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PhilaU Students Learn About Bridge-Year Opportunities

Interested in impacting the lives of high-poverty children after graduation? Or maybe applying for a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in a developing country? Philadelphia University students interested in post-graduate service opportunities heard about the experiences of recent alumni who have …

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Assistant Professor Jeffrey Klemens Wins First Place at Teaching Conference

A research poster on collaborative learning methods presented by Jeffrey Klemens, assistant professor of biology, was awarded first place at Temple University’s 14th annual Conference on Teaching Excellence on Jan. 20. Klemens was one of eight PhilaU faculty members who …

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PhilaU Fans Cheer On Rams At ESPN Games of the Week

PhilaU Ram fans filled the stands and cheered on the men’s and women’s basketball teams during the live-streamed ESPN3 games of the week Jan 30 in the Gallagher Athletic Center. The women, who were playing for head coach Tom Shirley’s …

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Nine PhilaU Fashion Students Win Prestigious YMA Scholarships

Nine Philadelphia University fashion students—the most ever in a single year—have won prestigious $5,000 scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, it was announced at the annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner Jan. 12 at the New York Marriott …

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Finance Professor Philip Russel Named Dean of Graduate Education

Philip Russel, Ph.D., professor of finance, will assume a new leadership role as dean of graduate education for Philadelphia University, effective July 1, 2016. In his new role, Russel will chair the Graduate Council, coordinate the academic portion of graduate …

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Philadelphia University Names Monica Lam, Ph.D., Academic Dean of the School of Business Administration

Monica Lam, Ph.D., an experienced higher education educator, researcher and administrator, has been named academic dean of Philadelphia University’s School of Business Administration, effective July 1, 2016. She is professor of accounting and information systems at California State University at …

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PhilaU-TJU Integration Will Create Value for Students, Spinelli Tells Business Leaders

The integration of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, as outlined in the Letter of Intent signed Dec. 17, 2015, will create more value for students and drive innovation in higher education, Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. said at …

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Philadelphia University Announces Plans to Integrate With Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia University has signed a letter of intent to integrate with Thomas Jefferson University, a Center City-based health sciences university, to create a comprehensive university that offers unprecedented opportunities for both institutions and which will set a new standard in …

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Graphic Design Communication Students Create Chess Boards For Young Children

Graphic design communication seniors this semester created interactive chess boards geared to children as young as three for an industry project with partner Chess at Three. Inspired by the children’s story “King Fischer and King Spassky,” written by the founders …

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Former Gov. Craig Benson Addresses Municipal Innovation Academy Graduates

The third class of Philadelphia city employees graduated Dec. 8 from Philadelphia University’s Academy for Municipal Innovation (AMI), a unique program that teaches municipal employees how to innovate in their jobs. “You are the only city, or perhaps town, in …

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