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PhilaU Counseling Student Visits White House for Mentoring Initiative

Community and trauma counseling graduate student Tyler Wims attended a White House summit with President Barack Obama last week for his work with My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative. The national mentoring program strives to help chronically truant students, some …

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Dining Services Recognized for Local Food Sourcing

Philadelphia University has been recognized for its commitment to sourcing food from local, sustainable farms during the 2015-2016 school year from the Common Market, one of its food vendors. The University purchased 17,753 pounds of local food from them. Last …

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PhilaU Students Earn Top Awards in InnoLight Competition

Philadelphia University architecture student Michael Penzel ’18 won first place and a $3,000 prize in the InnoLight Competition 2016. In addition, industrial design student Sidney Miller ’18 earned third place and architecture alumni Feras Alsaggaf ’16 and Samuel Siegel ’16 …

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PhilaU Business Students Inducted into Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

The Philadelphia University Chapter of the National Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta, held its annual induction ceremony at the Germantown Cricket Club on April 14. Thirty-seven students were inducted into the honor society, including an honorary membership for John …

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Architecture Professor Chris Harnish Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

After receiving the news that he won a prestigious Fulbright Award, architecture professor Chris Harnish experienced a mix of emotions: excitement, honor and, mostly, motivation for the challenges ahead. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selected Harnish to receive …

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Prof. Christofferson To Discuss American Revolution at Valley Forge National Park

Susan Christofferson, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and finance, is giving a talk Tuesday, March 1, on the American Revolution and economic analysis, discussing how misguided policies contributed to the tragedy at Valley Forge and how they impact events even today. …

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PhilaU Interior Design Student Wins Formica Corp. Innovation Competition

Caitlyn Bakofsky, a junior interior design student, won third place in the SurfaceSet 2016 student innovation competition sponsored by Formica Corp. Bakofsky won $500 for her design of a luggage retail space in which she envisioned the merchandise in displays that …

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PhilaU Landscape Architecture Named a Most-Admired Program: DesignIntelligence

Philadelphia University’s  Landscape Architecture Program has been named one of the top five most-admired landscape architecture programs in the country, according to the 2016 DesignIntelligence dean’s survey.
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PhilaU Scientists Present Invasive Species Research at International Conference

Two Philadelphia University students and one graduate presented their research, “Challenge of Invasive Species in the Herbaceous Layer for Urban Forest Restoration,” at the International Student Conference on Conservation, held last month at the American Museum of Natural History in …

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Interior Architecture Graduate Students Participate in Healthcare Charrette

Three Philadelphia University interior architecture graduate students were invited to participate the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Healthcare Student Charrette, held October 3-8 in Chicago. Norell Ferguson, Meghan Laky and Pirouz Rezvanian, who will graduate in 2016, worked on the team-based …

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