Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Topple Chestnut Hill College: Chestnut Hill Local

Jefferson men’s and women’s basketball teams edged out Chestnut Hill College in games last Tuesday, Chestnut Hill Local reported Dec. 11. Read about the men’s game here and the women’s game here.  

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Specter Center Awards Prestigious Research Fellowships

The University’s Arlen Specter Center for Public Service has awarded four $5,000 fellowships to promote scholarship and research in an area supported by the Arlen Specter Collection. “These fellowships will highlight and raise awareness of the significant impact the late …

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Industrial Design Student Wins Top Ram Business Competition for Medical Device

Living with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects the adrenal glands, inspired MS in industrial design student Julia Anthony to develop SOLU-tion—which earned first place in the annual Top Ram business model competition at Jefferson (Philadelphia University …

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Jefferson and City Host Pioneering Government Innovation Expo

The City of Philadelphia and Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) continued to expand their partnership in government innovation with a groundbreaking expo held this week. For the past five years, Jefferson and the city have collaborated on the Academy …

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Chancellor Spinelli on Preparing Students for Jobs Amid Increasing Automation: Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr. was interviewed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia radio Dec. 4 about the impact of automation in the workplace and the role of higher education in preparing students for jobs as automation increases.

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Five Rams Named to CACC Volleyball All-Academic Team

Five members of the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball team were named to the 2017 CACC Volleyball All-Academic Team. They include sophomore Mariah Cadzow and juniors Daniela Cintrón, Alexandra Harrington, Becca Lutterschmidt and Emily Pilla. This marks …

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