Monthly Archives: December 2017

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Topple Chestnut Hill College: Chestnut Hill Local

Jefferson men’s and women’s basketball teams edged out Chestnut Hill College in games last Tuesday, Chestnut Hill Local reported Dec. 11. Read about the men’s game here and the women’s game here.  

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Specter Center Awards Prestigious Research Fellowships

The University’s Arlen Specter Center for Public Service has awarded four $5,000 fellowships to promote scholarship and research in an area supported by the Arlen Specter Collection. “These fellowships will highlight and raise awareness of the significant impact the late …

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Industrial Design Student Wins Top Ram Business Competition for Medical Device

Living with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects the adrenal glands, inspired MS in industrial design student Julia Anthony to develop SOLU-tion—which earned first place in the annual Top Ram business model competition at Jefferson (Philadelphia University …

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Jefferson and City Host Pioneering Government Innovation Expo

The City of Philadelphia and Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) continued to expand their partnership in government innovation with a groundbreaking expo held this week. For the past five years, Jefferson and the city have collaborated on the Academy …

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Chancellor Spinelli on Preparing Students for Jobs Amid Increasing Automation: Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr. was interviewed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia radio Dec. 4 about the impact of automation in the workplace and the role of higher education in preparing students for jobs as automation increases.

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Five Rams Named to CACC Volleyball All-Academic Team

Five members of the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team were named to the 2017 CACC Volleyball All-Academic Team. They include sophomore Mariah Cadzow and juniors Daniela Cintrón, Alexandra Harrington, Becca Lutterschmidt and Emily Pilla. This marks …

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Coach Magee Talks About 76er Ben Simmons’ Free Throw Form with CBS3

Head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee, a Hall-of-Famer known as the “shot doctor,” discussed how Sixers’ star Ben Simmons can improve his free throw percentage in a Dec. 5 interview on CBS3. Can Simmons bring that percentage up, CBS3 reporter …

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Jeanne Felter Discusses How Childhood Trauma Can Impact Future Generations: WHYY

Jeanne Felter, Ph.D., director of the M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling program, said a new study that found childhood trauma can be passed down through generations has implications for impoverished families in Philadelphia and other cities with high poverty …

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Jefferson Fashion Students Win “Good Morning America” Design Challenge: 6ABC

Fashion design students Keren Espina and Tommy Heidebrecht won the “Good Morning America” challenge to re-design a wedding gown, 6ABC reported Dec. 1. View the video 6ABC report here. Watch the Nov. 24 “Good Morning America” report here.

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Graphic Design Students Develop Medication Packaging To Help the Elderly

Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel once heard someone say, “Bad graphic design never killed anybody”—a thought she calls a “grave misconception” about the role designers play in society. “Imagine if you couldn’t read your medication instructions, didn’t understand a pill’s highly addictive properties or …

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