Category Archives: University Headlines

Health Odyssey Short Story Competition Winners Announced

Last fall, Jefferson and Kaleidoscope Health & Care invited faculty, staff, students and the community to participate in 2100: A Health Odyssey—a science fiction short story competition that explored the question, “What could health and care look like in the …

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Jefferson VR Class Uses Children’s Art as Inspiration for Unique Project

In a unique transdisciplinary project, a group of Jefferson students teamed up with Fresh Artists, a Philadelphia-based children’s art-focused philanthropic organization, to create a virtual reality experience for Philly Tech Week. The students from the University’s Intro to VR class …

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In Roller Coaster Outreach Project, Industrial Design Students Teach STEAM Principles

After weeks of prep with their Jefferson mentors, a dozen wide-eyed and enthusiastic students from St. Mary Interparochial School showed off their mini roller coasters to proud parents in the audience. During their final presentations, the second, third and fourth …

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Was Leonardo Da Vinci’s Dyslexia Responsible for His Brilliance?

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most legendary artists, inventors and outside-the-box thinkers in history. Researchers argue that da Vinci’s likely dyslexia may have contributed to the Renaissance man’s creativity and artistic skills. “Dyslexia is probably one of the …

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Student Creativity Sparkles at Innovators’ Expo

The sweep of students’ power, skills and ingenuity is on display at the University’s Innovators’ Expo—a weeklong celebration of capstones and collaborative designs. “If you want to talk about sheer creativity, this is the place,” says Michael Leonard, academic dean …

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Get My Job: Spotlight on Architecture

In this new Jefferson Today series, Get My Job, we interview alumni from one of the University’s 160-plus undergraduate and graduate professional programs. The latest installment features Keith Jones, a 2017 graduate of Jefferson’s Master of Architecture program, which recently …

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Catalyst Gift from Australian Philanthropist Barry Lambert to Support Innovation at Jefferson

Australian philanthropists Joy and Barry Lambert have made a $2 million gift to Thomas Jefferson University to advance innovative, sustainable medical solutions utilizing industrial hemp and its derivatives. In support of Reimagine: The Campaign for Jefferson, the contribution will create …

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Architecture Students Win First Place in Department of Energy Design Competition

A University team earned first place in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon for its neighborhood-focused and environmentally conscious building project in the Sharswood section of Philadelphia. Tasked with designing a highly efficient and innovative structure powered by renewable energy, …

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At Pop-Up Event, OT Students Support Autism Community

With Jefferson occupational therapy students by their side, young adults with autism blended and served up green smoothies, dubbed “Groothies,” on a sunny spring afternoon in Lubert Plaza. The pop-up event—held in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Kinney Center for Autism …

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In Style: With Hundreds of Whimsical, Dramatic and Stunning Looks, Jefferson’s Fashion Show Dazzles

On the biggest night of the year for Jefferson’s fashion design students, 110 seniors, juniors and sophomores showcased their drive, creativity and talents under the bright lights of the Moulin at Sherman Mills. The University’s Annual Fashion Show on April …

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