Monthly Archives: October 2014

REVIEW: Roxboro House Roundtable#5 Hosted by Dean Matt Baker on The Ebola Crisis: Fact and Hype

By Jessica Putman Sound link”> When it comes to the topic of Ebola most Americans get VERY nervous. When [...] Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

One of the most popular flavors of the fall is pumpkin. There is pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pop tarts, pumpkin ice cream and much more. One particular pumpkin snack we should all try is chocolate chip pumpkin muffins. All you need is 45 minutes and with these easy steps, you can […] Continue reading

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Illustrator Ian Wright Uses Torn Paper Collage to Create Unique Portraits

news_program_ianwright5news_program_ianwright2Ian Wright is an English Illustrator and Graphic Designer who has worked with some of the most iconic names in music and fashion—Issey Miyake, Björk, Grandmaster Flash and Pete Townsend. So, what’s he doing working with a group of buttoned-up, suit and tie wearing Philadelphia lawyers? Pond Lehocky Stern and Giordano, a Center City law firm specializing in workmen’s compensation has commissioned Wright to create large-scale portraits of three clients to hang in the central staircase of their new offices in Center City Philadelphia.

news_program_ianwright4Three individuals who suffered serious workplace injuries will be the subject of Wright’s powerful torn paper portraits. Wright’s medium will be the client’s own files—stuffed with legal correspondence, government forms, medical records, test results and the collected detritus of 21-century law suits. Wright will create eye-popping, multi-layered portraits crafted from cut, torn, sculpted and folded (not to mention spindled and mutilated) paper. “If I can take all of the pain and anxiety and yes, hope, that’s in those documents, “he said, “and turn it into something that shines with the Continue reading

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Carson Kressley and Jay McCarroll Talk Fashion, Stress Collaboration at Discover Fashion Day

Some 170 prospective fashion students, parents and guests packed the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space on Oct. 29 to participate in a conversation with Emmy Award-winning fashion celebrity Carson Kressley and “Project Runway” veteran Jay McCarroll. Kressley, who serves on …

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PhilaU Faculty Member Wins Top Blackstone LaunchPad Prize: Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal

PhilaU sustainable design faculty member Gabriel Mandujano, founder and CEO of eco-friendly Wash Cycle Laundry, won the top prize of $25,000 at the Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day pitch event in New York Oct. 28, the Philadelphia Business Journal and Philadelphia …

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Sustainable Design Faculty Member Wins Blackstone LaunchPad Pitch Competition

Sustainable design faculty member Gabriel Mandujano, founder and CEO of the eco-friendly firm Wash Cycle Laundry, won the first-place prize of $25,000 at the Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day pitch competition in New York on Oct. 28. “We are extremely honored …

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The shape-shifting core of Kanbar College

We have all been struck by the success of the undergraduate, innovation-driven core curriculum of the Kanbar College of Design Engineering and Commerce. This transdisciplinary learning experience is a central component of our institutional identity and serves over half of …

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PhilaU Coach Herb Magee Aiming for 1,000 Wins: Philly Man Magazine

PhilaU head men’s basketball Coach Herb Magee, who is on target to reach 1,000 career wins in January, was featured in the October issue of Philly Man and Jersey Man magazines. Magee, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall …

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Style Your Own Halloween Costume

Halloween is the best holiday because you get to dress up as something you’re not and be creative! Let’s be real though, no one wants to spend a lot of money on something they’re only going to wear once! There are fun and easy ways to make a cool and unique costume and not spend […] Continue reading

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Sustainable Design Faculty Member to Compete in National Blackstone Pitch Event

Philadelphia University sustainable design faculty member Gabriel Mandujano will represent PhilaU’s Blackstone LaunchPad as one of just 20 finalists nationwide selected to pitch their businesses at the first Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day on Oct. 28 in New York. Mandujano, founder …

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