Monthly Archives: August 2009

University’s 25th Convocation Aug. 20 Kicks Off New Academic Year

Philadelphia University’s 25th annual Convocation is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. More than 700 incoming freshmen will be welcomed into Philadelphia University and greeted by President Spinelli, faculty …

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Chris Pastore agrees with FTC that bamboo products may not be “green,” the Inquirer reports

Chris Pastore, professor of engineering, agreed with a Federal Trade Commission ruling yesterday that fabrics claiming to be made of bamboo are actually rayon and not environmentally friendly, as the companies that make them claim, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Aug. …

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Innovative rower and College of Design, Engineering and Commerce featured in Phila. Business Journal

The innovative rowing simulator produced by recent industrial design graduates Dan Tafe and Tim Poiesz was highlighted in a story about the new College of Design, Engineering and Commerce in the Aug. 7 Philadelphia Business Journal.  The development of the …

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Two recent graduates lauded by Philadelphia Magazine for ‘Best of Philly’ maternity store

Recent PhilaU graduates Chelsea Ivsin and Elizabeth Long received Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” award for their trendy Manayunk maternity store, Showing With Style.  Ivsin, a fashion industry management major, and Long, a fashion merchandising major, graduated in December 2008 …

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Russell Kleinbach featured in story on bride kidnappings in Modern Bride

Russell Kleinbach, professor of sociology, talked about the practice of bride kidnappings in Kyrgyzstan for a story in the June/July issue of Modern Bride.  Kleinbach, who has received several Fulbright research grants to study the practice and has made numerous trips to the central Asian country, said, …

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PhilaU fundraising success bucks national trend, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports

Philadelphia University just completed its most successful fundraising year ever, despite the fact that educational giving is down nationally in these difficult economic times, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Aug. 2.  James Garvey, vice president for development and alumni relations, attributed the strong …

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Natalie Nixon talks about generational spending trends in Inquirer special business report

Natalie Nixon, associate professor of fashion industry management, says consumer spending habits are strongly impacted by when those people came of age, according to a special report, “The Now-Reluctant Shopper,” on the front page of the Aug. 1 Philadelphia Inquirer …

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