Press Releases

Select press releases appear below. For up to the minute news and information, please see the featured news on the home page. To contact media relations, email mediarelations@jefferson.edu.

Select Press Releases from 2017

06/29/17: Official Combination of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University Signals Disruption in a Stagnant Education Industry

01/23/17: Philadelphia University Fashion Student Awarded Top National YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship

01/23/17: Philadelphia University Student Team Wins U.S. Defense Department Chembio Suit Challenge

Select Press Releases from 2016:

09/09/16: Thomas Jefferson University & Philadelphia University Sign Combination Agreement

08/11/16: Philadelphia University Receives $1 Million Grant to Support Entrepreneurship Education

04/06/16: OBEY Clothing Designer Mike Ternosky ’00 To Receive 2016 Spirit of Design Award at Philadelphia University’s Fashion Show on April 21

04/01/16: Philadelphia University Is Partner in $317 Million National Initiative to Develop Innovations in Advanced Fabrics

02/10/16: Philadelphia University Offers New M.S. in Athletic Training

03/28/16: Philadelphia University Will Honor Five Outstanding Leaders At the 2016 Celebration of Innovation

Select Press Releases from 2015:

12/17/15: Thomas Jefferson University & Philadelphia University Sign Letter of Intent to Explore Integration

11/16/15: Philadelphia University Architecture Wins Grant to Develop Innovative Textile Materials Strategies  

10/15/15: PhilaU to Host Geodesign Forum, Oct. 16

10/15/15: Philadelphia University Establishes Fashion and Textiles Futures Center  

10/1/15: Philadelphia University Launches New Doctoral Program in Strategic Leadership  

9/15/15: Philadelphia University Nexus Maximus 2015 Seeks Health Innovations Through International Collaboration

9/11/15: Philadelphia University Launches First North American Design Factory, Joining Global Innovation Network

8/24/15: Philadelphia University Fashion Programs Ranked in Top 16 Globally by Business of Fashion

7/22/15: Philadelphia University Industrial Design Students Design Back-To-School Products for Target  

5/21/15: PhilaU School of Business Administration Earns Accreditation Recognizing Academic Excellence

5/21/15: Philadelphia University Announces Executive Dean Matt Dane Baker as Provost

5/16/15: PhilaU Celebrates its Largest Graduating Class Ever at Commencement

5/11/15: Innovative Leaders Honored at Verizon Philadelphia University Celebration of Innovation

4/27/15: Philadelphia University Fashion Show will showcase dazzling student designs on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Moulin at Sherman Mills

4/24/15: Get Nerdy with PhilaU at the Philadelphia Science Festival

4/13/15: PhilaU “Single Bullet” Exhibition Installed at Battleship New Jersey

2/12/15: Philadelphia University Fashion Students Gain Industry Experience in New York Immersion Program

2/7/15: Philadelphia University Coach Herb Magee Makes History With 1,000th Win 

Select Press Releases from 2014:

12/10/14: DesignIntelligence Ranks Philadelphia University Industrial Design, Interior Design Programs Among Top in Nation

10/21/14: Philadelphia University’s Most Successful Capital Campaign Raises Nearly $60 Million

9/23/14: Philadelphia University Names the Lawrence N. Field DEC Center for Real Estate Entrepreneur

7/10/14: Philadelphia University Names Prominent Educator Matthew Traum, Ph.D., Director of Engineering Programs

7/09/14: Philadelphia University to host Reebok Classic Breakout camp for top high school hoopsters July 8-11

7/01/14: Philadelphia University To Offer Highly Regarded Physician Assistant Studies Program at New Campus Site in Atlantic City, N.J.

6/20/14: Philadelphia University's Innovative DEC Center Earns LEED Gold Sustainability Certification

5/15/14: Philadelphia University Pre-Medical Student and LAX Star Libby Nichols Receives Prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship

5/1/14: NASA Announces Winning Spacesuit Designed by Philadelphia University Fashion Design and Engineering Students

2/5/14: Philadelphia University Launches M.S. in Architecture to Prepare Graduates for Emerging Specialties in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries

1/15/14: Sheila Connelly, fashion executive with expertise in design, merchandising and brand management, named director of Philadelphia University’s Fashion Design program

Select Press Releases from 2013:

12/10/13: Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli’s new book, with Heather McGowan, “Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate,” focuses on highly effective approaches to innovation

10/17/13: “Single Bullet, Arlen Specter & The Warren Commission Investigation of the JFK Assassination,” the first exhibition of The Arlen Specter Center for Public Policy at Philadelphia University, will open with a special preview on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.

09/27/13: Philadelphia University Architecture and Interior Design Students Win First Place in Prestigious
ACSA Steel Competition

07/15/13: James Doerfler, award-winning educator and architect, named director of Philadelphia University’s Architecture Program

07/08/13: Philadelphia University to host Reebok basketball camp for top high school hoopsters July 9-12

06/20/13: Eileen Martinson ’86, a highly regarded entrepreneur, dedicated education advocate and chief executive officer of Sparta Systems Inc., has been appointed chair of Philadelphia University’s Board of Trustees. 

05/08/13: Design education must move from casual greening to deeper ideals of sustainability

04/24/13: Philadelphia University to launch M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise

03/28/13: Fashion Celebrity Carson Kressley to Give Philadelphia University Commencement Address May 11

03/13/13: Celebrated Fashion Designer Nicole Miller to Receive 2013 Spirit of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show on Saturday, April 27

03/13/13: Philadelphia University will honor celebrated designer Nicole Miller and seven outstanding Leaders of Innovation during The Verizon Philadelphia University Evening of Innovation and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 27

03/04/13: Philadelphia University and University of Pittsburgh enter into agreement to manage archives of late U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter

02/06/13: Philadelphia University to launch new M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling 

01/30/13: Philadelphia University researcher weighs risk of PCBs in children’s supplements in newly published study

01/13/13: Philadelphia University launches new series on the transformation of higher education with a talk by innovation thought leader Roger Martin on Jan. 9

Select Press Releases from 2012:

12/03/12: Philadelphia University receives Blackstone LaunchPad grant for entrepreneurship center to encourage student business ventures

10/24/12: Philadelphia University to launch M.S. in Geodesign, using latest technologies for planning built and natural environments

10/10/12: Philadelphia University’s Center for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design receives LEED gold rating

09/27/12: Plaidmania: From Royal to Renegade New exhibit at Philadelphia University showcases striking plaid fashion designs

09/14/12: Philadelphia University’s architecture program receives six-year reaccreditation from National Architectural Accrediting Board.

08/14/12: Philadelphia University will welcome the Class of 2016 at Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.

07/24: Philadelphia University launches PhilaU Online to provide innovative educational programs to students worldwide

07/12: Philadelphia University hosts Reebok Breakout Challenge basketball camp for top high school hoopsters July 11 to 13

05/09: Philadelphia University announces naming of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Maurice Kanbar ’52, entrepreneur and philanthropist, gives $15 million to support the innovative academic college

05/04: Philadelphia University Architecture students work with Project H.O.M.E. to improve Women of Change Safe Haven

04/18: Philadelphia University will honor acclaimed designer John Varvatos and five outstanding Leaders of Innovation during its Evening of Innovation and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 28

04/18: Barbara Klinkhammer, Dipl.-Ing, Named Executive Dean of Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment

03/22: Emmy Award-winning fashion celebrity Carson Kressley will visit Philadelphia University on Thursday, March 22

03/19: Dedication ceremony to formally launch the Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute will take place Tuesday, March 20, starting at 10:30 a.m.

03/06: John Varvatos, acclaimed menswear designer and star of NBC’s new Fashion Star show, will receive the 2012 Spirit of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show April 28

03/02: Philadelphia University alumna Kaitlyn Doherty selected for inaugural class of emerging designers in first Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City

02/24: Philadelphia University Master’s in Sustainable Design program receives Beyond Green award from National Institute of Building Sciences

2/9: Bust of Hall of Fame basketball coach Herb Magee to be unveiled at Philadelhpia University Thursday, Feb 16th 7:30PM in The Gallagher Center

2/1: Philadelphia University and TD Bank collaborate on project to design new energy-efficient bank of the future

1/10: McGraw-Hill publishes ninth edition of Philadelphia University President Spinelli’s popular textbook “New Venture Creation”

Select Press Releases from 2011:

12/15: Philadelphia University researchers receive $200,000 grant for work on bacteria-killing textiles that could help curb hospital infections

12/05: Philadelphia University industrial design program receives enthusiastic reaccreditation from National Association of Schools of Art and Design

11/15: Philadelphia University names new Trustees to Board

10/31: Philadelphia University and Honeywell launch energy awareness and education campaign

10/05: Designer Tommy Hilfiger will visit Philadelphia University on Tuesday, Oct. 11

08/29: Philadelphia University receives rigorous ABET accreditation for Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs

07/06: Philadelphia University hosts Reebok Breakout Challenge basketball camp featuring some of the nation’s top high school hoopsters July 6 to 9

06/11: Philadelphia University to break ground on academic building to support the innovative curriculum of the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce on Friday, June 10

04/27: Philadelphia University will honor Tomio Taki, a leader in textile and apparel manufacturing, with the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters on Friday, April 29

04/26: Philadelphia University will honor five outstanding Leaders during its Evening of Innovation on Saturday, April 30

04/13: Steve Blank, entrepreneur, educator and author, to speak at Philadelphia University’s Commencement on Sunday, May 15 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

04/04: Philadelphia University’s legendary Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

03/29: Philadelphia University fashion students will compete in Project Capucci runway show on Friday, April 1, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

03/16: Philadelphia University Physician Assistant Studies program ranked 18th nationally by U.S. News and World Report

03/01: Philadelphia University fashion design students to showcase “Springtime in Paris” fashions at Philadelphia International Flower Show

01/18: Tommy Hilfiger, renowned designer known for preppy American sportswear style, will receive the 2011 Spirit of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show

01/15: Philadelphia University and MAG establish new Composites Institute to develop textile-based composites for industrial applications

Select Press Releases from 2010:

11/22: Philadelphia University Announces Groundbreaking New College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

11/10: Philadelphia University’s new Center for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design built to achieve LEED certification

10/10: Philadelphia University senior business students win $4,000 first place prize in Toys“R”Us case competition

09/10: Planning for Green Trail project to promote green space, business and work force initiatives in West Philadelphia to kick off Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. at Philadelphia University

08/31: Dr. Jeffrey Ashley, environmental chemist at Philadelphia University, releases study on PCB contaminants in popular fish oil supplements

07/08: Philadelphia University Announces Plans for a Library to House Senator Arlen Specter’s Archives

06/08: Philadelphia University’s advanced Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection to receive $1.29 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for research on military apparel

05/03: Philadelphia University will honor leaders of innovation and the best of this year’s student designs at the Spirit of Innovation Gala and Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, May 8

04/12: U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., to speak at Philadelphia University Commencement on Sunday, May 16 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

03/10: Philadelphia University Textile Design Students Sweep International Stylesight Competition

03/09: Philadelphia University Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee Honored by Philadelphia Mayor Nutter at City Hall Ceremony

02/23: Philadelphia University’s Legendary Men’s Basketball
Coach Herb Magee Notches 903rd Career Win, Tops Record of Bobby Knight

02/03: Philadelphia University’s Legendary Men’s Basketball
Coach Herb Magee Poised for 900th Career Win

01/28: Ecoman and the Skeptic, PhilaU’s award-winning green radio show, launches third season Thursday, Jan. 28, 3 to 4 p.m.