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Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD, Named President of Babson College

University Chancellor Emeritus Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD, has been appointed the 14th president of Babson College. Before joining Philadelphia University in 2007, Dr. Spinelli held several leadership positions at Babson. “It is a perfect fit for Babson to recruit him to return to …

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Five Jefferson Students Win Prestigious YMA Fashion Scholarships

Five students will receive $5,000 awards from the 2019 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund—the largest fashion scholarship program in the world. The winners include fashion design seniors Tommy Heidebrecht and Colton Snavely, sophomores Kinley Lingenfelter and McKenzi Migliorini, and industrial design

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Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing Appoints Parviz Shamlou, PhD, as Executive Director

Parviz Shamlou, PhD, the George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor of Bioprocessing and director of the Amgen Center for Bioprocessing at Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, Calif., has been appointed executive director and head of the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing …

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Electronics Prototyping Kit Wins Top Ram Business Pitch Competition

A kit for electronics prototyping and programming earned first place in the University’s annual Top Ram Idea and Business Model Competition presented by Blackstone LaunchPad. D&D Smart Kit, pitched by M.S. in user experience and interaction design student John Rodrigues …

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Graphic Design Projects Explore Diabetes Prevention and Management

Pennsylvania’s Cambria and Somerset counties currently face a diabetes epidemic. Approximately 13 percent of adults in this area have type 2 diabetes, with 30 to 40 percent of adults classified as obese. To explore opportunities for intervention, graphic design communication

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Jefferson Receives Department of Labor Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis

Jefferson has received $586,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to support a workforce strategy to reduce opioid usage in Philadelphia. Through the National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant, Jefferson will develop and conduct training for clinicians working on …

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Jefferson Announces Raise of Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour for Employees

Effective January 2019, Jefferson will increase minimum wage to $15 an hour. This pay increase applies to all 14 hospitals, including Magee Rehab, as well as Thomas Jefferson University, and will benefit more than 1,800 current employees. “We take seriously our …

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City Workers Learn Innovation Tools and Techniques at Unique Jefferson Program 

The sixth class of the Academy for Municipal Innovation (AMI), a unique collaboration between the University and the city of Philadelphia designed to help city workers innovate in their jobs, graduated Nov. 13. “With now six amazing sets of graduates …

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Fashion Pop-Up Shop Raises $2,600 for ChemoClothes Charity

The Kanbar Performance Space buzzed with holiday cheer as 100-plus University fashion merchandising and management students sold clothing, jewelry and accessories they designed and created. The items, including vintage button-up shirts, hair scrunchies, adjustable rings, scarves, chromatic crew necks and …

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Philadelphia Fellowship on Inclusion and Equity Awarded to Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida

Thomas Jefferson University, Drexel University and the University City Science Center today announced Richard Florida, PhD, a distinguished scholar known for his groundbreaking research on urban demographic changes, as the inaugural recipient of the Philadelphia Fellowship. The Philadelphia Fellowship—a collaborative …

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