Monthly Archives: June 2014

PhilaU Fashion Design Alumni Named Philadelphia Magazine “Philly Designers to Watch”

Five Philadelphia University fashion design alumni have been named to Philadelphia magazine’s list of top eight “Philly Designers to Watch,” the magazine announced June 5. The designers were selected to compete in the Philly Mag Fashion Project competition to create …

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Bride Kidnappings Remain Problem in Kyrgyzstan: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Russell Kleinbach, professor emeritus of sociology, talked about the practice of bride kidnappings in Kyrgyzstan in a May 29 story in Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Kleinbach has traveled to Kyrgyzstan multiple times, including as a Fulbright Scholar, to study and …

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PhilaU Fashion Design Alums Top List of Philadelphia Magazine Designers To Watch

Five Philadelphia University fashion design alumni were included in Philadelphia magazine’s list of “8 Philly Designers to Watch” published June 5.  The designers were selected to compete in the Philly Mag Fashion Project competition, designing one exclusive piece for the magazine’s …

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DEC Center Solar Veil Recognized in 2014 Insider Knowledge Report, Metal Architecture Magazine

The distinctive aluminum veil surrounding PhilaU’s DEC Center was recognized as a top sustainability practice in the 2014 Insider Knowledge report published by Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today. The veil is “an iconic form that contributes significantly to a …

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Architecture Students Experience Life-Size Learning With Bamboo Structures

The creation of scaled-down models is part of daily life in the world of architecture, but last month two teams of fifth-year architecture students from PhilaU’s Design X studio took on a much larger challenge. The students were given the …

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PhilaU Hosted New Winner-Takes-All Hoops Tournament: Sports Illustrated, CBS Philly, Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University hosted The Basketball Tournament, a 32-team, single-elimination, winner-takes-all hoops extravaganza, June 6 to 8, Comcast SportsNet reported June 5. Sports Illustrated ran a story June 9 on a team of underdogs, which included former PhilaU Ram Nick Christian …

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Consumers Should Be Aware of Chemicals in Furniture, Jeff Ashley tells Philadelphia Inquirer

Consumers need to be aware of the potentially harmful chemicals, such as flame retardants, in the furniture they buy, Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeff Ashley said in a June 8 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  “People are becoming more aware …

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Mary Clare Venuto Appointed to Rutgers Alumni Board

Mary Clare Venuto, director of academic operations, was appointed to a three-year term on the Rutgers University Alumni Board of Directors on June 5. The board supports the university’s alumni association and related activities. Venuto received her bachelor’s and master’s …

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Library Director Karen Albert appointed to Tri-State College Library Executive Committee

Karen Albert, director of the Paul J. Gutman Library and coordinator of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service at Philadelphia University, was elected to the executive committee of the Tri-State College Library Cooperative. She will serve a two-year term as …

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Entrepreneurship Seminar Gives Edge to Interior Design Professionals

Since opening her interior design firm in 2009, Dana Hudiak’s company has grown rapidly. With the volume of work coming in faster, Hudiak wants to obtain the business acumen needed to better run her business and serve her customers. “Mine …

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