Monthly Archives: May 2014

American College of Nurse-Midwives Honors PhilaU Students and Faculty

Two Philadelphia University midwifery juniors received national scholarship awards at the American College of Nurse-Midwives awards ceremony on May 16. Due to their academic excellence and leadership potential, Makeda Rambert was awarded the Midwives of Color-Watson Midwifery Student Scholarship, and …

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Commentary on Philadelphia’s Economic Success Features President Stephen Spinelli: WHYY Newsworks

A WHYY Newsworks commentary on local approaches to innovation by Joel Vardy, president and founder of Vardy & Associates, an innovation, strategy and change consultancy, featured Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D. “At a recent discussion hosted by the …

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Law & Society Mock Trial Captain Earns Full Scholarship to Villanova Law School

Dan  Dicinno,  captain  of the PhilaU  Mock Trial team , and our  resident scholar  on the Koch brothers,  earned a full [...] Continue reading

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Faculty Help AIGA to Celebrate 100 Years

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the professional association for design), Program Director and Professor Frank Baseman (far below), Adjunct Professor Laurie Churchman (below), and former Adjunct P… Continue reading

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Baseman Speaks at HOW Design Live 2014 Conference

Program Director and Professor Frank Baseman was honored and humbled to be invited to speak at HOW Design Live 2014 in Boston. Frank presented “Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead: Things I’m Still Learning About Working with Students on Real-World, Collabo… Continue reading

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Bank CEO Receives Honorary PhilaU Degree 40 Years Later: Philadelphia Business Journal

Parke Bancorp CEO Vito Pantilione received an honorary doctorate at Philadelphia University’s May 17 Commencement 40 years after leaving the school without completing his degree, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported May 23.  “He displayed greater happiness than any of the …

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PhilaU Textile Design Program Showcased at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Philadelphia University faculty and students showcased innovations in textile design at the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York May 17 to 20. At the fair, North America’s premier showcase …

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Editor’s Pick: The Summer of the Bralette & Bandeau

Summer has finally begun, and that means warmer weather, tan skin, and less clothing! With less clothing, it can be difficult to keep showing off your unique style, but I have discovered how we can all wear our tiny crop tops and high-waisted shorts without sacrificing our stylish ways. And so, I officially declare the […] Continue reading

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PhilaU’s Talkin’ Fashion

Just a few short weeks ago Philadelphia University’s Black Retail Action Group, also known as BRAG, held their 4th annual “Talkin’ Fashion” event in the Kanbar Performance Space. The seven panelists for this year included a local clothing designer, a graphic designer, and others who work in the fast-paced fashion industry. After speaking briefly about […] Continue reading

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PhilaU Offers First MOOC with Course in Sustainable Design

Philadelphia University is offering its first massive open online course, or MOOC, based on the University’s innovative M.S. in Sustainable Design program, starting June 1. With this course, Sustainable Design: Principles and Methodologies, PhilaU is entering the innovative new world …

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