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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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Julius “Dr. J” Erving Delivers PhilaU Commencement Address: 6ABC, CBS3

Julius “Dr. J” Erving, basketball legend and author, delivered the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s 133rd Commencement ceremony May 15, 6ABC and CBS3 reported. “You cannot wait for your destiny to become a matter of chance, you must always keep …

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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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PhilaU Architecture and Jefferson Students Develop Healthcare Solutions Through Design Thinking

Demonstrating the power of bringing together architecture and medical students, Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) collaborated in a unique course this semester to develop real-world improvements in healthcare delivery. The students developed nine projects, two concentrating on cancer …

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Julius “Dr. J” Erving to Address Undergraduates at Philadelphia University Commencement May 15

Basketball legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving will give the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 15, 10 a.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Mark L. Tykocinski, M.D., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and …

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Fashion Design Director Will Present on Future of Fashion in Milan

Sheila Connelly, director of Philadelphia University’s fashion design program, will be speaking later this month at Fashion Think Tank: Reflecting on the Future of Fashion Design Education, which will be held in Milan, Italy. On May 25, she will discuss “Ready …

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CEOWORLD Names PhilaU a Top Fashion School in Latest Rankings

Philadelphia University has soared up the rankings in the latest list of Best Fashion Schools in the World by CEOWORLD Magazine. The publication ranked PhilaU No. 28 globally, a jump of 17 spots, and No. 8 in the United States, …

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