Monthly Archives: December 2010

Retro apparel harkens back to simpler times, Natalie Nixon tells Philadelphia Inquirer

Natalie Nixon, director of PhilaU’s fashion industry management program, says retro apparel is popular in these post-recessionary times because they re-create emotional connections with consumers, according to a Dec. 23 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  Such nostalgic apparel, often depicting images of …

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Serving final days in office, Sen. Specter packs papers and momentoes for PhilaU library, the Inquirer reports

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who is preparing his farewell after serving 30 years in the Senate, is packing up boxes of papers and momentoes that are designated for the Specter library at Philadelphia University, The Philadelphia Inquirer said in a Dec. 21 …

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Fashion faculty Elizabeth Ives talks about velvet in national newspapers

Elizabeth Ives, who teaches in the fashion design program, talked about the origins and popularity of velvet as a special occasion fabric in a Dec. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer story, which was picked up Dec. 20 in  The Sacramento (CA)Bee,  The Modesto (CA)Bee, The San Luis Obispo …

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Happy Holidays from Philadelphia University

Happy Holidays from Philadelphia University! Check out our 2010 holiday video. Classes will resume Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Click here for the Spring 2011 Academic Calendar. Happy Holidays!

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PhilaU Animation Program Student Work Featured on Blog

 Students in various classes this semester in the B.S. in Animation Program are featured on the program’s blog at The most recent post includes several projects from sophomores in the Introduction to Animation course and the junior-level Motion Graphics …

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Biology Professor Anne Bower helps preserve large tract of green space in Philadelphia, the Inquirer reports

Anne Bower, associate professor of environmental and conservation biology, was instrumental in getting a  conservation easement for 325 acres of  woods and fields in the city’s Upper Roxborough section, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 17.  Those involved credited Bower, vice president of the Schuylkill Center for …

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Students Present ‘MomMe’ Research and Designs to QVC Representatives

Nearly 100 students from five programs – fashion design, fashion merchandising, fashion industry management, graphic design communication, and marketing – researched, developed, designed, branded and packaged a new line of coordinated mother-and-child apparel as part of a semester-long project sponsored …

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Fashion Design Junior Gabrielle Nadolny Wins iCommit2 Competition

Fashion design junior Gabrielle Nadolny won $1,000 after being chosen by a panel of judges during the iCommit2-sponsored project to design the next generation of performance apparel for tennis players. The work of 30 students was judged in two categories: …

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Iraqi Standardization and Quality Control Delegation Tours PhilaU Research Center

Members of an Iraq Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control delegation, who were hosted by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State, toured the Philadelphia University Research Center Tuesday, Dec. 14 in Manayunk, and learned about the state-of-the-art facility …

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David Brookstein cautions on formaldehyde in apparel in The New York Times

David Brookstein, executive dean for university research, talked about the use of formaldehyde in apparel in The New York Times Dec. 11.  Formaldehyde, which is used as a wrinkle-free agent, can cause the skin condition contact dermatitis in some people.  The …

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