Monthly Archives: October 2016

PhilaU Team Works on Protective Suits for U.S. Military: Technical Textile

A Philadelphia University team has recently completed work on two prototypes of protective suits for the U.S. Army in partnership with the Battelle Memorial Institute, a technology company that manages federal government laboratories and supports national security, reported Oct. …

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PhilaU Soccer Teams Look to Advance as CACC Tournaments Begin Next Week

Both Philadelphia University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will be kicking off their games in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournaments next week. The women’s squad takes on Wilmington (Del.) University in the first round on Monday, Oct. 31, at …

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Third Annual PhilaU Day of Giving to Be Held Nov. 3

Save the date for our third annual Day of Giving. On Thursday, Nov. 3, PhilaU will hold a 24-hour virtual fundraising event bringing together students, faculty/staff, alumni and friends to support the mission of the University. We set two major …

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AIGA Philly Open Studio Tours

By Charlotte Rymar (PhilaU GDC, 2018)
AIGA Philly Open Studio Tours began recently, and three PhilaU Graphic Design juniors were lucky enough to visit DiD Agency’s newly built studio in downtown Philadelphia! DiD Agency is an independent healthcare ad… Continue reading

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Princess Grace Attended Ravenhill Academy on PhilaU Campus: Roxborough Review

Prince Albert of Monaco recently purchased the East Falls childhood home of his mother, Princess Grace, The Roxborough Review reported Oct. 25. As a girl, Grace Kelly attended Ravenhill Academy, now part of the Philadelphia University campus, the story… Continue reading

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PhilaU Welcomes Prospective Students at Discover Fashion and Textiles Day

  Philadelphia University welcomed some 160 prospective students, parents and guests Oct. 25 at Discover Fashion and Textiles Day, which included a lively conversation with Emmy Award-winning fashion celebrity Carson Kressley H’13. Kressley, who serves on the University’s Board of …

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Applying to PhilaU

admissions-defaultApplying to PhilaUApplying to colleges can be an intimidating process – if you let it be. It can also be a perfect time to stop and reflect on how far you have come, where you want to go and if you feel there …

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Walker’s Poster Wins Anfachen Award 2016

Walker’s WORK FAMILY LIFE poster exhibited on the streets in Hamburg, Germany.
Professor Walker’s studio Gold Collective was invited to submit to the Anfachen Award, an international poster competition under the theme “World of Women”:
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Textile Engineering Student Wins Scholarship From Industrial Fabrics Foundation

Philadelphia University M.S. in Textile Engineering student Imran Iqbal ’16 won the 2016 Textile Industry Engineering Scholarship for $5,000 from the Industrial Fabrics Foundation. For his thesis, Iqbal has been working with Reza Masoodi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on …

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Visual Explanations for the Science Classroom


The final set of posters designed for the 8th grade physics classroom

Last year Reesha Grosso (GDC Alum) was preparing her 8th grader science classroom at Garnet Valley Middle school and noticed a lack of well designed engaging posters available for her walls.

“Each year students come to me having been exposed to a decade of sharply designed media, and I want my classroom to feel relevant to this new generation.” says Grosso.

After graduating from PhilaU about a decade ago, Grosso has since obtained a Master’s in science education from UPenn positioning her with a unique perspective of the STEAM (science, tech, engineering, art, math) education model with the ability to bridge science and art.

Grosso brought the problem to her old GDC program and it seemed to be the perfect partnership for the newly revived GD elective Issues in Information Design. Finding better ways to communicate and engage science concepts to young audiences is exactly the type of current topic that can be addressed through good information design.

Professor Walker and Grosso collaborated to come up with a format for the project that would actively involve both the Garnet Valley students and the PhilaU students. Focusing on the Continue reading

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