Monthly Archives: September 2011

Philadelphia University Plans Constitution Day Events

On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 brave men who changed the course of history. Now, Sept. 17 is recognized as National Constitution Day – a day to continue the legacy and develop habits of citizenship …

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Colleges Against Cancer Hosts Guest Speakers on Tuesday, Sept. 13

The Colleges Against Cancer organization will host three guest speakers as part of the FYE Common Reading Fall Series around the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot—the 2011 summer reading selection for incoming students. The lecture …

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Jay Scott, Founder of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Challenges Students to Make a Difference

Jay Scott, founder of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, spoke to students on Sept. 8 about finding purpose in tragedy and the legacy of his extraordinary daughter Alex, who raised more than a million dollars for medical research before she …

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‘Innovating the Way We Innovate:’ Students Learn Design Thinking through DEC Dialogues Series

Sara Beckman, Ph.D., a senior lecturer in the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley, illustrated her DEC Dialogues lecture series on Sept. 7 with a story about diapers. Beckman spoke to students in the College of Design, …

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PhilaU community to commemorate victims of 9/11: WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with several projects and events, including a remembrance gallery with names of victims and reflections by students, faculty and staff, WHYY Newsworks reported Sept. 8.  Aurelio Valente, associate dean …

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Career Services Center Welcomes Freshmen with “Enter the Center”

The Career Services Center is welcoming Philadelphia University freshmen this week with “Enter the Center,” a campaign to introduce all freshmen to the staff and services offered in the Career Services Center. Enter the Center hours are from 10 to …

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Fashion is a commerical art, Natalie Nixon tells Type F

Natalie Nixon, director of the Fashion Industry Management program, explains that fashion is both an art and business, according to a Sept. 3 story in Type F, a web site dedicated to fashion and beauty.  “Fashion is thought of as a …

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Bioethics Expert Arthur Caplan to Speak on Campus Thursday, Sept. 15, as part of FYE Reading Lecture Series

As the second in a series of events supporting Philadelphia University’s First Year Experience (FYE) common reading program, Arthur Caplan, Ph.D., director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on campus about the groundbreaking and …

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Randy Swearer says design thinking key to innovation: Inside Higher Ed “Academic Minute”

Design thinking is a key tool that colleges and universities can use to educate students who are prepared to innovate, Provost Randy Swearer explains in the “Academic Minute” radio segment hosted by Inside Higher Ed and broadcast on Albany, N.Y., public radio …

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Celebrate Homecoming and Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 1

Philadelphia University will welcome alumni, families and friends to campus to celebrate Homecoming and Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 1. Prior to the week’s events, the University community will join together for the fourth-annual, campus-wide Day of Service on Tuesday, …

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