Monthly Archives: December 2017

Jefferson Establishes Richard W. Hevner Professorship in Computational Medicine

Jefferson has established the Richard W. Hevner Professorship in Computational Medicine, named for the transformational emeritus chair of the Board of Trustees. The inaugural holder of this professorship will be Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD, director of Jefferson’s Computational Medicine Center and a …

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Faculty Members Study Chemistry of Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee has soared in popularity among small and large commercial brewers, which often tout its health benefits. However, little research exists on the chemistry of this new coffee trend, said Megan Fuller, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at …

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Community and Trauma Counseling Program Director Discusses Ending the Cycles of Trauma and Poverty

Jeanne Felter, director of the M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling Program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), discussed ending the cycles of trauma and poverty for families in a Dec. 20 commentary in The Philadelphia Inquirer. It …

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Jefferson Singers Delight With Annual Winter Concert

The Jefferson Singers perform “White Star” by Thomas B. Williams and John Grecia. To a packed house, the Jefferson Singers brought the spirit of the season to campus. Their winter concert in Ravenhill Chapel covered a wide range of repertoire, …

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Jefferson Fashion Students Win “Good Morning America” Wedding Dress Challenge: Longmont Times Call

Jefferson fashion design students Tommy Heidebrecht and Keren Espina won the “Good Morning America” wedding dress re-design challenge, the Longmont Times Call reported Dec. 20. Heidebrecht is from Longmont, Colorado. The ABC “Good Morning America” wedding dress challenge aired on national television  …

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Jeanne Felter On Ending the Cycles of Trauma and Poverty for Families: The Philadelphia Inquirer

With new research shedding light on the impact of intergenerational trauma, it’s critical to help families overcome the long-term effects of trauma and poverty that is passed down from one generation to the next, Jeanne Felter, director of the M.S. …

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Chancellor Spinelli Says Latest Tax Proposal Better for Graduate Students: Philadelphia Business Journal

Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr. said he is pleased that a proposal to tax graduate tuition waivers reportedly has been dropped from the compromise tax bill working its way through Congress, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Dec. 14. “At Thomas Jefferson …

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Students Gain Valuable Real-World Experience in NY Immersion Fashion Course

Fashion students spent this semester in an innovative immersion course that provides hands-on experience in the New York fashion industry by meeting with top industry professionals, visiting fashion houses, attending New York Fashion Week and collaborating on possible new product …

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Associate VP of Operations Honored by APPA

Tom Becker, associate vice president of operations at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), was honored on Dec. 2 by members of APPA’s certification board and executive committee. He served as the chair of the board from 2014-2016 and …

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Interior Design Student Wins First Place in Jacobs Design Competition

Interior design senior Aubrey Coughlin won first place in the 16th annual Jacobs Student Design Competition, earning a $5,500 scholarship. At the Jacobs Philadelphia Interiors Studio in Center City, 60-some students from six area universities competed in a one-day, eight-hour …

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