Monthly Archives: March 2009

Students and Faculty Travel to India for New Course on Emerging Business Markets

Thirteen students and three faculty members took a winter break trip to India to get first-hand experience for a new course focused on doing business in emerging markets. The course was designed to familiarize students with the strategic and operational …

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Basketball coach Magee gives NCAA picks in 6ABC Bracketbusters segment

Men’s basketball coach Herb Magee talked about the NCAA tournament and his March Madness picks on the 6ABC  Bracketbusters segment that was posted March 24.

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Clara Henry, Fashion Design Program director, talks about neutral shades in The Inquirer

Clara Henry, director of the Fashion Design Program, talks about the increased diversity of nuetral shades in fashion in a March 25 Philadelphia Inquirer story.  “We are seeing that the whole definition of nudes is changing as beiges, tans, and off-whites aren’t …

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PhilaU’s First Unity Week Begins Thurs., March 26

Philadelphia University’s first Unity Week begins Thursday, March 26 and runs through Tuesday, April 7. Unity Week, encompasses the theme “many different paths…one common journey.”  It is a campus-wide effort that affirms the diversity represented within the University community. Unity Week …

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Landscape Architecture Program Receives Six-Year Accreditation

Philadelphia University’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program received full accreditation March 21 from the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB). The five-year BLA program was accredited for six years, the maximum approval period allowed.  Accreditation allows graduates to sit for …

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New Computers Installed on Campus

Philadelphia University is rolling out a number of technology upgrades, many of which occurred during spring break. Specifically, more than 100 new Lenovo 23-inch monitor HD PCs were installed throughout The Paul J. Gutman Library, Smith House, Philadelphia University Research …

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Dean Brookstein and Prof. Barndt talk about formaldehyde in clothing on Canadian news show

David Brookstein, dean of the School of Engineering and Textiles, and Herb Barndt, associate professor of Textile Engineering, were featured in a story on formaldehyde in bras and clothing that aired March 22 on the news show 16:9 on Canada’s Global TV network.  Parts of the show …

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No Ordinary Chapel: Architecture Student Receives Vitetta Best and Brightest Award

Fourth-year architecture student Timothy Smiroldo recently received a $1,000 second-place prize at the ninth annual Vitetta Best and Brightest Competition for his design of the Wissahickon Valley Chapel, a non-denominational chapel constructed of bent laminated wood and clinched to the …

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Graphic Design Student Jonathan Weed Named Poster Competition Runner Up

Senior graphic design communication major Jonathan Weed of Columbus, N.J., was runner up in a competition at the conference “Better: Design for Social Causes” held at Princeton University Feb. 28. Students from across the nation submitted posters that were designed …

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Daktronics NCAA Division II East All-Region Teams Announced

Three Philadelphia University basketball players have earned 2008-09 Daktronics NCAA Division II Basketball East All-Region honors, as voted on by the sports information directors throughout the East region.  Women’s hoopster Jess Romano of Horsham, Pa., joins a distinguished group on …

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