Monthly Archives: October 2011

President Spinelli on Steve Jobs’ lessons for higher education: Metropolis

Apple founder Steve Jobs’ lasting lesson for higher education is the need to educate students across disciplines in a collaborative environment that fosters vision and innovation, President Stephen Spinelli Jr. wrote in an Oct. 19 commentary in Metropolis.  “One of …

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Tommy Hilfiger’s visit to PhilaU featured in Women’s Wear Daily

Designer Tommy Hilfiger’s visit to PhilaU on Oct. 11–touring fashion design classes and doing a Q & A interview for an audience that topped 800 people–was featured in Women’s Wear Daily Oct. 14. “There’s a balance between business and design, between what is …

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Florence Knoll Exhibit, ‘Defining Modern,’ Opens Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Gutman Library

The Paul J. Gutman Library will display “Defining Modern,” an illustrative discussion of Florence Knoll’s contribution to design, from Wednesday, Oct. 26 to Thursday, Dec. 15. Knoll is a world-renowned American architect and furniture designer, famous for her minimalist furniture …

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Gianna Cosentino ’02 Shares the Inspiration Behind the Brand in First Fashion Alumni Lecture Series

Gianna Cosentino ’02 visited campus on Oct. 14 and shared about her experience as the director of her own line at Free People, a division of Urban Outfitters as part of the 2011 Fashion Alumni Lecture Series. She discussed the …

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Professor Jen Cohen to Speak at ‘Small Business Boot Camp’ Monday, Oct. 24

Jen Cohen, professional communication faculty member, has been invited to participate in the “Small Business Boot Camp” on Monday, Oct. 24 in conjunction with the 8th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The boot camp will …

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Smart Design Researcher Emphasizes Collaboration between Disciplines in DEC Dialogues

The business world is looking for students who can do it all, Smart Design researcher Ayca Cakmakli said in the second DEC Dialogues lecture on Oct. 12. “At Smart Design, we integrate perspectives and different capabilities to come up with …

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President Spinelli Inducted into Babson Alumni Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., was inducted into the Babson College Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 14, to celebrate his many achievements in academia and business. The Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 2008 in …

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Fashion Alumni Lecture Series Kicks off Thursday, Oct. 13 with Free People’s Gianna Cosentino ’02

On Thursday, Oct. 13, Philadelphia University will be hosting the first Fashion Alumni Lecture Series in the Paul J. Gutman Library Media Classroom from 1 to 2 p.m. with Gianna Cosentino ’02, director of New Romantics for Free People, a …

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Tommy Hilfiger Inspires PhilaU Students on Campus Visit

In an interview on campus, Tommy Hilfiger said, “With a diploma from a school such as this, it will open a lot of doors for you in this industry.” Allen Sirkin ’64, president and chief operating officer of PVH Corp., …

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Tommy Hilfiger talks fashion with PhilaU students: Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, 6ABC

Designer Tommy Hilfiger visited PhilaU design classes Oct. 11 and then talked to a larger audience about fashion and the industry during a Q & A session, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and 6ABC Oct. 11 and 12.

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