Monthly Archives: September 2014

Architecture Students Impress Finnish Experts with Lighting Designs

Some 50 third-year architecture students spent an intense week studying the complexity of lighting design and creating prototypes as part of a novel workshop headed by two visiting Finnish experts. The PhilaU students were challenged to design a pop-up flash …

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Landscape Architecture Students Discuss Water Pollution on PARK(ing) Day: WHYY NewsWorks

Philadelphia University adjunct professor Jennifer Johnson and landscape architecture students demonstrated the problems of Philadelphia’s combined sewer system on PARK(ing) Day, Sept. 19, WHYY NewsWorks reported Sept. 22. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide event in which city parking spaces are …

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Alumnus Doug Schwab Honored at Specter Center Dedication: Cumberland Times-News

Alumnus Douglas Schwab ’76 was awarded the Joan Specter Award for Alumni Community Leadership at the Sept. 11 dedication of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service, the Cumberland (Md.) Times-News reported Sept. 23.

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Institutional Research Director Mark Palladino Elected President of NEAIR

Mark Palladino, director of institutional research, has been elected president of the North East Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR) and will begin his three-year term in November. Palladino’s duties as president include chairing the 14-member steering committee and overseeing planning …

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PhilaU Names the Lawrence N. Field DEC Center for Real Estate Entrepreneur

Philadelphia University has named the Lawrence N. Field DEC Center for the real estate entrepreneur in recognition of his generous $3.5 million gift to the University. “Larry Field’s entrepreneurial spirit exemplifies the “Powered To Do” mission of leadership and innovation …

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Help Name the New Convenience Store at Ravenhill Dining Hall

Exciting changes and upgrades at the Ravenhill Dining Hall this fall include a convenience store and a new student center. The new convenience store, loaded with practical items and food options, opened for the start of the fall semester on …

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President Spinelli Talks About Specter Center, Innovation in Higher Ed: WWDB 860 AM

President Stephen Spinelli Jr. spoke about the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and PhilaU’s unique educational model in an interview Sept. 19 on WWDB 860 AM’s show “Bob Rovner Talks To The Stars.” Listen to the show podcast here.

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PhilaU’s New Nexus Learning Hubs Foster Active Learning

Just in time for the start of the academic year, Philadelphia University opened two Nexus Learning Hubs in Hayward Hall designed to foster active learning and support deeper student engagement through advanced technology. The new flagship learning spaces merge state-of-the-art …

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Career Connections Job Fair Hosts Top Employers

Some 200 students from a variety of disciplines networked with representatives from nearly 50 top firms seeking employees and interns at Philadelphia University’s annual Career Connections event Sept. 18 in the Gallagher Athletic Center. “We’ve seen growth in the number …

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Register for Kanbar College Scholarship Day on Sept. 20

Students interested in careers in design, engineering or business are invited to attend Kanbar College Scholarship Day on Saturday, Sept. 20, to learn about these programs, participate in a collaborative group project and be considered for a full-tuition scholarship to …

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