Monthly Archives: May 2013

Colors and Textures Shine at Textile Design Graduate Exhibit

Bursts of colors, intricate laser-cut designs, one-of-a-kind lamp shades and delicately patterned origami cranes are on display at the spectacular graduate textile design exhibit in the Paley Design Center through May 11. Graduate students Gwen Marks, Kimberly Williams, Tina Hutyra, …

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Rashmi Radhakrishnan named Top IT Pro: Philadelphia Business Journal

Rashmi Radhakrishnan, associate vice president for information resources, was selected as a “top IT pro” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, and honored at a May 10 luncheon event.

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Phil Tiemeyer addresses Patient Zero myth in new book Plane Queer: The Toronto Star

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 male flight attendant was scapegoated as “the man who gave us AIDS” to promote a …

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Best of PhilaU Designs Featured at 2013 Senior Design Show

Philadelphia University senior design students will showcase their creative and innovative work at the 2013 Senior Design Show, taking place through  Sunday, May 12 in the Bucky Harris Gymnasium in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. The Senior Design …

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Design Education Must Meet Deeper Ideals of Sustainability, Rob Fleming Says in New Book

Sustainability is a powerful force that is fundamentally reshaping humanity’s relationship to the natural world, and design education must rise to the challenge of moving from well-intentioned but lightweight “greening” to the deeper and more impactful ideals of sustainability and …

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PhilaU Students Grow Eco-Friendly Furniture from Mushroom Roots

See that chair?  It’s made—grown, actually—from mushroom roots. It’s organic, eco-friendly, zero net energy, requires no assembly and … is sturdy enough to sit on. The chair was designed and grown by Mercan Sisman, an industrial design senior at Philadelphia …

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PhilaU fashion students win AHA red dress competition: NBC10

PhilaU fashion design students showed off their “red-hot creations” as part of the American Heart  Association’s annual red dress competition, NBC10 reported May 2 on the 11 p.m. news.  Students Mellisa Ristine, Kirsten Skillman and Katherine Voigt won first-, second-, …

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PhilaU Named Finalist for 2013 NACE Innovation Excellence Award

Philadelphia University’s Career Services Center has been named a finalist for the 2013 NACE Innovation Excellence Award for its “Enter the Center” campaign. “Enter the Center is designed to introduce freshmen to the services, resources and support provided by the …

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PhilaU Commencement speaker is Carson Kressley: Philadelphia Daily News

Fashion celebrity Carson Kressley, who gained fame on Bravo’s break-out hit “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” will be the Philadelphia University Commencement speaker May 11, The Philadelphia Daily News reported May 2.

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Nicole Miller honored at PhilaU Fashion Show: Roxborough Review, fibre2fashion, Yahoo! News and others

Nicole Miller received the 2013 Spirit of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show, showcasing the best of this year’s student fashion designs, reported The Roxborough Review and fibre2fashion.  It was also featured on dozens of prominent news sites, including Yahoo! …

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