Monthly Archives: July 2013

Former Ram Christian Burns ’07 Gets Shot at NBA

Christian Burns ’07 has spent the past six years playing basketball throughout Europe and the Middle East, but this summer he got the chance to shoot for the NBA.  Burns, a standout center for the Rams, recently returned from the …

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Disciplinary barriers no longer exist at PhilaU, Ron Kander says in Chronicle of Higher Education letter

Transdisciplinary education is a core component of a PhilaU education and critical to meeting the needs of students in the 21st century, Ron Kander, executive dean of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, said in a letter to …

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PhilaU Architecture Students Exhibit Plans for Patch Adams Medical Clinic

Last year, 44 PhilaU fourth-year architecture students designed plans for a health clinic in an impoverished area of North Philadelphia that would also serve as a five-acre community center site offering child and elderly care, a library, farmer’s market, job …

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Landscape Architecture Program Director Claudia Phillips Named ASLA Fellow

Claudia Phillips, director of PhilaU’s Landscape Architecture Program, has been named a 2013 fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for her exceptional accomplishments in the field. “It is an honor to be named a fellow of the …

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Natalie Nixon on fashion truck business model: BBC

Natalie Nixon, director of the Strategic Design MBA program, said fashion trucks are a cost-efficient alternative to retail stores, according to a July 25 BBC report on Philadelphia’s Smak Parlour fashion truck.  “Overhead is a lot lower than a typical …

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PhilaU interior design program is model of innovation: Interior Design

PhilaU’s interior design program’s project-based integrated practice model, in which interior design students work with other disciplines and industry and community partners, is a model for teaching innovation, Interior Design magazine reported July 22.  Program Director Lauren Baumbach developed the program, …

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Alumna Marnie Gayman Collins

Alumna Marnie Gayman Collins, Textile Design ’86, recently had a brush with royalty.  Here below she is seen with Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their recent visit to Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels, Scotlan… Continue reading

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Alumna Marnie Gayman Collins

Alumna Marnie Gayman Collins, Textile Design ’86, recently had a brush with royalty.  Here below she is seen with Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their recent visit to Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels, Scotlan… Continue reading

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Trend Report: Vest Dresses

Vests seem to cycling through fashion as often as your LBDs. But using vests in your outfit can seem horrifying as you might think that they are too masculine or remind you too much of horrible family Christmas cards where everyone wears ugly, matching vests. Right now, vests are going through some serious updates and [...] Continue reading

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New Projects from PhilaU Fashion Alum Jay McCarroll

admissions-defaultNew Projects from PhilaU Fashion Alum Jay McCarrollGood morning!  I started my morning by reading an excellent article about Jay McCarroll–a former Philadelphia University student, a current fashion professor, and the winner of Project Runway’s first season!  Check out all of the creative things he has been …

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