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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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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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Graphic Design Students Develop Medication Packaging To Help the Elderly

Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel once heard someone say, “Bad graphic design never killed anybody”—a thought she calls a “grave misconception” about the role designers play in society. “Imagine if you couldn’t read your medication instructions, didn’t understand a pill’s highly addictive properties or …

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Architecture Professor’s New Book Analyzes the Influential Mies van der Rohe

In his new book, architecture professor Edgar Stach unlocks the relationship between space and construction by analyzing key works from famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s extensive oeuvre, spanning from Europe in the 1920s to the United States in …

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Fashion Merchandising and Management Students Raise $4,000 for Charity at Pop-Up Shop

From denim laptop cases to distressed flannel shirts to beanies, handcrafted merchandise made by teams of fashion merchandising and management students flew out of the bustling Kanbar Performance Space at the annual pop-up shop. In the process, they raised $4,000 for …

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Jefferson to Host Program on Trauma-Informed Practice in Community-Engaged Art

This Saturday, arts and health professionals, students and community members will come together to discuss the intersections of trauma-informed practice and community-engaged art. Representatives from Philadelphia arts organizations will share how they use trauma-informed approaches to promote wellness in various …

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Jefferson Students Win ABC “Good Morning America” Fashion Challenge

On ABC’s “Good Morning America” Nov. 24, two Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) fashion design students wowed the judges and won the show’s competition to redesign a wedding gown into a totally new fashion-forward look. Jefferson students Keren …

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Interior Architecture Alumna Investigates Impact of Design on Patients

Can art, graphics and finishes provide a soothing effect on hospital patients? M.S. in interior architecture alumna Sally Dankner ’17 thinks fanciful images and colors could provoke imagination, prevent boredom and create a sense of delight. She shared her research …

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