life easier? How about a pencil infused with coffee aroma to keep you alert while working, or a shower rack designed to hold your towel close …

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PhilaU Fashion Student Creates Nicole Miller Retrospective

Carolyn Connor, a fashion merchandising and management senior, used her archiving skills to create a retrospective of fashion designer Nicole Miller’s vintage designs as part of her internship with Mary K. Dougherty & Associates. The designs will be on display …

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PhilaU Hosts National Organization of Minority Architects Event

Members of PhilaU’s student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) got the opportunity to learn from and network with some 250 national industry professionals at the group’s 2014 conference event held on campus Oct. 2. The 42nd …

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PhilaU’s Iconic Learning Tree To Come Down This Weekend

When a tree on Philadelphia University’s campus was struck by lightning in 2002, rather than demolishing it, then-President James Gallagher envisioned a new life for the tree as a work of art. That act of nature would soon become an …

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Students Can Apply for Blackstone LaunchPad Event Scholarships

Thanks to funding from the Blackstone LaunchPad scholarship program, PhilaU students can apply for free admission to several local entrepreneurship events. Current students interested in attending one of the events below should contact Zoe McKinley, PhilaU LaunchPad director, at mckinleyz@philau.edu …

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Architecture Students Impress Finnish Experts with Lighting Designs

Some 50 third-year architecture students spent an intense week studying the complexity of lighting design and creating prototypes as part of a novel workshop headed by two visiting Finnish experts. The PhilaU students were challenged to design a pop-up flash …

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