Monthly Archives: June 2015

Library Director Karen Albert Wins Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award

Karen Albert, Paul J. Gutman Library director, was honored with the Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of health sciences librarianship. The award, established in 2008, recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Jonny Nguyen and Christopher Dang Plan to Serve On-The-Go Pho

After they graduate from PhilaU, budding entrepreneurs Jonny Nguyen and Christopher Dang plan to open a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant, Pho me, Pho you, Pho us, in nearby Manayunk. Their business premise: offer an on-the-go version of the popular pho …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Morgan Berman Designs My MilkCrate App for Sustainable Living

Let’s say you wanted to live more sustainably, but could use some help finding local businesses and services that supported your values. That’s exactly what Morgan Berman ’14 was thinking when she came up with My MilkCrate, a mobile app designed …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Matt Cook Brings Form and Function to Urban Backpacks

Matt Cook’s collection of streetwear-inspired backpacks and other soft goods were a hit at the 2015 PhilaU Showcase senior design show. His Raaf collection—taken from the name of a Dutch street artist—was selected as one of five winning projects to …

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PhilaU Blackstone LaunchPad Helping Student Startup Ventures: Philly

The PhilaU Blackstone LaunchPad is helping students and alumni reach their entrepreneurial dreams, Philly reported June 21.

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Jeff Ashley Cautions on Flame Retardants in Car Seats: Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Ashley, professor of chemistry, discussed his research on flame retardants in childrens’ car seats in a June 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article on toxic chemicals in car seats.  Ashley said it’s “upsetting to see that these chemicals have proven to be …

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PhilaU Students Present Plans to Expand Mizrahi Brand to Home Products

Acclaimed New York designer Isaac Mizrahi sells dresses, outerwear, shoes, handbags, watches, sunglasses, beauty products, tech accessories and even Band-Aids as part of his brand empire. What he doesn’t yet sell are home design products, which is why he asked …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Fostering a Startup Culture on Campus

Philadelphia University’s deep-rooted culture of innovation and focus on transdisciplinary collaboration helps foster student entrepreneurship that can lead to startups and new business ventures after graduation—or even before. Through industry-sponsored projects, students develop real-world solutions for top firms that have …

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William Sasso Delivers PhilaU Commencement Address: Legal Intelligencer

William R. Sasso, chairman of Stradley Ronan Stevens & Young law firm, delivered the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s May 16 commencement ceremony,  The Legal Intelligencer reported June 18.

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Edward Keeter Named Construction Management Programs Director

Edward H. Keeter, Ph.D., is returning to Philadelphia University as program director for undergraduate and graduate construction management programs, effective Aug. 3, 2015. Keeter, who served as founding director of the M.S. in Construction Management program from 2009-12, currently is …

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