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Architecture and Design Students’ Work on Display in Italian Embassy

Philadelphia University architecture, interior design and interior architecture students currently have their work on display in the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., as part of the “Back from Italy” exhibition. The event showcases designs, models and projects of students from …

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PhilaU iMBA Program Earns ACBSP Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded Philadelphia University accreditation of its iMBA program. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the MBA program offered through the School of Business Administration meet the …

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Students Honored at 41st Annual Academic Awards Ceremony

Philadelphia University recognized dozens of talented students at the 41st Annual Academic Awards Ceremony in the Gallagher Athletic Center on May 13. Exceptional students received awards from the Office of Student Life, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the …

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Midwifery Institute Director Named an American College of Nurse-Midwives Fellow

Dana Perlman, program director of Philadelphia University’s Midwifery Institute, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the organization’s annual meeting May 22. This honor is bestowed to midwives whose demonstrated leadership, clinical excellence, outstanding …

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PhilaU Industrial Design and Jefferson Students Develop Innovative Concepts to Improve Healthcare

This past semester, Philadelphia University industrial design, Thomas Jefferson University occupational therapy and JeffDESIGN Sidney Kimmel Medical College students took part in the novel Medicine + Industrial Design course—the first course enrolling both PhilaU and Jefferson students. Eleven teams were …

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PhilaU Students Win Big at Virginia Jackson Design Competition

Once again, Philadelphia University design students have taken the top awards in the International Textile Alliance’s Virginia Jackson Design Competition. In the jacquard design category, B.S. in industrial design alumna Louise Sandstroem ’17 earned first place and $1,000 and M.S. …

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Engineering Student Wins $1,500 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Philadelphia University engineering senior Shana Kaplan has received the $1,500 Susan Miszkowicz September 11 Memorial Scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Kaplan is the vice president of the newly formed PhilaU chapter of SWE. In its first year, …

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PhilaU Seniors Cap Off the Year at Innovators’ Expo

Displaying the wide variety of talent of Philadelphia University students, the Innovators’ Expo showcased nearly 160 senior projects May 8-15 in the Gallagher Center. The expo celebrated the creativity of PhilaU seniors in animation and digital media, architecture, engineering, fashion design, geodesign, …

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Hats Off: PhilaU Class of 2017 Celebrated at 133rd Commencement

On a picture-perfect spring day, 1,011 students–including 633 undergraduate and 378 graduate students–received their degrees at Philadelphia University’s 133rd Commencement May 15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. “This is your legacy,” PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. told graduates. “From a …

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Senior Jacob Brosius Selected as IDSA Student Merit Award Winner

Industrial design senior Jacob Brosius has been named an Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Student Merit Award winner. The award provides industrial design students from across the country the opportunity to showcase their talents and achievements at their IDSA …

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