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PhilaU Student Moderates Jefferson Panel on the Intersection of Health Care and Finance

Philadelphia University fashion merchandising and management senior Naomi Sampat moderated a lively panel discussion at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) on Feb. 21 about the intersection of health care and finance. The speakers included Vanguard Group founder and investment icon John …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Stun Runway With Collections at New York Fashion Week

A pair of Philadelphia University fashion students opened the Designers’ Premier show at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 11 with their stunning work. Seniors Maria Balestino and Ashlee Bowers, whom both collaborated with textile design graduate students, showed five …

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Out of This World: For 40 Years, PhilaU Has Helped Produce Space Gloves for Astronauts

A little bit of Philadelphia University is orbiting about 250 miles above the Earth right now. Since the 1970s, the University has produced high-performance material that goes into making gloves for NASA’s astronauts as they perform space walks, and for …

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PhilaU Welcomes New Faculty Members

Philadelphia University welcomes the following recent faculty hires. Among them, they bring a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields, including art therapy, physician assistant studies, midwifery, architecture, history and industrial design. Rachel Brandoff, Lecturer and Coordinator of Art Therapy. …

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PhilaU Celebrates Black History Month

From discussions to movie screenings to spoken word, Philadelphia University has a full slate of upcoming programming for Black History Month: Let’s Talk About Race: Racial Reconsideration Join students, staff and faculty for a time of sharing and in-depth discussion. …

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PhilaU Student Collection Wows the Crowd at Epson New York Fashion Week Event

Hundreds of fashionistas, technology and fashion industry leaders, reporters and guests attended the opening New York Fashion Week event featuring the work of Philadelphia University students. At the Epson Digital Couture Project, held Feb. 7 in the IAC building, the …

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PhilaU Innovation MBA Students to Compete in Area Finals of CFA Institute Research Challenge

For the first time, a team of Philadelphia University Innovation MBA students will compete in the finals of the Philadelphia-area CFA Institute Research Challenge. On Feb. 15 at the Union League in Center City, Vishnu Kapadia, Oluwaseun Oyekanmi, Krupa Patel and …

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Cheer on the Rams During Alumni Basketball Day

On Saturday, Feb. 11, join fellow PhilaU alumni for an afternoon of seeing old friends, watching former classmates as they take the court and cheering on the Rams as they play Caldwell University. Senior athletes from the women’s and men’s …

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PhilaU Team to Present Collection at New York Fashion Week as Part of Epson Project

A transdisciplinary team of Philadelphia University students will have their work on display at the Epson Digital Couture Project, which kicks off the world-renowned Fashion Week in New York City. The PhilaU team will be only one of four design …

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PhilaU Faculty Present Pedagogical Research at Regional Teaching Meetings

Nearly 20 part- and full-time Philadelphia University faculty presented their innovative pedagogical research at two regional teaching conferences last month: the Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence at Temple University and the West Chester University’s Scholarship of Teaching, Learning and Assessment …

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