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Student Entrepreneur Jordan DeCicco Receives $100,000 Thiel Fellowship

Philadelphia University student entrepreneur Jordan DeCicco, who started the organic coffee energy drink company Sunniva from his freshman dorm room, has been awarded a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to further develop his business. DeCicco, a star point guard for the men’s …

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Staff Spotlight: Megan Mills, Director of the Academic Success Center

This summer, PhilaU Today will shine the spotlight on members of the University staff. Here’s the first article in the series. Megan Mills, director of Philadelphia University’s Academic Success Center (ASC), proudly displays a handmade, batik-patterned Nigerian woman’s kaftan, a …

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PhilaU Pitcher Abraham Almonte Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB Draft

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Philadelphia University left-handed pitcher Abraham Almonte in the 26th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Entry Draft Wednesday afternoon. With his selection—which came at pick number 772 overall—Almonte becomes the eighth player in PhilaU baseball history …

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Stephen Wilcox, Ph.D., Named Interim Director of Strategic Design MBA Program

Stephen Wilcox, Ph.D., founder of the research and user-interface firm Design Science and a leader in the field of product-design research, has been named the interim director of Philadelphia University’s Strategic Design MBA program, effective July 1. He will work with David Raufer, …

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Students Create New Generation of Textiles in Liora Manné Industry Project

A semester-long industry project between Philadelphia University’s textile design program and Liora Manné culminated with an awards presentation at Liora Manne’s New York City showroom in the Decorator & Design Building on May 24 during Spring Market Week. “We created …

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PhilaU Standout, Harlem Globetrotter Bria Young to Hold Basketball Camp

Philadelphia University basketball standout and a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Bria “Swish” Young ’15, will hold the Bria Young Basketball Camp on campus next month. The camp will provide basic basketball instruction to elementary and middle school boys and …

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Faculty Honored at American College of Nurse-Midwives Meeting

Two Philadelphia University midwifery faculty members received awards at the 62nd annual meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the largest gathering of midwives in the United States. Assistant professor Kathy Herron earned the Excellence in Teaching Award, and …

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Alumni Earn Top Honors in International Architecture Competition

Two recent Philadelphia University graduates have earned third place in the international Building Healthy Buildings competition. Among a pool of more than 30 student designs from around the world, architecture alumnae Abbie Gall ’17 and Mina Bellare ’17 won for …

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PhilaU Students Provide Medical Care in Impoverished Towns in Honduras

In a memorable and life-changing experience, 25 Philadelphia University undergraduate students recently trekked to Honduras to provide needed medical attention to residents in the rural towns of Morocelí and Potrerillos. As part of the Global Medical Brigades program, they spent …

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PhilaU Hosts 1,000 Area High School Students for STEM Education Event

Approximately 1,000 high school students descended on Philadelphia University on May 31 as part of the STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience. PhilaU faculty, alumni and students participated in the campus-wide outreach and engagement event, sponsored by the U.S. Army and run by …

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