Monthly Archives: October 2014

University’s Most Successful Capital Campaign Raises Nearly $60 Million

Philadelphia University is celebrating its most successful capital campaign in history, which has raised nearly $60 million to support such initiatives as new academic programs, innovative facilities, scholarships and faculty term chairs. The five-year Power to Innovate campaign, started in …

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PhilaU Establishes First ACE Mentor Program Collegiate Chapter

Philadelphia University recently established the nation’s first collegiate chapter for graduates of the ACE Mentor Program (ACE), a national after-school program designed to attract high school students into architecture, engineering and construction careers. Nineteen ACE graduates who study architecture, engineering, …

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PhilaU Raises $60 Million in Successful Capital Campaign: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University is celebrating the most successful capital campaign in its history, raising nearly $60 million–$20 million more than its goal, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Oct. 16. The campaign, which is supporting initiatives such as student scholarships, new academic programs …

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Interior Architecture Students Design Health Care Solutions

Three interior architecture graduate students participated in a three-day student design charette in Chicago last month to design a more comfortable, individualized health care experience for international users. Ghosson Sarhan, Caitlin Edgar and Miaoxin Wang proposed an encapsulating pod equipped …

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Commencement to Be Held May 16, 2015 at Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia University’s 2015 Commencement exercises will take place Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the Terrace Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located at 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia. The ceremony for graduate students will take place at 10 a.m., and …

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Industrial Design Seniors Present Product Innovations

Could a cutting board with an attached food trough and knife cleaner make your life easier? How about a pencil infused with coffee aroma to keep you alert while working, or a shower rack designed to hold your towel close …

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PhilaU Fashion Student Creates Nicole Miller Retrospective

Carolyn Connor, a fashion merchandising and management senior, used her archiving skills to create a retrospective of fashion designer Nicole Miller’s vintage designs as part of her internship with Mary K. Dougherty & Associates. The designs will be on display …

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PhilaU Wins Nexus Innovation Award for Excellence: Philly

Philadelphia University’s Nexus Innovation program of industry partnerships has received the national University Economic Development Association award for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, Philly reported Oct. 10.

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PhilaU Part of City’s Entrepreneurial Culture: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University’s Academy for Municipal Innovation and entrepreneurial-focused academic programs and campus culture are contributing to Philadelphia’s rise as an entrepreneurship hotspot, according to the story in the Oct. 3 Philadelphia Business Journal.

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PhilaU Receives 2014 Facilities Award: Facilities Manager

PhilaU received the APPA’s 2014 award for excellence in facilities management, Facilities Manager reported in its September/October issue. Tom Becker, associate vice president for facilities, talked about the University’s successful efforts to achieve more energy-efficient and sustainable campus operations.

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