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PhilaU Honors Faculty at Annual Reception

Members of the Philadelphia University faculty were honored at the annual Faculty Reception on April 20 for their exemplary work, dedication and commitment to education excellence. 2017 President’s Award for Excellence Raju Parakkal, associate professor of international relations, College of …

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Achieve 100 Percent Certification Pass Rate

All eligible 2016 certification candidates who are graduates in Philadelphia University’s occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program have passed the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc. (NBCOT), the national certification body for occupational therapy …

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Six More Outstanding Faculty Members Named Academic Chairs

Six more outstanding Philadelphia University faculty members have been named academic chairs, a prestigious designation that will provide support to advance research, support innovative projects and program development and enhance student learning on campus: * Anusua Datta, associate professor of …

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PhilaU Names Howard Ways III Director of M.S. in Real Estate Development Program

Howard Ways III, an experienced professional and educator, has been named director for Philadelphia University’s new M.S. in Real Estate Development program launching in the fall. Over the past 20 years, Ways has worked as an architect, planner and real …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Rock the Red Dress Runway to Support Heart Health

Philadelphia University fashion design students created two dozen stunning red gowns featured at the American Heart Association’s Rock the Red Runway show April 13 to promote women’s heart health. Four winning designs selected by a panel of judges will be …

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PhilaU Sustainability Forum to Take Place April 11-13

Philadelphia University will host the sixth annual Sustainability Forum April 11-13, including discussions, a design charrette and activities around the theme of health and wellness in the built environment. The schedule includes: Tuesday, April 11, 12-2 p.m. SEED Center The …

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PhilaU Relay for Life Raises $12,500 for American Cancer Society

Philadelphia University’s Colleges Against Cancer chapter raised more than $12,500 for the American Cancer Society at the Relay for Life on March 31. More than 200 PhilaU and Thomas Jefferson University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members walked laps …

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Get Nerdy at the Philadelphia Science Festival April 21-29

Through interactive demonstrations, Philadelphia University students and faculty in architecture, chemistry, engineering, pre-medicine and physician assistant studies will share the excitement of science at the following Philadelphia Science Festival events: Science in the Park Saturday, April 22 10 a.m. – …

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Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion During Unity Week

Philadelphia University has a full schedule of events planned for Unity Week, a tradition that celebrates diversity and inclusion. “All members of the PhilaU community are encouraged to attend Unity Week events, and we hope you leave feeling empowered to …

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MIT Professor and Architecture Alumnus Skylar Tibbits to Speak at PhilaU April 10

Architecture alumnus Skylar Tibbits ’08 returns to campus April 10 to present “Self-Assembly and Programmable Materials” as part of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment Spring 2017 Lecture Series. Tibbits is co-director and founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

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