Monthly Archives: March 2014

City managers learn about business innovation at PhilaU: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia city workers learned to innovate in their jobs as part of PhilaU’s Academy of Municipal Innovation, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 30.  The seven-week program was designed to give the 19 city workers from a variety of offices the …

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Natalie Nixon gives “astonishing talk” at TEDx conference: Philadelphia Inquirer, Business Journal

Strategic Design MBA director Natalie Nixon, “in perhaps the day’s most astonishing talk, applied the principles of jazz to redesigning a corporation,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 30 in the story “Tedx talks: Rethinking the future and being of Philly.” …

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NASA updating spacesuit designs with help of PhilaU students: New York Daily News, Huffington Post, NBC, ABC and others

NASA is developing new Z-series spacesuits with the help of Philadelphia University students, the New York Daily News, Huffington Post, NBC News, ABC News and many other media outlets reported this week. “Houston, we have some options,” the New York Daily …

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Fashion Industry Leaders Share Insights for Success at Campus Fashion Event

Some 500 students, prospective students, faculty, staff and visitors packed The Gallagher Center on March 27 to hear expert insights on the fashion industry from Emmy-Award winning fashion celebrity Carson Kressley H’13, Darlene Daggett, former president of QVC, and alumni industry …

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PhilaU students study Japanese craft techniques: The Kyoto Shimbun News

PhilaU students who traveled to Japan during spring break to study handcraft techniques were featured in The Kyoto Shimbun News on March 21. According to the article, as translated by associate professor of textile design Hitoshi Ujiie, who accompanied the …

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Natalie Nixon, strategic design MBA director, to speak at TEDx Philadelphia: WHYY Newsworks

Natalie Nixon, director of the strategic design MBA program, will speak at the TEDx Philadelphia conference on March 28, WHYY Newsworks reported.  Nixon will use jazz as a metaphor for hybrid environments that allow workers to integrate creativity and structure. …

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Trend Report: Red Lips

Listen ladies, red lips are back “in” again! They initially started in Hollywood with movie stars such as Jean Harlow in the 1930s to Veronica Lake in the 1940s and of course, 1950s icon Marilyn Monroe. Today, red lips can be a statement within casual everyday wear. It is proven that the color red resembles […] Continue reading

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PhilaU ID Students Learn In Hong Kong & China

Students from both the graduate (MsID) and undergrad (BsID) programs recently had the unique opportunity to travel to Hong Kong and several cities in China as part of an Intercultural Innovation Short Course over Spring Break. This year, the focus … Continue reading Continue reading

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Seniors On-Site

The Senior ID students recently embarked on a series of on-site visits to leading design establishments in the Philadelphia area. The group’s first trip was to the studio and fabricating facilities of Amuneal, a leading constructor of custom retail fixtures … Continue reading Continue reading

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Revlon’s Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel

Revlon has given the beauty world a new way to experience nail polish! Flipping through Style Watch magazine, I came across an ad for Revlon’s Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel. Yes, you read right… Scented Nail Polish! The line comes in 24 different scented shades, that when dry, smell of various different fragrances. The scents are […] Continue reading

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