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Bria Young ’15 Coming Home as a Harlem Globetrotter: Philadelphia Inquirer

Bria Young ’15, who honed many of her basketball skills as a PhilaU Ram, will make her hometown debut as a Harlem Globetrotter next month at the Wells Fargo Center, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 20. “Young became a starting …

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PhilaU Fashion and Textiles Team Exhibits Collection at Epson Show: California Apparel News

A Philadelphia University team of fashion and textile designers showed their vibrant collection at Epson’s Digital Couture event kicking off New York Fashion Week Feb. 7, California Apparel News reported Feb. 16. “Working with Epson was fabulous because they allowed …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Debut Collections at NY Fashion Week: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University fashion design seniors Maria Balestino and Ashlee Bowers presented their spring 2017 collections Feb. 11 at the FG Designers Premier during New York Fashion Week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 16. The fashion show “gives students the opportunity …

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PhilaU Design Team Presents at Epson New York Fashion Week Event: Printwear

Philadelphia University students presented a fashion collection using innovative digital printing technology at the Epson Digital Couture show at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 7, Printwear reported Feb. 10. The collection features layering of printed textiles, inspired by “nature’s …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Student Project Featured in Make: Magazine

An industrial design student project of a kinetic Da Vincian machine that illustrates the painting “Grand Canyon of the Colorado River” by Thomas Moran was featured Feb. 10 in Make:, a publication providing a global platform for the maker community. …

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PSU Coach, Former Ram Pat Chambers On Legacy of Famed Palestra: USA Today

Penn State University men’s basketball coach and former PhilaU Ram Pat Chambers was one of many basketball-obsessed kids who grew up in Philadelphia watching games at the Palestra, college basketball’s cathedral, USA Today reported Feb. 6 in a story on the …

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Christy Brady ’94 Named City’s First Female Deputy Controller: Philadelphia Daily News

PhilaU alumna Christy (Meehan) Brady has been named Philadelphia’s first female deputy city controller, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Feb. 2.  Brady joined the Controller’s Office shortly after graduating in 1994 with a B.S. in accounting. She heads a unit …

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PhilaU Textile Experts Help Restore Washington’s Tent for New Museum: New York Times

Philadelphia University textile faculty participated in the restoration of George Washington’s tent, which will be a major feature of the new Museum of the American Revolution, The New York Times reported Jan. 30. The 20-by-15-foot tent served as Washington’s office …

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PhilaU Fashion Alumnus Yoshio Kubo Has Successful Show in Milan: Vogue

PhilaU fashion design alumnus Yoshio Kubo presented an outstanding collection at the recent Milan Fashion Week show, Vogue reported Jan. 18. “The first was Philadelphia University–trained Yoshio Kubo, whose label is styled as his name all lowercase. His story for Fall …

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PhilaU Basketball Standout Is Entrepreneurial Hit With Coffee Company: Minneapolis Star Tribune

PhilaU business student Jordan DeCicco started the coffee drink company Sunniva to help him power through 5 a.m. basketball practices, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Jan. 14. DeCicco is taking an independent study course with PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. this …

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