Monthly Archives: September 2017

Art Therapy Program Hosts Origami Workshop

The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Art Therapy program hosted the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association Sept. 17, who held a three-hour workshop on creating origami folio books for use in the creation of safe spaces. Art therapists …

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Specter Center to Award Two $5,000 Research Fellowships

The University’s Arlen Specter Center for Public Service will award two $5,000 fellowships to promote scholarship and research in an area supported by the Arlen Specter Collection and increase awareness of the late senator’s work and legacy. Fellowships will be …

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ICYMI: See All the Projects from Nexus Maximus

Students from more than 30 academic programs presented projects to help refugees and displaced populations in the fourth annual Nexus Maximus challenge—the University’s largest Nexus Learning project. Held on East Falls campus, the international collaboration yielded innovations of 220 students from …

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Occupational Therapy Students Serve as Profession Ambassadors in Morocco

Fifteen occupational therapy graduate students traveled last month to Morocco for the inaugural OT Student Ambassador Experience at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). During the 11-day trip, the students served as representatives of the profession, as the North …

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Interior Design Alumna Kim Wannop Wins Emmy Award: TV Ruckus

Interior design alumna Kim Wannop won an Emmy award for outstanding production design for her work on the HBO television comedy “Veep,” TV Ruckus reported Sept. 13. Wannop ’99 previously worked on such hits as “Bones” and “Parks and Recreation.” …

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Fashion Alumni Show Collections at New York Fashion Week

Two recent fashion design alumni presented their work at the Designers’ Premier show at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Sept. 9. Madison Chamberlain ’17 and Maria Palantino ’17 opened the program at the Stewart Hotel and were the only student …

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Students to Demonstrate Historic Timber Frame Techniques at (PARK)ing Day

A transdisciplinary team of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson) students will showcase their design, nicknamed “Tiny Tim(ber),” at (PARK)ing Day this Friday, Sept. 15. The annual event presented by the Center for Architecture and Design provides an opportunity to …

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Communication System for Refugees Wins Nexus Maximus: Technical.ly

Amicus, a communication system for refugees, took first prize in the fourth annual Nexus Maximus challenge, Technical.ly reported Sept. 13. It’s a group of easily recognizable icons that can be printed on T-shirts, blankets and other textiles. Thirty-six teams from five …

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Influential Architect Thom Mayne Kicks Off Fall Lecture Series

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, thought leader and founder of the firm Morphosis, kicked off the College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Fall 2017 Lecture Series on Sept. 11 in the Tuttleman Center. “Thom’s design and thought process have …

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Students Present Innovations to Help Refugees and Displaced Populations at Nexus Maximus Challenge

After a rigorous long weekend of researching, planning and designing, students from more than 30 academic programs presented their final projects to help refugees and displaced populations in the fourth annual Nexus Maximus challenge on Sept 11. The international collaboration …

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