Monthly Archives: June 2016

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Renews PhilaU’s Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has renewed Philadelphia University’s accreditation. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission. As part …

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Mark Sunderland Develops Innovative Rowing Apparel for Olympics: CBS Philly

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland has developed innovative new seamless, lightweight unisuits that will be worn by U.S. rowers at the Rio Olympics, CBS Philly reported June 30. The unisuits, as well as tights and sports bras, also are treated with …

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Sunderland’s Innovative Olympic Rowing Suit Helps Protect Against Bacteria: CNN

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland developed innovative rowing apparel for the Rio Olympics that is seamless, lightweight, form-fitting and has an antimicrobial finish that will help protect athletes from bacteria in the water, CNN reported June 28. “The new unisuit …

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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Alumni Lunch with Evoke Health

Another PhilaU Graphic Design Alumni lunch gathering, this time at Evoke Health at their Center City Philadelphia offices (directly across the street from City Hall and the Ritz Carlton!). Professor and Program Director Frank Baseman was thrilled to vi… Continue reading

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President Spinelli Receives Honorary Degree from Ulster University for Distinguished Service to Education

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. received the Honorary Degree Doctor of Letters June 28 from Ulster University in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, in recognition of his distinguished service to education. Spinelli said he is honored to receive the honorary degree …

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Strategic Design Program Director Nixon On Implementing Design Thinking in Business: Forbes

Strategic Design MBA Program Director Natalie Nixon discusses four main ways to implement a strategic design thinking model in business, Forbes reported June 21. Her advice includes going beyond quantitative data to qualitative feedback; applying lateral thinking; prototyping experiences; and …

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President Spinelli Receives Honorary Degree From Ulster University: Belfast Telegraph

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. received the honorary degree Doctor of Letters today from Ulster University in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reported June 28.
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PhilaU Textile Engineer Mark Sunderland Designs Innovative Rowing Suits for Rio Olympics

When members of the U.S. Olympic rowing team hit the waters in Rio later this summer, they will be wearing an innovative seamless unisuit developed by performance apparel expert Mark Sunderland, textile engineer and Robert J. Reichlin High-Performance Apparel Chair …

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Mark Sunderland’s Innovative Rowing Apparel Headed to Rio Olympics: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland’s innovative rowing apparel will be traveling with the U.S. rowing team to the 2016 Rio Olympics, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 24. The seamless, ultra-lightweight unisuits, tights and sports bras were engineered to be wicking, …

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Fashion Faculty David Loranger On Why We Love Target: Philadelphia Magazine

In a Philadelphia magazine story on the science behind why we love Target, Philadelphia University lecturer David Loranger says Target knows a lot about its customers–and uses that information to meet their needs. “They look at who you are tangibly …

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