Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pre-Med Students Learn From Health Professionals at Annual Asclepius Career Day

The sixth annual D. Walter Cohen Asclepius Career Day for pre-medical students, featuring guest speakers from medical school admissions offices, PhilaU alumni currently pursuing careers in medicine and practicing physicians and health professionals, was held April 20 in The Kanbar …

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Phil Tiemeyer chronicles making of AIDS scapegoat in new book Plane Queer: The Philadelphia Inquirer

In his new book, Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants, associate professor Phil Tiemeyer details how a gay flight attendant was scapegoated as “the man who gave us AIDS” to promote a book …

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PhilaU Science Festival exhibit highlighted in Philadelphia Inquirer

Two girls attending Saturday’s Science Festival carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway gave rave reviews to PhilaU’s exhibit that used a chemical mixture to make them feel as if they were walking on water, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 21. …

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Architecture students train for bike trip to raise money for MS: WHYY Newsworks

Architecture student Cameron Swengel will lead a team of mostly PhilaU students on a coast-to-coast bike ride to raise funds for the National MS Society, WHYY Newsworks reported April 15.  Swengel, whose father and grandfather both suffered from multiple sclerosis, …

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Philadelphia University Hosts 2013 Philly Women in Tech Summit

PhilaU will host the 2013 Philly Women in Tech Summit on Saturday, April 20, which will bring tech-savvy leaders to campus for workshops, information sessions and panel discussions on top issues in the field. Speakers include Natalie Nixon, director of …

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Make Oobleck, Solve A Crime, Learn About Science of Clothes with PhilaU Experts at Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia University faculty and students will lend their expertise for the third straight year as part of the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival, a series of events promoting science education and exploration that will take place April 18-28 throughout the city. …

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PhilaU Hosts Second Annual Sustainability Forum April 17-18

On Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18, Philadelphia University will host the second annual Sustainability Forum, organized by PhilaU’s Student Organization for Sustainable Action (SOSA). The forum demonstrates how sustainable practices play a role in our lives and how …

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Pop-Up Shop Will Sell Homemade Accessories to Raise Money for Cancer

Fashion Design, merchandising and industry management students will sell homemade items on campus Tuesday, April 23 to support ChemoClothes, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to families affected by cancer. The pop-up shop, called the “Hippie Hope Shop”, …

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Rob Fleming book on sustainable design featured in Metropolis

The introduction to Rob Fleming’s new book on sustainable design was published in full by Metropolis magazine April 12.  Fleming, director of PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program and a national leader in sustainability, is author of Design Education for a Sustainable …

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Architecture students design living booths for women’s shelter: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU architecture students designed innovative new sleeping booths for Women of Change Safe Haven shelter, meeting the challenge of creating some private space and storage for residents within the large open room, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 13.   David …

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