Monthly Archives: July 2016

PhilaU Landscape Architecture Program Helps Create City Green Space: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University’s landscape architecture program is helping to develop community green space throughout the city, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported July 16. “There are all sorts of assets in that area that people just can’t get to. We are looking to …

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The Basketball Tournament Comes to PhilaU This Weekend

For the third consecutive year, Philadelphia University will host the Northeast Regional of The Basketball Tournament (TBT). Alumni teams from Villanova, Temple and LaSalle, as well as former New York Knicks and Syracuse players, will be among those competing for …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Students Create Back-To-School Products for Target

In collaboration with Target and design firm Umbra, two Philadelphia University industrial design students and two recent alumni are having their products manufactured and sold as part of the mega-retailer’s back-to-school line. Under the label Loft by Umbra, the items …

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PhilaU Alumna Creates Smart Glasses to Help Deaf Children Communicate: Observer

Philadelphia University alumna Renee Kakareka ’16 created a startup to develop and market smart glasses to help deaf children communicate, Observer reported July 8. Kakareka, founder and CEO of Olive Devices, first developed the glasses for her senior industrial design …

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PhilaU Architecture Graduate Earns Top Honor in Dencity Competition

Philadelphia University alumnus Lauren Brosius, B.Arch ’15, has earned second place in the 2016 Dencity Competition, a design contest that works to foster new ideas on how to better handle the growing density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of this global …

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PhilaU’s Sunderland Develops Rowing Apparel for Olympics: Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Singapore News and others

Philadelphia University textile engineer Mark Sunderland created innovative seamless rowing apparel with an antimicrobial finish that will be used at the Rio Olympics, reported the Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Singapore News, Popular Science and other national and international media outlets.

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Middle States Visiting Team Commends PhilaU in Reaccreditation Report

In front of a packed audience of faculty and staff in Philadelphia University’s Lawrence N. Field DEC Center, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) evaluation team read a glowing report leading to the MSCHE issuing a 10-year reaffirmation …

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