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University Hemp Initiative Seeking Commercial Applications: Reading Eagle

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is partnering with Lehigh University and the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council on ways to make hemp production commercially viable, The Reading Eagle reported Jan. 19.

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1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health Aims to Improve Public Health in Johnstown Region: Tribune-Democrat

The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is working with community groups and organizations to help make the Johnstown region in western Pennsylvania healthier, The Tribune-Democrat reported Jan. 7.

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Jefferson Women’s Hoops Set to Roll into 2018: KYW Newsradio, CBS Philly

It’s been quite a bounce back year for Jefferson’s women’s basketball team, KYW Newsradio and CBS Philly reported Dec. 28. “I’d have to say that we’ve exceeded expectations,” Jefferson head coach Tom Shirley tells KYW Newsradio. “Coming off last year, which …

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Strategic Leadership Faculty on “Obsessive-Compulsive Trump Disorder:” The Philadelphia Inquirer

Strategic leadership faculty members Larry Starr and John Pourdehnad suggest ways to counter what they call “obsessive-compulsive Trump disorder” in a Dec. 27 commentary in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Starr is also program director of the doctoral program in strategic leadership …

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Dean Kander Discusses Potential Benefits of Industrial Hemp: The Morning Call, Inquirer

Ronald Kander, Ph.D., dean of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce and associate provost for applied research, discussed the possible uses of industrial hemp and the research and development being done by Jefferson’s Lambert Center for the Study …

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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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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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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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