Monthly Archives: January 2013

PhilaU Researcher Assesses Risk of PCBs in Children’s Supplements in New Study

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil are well documented, and include increased heart healthiness in adults and essential brain development in children. As a result, in recent years many products aimed at delivering fish oil to …

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PhilaU Students Present Fashionable Space Suits to Science Leadership Academy Students

PhilaU fashion design and engineering students presented their fashion-forward space suits to ninth graders from the Science Leadership Academy on Jan. 30 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The PhilaU students and faculty were joined by representatives of ILC Dover, …

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Industrial Design Students Present Innovative Products for Partner Newell Rubbermaid

Some 150 industrial design students working in 34 groups came up with innovative takes on pens and organizers as part of this year’s sprint collaboration with industry partner Newell Rubbermaid. The products, ranging from inkless writing implements that can electronically …

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Interior design program director receives national award: The Roxborough Review

Lauren Baumbach, director of PhilaU’s interior design program, has been awarded the 2012 Innovation in Interior Design Education merit award from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the Roxborough Review reported Jan. 24.

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Win an iPad Mini at DEC Center Student Opening on Thursday, Jan. 31

Philadelphia University invites all students to experience the new DEC Center building on Thursday, Jan. 31, with a chance to win an iPad mini or one of three $25 gift cards through two separate DEC Center scavenger hunts. The DEC …

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Cotton Inc. to Feature PhilaU Student’s Designs in 24 Hour Runway Show

Senior fashion design student Alicia Pinckney was chosen as one of a select group of designers to feature her work in Cotton Incorporated’s upcoming 24 Hour Runway Show. As a winner of the Runway Show selection contest, Pinckney receives an …

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Alumna Marlene Olson Hamm ’05 Talks about Designing Costumes for NYC Ballet

In three weeks, the famed New York City Ballet will pull back the curtain on its latest performance: The Sleeping Beauty.  Before this can happen, however, PhilaU fashion design alumna Marlene Olson Hamm ’05 must ensure that all 175 women’s …

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Michelle Obama’s stunning Wu gown reflects her aesthetic, Natalie Nixon says: Philadelphia Inquirer

First Lady Michelle Obama’s red halter inaugural gown by Jason Wu, who also designed her first inaugural gown, indicates the designer speaks to her sense of style and aesthetic, Natalie Nixon, associate professor of fashion industry management, said in a …

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Innovative Nexus Design Sprint Kicks off with Sponsor Newell Rubbermaid

What happens when you give 150 industrial design students a challenge to, say, design a better pen?  That’s what Newell Rubbermaid officials will find out through the 11th annual Philadelphia University industrial design sprint challenge, which kicked off Jan. 22 …

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Clara Henry on First Lady Michelle Obama’s inaugural style: Philadelphia Inquirer

Clara Henry, director of PhilaU’s fashion design program, said First Lady Michelle Obama’s fitted, navy blue outfit by Thom Browne worn at the Jan. 21 inauguration was flattering and stylish, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Jan. 22.  “The patterns worked well with …

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