Monthly Archives: May 2019

Jefferson Students Honored at 195th Commencement

Shouts, claps and the occasional air horn swirled around Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center as nearly 1,600 Thomas Jefferson University students received their degrees over two sunny days. “You have a choice,” says Jefferson President Dr. Stephen K. Klasko at the 195th Commencement. “You …

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Transdisciplinary Project Puts Children with Special Needs in the Driver’s Seat

Start your engines! The sounds of racing tires and cheers filled the Kanbar patio on a picture-perfect May morning, as a handful of young kids with special needs visited East Falls Campus to try out their unique ride-on cars. In …

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“Shot Doc” Coach Magee Explains Kawhi Leonard’s Bouncing Buzzer-Beater: Deadspin

Jefferson Hall-of-Fame basketball coach Herb Magee, known as the Shot Doctor, explained to Deadspin the mechanics of Kawhi Leonard’s rim-bouncing buzzer-beater, which won the series for the Toronto Raptors over the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday night. “He’s got beautiful form,” Magee said. “He …

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Jefferson Named a Top Graphic Design School by GDUSA Magazine

For the eighth year in a row, GDUSA magazine has recognized Jefferson as a top graphic design school. “Education is more important than ever as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, the university …

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New Athlete Health Organization of TJU to Keep Student-Athletes in the Game for Life

The Athlete Health Organization (AHO), which provides health screenings to student-athletes in underserved areas, is now a program under Jefferson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. The not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization has performed over 10,000 free, comprehensive sports physicals and delivers …

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Check Out The Gamechangers at Jefferson Celebration of Innovation: Philly ChitChat

Thomas Jefferson University honored leaders of innovation and the creative and inspiring work of senior design students at the 2019 Celebration of Innovation on May 8. See photos and highlights in this Philly ChitChat story.

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Jefferson Undergraduates Achieve 95 Percent Employment, Grad School Success Rate

Jefferson alumni from the undergraduate class of 2018 have once again achieved an impressive employment and graduate school success rate of 95 percent, according to the Class of 2018 First Destination Report from the University’s Marianne Able Career Services Center. …

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Celebration of Innovation Recognizes Students, Alumni and Industry Leaders

Jefferson recognized alumni, industry leaders and students at the Celebration of Innovation, the University’s platform for advancing the importance of higher education and innovation, and the impact they have on the global economy. Some 350 people attended the May 8 event, …

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Jefferson Class of 2019 Celebrated at Undergraduate Commencement

With smiles ear to ear, undergraduates walked, jumped and danced across the stage at Jefferson’s 195th Commencement. Hailing from 47 programs, over 750 students—from coast to coast and around the world—received their degrees at the joyous May 10 ceremony. Jefferson …

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Prof. Nioka Wyatt Says Food-Branded Apparel Works Because It Makes People Smile: Philadelphia Inquirer

“Fashion and food are always a good mix,” Nioka Wyatt, Jefferson’s director of fashion merchandising and management, said in a May 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the popularity of food companies selling branded apparel and swag.

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