Monthly Archives: May 2012

PhilaU receives $15 million for Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce: The Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Business Journal, 6ABC, CBS3

Philadelphia University’s $15 million gift from alumnus Maurice Kanbar and the naming of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce was reported by The Associated Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal, CBS3, Citizen’s Voice, Daily Record, and The Republic …

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College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Named for Maurice Kanbar ’52, H’03

Philadelphia University will name the innovative interdisciplinary college for alumnus Maurice Kanbar ’52, H’03, who has donated $15 million in support of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce. The $15 million gift is the largest in Philadelphia University history. …

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Senior Landscape Architecture Student Thomas Mahone Named Olmsted Scholar

Graduating senior landscape architecture student Thomas Mahone ’12, was recently named a 2012 Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholar. The Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes students with “exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service and leadership to advance sustainable …

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PhilaU Showcases Innovative Student Designs Through Sunday, May 13, at Annual Senior Design Show

Philadelphia University senior design students will showcase their creative and innovative work at the 2012 Senior Design Show, which will take place from Monday, May 7 to Sunday, May 13 in the Bucky Harris Gymnasium in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation …

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Professor Michael Leonard Named Dean of the School of Design and Engineering

After a national search, Michael Leonard, interim academic dean of the School of Design and Engineering and associate professor of industrial design, has been appointed permanent academic dean. Leonard will assume his new role on July 1, 2012. As interim …

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Fifth Annual D. Walter Cohen Asclepius Career Day Helps Students Learn about Medical Professions

The fifth annual D. Walter Cohen Asclepius Career Day was held for Pre-Medical Studies majors in The Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space on April 28. D. Walter Cohen, D.D.S, a member of the Board of Trustees and the event sponsor, …

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Textile Design Students Take Home Three Awards in First Morrow Carpet Design Competition

Textile design students Christie Williams, Jessica McClaine, Emily MacDonald and Jessica Hiltz won three of six awards in the first Morrow student design competition. Winners were announced April 27 at an opening reception of an exhibit of the student work …

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Students design wall coverings for real-world project: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Interdisciplinary student teams, led by textile design students, designed innovative wall coverings as part of a real-world project with designer Lori Weitzner, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 4.  Weitzer said she hopes all of the top five designs will be brought to market.  Faculty …

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PhilaU and Federal-Mogul Announce Winners of Second Annual Student Innovation Competition

An interdisciplinary team of seven students in Philadelphia University’s College of Design, Engineering and Commerce have been named winners of the second annual student innovation competition sponsored by Federal-Mogul Corporation.  The students were challenged to develop an innovative and commercially …

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Students Design Innovative Wall Coverings in Collaboration with Designer Lori Weitzner

How’s this for an innovative new wall covering: recycled and cleaned wine corks – which might otherwise end up in landfills? Or how about a wall fabric that’s woven with living moss? Or one that’s electronically embedded with thermochronic ink …

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