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Jefferson’s Design Center Collection A Treasure Trove of Fashion History: The National

The Textile and Costume Collection of The Design Center at Jefferson is a treasure trove of fashion history that helps students pull from the past to create designs of the future, Amtrak’s The National magazine reported in the June-July issue. The …

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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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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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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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Jefferson Rowers Celebrate Commencement At Dad Vail Regatta: 6ABC

Senior rowers Sarah Doelp, Emma Erato and Martina Saad received their diplomas at a special ceremony at the Dad Vail Regatta on May 9 so they could race with their team the next day during the university’s main commencement, 6ABC …

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Landscape Architecture Students Help Plan Pollinator Bridge and Urban Refuge: GRID

Landscape architecture students and program director Kim Douglas worked with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge to extend nature for both human and pollinator communities, Grid magazine reported April 30.

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Da Vinci’s Creativity May Have Been Aided by Dyslexia: 6ABC, HealthDay

Leonardo da Vinci’s creative genius may have been boosted by dyslexia, Dr. Salvatore Mangione, associate professor in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, told 6ABC in a story that aired on the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death on May 2, …

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Jefferson Receives $2 Million Gift to Advance Industrial Hemp Research: Philly.com, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Magazine, Technical.ly

Jefferson received a $2 million gift from Australian philanthropists Joy and Barry Lambert to advance innovative, sustainable medical solutions utilizing industrial hemp and its derivatives, reported Philly.com, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Magazine and Technical.ly. Read more at Jefferson Today here.

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Jefferson Faculty Member Says High Turnover in Philadelphia Schools Raises Health Concerns for Students: Philadelphia Inquirer

Stephen DiDonato, associate director of Jefferson’s Community and Trauma Counseling program, says high teacher turnover in some Philadelphia schools is troubling, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in an April 29 story. With many of these schools serving the city’s poorest and …

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Cannabis Can Impair Driving Ability, Lambert Center Expert Says: NBC News

A new study showing that 14 percent of Washington State drivers with children on board tested positive for THC highlights the fact that many people don’t realize cannabis can impair driving ability, Marilyn Huestis, faculty member in Jefferson’s Lambert Center for …

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