Monthly Archives: February 2015

Late Night’s Seth Meyers Comments on PhilaU Student Batsuit

Seth Meyer, host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” joked about the Batsuit created by PhilaU industrial design student Jackson Gordon in his Feb. 25 monologue. Hey, Seth, that’s what we do at PhilaU — design cool things! Watch …

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Design X Fashion Show Wows Crowd: Roxborough Review

PhilaU’s Design X fashion show featuring innovative designs made with unusual materials was “a student showcase of concept, creativity and excellent execution,” The Roxborough Review wrote in a Feb. 27 story.

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Strategic Design MBA Director Nixon On How To Lead With Design Thinking:

Strategic Design MBA Director Natalie Nixon offers seven principles to help lead using design thinking in Feb. 26. “It is helpful to access tools and lenses that help us navigate unpredictable terrain when attempting to lead with excellence,” Nixon …

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Innovative Design X Fashions Rock the Runway

Elegant dresses made of not-so-elegant materials, including mirrors, pipe cleaners, plastic utensils, pumpkin seeds and chicken wire, electrified the runway at PhilaU’s annual Design X show Feb. 26. The fashion show featured more than 30 experimental designs made with unusual …

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Graphic Design USA Names Two PhilaU Seniors “Students to Watch”

Two graphic design communication seniors made Graphic Design USA magazine’s prestigious “Students to Watch” list, which appeared in the January/February 2015 issue. Sarah Driban and Jessica Eversmeyer were among only 29 students nationwide to receive the honor. Philadelphia University was …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Student Builds Batsuit: CBS3, Esquire, TechTimes

PhilaU industrial design freshman Jackson Gordon has built a functioning Batsuit, CBS3 reported Feb. 26. Gordon’s design, which has received much media attention, also was reported Esquire, TechTimes, iradiophilly and Uproxx. Watch the CBS3 video clip to see Gordon demonstrate his Batsuit …

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Industrial Design Student Uses Skills to Build A Batsuit: Buzzfeed, The Daily Telegraph, Yahoo! Hong Kong

Industrial Design freshman Jackson Gordon continues to receives lots of media buzz for designing and building a functional Batsuit, including reports in BuzzFeed, and international publications such as The Daily Telegraph (UK), Perth Now (Australia)  and Yahoo! Hong Kong. The …

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New Director Announced for Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Philadelphia University, Marion Roydhouse has announced her retirement, effective Jan. 1, 2016. She will step down as the founding director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning on June …

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Industrial Design Student and His Batsuit Featured in USA Today College, Time, Popular Mechanics, Elite Daily and Others

Freshman industrial design student Jackson Gordon designed and built a working Batsuit, according to news reports by USA Today College, Time, Popular Mechanics, Elite Daily, Tech Times, Geek, University Herald and other media outlets. “A Philadelphia University student designed a real-life …

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Join SDMBA Students for Global Service Jam Innovation Weekend

Philadelphia University’s Strategic Design MBA program and the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation will co-sponsor Global Service Jam, a weekend-long event in which people around the world simultaneously ideate on an assigned topic. To participate, register here. …

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